Places to eat in Sussex
Feeling peckish? We've picked a few of our favourite tea-rooms and cafés in Surrey – tuck in to delicious meals and snacks, often handmade using local ingredients. Or if the weather's good, pack a blanket and seek out a picnic spot with a view.
Browse in the shop and plant sales area, or stop by one of the indoor and takeaway eateries for a well-deserved rest, when you visit Sheffield Park and Garden.
If you're after a meal or just a quick pit-stop, try our winter menu with freshly prepared food inspired by the season. Quick snacks and delicious cakes prepared by our chefs are always popular too, especially after a walk in the woodland or garden.
Enjoy food and drink in the historic Audit Room Café. Shop for art inspired gifts, pick up a plant to take home or browse for the perfect pre-loved book.
Enjoy food and drink with a view at Bodiam Castle. Shop for gifts or a souvenir of your visit and browse for the perfect pre-loved book.
Discover where to eat and shop at Bateman’s, the home of author Rudyard Kipling. Stop for a hot drink or light meal, and then browse for the perfect gift or pre-loved book.
Find out about eating and shopping at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters. Stop for refreshments with a view and browse for local souvenirs in the cliff-top shop.
Treat yourself to a seasonal meal or snack from the Barn Café at Standen House and Garden and take a souvenir home from the shop, plant centre and second-hand bookshop.
Nymans, with romantic ruins, stone archways and tree-lined avenues, is a great place for a picnic. Stretch out on the main lawn before taking a stroll among the garden borders.
Explore the garden at Standen, then enjoy a picnic on Goose Green, or on the Rock Top walk for views of the Sussex Weald.
Find your perfect spot for a picnic in the huge expanse of parkland at Petworth. Enjoy the serenity of the stately mansion and catch a glimpse of fallow deer.
Pick a spot on the banks of the lakes at Sheffield Park to throw down your blanket, or head into the Sussex countryside to explore the parkland.
Escape into the countryside around Rudyard Kipling's family home, Bateman’s. Picnicking spots can be found under the rows of pleached limes on the lawn or under English oaks.
The gently sloping grounds around the walls of Bodiam Castle are a picnicking sweet-spot. Bring a rug and stake your claim.