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  • The Crown Inn, Dial Post, nr Horsham

    Muddy says: Locally-sourced food is the key at this village green pub with rooms near Horsham

  • The Cat Inn, West Hoathly

    Muddy Says: Oozing character and with great food and drink, this friendly village pub also has smart bedrooms for a weekend break

  • Hedgewitch

    Muddy says: Nature’s bounty captured in beautifully-presented bottles and jars - perfect gifts for foodies or to self

  • Slake Spirits

    Muddy says: Slake produces a truly local gin made from ingredients foraged from beach, woods and Downs

  • The Curlew, Bodiam

    Muddy says: Fine dining in smart yet relaxed surrounds with an additional sunny outdoor terrace, The Curlew is a sure bet for a treat, whether or not you've a special occasion to celebrate.

  • Trading Boundaries, Fletching

    Muddy says: Wandering around a handsome Grade II-listed building browsing imported Indian furniture and gifts before enjoying coffee and cake on the terrace - shopping heaven!

  • The Ship Inn, Rye

    Muddy says: In Insta-worthy Rye, this family- and dog-friendly pub with rooms is a good choice for dedicated foodies or those seeking a weekend break.

  • The Dorset Arms, Withyham

    Muddy says: Organically-reared meat and game and a Winnie the Pooh connection are part of the Dorset Arms' appeal. You can also stay over in the pub's cottage.

  • The Bell in Ticehurst

    Muddy says: Humorous decorative touches meet historic charm at this gastro pub with rooms and lodges and a wedding licence.

  • Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton

    Muddy says: Is this the most fun place to lay your head in Brighton? Probably. Book into a themed room or drop in for bands, comedy and cocktails.

  • Metro Deco, Kemptown

    Muddy says: Vintage Parisian style with a touch of kitsch injects the fun into afternoon teas, cocktails or a loungey lunch in this buzzy Kemptown café.

  • Great British Wine Tours

    Muddy says: A brilliant way to discover more about Sussex's vineyards with tours, tastings and lunch in lovely surrounds

  • Brighton Food Tours

    Muddy says: Get a tasty behind-the-scenes introduction to Brighton's booming indie food scene with these unique walking tours

  • Foodini Club

    Muddy says: Turn even fussy eaters into mini food explorers with these fun children's recipe kits, available by subscription. They're also a great gift idea.

  • Rathfinny Wine Estate

    Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston

    Muddy Says: This lofty vineyard at Alfriston boasts beautiful views, wildlife walks, pop-up dining and gorgeous accommodation in its Flint Barns.

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    Plumpton Racecourse

    Muddy says: This compact racecourse backed by the South Downs is a hidden gem. Make a day of it with a meal on site or hire a venue with a view for a big bash.

  • Brighton Harbour Hotel, Brighton

    Muddy says: Bang on the seafront, this stylish hotel has a quirky basement spa and is a top spot for afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails.

  • The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst

    Muddy says: An award-winning country retreat where you can learn to bake bread and cakes, walk off your indulgence and stay over in cottages. Or, simply stop in for lunch or tea.

  • Park House Hotel & Spa

    Park House, Hotel & Spa, Midhurst

    Muddy says: Indulge in spa treatments, fine dining, perhaps even a spot of croquet, at this country house-style retreat in the South Downs.

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    Black Rabbit, Arundel

    Muddy says: A scenic riverside setting and quirky decor make this a great find, just outside popular Arundel, and within sight of the famous castle

  • The Gallivant, Camber

    Muddy Says: A little taste of California right here in Sussex. This restaurant with rooms opposite Camber Sands and near historic Rye is a gem for fine dining or a cheeky getaway.

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