About Us

The shop specialises in Winnie-the-Pooh and is home to the world's largest selection of "Pooh-phernalia".  Mr Ridley created the Pooh Corner shop in 1978 and met Christopher Robin Milne on a number of occasions. Prior to becoming a shopkeeper Mike had worked one half of his career as a pottery manufacturer.  For the other half he had worked as the Health Education Technical Services Advisor for both the Health and Education Departments of East Sussex County Council. When he became self employed in 1977 he used his skills as a potter to manufacture Winnie-the-Pooh ceramics under licence from Disney – with whom he held a licence for over 10 years. June has a background in Insurance. Some years ago she qualified as a glass artist and has achieved great success working in her few spare moments, creating beautiful works of art for the house and garden.

If you have time for ‘A Little Something' you will find inside Pooh Corner the Piglit's Tea Room and Garden where you can enjoy a ‘Smackeral' or two; with delicious cream-teas, cakes, savoury snacks, fruit juices, coffee and teas.

Pooh Corner gives information about the real Winnie-the-Pooh locations and the famous Poohsticks Bridge. You will need to discover all the Pooh Places after you arrive in Hartfield so remember to buy a Guide Sheet or a fully illustrated Guide Booklet.

With literally hundreds of items and souvenirs it seems the most natural thing in the world for this shop to be situated in Hartfield where the famous stories were written by A.A.Milne in the 1920's. There are no charges to visit Pooh Corner or any of the real Pooh Places and they are open to the public throughout the year.

Please note that Pooh Sticks bridge and the other Pooh Places are a short drive away (the Pooh sticks walk has been made accessible for prams and wheelchairs but is a 15 minute walk from the car park). To walk from the shop it is a beautiful forty minute scenic walk over fields and countryside. If you require any further information the shop staff will be happy to help.

 You can follow us on Instagram @poohcorner_hartfield or find us on Facebook - Pooh Corner Ltd for further updates and information

Winter Opening Hours  

Mon - Friday 10-4 (tearoom closes at 3.30pm)                   

Saturday 9- 4.30 tearoom closes at 4                                                      

Sunday  10.30-4.30 tearoom closes at 4