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Flavours of Sussex

Sussex has many fine-dining restaurants including Ockenden Manor, charming pubs, fabulous beach side cafés and award winning vineyards. And so many of our supplies are grown right here where you can visit them, sample their delights and have a go..


Some of the finest English Sparkling wine comes from Sussex, here are some of our favourites where you will be welcomed with open arms:

High Weald Wine - just a short walk from the hotel through the Sussex countryside

Ridgeview Estate - a wonderfully friendly and family run estate producing some of the best wine in the UK

Artelium - a vineyard with hospitality at it's heart, a space to enjoy wine and art against the breath-taking backdrop of the Sussex countryside

Discover one of only four traditional Coquard presses outside France at Wiston Estate producing the highest quality wine

Set off from the hotel for a gorgeous walk across the countryside to Bolney Vineyard & sample their delicious Pinot Noir whilst taking in the beauty of the vines

Ockenden Favourite

High Weald Dairy

Sample some of the finest Sussex cheese at the High Weald Dairy but best of all you can spend a day learning how to make cheese!

Their Brighton Blue received a Gold Award at the Nantwich cheese show, the biggest Cheese competition in the world, with over 5000 entries vying for Awards. Brighton Blue is a delicious mellow blue cheese..

Hands on & really interesting - the team at High Weald are very friendly & knowledgeable

Ockenden Favourite

Fish from Brighton & Newhaven

Take a trip to Hove Lagoon and watch the fish land at Brighton & Newhaven Fish Sales before buying the freshest, local fish and shellfish. And you can join in a hands-on fish preparation course covering everything from dressing a crab to filleting mackerel

Take a course in how to prep fish from real fishermen at BNFS!

Ockenden Favourite