Brighton & Sussex Visitor Passport 2020

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ega outlets, and buzzing with endless bars, pubs and eateries. In fact, Brighton and Hove has arguably the highest density of pubs per square mile in the country. The heart of this diverse city is its long coastal location and the historical Brighton Palace Pier. Opened in 1899, this iconic architectural structure attracts over 3 million visitors per year. The Pier is over 500m long, which is as long as 65 double-decker buses. Along the beach, amongst clubs and restaurants stands


the iconic British Airways i360 observation tower with a huge glass passenger pod offering 360-degree view of the English Channel. The city centre is famous for its North Laine shopping area which fuses independent antique and jewellery boutiques, eclectic home decor, variety and fashion shops. As you meander through the bustling lanes, you also find unique art galleries and trendy hair salons. Brighton and Hove is a place of contrast. Come and visit and enjoy it’s unique and fabulous variety.


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hichester is the only city in West Sussex and is its county town. Known to be one of the great well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK, it was however founded by the Romans in 43 AD. The Roman Chichester was built on a grid pattern. The main streets still remain. It was also an important location in Anglo-Saxon times. Presently, Chichester is still thriving with culture and amenities; welcoming with museums, sights and landmarks. Chichester Cathedral is a magnificent architectural building that has been a prominent focal point of the city for over 900 years. The City Centre with it’s historic walls and Chichester’s Market


Cross is home to a great selection of shops and restaurants. One of the most renown places in the Chichester District is Goodwood, England’s finnest sporting estate hosting three of the largest events in the social and sporting calendar: the Qatar Goodwood Festival, The Goodwood Revival and the Festival of Speed. The Qatar Goodwood Festival known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’, is the sporting and social highlight of the flat-racing season. The Goodwood Revival is a unique three day event of vintage fashion and motor racing. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an outstanding motor racing event held in the grounds of Goodwood House, which covers an impressive estate over 4,900 hectares and is the seat of the Duke of Richmond.


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horeham-by-Sea, Lancing and Worthing are situated in the Adur district of West Sussex. All three boast beautiful sea views and local attractions with much to offer. Shoreham-by-Sea is a historic seaside town west of Hove, located at the mouth of the picturesque River Adur. On the end of Shoreham Beach, lies Shoreham Fort, a defensive structure built in 1857 to protect against Napoleon III. Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station is another landmark worth a visit, where you can meet the crew, and see the lifeboats in action.


Ropetackle Arts Centre hosts many known artists and performers. On route to Worthing, lies Lancing, home of the Brighton & Hove Albion football training ground, and a known sports destination for go-karting, kite surfing, sailing and paddlebparding. Brighton City Airport, in Lancing, offers flying lessons, sight-seeing and pleasure flights. The beautiuful Art Deco building is it’s best kept secret. Worthing is stunning seaside town with a historical Grade II listed Art Deco pier. Located along a relaxing beach and long promenade, it offers a variety of attractions including theatres, cinemas, shopping, galleries and eateries.


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orsham is a lovely historic market town in West Sussex. Located less than an hour away from London, the town and the area offers a perfect blend of traditional English beauty with a modern twist. It’s stunning surrounding landscapes and scenic parklands never fail to amaze. Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens is a Grade I listed garden delight, with divine flora and fauna set around a Grade II 19th century Mansion House serving quality food and cream teas.


Horsham is a lovely picturesque town to explore on foot with its charming and quirky side streets. Eclectic cafes serve delicious light snacks and local produce, and the traditional English pubs often serve craft beers brewed in Sussex. In fact Horsham is known for its brewing heritage. Furthermore, Horsham is also home to some delightful restaraunts and eateries. From numerous vegetarian and vegan bistros to a Michelin star gem. Horsham is also known for it’s shopping with a real mix of funky boutiques, traditional outlets and a big shopping mall.


