Brighton and Surrounding areas - Food and Drink


Brighton and Surrounding areas - Food and Drink

3 days

Brighton is well known for its unique character, abundance of shopping, it’s coast and the huge array of food and drink options, including restaurants, bars, pubs and food experiences.

This 3 day itinerary focuses on a mix of food and drink experiences and popular attractions in central Brighton.
Discover also the delights of the surrounding countryside whilst sampling the best vineyards, breweries and food makers in the South East of England with Great British Wine Tours.

Start your journey

Brighton is just an hour’s journey from London by train. Trains run regularly from London Victoria, London Bridge and London St Pancras International. Brighton is also easily accessible by train from London Gatwick with journeys to Brighton taking 25 – 35 minutes.

For short trips, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through the Trainline. For longer journeys, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys and the freedom to explore.

Day 1

Full day vineyard tour from Brighton

Great British Wine Tours

All day tours from 10am – 5.00pm, pick up point central Brighton.

Escape the city and explore the English countryside as we showcase the best vineyards breweries and cheesemakers in Sussex. With convenient pick up locations outside Brighton train station, we are only 40 minutes from central London and a short 30 minutes drive Into the Sussex wine region.
First stop on your full day tour is a visit to the highest viewpoint in Sussex for a 360 degree view of the South Downs and a short introduction to the regional geography.

On your tour, you will visit two award-winning Sussex vineyards where an expert guide will show you around the vineyard and winery where you will learn about English sparkling wine production from grape to glass, followed by a tutored tasting of at least four sparkling wines. After your tour and tasting, it’s on to our favourite traditional English country pub for a specially selected menu of local, seasonal produce.

After lunch, we head to another award-winning vineyard for your second tutored wine tasting before a short journey back to Brighton train station. Learn, taste & enjoy! Hotel pick-ups are available upon request.

Website: Great British Wine Tours

Brighton wine tours

Supplier Information

Name Great British Wine Tours
Category Food, beverage & Entertainment Venues
Profile We transport you out of the city and into the beautiful Sussex countryside for a day exploring award-winning vineyards, breweries and cheesemakers.
Phone +0044 01273 278474
Min - Max capacity: No minimum. Maximum 15 (this can increase to 22 on occasion).
Frequency: March - November Every day except Tuesday
Private tours: Yes private tours available
FIT or Groups: FIT & Groups
Translation: Not at the moment.
Extra information: All tours are available as gift vouchers.
Day 2

Brighton Day 1

My Chocolate - Original Chocolate Making workshop

MyChocolate’s Original Chocolate Making Workshop is their most popular chocolate workshop and is a fantastic introduction to the art of chocolate making – a deliciously fun treat packed with tastings, discovery, demonstrations and of course lots of mouth-watering chocolate. Not only will you be feasting on chocolate throughout the session but you will also leave laden with your very own handmade chocolates to enjoy.

Website: Original Chocolate Making Workshop/

original chocolate making

Supplier Information

Name MyChocolate - Brighton
Category Food, beverage & Entertainment Venues
Profile Our Original Chocolate Making Workshop is our most popular chocolate workshop and is a fantastic introduction to the art of chocolate making – a deliciously fun treat packed with tasting, discovery, demonstrations and of course lots of mouth watering chocolate. Not only will you be feasting on chocolate throughout the session but you will also leave laden with your very own handmade chocolates to enjoy.
Phone 020 7269 5760
Min - Max capacity: Minimum 16 and maximum 36
Frequency: Every Saturday throughout the year.
Private tours: Yes private tours available.
FIT or Groups: FIT & Groups
Translation: N/A

Brighton Pavillion

King George IV’s magnificent pleasure palace is known, rather understatedly, as Brighton Pavilion. Built with grand Indian-style architecture on the outside, its interior is decorated like a Chinese palace, with golden dragons and brilliant colours. A guided tour is the best way to reveal its fascinating history. The Pavilion is a 10 minute walk from Brighton station.

Book on the Visit Britain shop

Brighton Pavilion

Supplier Information

Name Royal Pavilion
Category Attraction
Profile The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history.
Phone 03000 290900
Min - Max capacity: Groups of 15 people or more are eligible for our discounted group rates and must be booked in advance. Groups of less than 15 can simply arrive as and when, and purchase their admission tickets on the door. We can welcome a maximum of 75 pre-booked visitors per entry time slot. Groups of more than 75 people are split across consecutive time slots.
Frequency: Entry time slots occur every 20 minutes, starting from opening. These time slots are only of relevance to those who have or are planning to pre-book for a group. Individual walk-up customers can arrive at any time they like and purchase their ticket on the door. In the summer (April-September), our doors are open 9:30-17:00, with the building closing to the public at 17:45. In the winter (October-March), our doors are open 10:00-16:30, with the building closing at 17:15.
Private tours: Guided tours must be pre-booked some time in advance. The range of guided tours that we offer can be explored here: We are happy to organise guided tours for groups of less than 15 people but in this instance, a minimum fee applies.
FIT or Groups: FIT & Groups.
Translation: Audio guides in English, Easy English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Hindi. We offer guided tours in English, Easy English, French and German, and can organise BSL interpreters.
Extra information: Business Hours: October to March 10am–5.15pm (last tickets at 4.30pm), April to September 9.30am–5.45pm (last tickets at 5pm), Closed 24 December (from 2.30pm) and all day on 25 and 26 December
Day 3

Brighton Day 2

British Airways i360

One of the best views of Brighton can be found at the top of the futuristic BA i360, the world’s tallest moving observation tower. Soaring 138 metres, the tower’s glass viewing pod boasts views of Regency Brighton, the beautiful landscapes of the South Downs and, on a clear day, all the way to Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and the Isle of Wight.

