Surrounded by the rolling Sussex countryside, Brightonians need to escape the city once in a while for a great roast or a bite to eat on a day trip.

Beyond the Brighton Bubble exists a world of fantastic pubs and restaurants ideally suited to showcase local produce, meats and beverages – you voted loud and proud for Sussex’s finest.

BRAVO to your favourite East Sussex restaurants and food pubs.

1st place
With low beamed rooms, large beer garden and open fires the Shepherd & Dog always frames the surrounding Sussex countryside as beautifully as the menu frames local produce. A great ale pub with a calendar of well received events the Shepherd & Dog earned your respect by a country mile.
2nd place
Celebrating the Sussex Coast and a commitment to ecology. You landed your votes on Perch on Lancing Beach with its dishing up of seaside cafe classics and expansive views, served from one of the largest low carbon buildings on the South Coast.
3rd place
Serving Sussex produce and ales, the Ginger Fox is another seasonally and locally inspired venu that 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.