Sussex Finest Top 20

Sussex boasts some of the best homegrown produce in the country. For this category, we asked you to go out exploring and find the venues that hold “Made In Sussex” at the heart. We were looking for the best places within a 15-mile radius of Brighton and Hove. Village pubs serving local ale, idyllic views and provincial charm, stately or historic homes serving a lavish high tea, or gastronomic destinations which specialise in creating menus cameoing local produce, where epitomises the best of Sussex?

GB Charcuterie has been the sponsors for The Sussex Finest award and they believe that the winners exemplify the bounty and beauty of our country. We wholeheartedly agree. 

1st place

Last crowned in 2018 and back at the top this year is the Shepherd & Dog. Set in the picturesque village of Fulking, with low beamed rooms, a large beer garden and open fires the Shepherd & Dog always frames the surrounding Sussex countryside as beautifully as the menu frames local produce. This idyllic country boozer has earned your respect by a country mile.

2nd place

Kenny Tutt is no stranger to success; 2018 saw him crowned Master Chef champion. He then went on to open Pitch in the spring of 2019. Now in 2020, Kenny claims second place in the BRAVO award for Sussex Finest. This award is without a doubt an honor to his hometown Worthing and a testament to the local produce that his restaurant champions.

3rd place

Back in the top 3 for the third year in a row with an exemplary serving of Sussex produce and real ales is The Ginger Fox. Their seasonal and locally inspired menu has earned your high praise. Part of the Gingerman gastro pub group, The Ginger Fox’s gardens, play area and secure bike parking made it an easy go-too for Sussex families.

The Ram Inn outside of pub
7th place

The Ram Inn

14th place


The Steyning Tea Rooms
16th place

The Steyning Tea Rooms

Ginger and Dobbs Sussex Finest BRAVO
19th place

Ginger and Dobbs

The CrabShack, Worthing, Sussex restaurant
20th place