South Downs Cycling

Places to Eat and Drink in the South Downs, Pubs, Cafes and Kiosks

Cafes and Restaurants in the South Downs

Some of the many Cafes in the South Downs, for Pubs see below

The hungry and thirsty rider needs to refuel here are some well located cafes and "kiosks"

Whiteways Cafe. Popular spot on the top of Bury Hill (A29) Houghton, West Sussex Whiteways Café

Tea Room and Gardens on the bank of the River Arun, Houghton Bridge, Amberley, West Sussex Riverside Tea Rooms

There is now a Cafe at the YHA Youth Hostel in Beddingham right on the South Downs Way itself
Nr Lewes, East Sussex YHA at Beddingham

There is a useful little Hill Top Cafe / Kiosk on the Southern side of the Dyke Road / A27. No website but here is the Google Map Link

Littlington Tea Gardens, Nr Alfriston, East Sussex Littlington Tea Gardens

The Beech Cafe at the Sustainability Centre East Meon, Hampshire The Beech Cafe

The Kiosk Eastbourne at the end of the South Downs Way The Kiosk on Google Maps

There is a large Cafe at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Slindon Forge is a community owned village shop and Cafe. Nr Arundel, West Sussex Slindon Forge

Lewes Weekend Community Bike Cafe - Sunday mornings only. Bike tools available, secure bicycle parking, good coffee and food, lots of information on local routes etc. Bean Cycling Cafe

Pubs in the South Downs National Park

Some of the larger well known Pubs in the area

After a long ride it's essential to recover with the appropriate pint shaped refreshments
So if you are doing a family outing, just need a pit stop or planning a 2 wheeled pub crawl (pub roll? helmets recommended!) then try any of the fine establishments below. If you are a pub or know a good one that doesn't scowl at muddy bikers then send us the details.

The Ram Inn in Firle Nr Lewes East Sussex is Large well placed Family Pub The Ram Inn

The Shepherd and Dog in Fulking nr Devils Dyke / Brighton. Nice Kids Garden + Food Shepherd+Dog

The Tiger Inn, East Dean nr Beachy Head East Sussex. Traditional Local Inn The Tiger Inn

The Milbury's in Beauworth Alresford, Hampshire. Quality Local Ales and Food The Milbury's

John Harvey Tavern in Lewes, East Sussex. A traditional Pub next to the River Ouse The John Harvey

The Devils Dyke. Brighton. Nice views from the top of the Downs The Devils Dyke

The Cuckmere Inn / Golden Galleon Seaford, East Sussex on the edge of the Cuckmere Valley
and the Seven Sisters The Cuckmere Inn

The Anchor Inn, Barcome, Nr Lewes. Large family Pub and boating on the River Ouse The Anchor Inn

The Thomas Lord, West Meon, Hampshire. A large traditional Pub The Thomas Lord

The Black Rabbit, Offham, Arundel, West Sussex. Nice views of Arundel Castle The Black Rabbit

The Buckshead in Meonstoke, Hampshire. Pub and restaurant The Buckshead

The Golden Lion in Winchester, Hampshire. Near the South Downs Way The Golden Lion

The White Hart, South Harting, West Sussex The White Hart

Page Links Checked Nov 2015