Lewes offers a wide variety of independent fine food and beverage shops, for something special and or unusual you can’t go wrong with a stroll around this County Town for your festive food & drink requirements.
Whether you are stocking up on your own festive food, or preparing gifts or hampers, let us tell you of just a few of our favourite haunts
Bonne Bouche Chocolate Shop
Hidden down St Martin's Lane (close to Lewes Castle), Bonne Bouche is a charming chocolate shop offers and English and continental choice of delicious chocolate, handpick your Christmas chocolates this year or prepare favourite flavours as perfect gifts, from baileys, cappuccino, pink champagne, to classic chocolate toffees, pralines and many more!
Symposium Wine Emporium
Symposium is a Wine merchant and wine bar based on Lansdown Road in Lewes. Choose from an array of interesting wines in their wide range, they offer affordable wines in a relaxed atmosphere, so pop in for a browse when you are next in town, alternatively take a seat as they also offers cold meat, cheese platters, as well as coffee and cake in the daytime.
This multi-award winning cheesemonger is a must visit for cheese fans (or those buying for cheese lovers!).
Cheese Please specialise in British cheese, they focus on the best of local produce, whilst also offering a lovely continental selection. Sussex has an extensive and eclectic selection of cheese, many produced in award winning dairies who are proud suppliers to Cheese Please.
You could easily create a beautiful hamper for the cheese lover in your live, condiments and accessories are also on hand to complete your gift basket.
You can’t beat a traditional family butchers at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas. Richards Butchers has been serving customer for over 80 years.
With meat aged on the premises (ensuring its tender & flavoursome when cooked) and sourced from good and where possible local suppliers.
If you order your Christmas turkey from them, it is sourced from a reputable farm in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Completely free range so they are grown slowly to maturity on a natural diet.
Whatever the time of year pop in for local free range meat, pies, sausage rolls, cured bacon & sausages
Harvey's Brewery & Shop
No Christmas beverage shopping would be compete without a visit to Harvey's, a landmark in Lewes for over 200 years.
Choose from a wide selection of ales, there are gift sets of bottles available or compile your own selection, wines and spirits are also available in store. You could treat the family to a polypin of draught beer, this is a 36 pint (20 Litre) container of beer with a tap.
The Dray horse delivers beer around Lewes every Tuesday, so visit Cliffe High Street for the chance to see this impressive tradition.
Do pop in and say help to us at Darcey on your Christmas shopping escapades, you may need to treat yourself to some warm knitwear, a new coat, or a cosy scarf to keep while completing (or starting) your shopping, and if you are around this Thursday 17th November, we are holding our 20% off NYDJ Jeans event in store with free mince pies and fizz to get us in the festive spirit.