Nestled in the heart of Portslade Old Village, Emmaus Brighton and Hove is a one-of-a-kind establishment that is dedicated to the arts and the community. Originally a 12th-century Manor House, the site still bears the remains of the original structure, which have been designated as a scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade II* Listed Building. Visitors can bask in the beauty of the Emmaus café & gardens which are beloved by both residents and tourists. The property is enclosed by striking flint walls, some of which have been “knapped” to give them a sleek black appearance. The pale stone that adorns the windows and corners of the ruins is Caen stone from Normandy, which is frequently utilized on Norman buildings in locations like this where there is no local stone for “dressing.” Emmaus Brighton is a true treasure in the community, with its rich history and magnificent architecture.