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astbourne is a beautiful seaside resort on the South Coast of East Sussex. This traditional holiday town is known for its overreaching South Downs landscapes, infinite boulevards and dominant chalk sea cliffs. Eastbourne is a fast developing town, but the visitors are still attracted to its unspoilt seafront and eye-catching Victorian and Edwardian architecture. One of the finest Victorian landmarks is the Eastbourne Pier opened in 1872. Often used as a film and TV location, the pier impresses with an open deck and an entertainment area for visitors, such as The Victorian Tea Rooms, The Chippy and the 1901 Jazz Lounge. Another known attraction is


The Eastbourne Bandstand. Built in 1935, this listed building features a unique semi-circular design with a striking blue domed roof. It hosts numerous live music events and has been featured in numerous television programmes including: Little Britain and the BBC Antiques Roadshow. Eastbourne bursts with attractions for all ages. From castles and historic places, napoleonic fortresses and smugglers haunts, to museums, art galleries and shopping places. Families have plenty to do at the numerous theme parks. Skate at My Skate World, play atTreasure Island, or splash and slide at Fort Fun. Pump up your adrenalin at Arlington Stadium watching the fast and furious speedway stars, the Eastbourne Eagles.


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rundel is a picturesque town situated on the River Arun in West Sussex. Famous for the magnificent castle, be sure to take a visit. The history of Arundel Castle spans nearly a thousand years with Roman and Saxon influences. The majestic gothic architecture and breathtaking gardens attract thousands of tourists every year. Founded at the end of the 11th Century it is the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk. This ancient castle is set grandly high on a hill spanning incredible views of the surrounding views of the South Downs. Arundel Cathedral is another landmark of astounding beauty. Set on the crown of the hill it dominates the skyline of Arundel


along with the castle. The town has indeed a rich historic and cultural heritage. The annual Arundel Festival of the Arts which runs in August incorporates a real variety from street and music performances, food & drink events to the famous Gallery Trail. Naturally, there is more to this quaint town. Arundel Farmers Market has a superb reputation with an excellent range of high quality local produce. On the 3rd Saturday of every month, local growers, bakers, butchers and florists gather to sell their produce directly to the customers. Arundel is also known for local cricket, fishing and boating. In summer you can splash at the Arundel Lido outdoor pools.


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he history of Gatwick Airport began in 1930. In 1958 it was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen and now serves more destinations than any other UK airport. Gatwick flies to around 230 destinations in over 70 countries with a network extending to over 60 routes worldwide. Home to a large mix of airline operators, with over 50 currently operating regularly from Gatwick. The airport directly generates £1.6 billion for the UK economy. It is currently undergoing a grand expansion, a £2.5 billion investment programme to improve passengers experience and airport efficiency, with investment to all areas of the airport. Gatwick Airport offers a great range of world class restaurants, bars and food outlets, most


of them open from 4am to cater for passengers that are catching early morning flights. North Terminal offers world class shopping with retail shops, book stores, electrical outlets, souvenir shops and much more. The South Terminal at Gatwick is a real treat for shoppers. Enjoy highstreet favourites, boutiques and designer outlets. With a selection of retailers you can order your duty free shopping from the comfort of your own home, using the Reserve from Home service on the day you fly. Aiming to improve the airport’s green credentials, projects are in place to support greater use of electric vehicles. This allows Gatwick to continue to reduce the airport’s environmental impact and realise their ambition to be the UK’s most sustainable airport. GATWICK

