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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

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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

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Borde Hill Garden

Muddy says: historic plants, sweeping views and frequent family events mean there's always a reason to return to this special place

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Arundel Wetland Centre

Muddy says: Varied ways to get close to wildlife on land and water and a busy programme of children's activities make this a natural winner for a day out

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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.

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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.

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The Bell in Ticehurst

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

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Charleston

Muddy says: be inspired in the former home of Bloomsbury Group pioneers, hear from notable authors at key literary festivals and produce your own art in a workshop

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Fishers Adventure Farm Park

Muddy says: Find year-round indoor and outdoor family fun at Fishers, with animal encounters, play zones, rides and much more to keep you and yours amused

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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.

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Great British Wine Tours

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

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Brighton Food Tours

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

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The Lodges at New House Farm, Etchingham

Muddy says: A hot tub with a knockout view, a big communal barn and a choice of luxury lodges make this flexible High Weald country retreat perfect for couples, friends and families.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Beauty Bar, Wadhurst

Muddy says: This smart Muddy Award-winning salon in lovely premises offers a wide range of treatments besides its popular nail bar.

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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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Chilli Ski

Muddy says: choose new or pre-loved ski clothing and accessories in the relaxed environment of this appointment-only barn shop.

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Chapel Barn

Muddy says: The most rustic of settings, this historic barn is perfect for festival-style weddings and other big bashes. Look out too for wine and gin tastings, BBQs and more.

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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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Baldwins Travel Group

Muddy says: Whatever your travel dreams you can trust them to the experienced team at this multi award-winning Kent and Sussex travel agency group

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