What's new this month...
Win tickets to Sussex Food & Drink Awards Banquet
Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail
Hampshire Fare's new Local Produce Guide
The Cider Tap and Orchard opening at Wobblegate
Bedlam Brewery brings back SMaSH 4.4%
Dates for your Diary

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South Downs Foodie News  
April 2019

Hello South Downs Foodies,
Spring has sprung and fantastic local foodie events are coming up thick and fast - hooray! 

We have an amazing opportunity for you to win tickets to THE Sussex foodie event of the year - the Sussex Food & Drink Awards Banquet!

And with Easter just around the corner, we wanted to remind you about our wonderful local chocolate makers, who are flat out creating unique and sumptuous Easter Eggs and treats - go to your local farm shop and you might find chocolates from Brontie & Co, Cocoa Loco, Montezuma's, Noble and Stace or the Raw Chocolate Company. 

Celebrate spring with lovely local fare! 

Hilary Knight and Paula Seager   

Enter our exclusive competition to win 2 tickets to THE Sussex foodie event of the year - the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2019 Banquet - on 15th May at the Amex Stadium.
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- register for Sussex Foodie News at foodawards

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Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail in East Sussex is celebrating raising over £1million for local charities and will open for its 47th year from 11 April to 19 May 2019.  
Enjoy spectacular seasonal views in one of the UK's most beautiful bluebell woods, with a cafe and shop offering all day menus and afternoon cream teas, as well as family fun including meeting farm animals and watching cows being milked. Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen on the farm is a cookery school offering classes and lovely foodie events - you can find out more at bluebellfarmhousekitchen.co.uk

The bluebells have arrived early this year - don't miss them!! 

Check out Hampshire Fare's new Local Produce Guide 2019 at:

The Cider Tap & Orchard opening Easter at Wobblegate! 

The Cider Tap & Orchard is the homestead of Wobblegate Juices and Rebel Root Ciders in Bolney, West Sussex. 

Set amongst their 200 acre farm and orchards, enjoy some good drinks, good food and good times every weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) from Easter weekend 2019. 

Family friendly, huge west facing garden (that means uninterrupted sunsets and evening sun!), 22 taps of draught craft drinks, a fully stocked bottle shop with a huge range of Wobblegate juices for the kids and Rebel Root ciders for the adults, plus beer and wine from our favourite producers. Keep in touch to find out about a host of great events planned over the year and be the first to go on their Orchard and Ciderworks tours starting this summer.


Bedlam Brewery bring back their SMaSH 4.4% cask special! 

By popular demand, Sussex-based Bedlam Brewery are bringing back their SMaSH 4.4 % cask special.

"Under pressure from consumers and customers alike we're bringing this single malt, single hop back for a limited period only to savour the great taste for the second year running." Says Bedlam's CEO, Bob Emms.

The hero Malt in this brew is Golden Promise, arguably the best pale ale malt in the world, full of honey smoothness and the perfect platform to show off the Mosaic Hop.   The Mosaic hop is used to bitter,  to late-hop and dry-hop the beer and this powerful, complex hop crams the taste and aroma with tropical fruit, citrus, peaches and apricot. 

~ Foodie events in the South Downs region ~ 
Dates for your diary...
6-7 April - Lambing Open Days at Saddlescombe Farm, nr Brighton - www.camillaandroly.co.uk

11 April - 19 May - Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail with cafe - www.bluebellwalk.co.uk

13 April - King John's Farmers Market, Etchingham - www.kingjohnsnursery.co.uk

19-22 April - Easter Fun at Bolney Wine Estate - www.bolneywineestate.com/products/easter-at-bolney

20 April - Live at Langham's Brewery, Lodsworth - https://langhambrewery.co.uk/calendar/

20 April - The Cider Tap Room & Orchard, Wobblegate, Bolney - www.wobblegate.co.uk

24 April - Bluebell Walk and Supper, Arlington - www.bluebellfarmhousekitchen.co.uk


Every Saturday - Lewes Farmers Market, Cliffe High Street - LewesFarmersMarket

Every 2nd Saturday - Shoreham Farmers Market, East Street - https://www.facebook.com/AdurMarkets/

1st and 3rd Friday of the month - Chichester Farmers Market - ChichesterFarmersMarket

2nd and last Sunday of the month - Winchester Farmers Market - WinchesterFarmersMarket

Every Friday - Street Diner in Brighton - www.streetdiner.co.uk

Find out about more exciting local food and drink events in the South Downs Food What's On Calendar here

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