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5 of the best Sussex Christmas tipples

PUBLISHED: 15:57 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:38 02 January 2018

Bignose & Beardy

Bignose & Beardy


A warming glass of something delicious is a vital ingredient for the festivities

Dark Star

Food and drink are front and centre during the festive period, so why not combine both in one drink? That’s exactly what Partridge Green-based Dark Star have done with their Crème Brulee ale (£24.40 for a keg). Described as “dessert in a glass” with a smooth caramel taste, this beer will make a great, quirky gift.


Bolney Wine Estate

This Mid Sussex estate has a number of wines at varying prices to accompany your festivities this year. Start the day with a Christmas breakfast alongside some Bolney Bubbly (£23.99) and consider the Lychgate Red (£14.99) with its peppery spice to go with your turkey.


Bignose & Beardy

Phil Day (Bignose) and Steve Stark (Beardy) make traditional real cider at their Framfield base and have a number of offerings perfect for the holiday season. Treat your loved one to a Cider Club annual subscription (£220); a monthly delivery of six-bottle samples from the cidery as well as member-only invitations to their experience days.


Brighton Gin

Gin has become increasingly popular in recent years, and Sussex has been at the forefront. Brighton Gin is produced with organic British wheat spirit and is available in bars and shops right across Sussex, as well as locations around the country.


Bluebell Vineyard

The award-winning Furner’s Green vineyard is selling the perfect gifts for wine-lovers this Christmas with the Sparkling Trio (£85) and Sparkling Six Pack (£175) including a selection of their sparkling wine; you’ll find Bluebell’s flagship tipple Blanc de Blancs in the latter. Also on sale are experiences such as Tour and Tasting (£16) and the Cheese and Wine Tour (£22.50).



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