Cowdray Farm Shop Cafe, Midhurst

We recently had the great pleasure of eating out at this fabulous cafe, the second of three finalists in the Best Family Dining category for the Celebration of Sussex Life Awards. As the judge, my job has just got a whole lot harder!

Not only was the food fantastic (home-cooked and locally sourced with plenty of options for the whole family) the service was second to none. And food tastes so much better when it’s served by genuinely happy, friendly staff!

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The Loft at Sparks Yard, Arundel

I’m thrilled to have been asked to judge the Best Family Dining category at this years Celebration of Sussex Life Awards and have the incredibly onerous task of eating out at three of the best family restaurants in Sussex before deciding on a winner! This year it’s going to be particularly tough as the finalists all sound amazing – The Loft at Sparks Yard in Arundel, Billy’s on the Road in Billingshurst and The Cowdray Farm Shop Cafe in Easebourne, near Midhurst.

We’re just back from a fantastic lunch at The Loft in Arundel, where our youngest son, the grandparents and our dog gave us a proper sense of how family friendly this restaurant really is. Thumbs up all round!

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