The Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival

Type:Food / Drink Festival

Southover Grange Gardens, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1TL

Tel: 01273 483448

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About

The much loved Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival makes its long awaited return to Lewes this summer - refreshed, rebooted and more sparkling than ever!

Join us in the beautiful walled gardens of Southover Grange for a celebration of exceptional gins and sparkling wines made in Sussex. Visitors can enjoy free samples, learn about the production process, and buy drinks by the glass or bottle direct from the makers.   To complement that perfect G&T or glass of fizz, local artisan food producers will be serving up the best of Sussex street food, cakes, savouries, sorbets and more.

Once again, we’ll be joined by Harvey’s, serving their own iconic brews and a selection of locally made craft beers. The Coppertop Bar will be mixing up delicious and innovative cocktails in their beautiful, converted horsebox.

There’ll also be a series of informative talks from industry insiders in the Events Tent, and a brilliant line up of live music on the amazing Airstream Stage.

The family friendly daytime session, from 1 – 5pm, offers a laid back village fete feel, while the 6 – 10pm over 18s only evening event will see the music cranked up and Southover Grange Gardens transformed into a twinkling Gin & Fizz palace.

Tickets are available from www.onlineticketseller.com or Lewes & Seaford Tourist Ginformation Centres. Adult tickets for both sessions cost just £17.50, while daytime only tickets for 3 – 17 year olds are £5, and under 3s are free – though tickets must be booked in advance to ensure safe visitor numbers.

Southover Grange is close to Lewes railway station, with good links to London, Brighton, Eastbourne and beyond. The Brighton & Hove 28 and 29 buses pass regularly through Lewes High Street, just 5 minutes’ walk away. Parking in central Lewes is limited, so please travel by public transport.

Drinks vendors will operate the Challenge 25 policy and ID will be checked on the gate.

Alcohol cannot be brought into the venue, and only sealed bottles purchased on the day can be taken away. Some seating will be provided, but visitors are welcome to bring their own.

Only assistance dogs are allowed in Southover Grange Gardens. The site is fully accessible, with an accessible toilet provided within the event space.

Refunds will only be issued in the event of a positive Covid-19 test within 48 hours prior to the event.

Gin & Fizz producers:

Ditchling Gin

Generation distilling

Slake Spirits

Harley House

Cabin Pressure

Madame Jennifer

Georgie & Henners

Birch Gin

Ridgeview

Artelium

High Weald Wine Eastate

Beacon Down

Breaky Bottom

Henners Vineyard

Hidden Spring

Plumpton

 

Food stalls:

Betsy's Bake - A dazzling selection of cakes and pastries, and great tea and coffee

Pig & Jacket - All things pig! Free range burgers made with high quality local meat

Zu Cafe - Healthy salads, vegan pasties and cakes, chocolates, juices and love potions!

Kitgum - East Africa meets the West coast of India - street food with a big history and big flavours

Caccia & Tails - Fantastic pasta dishes, both meat and veggie

 

Afternoon talks from:

Hannah Simpson Banks of Artelium Wine

Sally Wentworth James of Ditchling Gin

A History of English Wine by Paul Harley of Plumpton College

In conversation with Tamara Roberts, CEO of Ridgeview Wine Estate

 

 

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Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (11 June 2022)

* Afternoon session: 1 - 5pm - under 18s welcome
Evening session: 6 - 10pm - over 18s only

Tickets must be booked in advance:
Adult £17.50
3 - 17 £5
0 - 3 FREE

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