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
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

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
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

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.


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

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.

Find out more about BritRail Pass




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