|Address:||Steamer Trading, 24-26 East Street , Horsham RH12 1HL
John Bowles & Vicky Yeoll
After 25 years in the housewares industry I still feel passionate about my job. As a business, we've grown considerably over recent years but each store is allowed to maintain its own personality, allowing me to react to the local needs of our customers.
We are proud to introduce the new Garden Trading pop-up shop within our Horsham store. Garden Trading are famous for designing and producing functional products for the home and garden, without compromising on style. From a bread bin to an exterior light – they are passionate about making products that will last for years, and earn you plenty of compliments from your friends too!
Taking a stand against a throw-away society they make everyday useful items that are made to a high quality that will stand the test of time. You will not find any plastic at Garden Trading – they always strive to make our products using responsibly sourced materials, within the EU wherever possible and from ethically-responsible manufacturers.
So whether you are looking for accessories & lighting for your kitchen, garden, potting shed or laundry room – Garden Trading have a lovely range of original products that we hope will fit the bill.
The illustrious history of our Horsham store dates back to 1925, when Messrs. Scott & Sargeant opened their premises at 26 East Street. Selling all manner of ironmongery and housewares, from pans to lawnmowers, cookers to tools, business flourished and grew and allowed the shop to take over the adjoining property.
In 2004, nearly 80 years later, Scott & Sargeant became a Steamer Trading shop when the owners decided to retire. Having been patched together over the years (it had started life as a covered outdoor yard), we felt the building deserved an anniversary present - and commenced on a year-long renovation.
When we’d finished the shop had grown into no.28, next door, and acquired wonderful new spaces for displaying fabulous kitchenware – and even a café.
Today, our Horsham store is a real emporium, with a fantastic selection of everything for the kitchen and table spread out over 7,000 sq.ft. (that’s a lot of pots, plates and potato peelers!). We’ve got great displays of knives (we’ll show you how to sharpen them); lots of wonderful espresso makers (plugged in and ready to try out); and a working cooker to try out pans.
East Street is now the foodie centre of the lovely town of Horsham, so why not wander along our pedestrianised street, pop into Steamer Trading for some retail therapy and enjoy a reviving lunch at one of the many local restaurants afterwards.
How to find us
We’re on East Street, one of Horsham’s main streets, off the Carfax. By car, East Street (part pedestrianised) heads out towards Park Way and the Brighton Road (A281).
Nearby parking is available in Denne Road (right behind our shop) or Pirie’s Place.
The train station is a five minute walk and Horsham is well served by public transport.
All parts of the shop are accessible. There are easy-going stairs and a lift to the upper and lower mezzanine floors. If you’d like any assistance, please let our staff know – they’d be delighted to help in any way possible.
You can call us during store opening hours, or email or write to us using the details below - or, of course, you can come in and see us – we’ll always make you welcome!