Quality wood furniture from The Old Forge in Ringmer

Jonathan Steeden

Jonathan Steeden - Credit: Archant

The Old Forge at Ringmer is a local landmark which is held in great affection by residents. It is fondly remembered as the village forge and blacksmith’s shop.

The Old Forge in Ringmer

The Old Forge in Ringmer - Credit: Archant

In the early 1990’s it became a pine shop and in January 2012 I took over the ownership from my brother in law, following his retirement. I have followed in the footsteps of this established family run business, and continue to supply good quality country furniture, in pine, oak, beech and cedar. I employ a small team of local people and we pride ourselves in offering good old fashioned customer service in an easy, no hard sell atmosphere, we want to ensure we have customers for life.


Whether you are downsizing, up sizing, refurbishing, enhancing or just looking for a new look we can help. Our customers can find complete furniture collections, have bespoke pieces made or purchase those unique, one off items for every room from kitchen to bedroom.


The Old Forge in Ringmer

The Old Forge in Ringmer - Credit: Archant

Repeat custom makes up much of our business including generations from the same family who have come back over many years.


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Here’s what one happy customer had to saY:

“Over the years I have purchased numerous items of furniture from The Old Forge, from off the shelf bookcases, coat racks, chests of drawers etc. to bespoke items such as my beautifully hand-made kitchen cupboards, designed by me and made to measure. Jonathan and his team are always friendly, helpful and able to offer help and assistance with a very professional and personal service. Whilst Jonathan always seeks to find the best value for money, I have never been disappointed with the quality of my items, so much so that nothing I have ever purchased has had to be replaced, and some of it dates back over a decade! Thank you.”

The Old Forge in Ringmer

The Old Forge in Ringmer - Credit: Archant


We are lucky to have a large and loyal client base that already knows about our exceptionally good service, and this summer we exhibited at country shows and have attracted new customers by offering competitive delivery rates for people who may live a little further away.


I have sourced some new and exciting suppliers and have partnered with Sussex based artisans and carpenters to ensure that our stock is distinctive and in many cases unique. Our bespoke furniture is a favourite as are the one off pieces. You never know what you will find in one of the three separate small show areas in the shop. We offer an endless choice of style and finish, be it painted (colour matched to Farrow & Ball), distressed/aged, rustic or traditional we should have something to suit most people’s tastes.


We make an effort to be as environmentally friendly as we can and much (sadly not all) of our stock is sourced from suppliers who use materials from FSC managed forests (FSC is an international organisation that promotes responsible use of the world’s forests) and some of our furniture is produced from reclaimed timber.


Please visit our web site www.theold-forge.co.uk or find us on Facebook and Twitter or better still, pop in to the shop next time you’re passing. Come and have a look at the broad range and good quality country furniture we offer, browsers are always welcome.




The Old Forge

Lewes Road, Ringmer, East Sussex BN8 5NB

Tel: 01273 814317

E-mail: info@theold-forge.co.uk

Web: www.theold-forge.co.uk


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