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n the borders of East Sussex, Kent and Surrey, welcome to the High Weald. A medieval landscape of mysterious ancient woodlands, rolling hills, scattered farmstead and ancient route-ways. The word ‘Weald’ comes from the German ‘Wald’ meaning an uncultivated forest. Known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, designated by Government as a family of protected landscapes, this is one of the best surviving medieval landscapes in Northern Europe. The attractions include medieval castles, beautiful historic houses and gardens, well-preserved steam railways and scenic reservoirs. The woodland area conceals


over 30 manor houses, castles and beautiful parks and gardens; some managed by the National Trust. There are attractions aplenty. Take a boat trip from Newenden to Bodiam Castle along the River Rother or tour a vineyard. You can develop woodcraft and bushcraft skills, learn to bake bread or forage for mushrooms. Enjoy friendly country pubs in beautiful villages or cream teas and artisan foods in family owned farms. High Weald is a stunning area with scenic walk routes and historical landmarks. Visit Royal Tunbridge Wells, Hertsmonceux Castle and The Observatory Science Centre. Be stunned by the amazing views from cliffs at Beachy Head, or the Ashdown Forest, famous for being where A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories are based. HIGH WEALD

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9/south downs


outh Downs National Park, on the fringe of Brighton & Hove, is wildly appreciated for its unspoiled beauty. Wonderous coast, stunning wildlife and a remarkable history, some of the finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs of Eastbourne. The South Downs are designated as a national park recognised for its walking and cycling opportunities, excursions and outdoor activities. For the curious, an average time to complete the whole route of the South Downs Way stretching over 1,600km2 would take a casual cyclist circa 4 days, and it would take about a week to walk the whole route. The South Downs National Park offers a variety of outdoor activities, from paddle-boarding


and kayaking to paragliding. The Park is also home to some of the best trail running in southern England. The Beachy Head marathon goes over over a 42 mile course. You’ll be sure to find thrill and adventure in the South Downs. Airsports including paragliding and hang gliding are very popular with adrenaline enthusiasts. The Park amazes with its archaeological sites from Bronze and Iron Age to medieval ruins. More can be explored at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum showcasing 50 perfectly preserved historic buildings, spanning over 950 years. With a wealth of artisan produce to enjoy, this is a place full of local eating and drinking delights. Orchards, vineyards, breweries, distilleries, markets and festivals. There’s enough to explore whilst admiring the beautiful landscapes.


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the very best of summer attractions for the family in sussex


ussex by the sea, with 150 kilometres of glorious British coastline and acres of rolling countryside, is teaming with villages to explore, castles to escape to, stately homes to snoop around, gardens to roam and attractions to seek adventure. Whether you are a thrill seeker, an artist looking for inspiration, a day tripper looking for a taste of the Great British seaside, a discerning foodie or you’re in the market for some retail therapy, there are thousands of possibilities right here on your doorstep.

Over the past year, our team of writers and reviewers have searched the county and it’s surrounding towns to discover the very best of Sussex and beyond. Now, as we take a look back at our encounters and expeditions, we have narrowed down this extensive list to bring you our guide to the ultimate must-visit places for you to add to your bucket list!


Brighton Pier

In the last ten years, millions of pounds have been invested into the maintenance and redevelopment of Brighton Palace Pier. In 2006 Brighton Palace Pier shipped two of the most famous thrill rides all the way from Italy. Air Race and The Booster have attracted thrill seekers from around the country. The Booster lets you experience the force of over 3.6G’s in 2.8 seconds, at over 130 feet in the air it rotates you 360 degrees before plunging back towards Brighton Pier. Now firmly established as a pier of the 21st century with the charm of yester-year combined with modern retailing and entertainment facilities, the owners continue to preserve the historic structure whilst ensuring they still attract millions of visitors to enjoy the queen of all piers. Above the deck the latest video games, thrill rides and retail shops ensure visitors experience the best of classic seaside entertainment and the beloved Palm Court Restaurant remains the “Spiritual Home� of fish and chips and is on par with the very best restaurants in Britain!


Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Attracting fans from across the globe, this is a truly unique attraction offering the ultimate opportunity to journey behind the scenes of Harry Potter and experience the magic that has gone into creating the most successful film series of all time. Visitors to this extraordinary to this Watford based attraction are able to step into the original Great Hall, first built for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, experience green screen technology and marvel at the breath taking miniature scale model of Hogwarts castle. The attraction allows visitors the chance to see first hand the sheer scale and detail of the actual sets, costumes, animatronics, special effects and props that have been used in all eight of the Harry Potter films. In addition to the Great Hall, some of the most iconic sets featured in the attraction include Dumbledore’s office, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic, number four Privet Drive, Gryffindor common room and the Forbidden Forest.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

For those who crave a bit of nostalgia, a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a must. Once you arrive, you are taken on a journey through time, allowing you to step onboard


historic ships and explore magnificent museums from the Royal Navy’s past. Visit HMS Victory and see Nelson’s legendary warship, dive deep onboard HMS Alliance or take a Harbour Tour and discover a working naval base from the water. Leave nothing undiscovered with a Full Navy Ticket when you visit Britain’s top National Museum for naval and maritime heritage. See the history of the Georgian Navy inside The National Museum of the Royal Navy, experience traditional boatbuilding techniques at Boathouse 4 or learn the history of Royal Navy armaments at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower.

Thorpe Park

A mecca for the ultimate thrill seeker, Thorpe Park is home to over 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events as well as some of the UK’s most popular roller coasters. Reach new heights with Stealth the UK’s fastest roller coaster launching riders to 205ft at 80mph in just 2.5 seconds. Take flight on THE SWARM the UK’s only winged coaster, or face one of Jigsaw’s most twisted traps with SAW - The Ride the world’s first horror themed roller coaster featuring a 100ft “beyond-vertical” drop. Be sure to visit as the colder weather brings their legendary Fright Nights! Taking over from 28th September until early November, prepare to be scared senseless at the UK’s premier Halloween event with the return of our award-winning liveaction mazes and experiences as well as riding world-class rides in the dead of night.

Afternoon Tea at Amberley Castle

Located in the picturesque village of Amberley in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel and restaurant steeped in over 900 years of history. Within its medieval walls lies a picturesque retreat which seamlessly blends ancient architecture and history with modern design and contemporary cuisine, cooked to the highest standards.

Feel like royalty as you enjoy a sumptuous home-made afternoon tea within the historic lounge or outside terrace during the warmer months. You’ll be presented with a fine array of finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and seasonal preserve, plus a selection of delicious cakes, quiche and sausage rolls. Served with your choice of tea or coffee, this is a must visit for those visiting Sussex. History encompasses every part of this wonderful building and the many acres of gardens it stands in. Enjoy discovering the tennis courts, 18-hole putting green and croquet lawn, and even the resident peacock roaming the grounds. For those seeking tranquillity and relaxation, there are many quiet corners to discover under the shade of a tree or by the fireside.


I360 sunset flight

Take to the skies to see Brighton and the beautiful south coast as you have never seen them before. Glide up gently to 450ft in our futuristic glass viewing pod, which was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye. Admire 360-degree views across Brighton & Hove, the South Downs National Park, the UNESCO Biosphere and, on the clearest days, all the way along the coast to the Isle of Wight (49 miles away). The glass viewing pod is fully enclosed and spacious – it’s 10 times the size of a London Eye capsule. There is room for up to 175 visitors to stand at the edge of the pod and look out, or to move around and see the view from different angles. The Sky Bar on board the pod serves Nyetimber sparkling wine and other drinks from Sussex, so you can raise a glass of something special while taking in the views. The friendly in-flight crew will welcome you on board, point out landmarks and answer any questions. A viewing map is available and a multi-lingual app can be download before you board. We’d highly recommend downloading the app as it also has ‘pre-flight’ information about how British Airways i360 was built, as well as an in-app viewing map and a children’s section with fun facts and a treasure hunt!


