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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

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.

Things to do and see

Purple wine grapes at a South Downs Vineyards

Local Vineyards

The South Downs has been home to fantastic food and drink pr...
Stopham Estate wines

Stopham Vineyard

Stopham Vineyard specialises in white wine production from t...
Two bottles of sparkling wine in a lavender field at Ashling Park Estate

Ashling Park Estate

Coming this summer, Ashling Park Estate's grand tasting room...
Freshly baked bread at the Artisan Bakehouse

The Artisan Bakehouse

Book yourself onto one of The Artisan Bakehouse traditional...
Bluebell Vineyards logo

Bluebell Vineyard

Situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest near the famous B...
A group tour at Great British Wine Tours

Great British Wine Tours

Book an outing with the Great British Wine Tours company and...
Kingscote Estate entrance door

Kingscote Estate

The beautiful 150 acre Kingscote Estate produces both still ...
The Sussex Produce Company logo

Sussex Produce Company

Providing locally sourced, food through two independent food...

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