Sussex Wine Bus Tour, Brighton, Sussex

The Sussex wine bus tour will take you behind-the-scenes of some of Sussex’s top food producers, vineyards and breweries. Hop aboard a vintage Routemaster bus in Brighton and enjoy a fun day out.

People visiting a Sussex vineyard on the Sussex wine bus tour

A relaxing, fun and sociable way to sample the many delights of Sussex without the worry of having to drive. A great day out especially for Foodie Drinkers. The tours are seasonal so put a date in your diary to do some wine tasting along the south coast.

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  • Visit Sussex vineyards
  • Taste English wine & Sussex produce
  • Available April-October

Discover A Taste of Sussex

Sussex is blessed with world-class food and drink producers. It’s particularly known for its award-winning wine as the South Downs are a world-class growing region for sparkling wine grapes. On the tours, you’ll get to go behind-the-scenes at producers and discover the secrets of Sussex food and drink while also tasting it.

Take A Vintage Bus Tour

The bus tours which operate seasonally from April-October, are run as part of the popular Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival. Some of the tours focus on both food and drink producers and make four stops, whilst others concentrate on the award-winning wine industry. They have also recently added a beer and cider tour.

Sussex Wine Tours

If you opt for a wine tour, your excursion will include two Sussex vineyards. The Sussex Wine Bus Tour has previously visited among others, the Bluebell vineyard and the renowned Bolney Wine Estate. Tours included a wander through the vines, learning about the production process followed by the best bit – a wine tasting session.

 Sussex Wine Tours Vintage Bus 
 Sussex Wine Tours Bolney Estate


  • All the tours include either a gastropub lunch or a Sussex-inspired buffet at one of the stops
  • Leave room for one last drink as each tour finishes back in Brighton with a complimentary cocktail
  • It’s advisable to pre-book the tours

Cook’s Tip –

For a traditional taste of Sussex, try Sussex Pond Pudding, an intensely lemony sponge

Where to Stay in Brighton


Malmaison Brighton

The Malmaison

Brighton, Sussex

Overlooking Brighton Marina to the sea with modern bedrooms, restaurant and bar.

Rooms from £79 a night.



Dog friendly days out in Sussex

Please check with the tour organisers directly.

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Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.