From Sussex With Love

Lush Sussex

Check out The Cider Tap for their epic selection of homemade, international, award-winning, and indie cider bottles that are available to buy from their gift shop. You’ll also find ‘fine cider’, which if you’re looking for an alternative to wine, pairs exquisitely with food. There is also a selection of fun merch items, such as cider pun t-shirts and branded glasses – all of which could make a fantastic gift for someone who loves cider, Sussex and independent businesses.  

Located just eight miles from Brighton, this boutique family estate produces a range of multi-award winning still and sparkling wines plus a very special Vermouth. Free Delivery is offered on all orders over £50 via the website with 10% discount on 12 bottle mixed case orders. Tour Vouchers (dated to 31.12.21) and other gift ideas are also available.

Albourne Estate are currently offering 15% off mixed cases from their Expressions of Pinot Noir collection

The Secret Vineyard wine would make a lovely gift for a wine lover, not only because it’s delicious but it looks beautiful too. The label has been designed so you can see it on the back of the bottle as you drink the wine, adding an extra special touch. You can collect it if you’re local or order online and have it posted to you. Or you can purchase a gift voucher so your friend can pick and choose.

Cin Cin offers fantastic hampers for the festive season on their website, making them the perfect gift for a foodie friend! You can arrange to collect them from the restaurant or have them delivered. Depending on the hamper you order, you’ll find a selection of delectable Italian treats, including quality ingredients for creating your own recipes, charcuterie, Cin Cin’s cocktails, and many more delicious indulgences.

Brighton Bier is the city’s international award winning and original craft brewery. They began brewing in 2011 and also operate a few pubs in Brighton (Brighton Bierhaus, Freehaus and Haus on the Hill being two notable examples). You can get their delicious beer delivered direct to you door in Brighton & Hove, and nationwide. You can also order from over 150 craft beers on their Click & Collect service. Use discount code XMAS to get 15% discount on orders, Brighton Bier also offer FREE DELIVERY anywhere in the UK on orders over £50.

Beacon Down is situated on the edge of the High Weald, East Sussex with 18 acres of vineyard. They produce three wines, all suited to cool climate growing, Blanc De Noirs, Riesling and Bacchus Gris. They are currently offering free delivery with code LOCAL to Brighton, Hove, Lewes and select postcodes and free delivery anywhere on orders over £40

Bluebell Vineyard Estate is situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forrest. The estate produces five cuvées all of which are estate bottled, Blanc de Blanks, Classic Cuvée, Rosé, Seyval Blanc, and Barrel Aged Blanc de Blancs.

Currently Bluebell Vineyard Estate are offering a 30% discount and free delivery with code OFFER30

For a long-distance get together why not gather your friends, family or colleagues online and join one of Bolney’s experts for a private virtual wine tasting. They’ll guide you through how to see, swirl, sniff and sip three of their award-winning wines, as you go from amateur to connoisseur. Afterwards, compete to become wine champion as your guide puts your newfound knowledge to the test with a fun quiz to finish!

Use our exclusive discount code SUSSEX10 for 10% off any of their single bottles of award-winning wine

Distilled-beside-the-seaside, Brighton Gin has gone a step further than putting a ship in a bottle and put a city in one! With an iconic ‘Brighton Seafront Blue’ label and pleasure pier branding everything, including the name, screams Brighton. They offer free local next day delivery by members of their tiny team on e-bike as well as nationwide next day courier delivery, making a bottle of Brighton Gin is the perfect gift for friends and family who love Gin and Brighton.
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Gun Brewery is a local craft beer producer whose small scale operation aims to tread lightly on local resources to produce a quality beverage that is big on flavour and low on environmental impact. The beer range includes their core brews and quarterly changing limited edition specials.

Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes is the oldest independent brewery in Sussex. Using a blend of four local hops, locally drawn water and a unique 60-year-old strain of yeast, Harvey’s continues to embody the fiercely independent spirit of Lewes. While the bottle shop is closed, click and collect remains available or local and national delivery with online orders. 