Website: British Airways i360

British Airways i360

Supplier Information

Name British Airways i360 Viewing Tower
Category Attraction
Profile 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.
Phone 03337 720360
Min - Max capacity: No minimum and maximum of 175
Frequency: Tours every 30 minutes.
Private tours: Yes private bookings are available.
FIT or Groups: FIT & Groups.
Translation: Yes alternative languages available via the British Airways i360 app.

Metrodeco Afternoon Tea

Metrodeco is a delightful independent vintage tearoom with a quirky interior. With music from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950 and staff dressed in vintage uniforms, you will feel you have stepped back in time. The tea room is located in central Brighton, a short walk from the seafront.
Enjoy the speciality Afternoon Tea from local producers as well as their delicious array of scones, savouries and sweet delights. This is accompanied by their own blends of tea which you can have as many pots as you like. Relax on their eclectic mix of furniture amid a friendly atmosphere and indulge in this quintessentially English tradition. Make it even more special with an alcohol based tea cocktail, local gin or a local sparkling wine from Ridgeview Estate vineyard.



Supplier Information

Name Metrodeco
Category Food, beverage & Entertainment Venues
Profile Metrodeco is a quirky vintage tearoom that is renowned for its Afternoon Tea. The selection of sweet and savoury treats made in house and by local bakers are served on three tiered stands and with vintage crockery. Add to this Metrodeco's extensive in house tea list it will be an experience not to be forgotten and a treat for anyone wishing to take part in a quintessentially British tradition.
Phone 01273677243
Min - Max capacity: 30 max downstairs 26 max upstairs Total of 56
Frequency: N/A
Private tours: N/A - Private parties can be arranged.
FIT or Groups: FIT & Groups
Day 4

Brighton Day 3

Brighton Food Tour

Explore Brighton’s quirky independent spirit and discover the taste of its celebrated, eclectic food & drink scene with Brighton Food Tours.

Over approximately 3 hours and 6-7 different sampling stops, Brighton Food Tours visit a variety of some of the best and most interesting independent food & drink makers, producers and vendors in the city.

With so many rich and diverse foodie offerings in Brighton to choose from, there is something for everyone. Whether it’s off the beaten track street food stalls, local award-winning English wines, traditional Brighton seafood, eco-aware sustainable food systems, local microbreweries, food industry revolutionaries, home-grown spirits… and much, much more – Brighton really does have it all!

All food & drink tasters (equivalent to a light meal) and Brighton Food Tours guide(s) included. Dietary requests, preferences and allergies can be catered for.

Public and private tours available. Group size: 8-200+

Website: Brighton Food Tours

Brighton food tours

Supplier Information

Name Brighton Food Tours
Category Food, beverage & Entertainment Venues
Profile Brighton Food Tours offer award-winning walking tours, taking visitors off the beaten track to explore the best our independent food scene has to offer. Groups are led by knowledgeable and passionate guides; taking them to meet vendors, taste food and hear stories behind their work and our fantastic city.
Phone 07904346603 or 07985230955
Min - Max capacity: Private tour groups must be a minimum of 6 people. Larger groups over 10 people are divided into smaller sub-groups (each with their own BFT guide) enabling us to easily upscale the tours for very large groups with no specific maximum number; e.g. 200 people would be divided into 20 groups, each with their own individual routes and guides. Smaller bookings of couples and individuals can join our regular tour groups, bookable via our website.
Frequency: We can create private, bespoke events any day of the week at almost any time of year. Our regular, signature VIB (Very Independent Brighton) tour runs every Friday and Saturday from April-October and every Saturday and alternate Fridays from November–March.
Private tours: Yes private tours are available for a minimum of 6 people. If the group size exceeds 10 people additional guides will be deployed to host the groups. As such there is no specific maximum capacity.
FIT or Groups: FIT & Groups
Translation: Not currently but do ask as we may be able to arrange this.
Extra information: For larger private bespoke tours over 10 people, we are also able to offer an additional competitive element between tour groups in the form of a quiz and prize-giving at the end.

Britrail Pass

For those exploring Britain by train, a BritRail Pass is the easiest and most cost-effective way to travel. For a single fixed price, pass holders can make unlimited train journeys around the whole country or a region of their choice. BritRail tickets are exclusive to overseas visitors so they will need to buy their ticket before they arrive in the UK.

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