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South Downs Heritage Centre

Sussex Food Hall

Set on the edge of the South Downs National Park, The Sussex Food Hall  brings together the best of local and regional food producers. Discover food not found in your supermarket, with all its provenance. We have a carefully selected a wide range of the best artisan foods from Sussex and Kent, along with other regional foods that we have tried, tested and loved! 

We stock a wide range of products, from sauces, condiments and preserves to compliment our meat products, to locally and ethically produced milk, yoghurts and a range of chilled foods.  We also work closely with local vineyards and breweries to bring you the best of the region's wines, ciders, beers, ales and spirits. 

You will find a number of fresh food concession counters in The Sussex Food Hall.

The Cheesemonger - Paul Heasman

At the Deli & Cheese counter, you will be able to choose from the best cheeses of Sussex and the South East along with other British cheeses carefully selected from further afield by our food hall partner and renowned World Cheese Award judge, Paul Heasman. 

Paul also stocks a range of Sussex charcuterie, locally hand made pies, quiches, scotch eggs and our famous sausage rolls. 


Alice's Chocolate & Patisserie

Try some of Alice's delicious fudge, hand made on the premises by the lady herself. At her counter, you will also find a range of authentic French patisserie, made just down the road in Sussex.  Alice also stocks a wide range of luxury artisan chocolates, all of which are hand made in the UK or Belgium.

The Ditchling Sausage Company

Our food partner, Gary Knight, creates a range of delicious award winning sausages from his Piltdown butchery. Gary also supplies traditional meat cuts and a range of prepared meat products.

Coburn & Baker Artisan Bakery

Joab Coburn and Abigail Baker supply sourdough and artisan bread, freshly made each day in their bakery in North Hove. All their bread is made by hand, using traditional methods and decoratively using nuts, seeds, berries, petals, herbs and fruit in patterns inspired by nature, art and design. 

Coden & Sons Greengrocers

You will find fresh fruit and veg market produce for sale every day at the main entrance.

Heritage Centre Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30 (Browsing from 10:00) 

The Barn Coffee Shop & Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

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Our Partners

Tates Of Sussex

The South Downs Heritage Centre is located at South Downs Nurseries, part of the Tates of Sussex Garden Centre Group