Six at 6pm with… Suzanne & Kathryn, founders of Sussex Bloggers

Hi Suzanne & Kathryn, you’re both superstar award-winning Sussex-based traveller bloggers: Kathryn you set up your blog Travel With Kat in 2011; Suzanne your blog is the The Travel Bunny. I’m in awe of the stunning photography on both of your blogs and have total green-eyed envy over your extensive travels. You’ve given me a massive helping of Wanderlust and I want to book up all the holidays now!

Together you set up Sussex Bloggers which celebrates the very best of Sussex, including lots of gorgeous places to eat out. And as you’re both Sussex born and bred, you know a thing or two about the delicious food right here on our very own Sussex doorstep.

So, let’s not hang around, I can’t wait to hear your recommendations. Pens and pencils at the ready!

1. Your favourite Sussex food or drink that makes you go 😋

Suzanne – I love Battle Bangers from Alastair the butcher in Battle High Street. They’re so tasty, meaty and not at all fatty, just delicious.

Kathryn – I recently discovered Troll Burgers beneath the railway station at Brighton. Their organic burgers and triple cooked duck fat chips are superb and made with Sussex organic ingredients, including steak from Sheffield Farms in Mayfield and cheese from High Weald Dairy in Horsted Keynes. They’re only there Thursdays to Saturdays but they are well worth tracking down.

2. Favourite place to go for coffee in Sussex? 

Suzanne – Cafe Coho in Queens Road, Brighton just down from the station (they have another shop at 53 Ship Street, Brighton). The coffee is excellent from Union Hand-Roasted and the vibe is hip and casual with reclaimed furniture and exposed brickwork. The food’s pretty good too.

Kathryn – I love the Lobster Pot on the coast in the village of Felpham. They serve great coffee and homemade cakes which you can enjoy with a view of the sea. To find them just walk along the prom at Bognor Regis heading east and they’re just before a row of blue and yellow beach huts.

Read more about The Lobster Pot on Kathryn’s blog here

3. Favourite Sussex pub for a Sunday roast?

Suzanne – The Shepherd and Dog at Fulking serves fabulous roasts. It’s the perfect spot to hunker down after a countryside walk. There’s a three mile circular walk which starts and ends conveniently at the pub.

Kathryn – For me it has to be The George in Eartham, not far from Chichester. Their roast is the best I’ve ever had, there’s a great atmosphere as well as a good range of local craft beers. There’s a circular walking route from here too, which is not to be missed when the bluebells are out.

Read more about The George on Sussex Bloggers here:

4. Favourite Sussex tipple?

Suzanne – A Sussex gin and tonic with Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin which is distilled near Petworth followed closely by a Sussex Sparkling from the Rathfinny vineyard. The Blanc de Blanc is my favourite.

Kathryn – A pint of LSD for me please! Langham Special Draught. They’re a fabulous mircobrewery in Lodsworth. If it is wine you’re after, I head to Tinwood. All they’re sparkling wine is superb!

Read more about Rathfinny Wine Estate on Suzanne’s blog here, Langham Brewery on Sussex Bloggers here and Tinwood Wine Tasting here.

5. Favourite Sussex dish or Sussex-inspired recipe.

Suzanne – Sussex Smokie with cod caught from the Hastings beach fleet.

Kathryn – Make mine a Sussex Stack lunch, a fabulous mix of flavours with pulled spiced pork, crab, shrimp plus a succulent nugget of Selsey lobster, salad and focaccia at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, Climping.

You can find the recipe for Sussex Smokie here

6. Banoffee Pie or Sussex Pond Pudding?

Both – At last we agree! Banoffee Pie – hands down a winner every time!

Thank you both so much for your wonderful suggestions. I can’t wait to start eating my way through them 😋 I’m also super excited about checking out the suggested bluebell walk in Chichester. That’s another new one for me.  

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Make sure you check out both Suzanne and Kathryn’s blogs – The Travel Bunny and Travel With Kat as well as Sussex Bloggers.  
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