Sussex Life Awards Ceremony

Oh what a night! It started with every girls dilemma of what to put on the feet. I possess very few shoes – flip flops, sheepskin boots, blunnies, trainers, wellies and an old pair of (broken!) heels. I would have loved to wear my favoured wellies, but alas my daughter said “no way!” and found me a suitable pair from the fancy dress box. No joke!

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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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