Take a day off and enjoy the best Sussex country pubs

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We seem to be working ever harder these days, and this seems a shame when you think about welcome that’s waiting in the finest pubs in East Sussex. Most of us are spending far too much time in overheated, stuffy and cramped offices at the moment, slaving over computer keyboards and focussing on spreadsheets and documents. And while we often get to relax at some point when the weekend comes around, there are a hundred and one other things that also seem to take up our time.

On a Friday evening or perhaps a sunny Sunday afternoon, the finest pubs in Sussex can become exceptionally busy, but during the week they are often rather more quiet. I like nothing more than a quiet pint and a bite to eat in one of the many pubs around Devils Dyke, but I wish I could do this more often during the week. I’d love to take a day away from the office and see what the best Devils Dyke pubs are like on a Tuesday lunchtime. There’s a lovely sense of serenity on occasions like this.


While this part of the world attracts a great many tourists from around the world every year, the Sussex pubs still remain relatively quiet in the middle of the week. This doesn’t apply to the most popular places in the centre of our towns and cities, however. When they seek out fine dining Brighton is a popular choice, and it comes as no surprise to hear the city has become a favourite with foodies in recent times. Sometimes the best place to eat in Sussex is simply whatever establishment you happen to be sitting in at that specific time.

Sussex pubs for families are perfect for total relaxation

There are a number of reasons to take a day off and head to the pub nowadays, but for me the main draw is the chance to savour a stunning meal amid the most stylish surroundings. When it comes to fine dining Sussex is home to some exceptional eateries, from charming family pubs near Brighton to glorious Sussex gastropubs in quaint rural villages. I have always had a fondness for the more remote pubs in the South Downs National Park, and I plan to spend more time in them in the coming months and years.

The evening dining Brighton residents are able to take for granted is all very well, but I would rather head out to lunch in order to get away from the pressures of work. Every Sussex gastropub has something different to offer the hungry customer, and at lunchtimes they often have some exceptional sandwiches on the menu. In my favourite South Downs walkers pubs, I tend to order a ploughman’s lunch instead, in part because I just love the cheeses that are often included. This is one of the most mouth-watering options on any menu.

If you are planning to head to the south-east of England this year for a break, whether it’s for a long weekend or a week or two of holidaying, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. This lovely part of the world is home to a number of superb eateries, including the finest gastropubs in Sussex and Kent. If I could give you one piece of advice in advance of your trip, I would suggest you check out the various pubs for cyclists in South Downs. I have a feeling that you will fall in love with them.


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