Food and drink experiences

West Sussex is home to some of the UK’s finest eateries and many of them focus on using seasonal, local produce. If you’re a foodie, you’ll be in heaven. As well as stand-out restaurants, cafes and pubs, we’re in the heart of England’s award-winning wine region with opportunities to experience the very finest English sparkling wines. To help you make the most of your time here, we’re showcasing our favourite places to experience food and drink in the county.

Food and drink and vineyards

Mannings Heath vineyard tour

For those who would rather pop corks than swing for a birdie...
Antique urn filled with flowers at Cuckfield's independent shops

Cuckfield’s independent shops

Cuckfield is a beautiful, vibrant Sussex village that boasts...
A woman tending to the vines at Stopham Vineyard

Stopham Estate Vineyard

Established in 2007, Stopham Estate Vineyard is a sustainabl...
Freshly baked bread at the Artisan Bakehouse

The Artisan Bakehouse workshops

Book yourself onto one of The Artisan Bakehouse traditional...
Cheese making

High Weald Dairy – Cheese making

Cheese lovers rejoice. Ever wondered how hard or soft cheese...
Chococo's counter chocolates

Chococo Horsham

Calling all chocoholics! Take a visit to Chococo Horsham and...
Loxwood Jousters in action on two horses

The Loxwood Joust

The Loxwood Joust is the UK's premiere medieval day out that...
Outside of Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate showing green grass and outdoor seating

Mannings Heath

Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate, combines classic Englis...
The outside of The Anchor Tap

The Anchor Tap

Part of the Dark Star Brewing Company, The Anchor Tap in Hor...
A group tour at Great British Wine Tours

Great British Wine Tours

Book an outing with the Great British Wine Tours company and...
People at Glastonwick Festival

Glastonwick Festival

There’s a focus on rare, eclectic, real ale, music and poe...
Highdown Vineyard building

Highdown Vineyard

Highdown Vineyard is nestled on the southern slopes of the S...
Upperton Vineyard landscape

Upperton Vineyard

Upperton is set in over 40 acres of rolling English countrys...
Bolney Wine Estate terrace

Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney Wine Estate is located on the edge of the South Down...
A row of beer kegs at The Dark Star Brewery

Dark Star Brewery

Dark Star Brewery has been producing characteristic hoppy be...
Fins&Forks bait to plate

Fins & Forks

Fins & Forks is a truly unique and award-winning food ex...

Treat yourself

If you’re looking for a luxury experience or something a little bit different, then one of these will get your taste buds going. Take a trip to Tinwood Estate and enjoy a tranquil stay in a vineyard lodge, complete with a tour and tasting experience. Fancy something a bit more hands-on? Try your hand at cheese-making at the High Weald Dairy in Horsted Keynes.

For the foodies out there, keep your eyes open for Horsham’s food and drink festival, an annual event celebrating the county’s artisan food producers.

Woman with sun hat wine tasting
Baileys ice cream

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.