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Lush Sussex

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

Ascension Cider began life as a home brewery operation some ten years ago, launching it’s first public batch, Pilot, in 2017. Since then the operation has grown and Ascension can be found in over 100 Sussex pubs and blended over 15 types of cider.

Ascension deliver nationally, sadly this isn’t done by hot air balloon (which is a family enthusiasm running three generations deep). But you can get free shipping on orders of 24 cans with code CIDERNAUT.

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.

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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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

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. 

Franklins is a three-person microbrewery based in Ringmer, East Sussex. They have been brewing for eight years and produce vegan cask ales and keg beers striving to achieve drinkability and something for everyone. Franklins is currently offering a free home delivery service to Brighton and surrounding areas. 

Use our exclusive code RBFRANK for 10% off orders over £20.

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. 

As well as a selection of wines, the Leornadslee Gardens online shop stocks olive oil, seeds and home and garden items. The wine club and wine club gift packages both aid to keep the good times flowing from this prestigious estate. The Leonardslee wine collection comes from the South African Benguela Cove, a leading producer of the country’s world-famous wines. 

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.

Madame Jennifer is a two-person Hove based distillery producing small-batch vodka, gin and liqueurs with unique botanical notes. A miniature gift-set makes for a super gift with tastes of Sussex roasted coffee liqueur, bubble plate vodka and the original Madame Jennifer gins.     

Free local and national shipping on bottle orders during lockdown – add a personalised message by emailing Madame Jennifer when you order.

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 20% off six bottle cases of Cradle Valley still wines.

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. 

Currently, £2 from every online sale goes to Hospitality Action, raising emergency funds for hospitality workers who face hardship as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown.

Savoury Sussex

South Indian Street Food makes it’s way from the South of England to anywhere in the UK. The Curry Leaf Cafe offers free local delivery for it’s chilled have at home meals throughout Sussex and as express delivery to the UK. So if you can’t meet up with your friends for your regular Indian night, at least you can share the same great food over a zoom party. 

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.

The Great British Charcuterie stocks a wide range of local and nationally sourced artisan cured meats and quality cheeses. Working with many small suppliers, The Great British Charcuterie supplies produce to many top restaurants and bars. New to the offering is the subscription hamper (the gift that keeps giving) and virtual tasting events to share with all your fellow charcuterie lovers wherever they are. 

 Use our exclusive code RB15 for a 15% discount at the checkout.

The Kari Club is Brighton’s first independent recipe box, teaching authentic Indian cookery with everything you need delivered to your door. Easy to follow instructions and support videos full of professional cooking techniques will have you making a restaurant-quality Indian meal in no time. Individual boxes or a monthly subscription are available with fresh ingredients couriered to the doorstep in perfect quality. 

Redroaster is famous not only citywide but enjoys a global reputation, even being featured in the New York Times top 100 places to visit in Europe. They are Brighton’s oldest organic coffee roasters and stand out in a city famed for its love of the dark brew.

Get 15% off your order with voucher code XMAS15 valid until the end of November!

The Sussex Eggspress specialises in delivering the best food from small Sussex producers and farmers around Brighton, Lewes, Shoreham & Worthing. The Sussex Eggspress offer a lot more than just eggs, some additional collections include chutneys, jams, cook at home meals, seasonal fruit and veg, Sussex cheese, gift hampers and a whole lot more! All items will be delivered to your door for free in a socially distanced manner, check out their website to find the next delivery slot available to your area!

Two generations of Master Roasters are behind Trading Post Coffee, whose shops in Brighton and Lewes are a local favourite. The Coffee itself is fairtrade 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

Photo credit: Knoops Brighton
Photo credit: Knoops Brighton

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.

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.

Rainbow Organics is a boutique chocolatier which uses 100% organic produce and sources locally and seasonally wherever possible. The better quality cocoa is flavonoid-rich which, some research shows may have multiple health benefits. What doesn’t need researching is delicious these handmade chocolates are. Free local delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Brighton area should be incorporated into everyone’s health regime. For everywhere else in the UK there’s delivery

Use exclusive discount RestaurantsBrighton at the checkout for 10% off orders over £30 until 31 August 2020