Shopping in the North Laines, Brighton We all know that Brighton has a lot to boast about; a beautiful and buzzing seafront, an action-packed pier, an endless array of indie cafes and restaurants and an incredible and varied nightlife scene. Brighton has, however, one very well kept secret that captures the very essence of our Bohemian town; The North Laine. A shopping mecca for in-the-know Brightonians, this maze of over 400 colourful, wonderful and often weird independent shops keeps its visitors busy for hours as they wander through treasure troves stocking goodies that you just simply don’t find in the large chain stores. The name of this riot of retail dates back to Saxon times when ‘laine’ was a word used to describe the large arable fields that lay in Brighton. In this case, the laine in question consisted of five separate farming plots which themselves were split into smaller sections of land. It is the access tracks between each section that actually make up what is now the North Laine. The North Laine is so easy to find when you know where to look! As you arrive at Brighton station, instead of heading straight forward down the road well-trodden, swing a left and you are smack bang in alternative shopping heaven.

Rampion Wind Farm Tour Brighton As you journey along the Sussex coast, you won’t fail to spot the battalion of wind turbines, standing proudly out to see. Captivated by their ingenuity and lured by their sleek form, both local residents and visitors alike are keen to get closer to the action to witness these now iconic sails at their full capacity. Such is the demand that Ross Boat Trips now offer 120 minutes sightseeing trips to the new Rampion Wind Farm array aboard Catamarans “Adept” (formally a wind farm transfer vessel) and “Voyager”. The 116 turbines are more than 8 miles off shore from Brighton and it takes about 45 minutes to get there. Adept or Voyager then enters the array field for approximately 30 minutes of slow cruising amongst the massive turbines and then those onboard get to witness panoramic views of the Sussex coast on the way back to Brighton Marina.

The Royal Pavilion and Garden

The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China and is open for visitors throughout the year. Once you’ve taken in the opulent design of the Royal pavilion itself, be sure to take a wander through the beautiful Regency garden that surround it. Providing visitors and locals with a green haven in the heart of the city, the gardens are maintained under strict organic guidelines by a team of volunteers lead by the head gardener at the Royal Pavilion. This ‘nature assisted’ form of management promotes and supports bio-diversity within the gardens. Combined with the fact that the varied plant life attracts an amazing collection of butterflies, birds and bees, a stroll around the gardens is a feast for the senses and a celebration of nature. royalpavilion



Wolfies of Hove Family run business that pride themselves in serving the finest, sustainable fish alongside locally sourced potatoes. Having served the Brighton & Hove area for over 25 years we know that quality is of the utmost importance, with carefully selected suppliers so that they can provide you good quality, fresh ingredients. Boosting The best fish in Brighton & Hove. The fish is the freshest sustainable fish available in Brighton & Hove, and our handmade pies using all local ingredients. They challenge anyone to serve up tastier, fresher & more wholesome fish.


Riddle & Finns Another favourite in the restaurant scene, Riddle & Finns offer wonderful seafood platter as well as shellfish too, they do also cater for gluten free. Reservations are not Necessary unexpectedly, however it is recommended on the weekends as it can be very busy. Riddle & Finns also own a second venue on the seafront, both perfect for a special occasion.


Eatalio Eatalio is a fairly new addition to Brighton’s food scene, and is located on Queens Road, abouta 5 min walk from the station near Brighton’s clock tower. Inspired by the simple, yet healthy food served from the street carts in Italy, Eatalio provides affordable, grab and go food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A great venue to pop into and dogs are most welcome. No services for dogs, they just allow them in the venue.

A great venue to pop into and dogs are most welcome.



Curry Leaf Cafe The original Curry Leaf Cafe is located in the heart of Brighton's bustling Lanes, just a couple of minutes' walk from the beach. This colourful, laidback 75-seat dining space – decked out with exposed brick walls, wooden tables and vintage Indian design touches – operates as a cafe-cumlunch spot during the day, offering a range of coffees, teas, snacks and traditional South Indian street food, as well as more substantial meals such as thali platters, dosas and Masala-battered fish 'n chips. In the evenings diners can experience the cafe’s small but diverse dinner menu of tandoor-grilled meats, street food dishes and expertly spiced curries, accompanied by Brighton's best range of craft beers and spiced cocktails.


expertly spiced curries, accompanied by Brighton’s best range of craft beers and spiced cocktails.


