The Anchor Inn at Barcombe near to The Secret Campsite

The Secret Campsite is rather well placed for pubs, restaurants, cafes, farm shops, farmers markets and takeaways too. Sussex seems to cater for foodies!

Farm shops

Holmansbridge Farm Shop is 2 minutes walk from the Secret Campsite. It sells a wonderful selection of meat, deli products, fruit and veg plus shop made foods too. The sausage rolls, scotch eggs and pasties are a particular favourite. Plus local wines, spirits and ciders.


The nearest pubs are the Royal Oak in Barcombe, which is a 20 minute walk up over the fields (ask us for the quickest route!). Or try The Five Bells in Chailey, approx 40 minutes away. You will find an enviable selection of gins here including Chailey based Generation Eleven Gin!

A great walk is over to the Anchor Inn at Barcombe Mills This is a good pub with the added allure of being incredibly scenic and offers boat hire too. Other great country pubs to try include The Griffin Inn over at Fletching Fancy a carvery? then pop down to The Rainbow just down the road which currently offers a full day carvery on Wednesday and Sundays. With all these pubs, do call ahead to check opening hours and current restrictions surrounding COVID.


Our current favourite is the Swedish themed Hubbery Cafe, open Friday – Sunday 10-5 pm. Accessed via beautiful Knowlands Woods it’s a great new pop up. Lewes is rammed full of good cafes. Personal outdoor cafes favourites include Cafe du Jardin and Lewes Depot .

Farmers Markets

Lewes Friday Food Market operates weekly from 9.0- 12.30 at Market Street Lewes. Stallholders vary and may include breads from Flint Owl Bakery, meats from Harrys Kitchen, Cheeses from Cheese Please alongside fresh coffee, organic fruits and veg.

Lewes Farmers Market operates on the first and third Saturday of each month at Friars Walk Car park, Lewes from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a larger food market and offers plenty of choice of local Sussex food and drinks producers.


Plenty of great options here. Erawan does amazing Thai as does Pailin. For Chinese try Castle Chinese . If you are after fish and chips then head to South Street Fish Bar at 9 South Street Lewes, BN7 2BT or call 01273 474710. They currently close at 9.30 pm.

Goodies for sale at The Secret Campsite
Goodies at Reception…

Onsite goodies

Here on site, we sell a few goodies too. Including wonderful meat boxes from Townings Farm and currently 6 exciting flavours of Lickalix ice lollies (these lollies have plastic free compostable packaging). Sussex based Folkington’s stock a range of presses and juices here too.

We are always keen to hear about Sussex food and drink adventures, so pop by and tell us your favourite food haunts while you were camping here.

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