Sussex Foodie News
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Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards Winners
Feast at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink
Sussex Cheese Bowling - a new tradition
Sussex delights at Arundel Food Festival
Legal advice readers offer
What's on...
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Sussex Foodie News, October 2011  
Dear Sussex Foodies,
What a month it's been at the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival - undoubtedly the best ever; and congratulations to the Horsham District Food Festival, which was another resounding success. Don't despair, the season isn't over yet as the Lewes Octoberfeast is now underway and Arundel Food Festival is coming up - read on to find out more...         
Paula Seager    

Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards 2011 Winners        

The winners of Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards 2011, chosen by 5,000 public votes, last night received their trophies from Latest food writer Andrew Kay and Juice FM DJ Andrea Fox at an awards presentation hosted in the Dome Room at Pub du Vin, which was the grand finale of the city's September Food Festival.


Vegetarians won the day, with restaurant Terre a Terre in East Street taking first place as Best Restaurant 2011, followed by The Chilli Pickle at MyHotel, with Indian Summer taking third place. The Prince George in Trafalgar Street took Best Food Pub 2011, with the Ginger Pig in Hove Street just one vote behind and The Foragers in Hove in third place.


Best Caf� 2011 was won by Iydea in Kensington Gardens, with Cloud 9 in Brighton Place second and Metro Deco, in Upper St James's Street, third. The Best Food Shop trophy was once again carried off by the much-loved Infinity Foods, also vegetarian, in Gardner Street, with Real Patisserie in second place and The Brighton Sausage Company in Gloucester Road taking third position. Huge thanks to Pub du Vin, We Talk Law, Gourmet Britain, Juice 107.2, Latest and WJ King for their support.  

Feast at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink this year!

The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink will open its twinkly gates again this year from November 12th to January 22nd, with tickets on sale from


Exciting foodie news this year... the Feast Restaurant and Bar at the real ice rink will be better than ever, with drinks specialists Peppermint and innovative caterers Temple and Shian working together to create a relaxed and warm environment with opulent Regency meets Victorian decor - open daily. Feast promises food fit for the Prince Regent morning, noon and night; cheese fondues, warming home made soups, oyster feasts, suckling piglet and sharing platters, with plenty of exciting vegetarian options, are just some of the delights to be offered. 


The bar will have a selection of local Sussex ales, premium lagers, ciders, and freshly made Royal Pavilion cocktails, as well as a comprehensive wine list. A champagne and oyster bar and regular weekend and evening events make this a 'must try' for the festive season - and great Christmas party packages are on offer, for as little as �25 per head - count me in! Find out more soon at 

Sussex Cheese Bowling - a new tradition 

11-year-old Dillon Honeywood from Seaford won our first ever Sussex Cheese Bowling Championship, sponsored by The Southern Co-operative and High Weald Dairy, at Preston Park on Sept 17th.


Forty people braved the rain and joined the fray at the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival People's Picnic, aiming to get as close as they could to the 'big cheese'. Dillon beat 30 adults, placing his hand-sized cheese just 10cm from the large Sussex Cheddar, whilst the Ditchling Morris entertained the crowds. As a new sport, Sussex Cheese Bowling was very popular and we will most definitely be holding a tournament again next year as part of the Brighton Food Festival. 

Sussex delights at Arundel Food Festival

The second Arundel Food Festival runs for nine days from October 15 to 23. Highlights include The Famous Arundel Processional Supper, hosted at four independent restaurants, sourcing main ingredients from within 10 miles and dinner in Arundel Castle cooked by talented local chefs using local produce served with Sussex wines.  


An exciting Wild Food Foraging morning ending with a hot lunch of foraged "finds" is also on offer, as well as a Sussex picnic lunch, served during a walk exploring Food and Farming in the South Downs. See 

Sussex Foodie readers legal offer    

The We Talk Law team, who sponsored the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards this year, want to offer Sussex Foodie readers an opportunity to take advantage of their discounted corporate rate of �399 for unlimited annual access to their dedicated legal team that can provide advice on employment, litigation and immigration matters. If you wish to use the service on a one off basis you can take advantage of their promotional discounted fixed price of �48, by mentioning Sussex Foodie News. 

What's on... foodie events in Sussex coming up  


30 Sept - 9 Oct - Lewes Octoberfeast  


15 - 23 Oct - Arundel Food Festival   


15 - 16 Oct - Apple Festival, Middle Farm, Firle


16 Oct - Autumn Foraging & Countryside Day, Parham House, nr Pulborough 

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