Welcome to The Truggery

The oldest trug shop in the world!.

We have been making Sussex Trugs in our workshop and selling them from a little shop attached to the house for over a hundred years.

Our trugs are still made using traditional methods and materials. We use locally coppiced sweet chestnut for the frame and the willow for the boards and feet is mainly a by product of the cricket bat industry. Trug making plays a small but important part in the conservation of ancient coppiced woodlands and is one of the reasons trug making needs to be preserved as a craft.


Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 2pm.
Usually closed Sunday and Monday.
These are minimum opening times and we are happy to open for you outside of these hours. Just call and let us know when you would like to visit.
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To make enquiries or for mail order, call 01323 832314 or email info@truggery.co.uk.

Coopers Croft, Herstmonceux, HAILSHAM, East Sussex BN27 1QL



Association of Sussex Trug Basket Makers The stamp of the Association of Sussex Trug Basket Makers on the base of a trug is your guarantee that it is a genuine Sussex Trug, made using traditional methods and materials. Beware imitations!




A Trugmaker's Garden

'A Trugmaker's Garden'

Gold medal winning garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Trug Book

'The Sussex Trug: Form, Function and Craft'

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