A new one day festival celebrating Sussex produced sparkling wine & gin comes to Lewes this year as part of Lewes OctoberFeast Festival.

Attend talks by industry experts, sample award winning drinks and buy direct from the producers.

Bring a picnic or enjoy local artisan food stalls all under cover in the walled gardens at Southover Grange in Lewes. Plus live music from Union Music Store.

Discover new drinks and shop local at this VIP end of summer event. 



Saturday 30 September 2017


Southover Grange Gardens,
Southover Road,
Lewes, BN7 1AB


11am - 6pm



Accompanied children:

under 14 - Free               15 - 17  - £3

Buy tickets in advance, or there will be a limited numbers of tickets available on the door.

General Admission (including tasters) is for over 18's only. Please note that ID may be required.


Southover Grange Gardens, Lewes

Southover Grange Gardens are in the heart of Lewes, five minutes walk from Lewes Railway Station.
Click here for a map of how to get there.

The beautiful gardens are a mass of colour making it the perfect location for this end of Summer event. For information about visiting Lewes see

Do consider using public transport rather than driving – and please, above all, Don’t Drink and Drive.

Bus - Take Brighton & Hove Buses Regency Route (28 & 29 buses) running every 15 minutes to Lewes from Brighton and Tunbridge Wells. Click here for full bus time timetable or visit Traveline for other bus services.

Rail - For details of how to travel by train visit National Rail Enquiries

Cycle - Plan routes at Sustrans & Cycle Lewes.

Parking - Please note there is limited on street parking near Southover Grange Gardens. To find nearby car parks visit Car Parks 4 U.


Get on board our Free Routemaster Special!

Travel in style from Brighton to Lewes on our special vintage Routemaster, courtesy of Brighton & Hove Buses

A limited number of FREE tickets are available to advanced ticket holders on a first come, first served basis. Just turn up on the day with your valid  Gin & Fizz Ticket at the following times:



1st: Depart Brighton (Old Steine) 10:30 - Arrive Lewes 11:00

2nd: Depart Brighton (Old Steine) 12:30- Arrive Lewes 13:00

Depart Lewes 17:30 - Arrive Brighton (Old Steine) 18:00 Please note there is one return journey only.

Foodie Delights

Enjoy local artisan food stalls, or bring your own picnic to enjoy under cover in the walled gardens at Southover Grange in Lewes. Foodies will love festival fare from Sussex stalls Garlic Wood Farm, Mama C, The Pig & JacketBetsy's Bake and Hannah's Van. Enjoy non alcoholic drinks from South Downs Natural Mineral Water and You Juice

Please note that picnics are allowed on site but you are not allowed to bring in any alcoholic drinks to the festival.

Contact us

Please get in touch by emailing us at or completing the form below:

Follow our latest news on Instagram @sussexginandfizzfestival

Music from Union Music Store

Our friends at Union Music Store, who specialise in Folk, Country and Americana, have programmed a fantastic line up for the day:

12.00-12.30  Morlove & Moonbeam

12.50-13.35  Black Cat & The Boy

13.55-14.40  Mike Ross

15.00-15.45  Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou

16.05-16.40  LosFeliz

17.00-18.00  Ellie Ford


Do you want to learn more?


Watch this space for our exciting line-up of talks....


We are delighted to announce that our Sparkling Wine Talks are being curated and sponsored by Sussex Uncorked - Read the blog here or follow @sussex_uncorked on Instagram.



All talks are included in your festival ticket. Every talk has a limited capacity and on a first come, first served basis. 

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Dinner & Film at the Depot

Carry on that summer feeling into the evening at the Depot Cinema in Lewes. Enjoy an exclusive 3 course dinner menu and a screening of Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2015 Certificate 15) at this new cinema, bar and restaurant in central Lewes. 

For full details and information on how to book visit the Depot Cinema website