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Local pubs, restaurants and cafes with outdoor spaces are busy making plans to re-open and operate a table service from April 12. You can now use the directory to search for places to eat with outdoor areas to visit in April. Just select ‘outdoor dining’ in the search filter below.

Support local businesses and eat local.

Here you can find a list of local food shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaways in your area.

If you’re looking for local shops, please visit Shops Local.

Whilst we are trying to keep this website up-to-date, please do get in touch with the business directly for their latest customer updates.  While we have listed businesses by town / village, many will be happy to travel further afield.

If you would like a printable list of businesses please contact us.

If you’re a business owner that would like to be included or you know of one that’s operating, please contact us.  If your business also manufacturers food and drink, visit our sister website Make Local.

Please note that the businesses listed are not endorsed by Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils.


The Grand Hotel

Join us from Monday 12th April for alfresco dining at The Grand. Located in front of the hotel on the right with views over the British South Coast, the Princes Lawn promises a tasty brunch, our famous Afternoon Tea or a delicious lunch.

01323 412345 Visit website

The Fountain Inn

A beautiful family run village pub with roaring open fires, serving delicious homecooked food. We are launching our live music weekends "The Fountain Sessions" every Saturday and Sunday afternoons 2pm-6pm on the 17th April.

01273 891115 Visit website

Depot Cinema, Kitchen & Bar

Independent 3-screen cinema with café restaurant, bar, education room, editing suite and garden.

01273 525354 Visit website

The Red Lion

The Red Lion is a warm and welcoming friendly pub run by Gavin, Nicky and their team. Nestling at the foot of the South Downs in the beautiful village surroundings of Willingdon, you can enjoy delicious freshly prepared food and well-kept beers.

01323 502062 Visit website

Beak Brewery + Taproom

Our Lewes taproom has fifteen keg lines devoted to brewery-fresh beer, alongside a guest beer fridge and a natural and bio-dynamic wine list curated by the youngest Master of Wine in the UK. Alongside world class drinks, we offer an ever-changing roster of amazing street food. Children and dogs are very welcome.

01273 473094 Visit website

The Patchwork Cat

Fabric and haberdashery shop, classroom and café in Newhaven, East Sussex.

01273 516067 Visit website

The Coach House Pantry

Locally produced organic vegan granolas. Visit website
If you’re a business owner that would like to be included or you know of one that’s operating, please contact us.
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