Last chance to vote in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2020!

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Hurry! With just a couple of days left, organisers of the prestigious Sussex Food and Drink Awards are urging people to get their votes in for their hospitality heroes.

Over 12,000 votes have been counted already for the 2020 Awards, which sees the best food and drink producers, farmers, butchers and places that serve and sell local produce nominated for an award. And the closing date to make your vote count is 18 Jan!

Sussex is increasingly famous for its incomparable local produce. As well as a variety of farmer’s markets, production of wine and introduction of new drinks are infamous in the county. There’s a wide range of nominations this year and we are so glad we aren’t responsible for choosing between them all; it would be far too difficult!


Paula Seager, co-director of Natural Partnerships CIC, who runs the awards said: “we are thrilled to see so many people voting and giving our superb food and drink producers in the region the recognition that they deserve, which is what these awards are all about.

“Businesses from across the county have made it onto the list including 31 from West Sussex, 19 from East Sussex and seven from Brighton and Hove.

“The competition is incredibly tight again this year and we would love to beat our record number of votes from last year. The results of the public vote are so important and will help our expert judges to select the top three Grand Finalists 2020 in each category, who will be announced in March.”

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Grand Finalists will be invited to attend a BAFTA-style ceremony on April 29 at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, where the winners will be revealed. Guests will enjoy a seven-course Sussex produce banquet, and the event will be hosted by awards patron Sally Gunnell OBE and Danny Pike from BBC Sussex.


Sussex Food Producer of the Year, sponsored by Southern Co-op

Bangers Galore, Horsham, West Sussex
Boho Gelato, Brighton & Hove
Jengers Craft Bakery, Billingshurst, West Sussex
Latchetts Farm, Danehill, East Sussex
Noble and Stace Chocolatiers, Midhurst, West Sussex
Perfectly Preserved, Worthing, West Sussex
South Downs Honey, Lancing, West SussexSouthview Farm Dairy, Pulborough, West Sussex
The Copper Pan Fudge Company, Chichester, West Sussex
The Sussex Biltong Co, Piltdown, East Sussex

Sussex Butcher of the Year, sponsored by RP Meats Wholesale Ltd

Archers of Westfield, Westfield, East Sussex
Bramptons Butchers, Brighton & Hove
C.L.Leppard of Mayfield, Mayfield, East Sussex
Cottenhams of Lindfield – Craft Butchers, Lindfield, West Sussex
Coughtrey’s Butchers, Pulborough, West Sussex
Cowdray Farm Shop Butchery, Midhurst, West Sussex
Michael Courtney Butchers, Midhurst, West Sussex
New Street Butchers & Deli, Horsham, West Sussex
Nick The Butcher, Hartfield, East Sussex
Tablehurst Farm, Forest Row, East Sussex

Sussex Farmers Market of the Year, sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery

Chichester Farmers Market, West Sussex
Forest Row Village Market, East Sussex
Hailsham Farmers Market, East Sussex
Horsham Market (Saturday), West Sussex
Lewes Farmers Market, East Sussex
Shoreham Farmers Market, West Sussex
The Great Little Farmers Market, Worthing, West Sussex

Sussex Eating Experience of the Year, sponsored by Lloyds Bank Cardnet

Crabshack, Worthing, West Sussex
etch. by Steven Edwards, Brighton & Hove
Into The Blue, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Restaurant Interlude, Lower Beeding, West Sussex
Semolina, Brighton & Hove
The Cat Inn, West Hoathly, West Sussex
The Earl of March Country Pub & Restaurant, Lavant, West Sussex
The Fig Tree, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
The Pink Cabbage Produce Co., Mayfield, East Sussex
The Seahorse Cafe, East Preston, West Sussex

Sussex Drink Producer of the Year, sponsored by Natural PR

Bedlam Brewery, Plumpton Green, East Sussex
Bolney Wine Estate, Bolney, West Sussex
Brighton Bier, Brighton & Hove
Brighton Gin, Brighton & Hove
Chilgrove Spirits, Chichester, West Sussex
Drunken Berries, Chichester, West Sussex
Long Man Brewery, Litlington, East Sussex
Oxney Organic Estate, Beckley, East Sussex
Ridgeview Wine Estate, Ditchling Common, East Sussex
Wobblegate Crushed Fruit Juices, Bolney, West Sussex

Sussex Food Shop of the Year, sponsored by Sussex Food and Drink Network

Barney’s Delicatessen, Brighton & Hove
Cowdray Farm Shop, Midhurst, West Sussex
Eggs to Apples Farm Shop, Etchingham, East Sussex
Jeremy’s Two, Cowfold, West Sussex
Nick the Butcher Farm Shop and Deli, Hartfield, East Sussex
Park Farm Shop, Falmer, East Sussex
Rushfields Farm Shop, Poynings, West Sussex
The Fresh Fish Shop, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
The Seasons Forest Row, Forest Row, East Sussex
Veasey & Sons Fishmongers, Forest Row, East Sussex

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