The Urchin Pub in Hove

The Bali Brasserie

One of Brighton’s newest offerings, the Urchin craft beer and shellfish pub is a wholly unique concept. Entirely dedicated to shellfish, matched with a range of over 100 craft beers The Urchin is something Brighton and Hove has never seen before. Seats 30 covers in the restaurant, the menu predominantly features prawns, lobster, crab and scallops.

The Bali Brasserie is proud to present vegan, vegetarian and dairy free dining as well as gluten free. The restaurant inside, ‘Rijsttafe’, (the rice table) is Indonesian themed food on a set menu, but they are able to adapt a meal to almost any dietary requirements. Meaning there is no reason to not go and enjoy yourself. There is something for everyone at The Bali Brasserie.




The Fountain Inn, Ashurst Beautiful olde worlde inn in the sleepy village of Ashurst. A free house and ‘Cask Marque’ accredited, the Fountain has plenty of local ales on offer as well as the more recognised international beers and lagers. Complete with wonky floorboards, inglenook fireplaces and the heart warming smell of homemade cooking wafting in from the kitchen, you will not want to go home.


Block is a bar and taco joint with Brighton’s best beer garden. The venue itself is adourned with street art portraits, pours a fantastic local craft beer range and has banging wines from young fresh winemakers that you won’t find elsewhere. The kitchen at block is now captained by YOYO TACO, a fresh a new take on the LA style taco joint. Their tagline is intentionality unauthentic tacos and they always stress these are not Mexican flavours! If it’s chilling in a garden, checking out art and listening to cool beats that appeals to you, then block might be your spot. Music + art + drinks + tacos = BLOCK.


Market If tapas style eating is your thing then MARKET, situated in the Brunswick district of Hove, is sure to deliver. With a multitude of Jamons on display and boasting a host of Spanish & Sussex food ingredients, wines, beers & spirits their Spanish inspired cuisine offers an authentic experience in a fast paced & buzzy environment. With countertop dining & chefs cooking in front of you a real draw for patrons the menu of modern tapas, including great vegan options through to meatiest of meat dishes, MARKET offers something for everyone.

Terre a terre Terre a Terre is an iconic, award winning restaurant where being vegetarian is about more than just not eating meat. You can expect a variety of flavours and foods to try when you arrive. Much more interesting than the standard stuffed mushroom.

Modern tapas, vegan options through to meat dishes, MARKET offers something for everyone.



My Hotel

32 Duke Street Those with a party penchant wont be hard pushed to get your late night fix at this naughty, Brighton number. While a cracking destination for eating out in the day, get stuck into the confines of the quirky Brighton bar as the lights go down and the sound-system goes up for a fun loving, seaside crowd.


If you’re after a Sex and the City venue then look no further. My Hotel is a beautifully crafted bar with curved walls, gilding pewter surfaces and low lighting, reflecting a warm and spacious cocoon. As part of the My Hotel franchise, the bar is open to non-guests to enjoy some beautifully made cocktails, a sophisticated atmosphere and an altogether glamorous night out. The bar staff are knowledgeable and helpful. This is a good place for special occasions. Everyone gets super dressed up so if you are looking to get your glad rags on and feel special this could be the place for you.


Lion & Lobster If you are looking for a good, old fashioned, comfy pub with a great atmosphere then this is the place for you. The Lion and Lobster is very popular with the locals and has become a bit of a Brighton institution. It is a good venue to start your night before going out on the town. The pub is spread over three floors with a main bar downstairs complete with cosy real fires in winter. The second floor has a small bar within a beautiful dining room and the third floor is the outside smoker’s area complete with mini bar and outside heaters. The Sunday roasts are very popular but make sure you get there early.

