East Sussex hosts a gorgeous little town called Lewes. Full of charm and character, Lewes hosts an array of independent shops, bakeries, coffee shops and Lewes Castle. We stopped off on our way to Brighton and found it a lovely place to explore.
Arts & Crafts
Where we parked was an arts and crafts centre called The Needlemakers. It was so lovely to browse the items sold in the shop and they had a lovely cafe there. It was a little busy so we didn’t stop for food but I loved looking at the gifts and found this place very interesting.
Our first food stop was the Trading Post Coffee Roasters for a spot of lunch. We were drawn to the modern and spacious vibe of the place and it had a great menu. We fancied something simple, so we opted for a cheese toasty and a sausage roll. We both had silky smooth lattes from their roasted coffee beans. This was an excellent place to stop off. The toilets were also good there for anyone coming to Lewes for the day.
Exploring The Town And Bakeries
After walking around the town (which reminded me of Bridport in Dorset), we popped into Flint Owl Bakery. I’d heard such great things about this place, and we were not disappointed. We selected an almond croissant and a pain au chocolat to have as our breakfast the next morning. We also bought a slice of vegan chocolate cake to eat later. You can see how cute and mouth-watering the cake display is from the photos below. A definite place to visit!
We couldn’t leave Lewes without walking past the castle. I just love the character and history of landmarks like this. A definite place to go if you have more time.
Overall, I was so impressed with Lewes. It was perfect for popping over for a few hours and it made the start of our trip to Brighton very pleasant indeed!
Have you been to Lewes before?