Established in 1971, CarrTaylor produces a variety of wines including English Sparkling that undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle (Champagne in all but name). Over the years CarrTaylor has earned over 130 awards and prizes.

Their wines are available for national shipping at a flat rate of £9.75 for mainland UK delivery, regardless of that being one bottle or two cases. 

Established in 2016 by life-long friends Martyn and Mike, the Loud Shirt Brewing Co. began as a mutual love of craft beers and outré apparel. Loud Shirt Beer embodies the Peter Pan spirit of Sussex, refusing to conform or grow old, with gift boxes available for national and local delivery this is a super present for anyone young at heart, but over 18 years old in body.

World-famous sparkling from Sussex, the Ridgeview brand has become synonymous with the boom in British Sparkling wines. Situated at the foot of the South Downs Ridgeview remains a family run business, now exporting over a quarter of a million bottles of sparkling wine throughout the globe. 

Oastbrook Estate’s online shop also remains open, where customers can browse, discover, and then purchase award-winning sparkling and still quality English wines. These can be bought as single bottles, or in mixed tasting cases. Oastbrook has also launched their Wine Club to reward the continued support of wine lover friends, with two membership options: The “Bubbles” Wine Club (from £91 for 3 bottles of fizz per quarter) and The Mixed Case Wine Club (from £60 per quarter).

Oastbrook is currently offering a 10% discount and making a 5% donation to local charity, The Friends Of Conquest Hospital (in East Sussex). Customers placing online orders of sparkling rosé over £72 can use code ROSEHANDCLAP at checkout

Rathfinny wine estate deliver their incredible wines nationally and have recently reopened their cellar door for online collection and drop-in shopping. If you’re looking to share a little of the luxurious visitor experience of the Michelin awarded Tasting Rooms, Cellar Door, or Flint Barn then monetary gift vouchers make for a superb rain check.

Rathfinny are currently offering the Classic Cuvée Treat Box containing luxury sweet and savoury snacks to accompany a bottle of 2018 Classic Cuvée.

Savoury Sussex

A familiar sight throughout Brighton is the Cheese Man, delivering top quality cheese to some of the best eateries in the city. The variety of Sussex cheese is well represented here, with options spanning the county from the South Downs, Golden Cross, High Weald and many more. There’s local delivery on all orders over £25 and overnight couriers delivering a slice of Sussex nationally.

Two generations of Master Roasters are behind Trading Post Coffee, whose coffee shops in Brighton and Lewes are a local favourite. The Coffee itself is fair trade and sustainable with the house blend also being 100% certified organic. Roasted in small batches for a perfectly smooth brew, it makes a lovely gift if you need to remind a friend of their last visit to Brighton

Sweet Sussex

The chocolate connoisseurs at Knoops Brighton are the go-to venue for expertly crafted chocolate drinks. Now with their gift sets, you can recreate that cocoa nirvana at home. Chocolate making and marshmallow gift sets are available to purchase from their online store or take a stroll down to The Lanes and get Knoopologist advice on the perfect chocolatey present for your loved ones and friends.

Treat your foodie friend to the perfect gift: a slice of Honey Cake by Mary. With an array of flavours available, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Whether they crave classic caramel or adventurous raspberry, Honey Cake by Mary has it all. Opt for a single slice or indulge them with a selection box, beautifully packaged in a lovely gift box. For that extra special touch, consider ordering a full-sized cake or having a custom creation made for their special occasion.

Anyone who has tried one of Julien Plumart’s exquisite macarons won’t ever forget them. It’s likely that returning visitors will make the boutique patisserie their first and last stops thus satisfying their initial desire and providing something for the journey home. Their new 24-hour courier service means a delicious treasure trove of 14 handmade macarons can be delivered to anywhere in mainland UK if ordered before 4 pm. So even if your loved ones are missing a trip to the pier, they can still get their macaron fix.