The historic county of Sussex has traditional meals to be enjoyed by all visitors of restaurants and pubs. These meals have been one of the returning points for many who believe the county has some of the most unique meals to enjoy on a getaway.
Many tourists take part in indulging in what is known as the ‘’seven good things of Sussex’’. The seven good things of Sussex include Selsey Cockle, Pulborough eel, Chichester lobster, Rye herring, Amberley trout, Arundel Mullet, and Bourne Wheatear. Other than being famous for these seven dishes, they are also well known for having a variety of their traditional puddings including Sussex blanket pudding and Sussex Bacon pudding.
The traditional speciality bread known as Lady Arundel’s market includes a recipe that was first published in the 17th century and is still being used in many market towns and pubs in West Sussex.
Sussex is the perfect destination for all beer and wine aficionados as they have been producing beer for centuries. Some of the most traditional and well-known breweries include the 18th-century beer brewers, Harveys of Lewes, as well as many newly established craft brewers with a passion for creating the perfect brew.
With Sussex also producing some of the best wines in the UK, they have been awarded awards such as the 2006 best sparkling wine in the world at the Decanter World Wine Awards and reaching international acclaim for being a destination for wine lovers. The county has over 23 vineyards and the largest cluster of vineyards in the UK.
At least 30 different types of apples originate in Sussex including Knobbed Russet, Crawley Reinette, and Egremont Russet. The Granny Smith apple was first produced in Sussex which is why the apple is named after Maria Ann Smith who was a native to Sussex.