Good, local food and drink are surely one of life’s most simple pleasures. Shoreham has got a distinctly bohemian vibe and is a great place for a day trip or an afternoon spent exploring, and what better way to go home, than with a basket laden with local wares? So, with an empty stomach and an appetite for adventure, here’s our look at foodie Shoreham and the places to go for great food and drink.
In East Street, this artisan French pâtisserie, bakery and coffee shop sells bread, cakes, tarts, quiches and pies. La Patisserie is independent and family-run, and if you have a longing for the delectable counters of French patisseries this is the place to come!
Ginger & Dobbs
Also in East Street, this greengrocer is a great place for your fruit and veg and you can order boxes online. They also have a café in their shop.
Just off Hebe Road, Seashore Bakes make beautiful celebration cakes, cupcakes, traybakes, brownies and giant cookies. Perfect for a special occasion.
Shoreham is home to an Artisan’s Market on the 4th Saturday of the month and a Farmer’s Market on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Both of them are bustling markets with lots of local produce, producers and products.
Sussex Food Markets
You’ll find this family-owned butcher in New Wharf on Brighton Road. They major on quality and affordability which is not always easy to pull off, but they seem to manage it. They get stellar reviews so if you need to stock up on meat for a big family event, this is the place to come.
La Poissonnerie (Monteum Ltd)
Found in Fisherman’s Wharf, La Poissonnerie sells retail and wholesale with their fish being landed daily in Shoreham. They are pretty fishy so whatever you’re after, it’s a good place to look.
Palate is an independent, craft wine, beer, cider and spirits shop. They also host regular tasting events. You’ll find them in Brunswick Road.
While you have some big vineyard names not far from Shoreham (like Nyetimber), there are also a couple of much smaller vineyards springing up even closer to the town, like the Sompting Estate Vineyard. They first planted vines in 2019 and are growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Their wine is produced at Ridgeview and they released their first wines in 2013. Another micro vineyard in the area is Harmony Vineyard where they have produced a vintage Blanc de Blanc made from their 2020 harvest – available from Artelium Vineyard, Ditchling under their ‘Blank Canvas’ label!
The Old Star Ale & Cider House
Just off the High Street, these guys mostly stock beers from Sussex breweries, with the ciders and perries coming from producers throughout the UK. They also sell a range of Sussex gins and most of their soft drinks and tonics are provided by Folkington’s of Sussex.
Shoreham gin, or is it Brighton
Although called Brighton Gin, you’ll find these gin makers right on the border of Shoreham in Portslade and walkable from Shoreham town (if you like a good walk). They offer tours and do bottle refills too!
Grab a table
A great place to eat is Into The Blue which is across the bridge on Ferry Road. One of the reasons we love these guys is that they list their local suppliers on their website and you’ll find sustainable seafood on the menu like Native Lobster. .
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