Food and Drink in Sussex
Sussex offers a culinary adventure, from celebrity restaurants to seafood festivals and vineyards, there is so much delicious produce to sample right on your doorstep!
Sussex is bursting with food and drink events certain to get your taste buds tingling in 2016...
The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the south of England and returns between 28-30 May. With local producers, growers, restaurants, bars and food retailers firmly at it’s heart, enjoy a showcase of the fantastic food, drink and hospitality to be found in the city and surrounding Sussex.
Joy - a boutique summer festival is coming to Lewes between 25-26 June. With a great mix of artisan food and drink, street food and pop-up bars alongisde amazing outdoors, homewares and countryside lifestyle stands it's definately a date for the diary.
Celebrate all things Italian at the Horsham Piazza Italia this Easter, 25-28 March. Free to attend this Italian Festival has got loads on offer, including a wide range of car and bike displays, food markets, art entertainments and live music!
Getting bigger and better year on year Worthing Food & Drink Festival returns 24-25 September. Situated in Steyne Gardens there will be an eclectic mix of food and drink on offer along with a fantastic programme of cookery demos and talks within the festival marquee.
Sussex wines & vineyards
Sussex boast some of the finest sparkling wines in the world, with a range of vineyards open for visiting. Try the award winning Carr Taylor Vineyard near Hastings with tours and tutored wine tastings, or Ridgeview Wine Estate, a World Wine Award winner for Best Sparkling Wine.
For a range of producers in a rustic setting, the English Wine Centre near Eastbourne is a fantastic stop off. Sample wines in the shop or enjoy lunch in the Flint Barn Restaurant.
Fizz on Foot offers a range of walking and wine tasting tours, from one to four days, in East and West Sussex. A great way to enjoy the countryside whilst exploring vineyards and other local historical sites. Rathfinny Wine Estate in Alfriston also offers vineyard tours with options for either a winemakers lunch or afternoon tour; makes for a lovely gift or why not treat yourself?
The Kingscote Estate and Vineyard is set in a beautiful valley between the Bluebell Steam Railway and Weirwood Reservoir in West Sussex. Producing Kingscote wines and 'cyder' along with a range of English and Sussex sparkling wines. A great selection of vineyard tours are availables as well as clay pigeon shooting and fishing.
Court Garden on the outskirts of Ditchling village is a family run and internationally award winning vineyard. Why not enjoy a visit to the vineyard and taste their wonderful English Sparkling Wine whilst learning the story behind the vineyard?