The Countrywide Great Tour route: places to eat and stay in Brighton

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Sussex will be welcoming The Countrywide Great Tour this summer so we took a closer look at the second stop in our county, Brighton.

The route

The route - Credit: Archant

The Countrywide Great Tour begins on 4 July and takes place over 64 days visiting all sorts of coastal locations across the UK. After departing Rye at 8.30am on 11 August, the tour arrives in Brighton the same afternoon.

Stage 40: Brighton to Ryde

Stage 40: Brighton to Ryde - Credit: Archant

If you’re taking part yourself or supporting a friend or family member in the tour, there’s plenty on offer in the city of Brighton and Hove. Here are a few places to enjoy a meal out and some hotel suggestions...



Food for Friends - 17-18 Prince Albert St, BN1 1HF

Brighton is a paradise for vegetarians. But Food for Friends, celebrating 33 years on the scene, pleases even the most devoted carnivores. Discover more in our review here.


The Cyclist Refreshment Room - Brighton Station

Couldn’t really be more appropriate, could it? The Cyclist Refreshment Room brought to you by Greenwell & Tipple, a family run business, moves away from the pub cliché and brings back the ‘refreshment room’ of the 19th century. Find out more here.

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GB1 - 97-99 King’s Road

GB1 at The Grand, the stylish addition to Brighton’s culinary landscape, does classic dishes with charm and panache. Take a look at our 2014 review here.


Yum Yum Ninja - 15-18 Meeting House Lane

Pan Asian restaurant Yum Yum Ninja is an innovative offering from the team behind Riddle and Finn. Meze. Sharing platters. Tapas. There’s a reason why we are in love with variety. When it comes to food, we just want to sample as much as possible.


Terre A Terre - 71 East Street, BN1 1HQ

A Brighton institution and more than worthy of the many accolades it has received. For carnivores and committed salad-botherers alike, it is a revelation. We reviewed way back in 2011!


Fish + Liquor - 1-14 Madeira Drive, BN2 1PS

Fish + Liquor has become the latest addition to Brighton’s increasingly lauded foodie scene, serving up classic seaside favourite fish ‘n’ chip fare but with a gourmet twist, and in a retro, comic book-themed restaurant.



Hilton Brighton Metropole - King’s Road, BN1 2FU


Blanch House - 7 Atlingworth Street, BN2 1PL


Drakes Hotel - 43-44 Marine Parade, BN2 1PE


Artist Residence - 33 Regency Square, Hove, BN1 2GG


Premier Inn - 144 North Street, BN1 1RE