Idlewild Haywards Heath:

65 The Broadway, West Sussex, West Sussex, RH16 3AS Centrally located in Haywards heath, this little Gem of a bar boasts cool funky décor, friendly expert mixologists with a great selection of cocktails and a wonderfully diverse and well thought food menu which caters for everyone. Pictures of sexy celebs adorn the walls of this cool atmospheric venue, which also boasts a great outdoor seated terrace area. Playing an excellent selection of music all day everyday with regular and guest DJ’s Friday and Saturday nights. A lot of thought has gone into this place and it shows.



The Crown and Anchor Shoreham-by-Sea:

33 High Street, West Sussex BN43 5DD Named after the town’s past with its port famed for smuggling, and centrally located on Shoreham’s high street, the Crown and Anchor is a must visit and very popular with locals and visitors alike. From the high street it looks like a regular run of the mill pub, but it hides a gorgeous restaurant with big glass windows and a patio area with outside seating which backs onto the river Adur. Perfect for alfresco dining and drinking on warm evenings, with spectacular views of the South Downs and the river itself.


Hotel du Vin A lovely start to your evening in a classy venue. The bar is part of the Hotel du Vin chain and is open to non-guests to come in and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. It is a little on the pricey side but if it is sophistication you are after then look no further. The bar has an extensive list of wines and a wide selection of whiskies, rums and countless spirits. As well as relaxing in the main bar you can also enjoy a game of billiards located on the balcony above.


La Havana Chichester:

3 Little London, PO19 1PH A deep subterranean live music venue which is famed for its Jazz nights, though Whatever your particular taste in music, you will always find there to be a night to suit you here at La Havana. A fun and lively venue which is well thought out in design, you can easily find a spot to sit and chat away from the music whilst still enjoying it, or be right in the action. All in a vaulted basement for real atmosphere. Reasonably priced drinks to boot with beer at ÂŁ3.00 a bottle.

MEAT liquor 12| Hailing from the success of their London counterpart, Brighton’s MEATLiquour is a wonderment of carnivore feasts and locally inspired artwork. Based around the carnival days of Brighton gone by, doused in neons and brimming with urban regalia, MEATLiquour is a unique restaurant bar in Brighton where the burgers come hearty and the cocktails come laced in awesome.


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The Tempest Inn With scenic views from the beer garden at this washed up bar along the beach front, enjoy the fresh sea air and the beautiful rolling waves from your dainty picnic bench. If you can drag yourself away from this alfresco seating, you’ll be just as impressed by the coastal coves set into the walls. Enjoy a frothy pint and a tempting tipple in your very own seafront cave at this quirky little cavern.


This lovely pub has been open since 1882, making it the oldest pub on the seafront. It is a good meeting place if you are going clubbing on the seafront. There are DJs playing at the weekends and it always has a friendly atmosphere and is never too crowded. The dĂŠcor has a maritime theme and the pub provides beautiful views over the seafront. It has an outside seating area and a buzzy atmosphere during the summer months.


The Rocking Horse Worthing: 3 The Broadway,

Brighton Road, BN11 3EG Quirky pub serving cocktails and a limited beer and wine selection. Comfortable place for a chat with a rocking horse theme to the décor and a relaxed vibe. The best place in Worthing where you can go and experience trained mixologists who understand cocktails and flavours make your drinks! Reasonable prices for the quality of drinks too! A clean, light and airy venue with friendly staff to boot. They also offer a cocktail masterclass (daily) where for just £19.50 you can learn to make (and drink) three classic cocktails with a glass of prosecco included.

The Dead Parrot Horsham: 21 Piries Place, RH12

1EH, West Sussex A cocktail bar with a difference! Opened by a group of bartenders in 2014 who are obviously passionate about their craft. The Dead Parrot boasts a fantastic menu of unique and eccentric cocktail as well as some classics, well as a fine selection of beers and delicious wines. Split over two floors with cool and quirky décor featuring some interesting taxidermy and a giant chessboard on the ceiling! An unashamedly hipster joint serving cocktails in all manner of vessels from beer cans with sombrero hats, to metal tankards and even the odd dainty glass. Lots of fun!


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