I was visiting my family in Eastbourne this weekend and one of my cousins had arranged for the family to meet up at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks to celebrate her Husband’s and her 25th wedding anniversary.
I was looking up the menu options expecting to just be able to have a jacket potatoes and beans when, to my surprise I saw this.
I was really pleased that this independent non-vegan establishment was supporting Veganuary.
When I came to ordering my food rather than the option as described it came with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding and was £9.99. I definitely wasn’t complaining and even double checked with the waiter that the Yorkshire pudding was vegan!
I was really impressed. The Yorkshire pudding was quite dark but it was lovely and soft rather than crunchy. The Wellington was really tasty and I was well and truly satisfied!
After lunch I looked around the food shop and was impressed by the vegan offerings. There was a wide selection of chocolate including Seed and Bean and Beech’s Chocolates as well as crisps, snacks, cupboard staples and some dairy free alternatives to milk/yogurt etc in the fridge.
This is the only shop I’ve been in that I’ve seen sell the new quinoa vegan cheese puffs! I got a packet of the original and with jalapeño and my Mum got the versions with added kale. I haven’t tried them yet but am so looking forward to them!
There was so many nice things in the wider shop too, from jewellery to crockery and bags. They even had a little sewing workshop where you could go I and get help on your projects.
I couldn’t go to a garden centre and not buy a plant so I got a Mother-in-law’s tongue/Snake Plant as it’s supposed to help promote healthy sleep. (I’ll let you know how I get on!)
If you’re ever in the area I would definitely recommend you visit.
Have you been to South Downs Nurseries, to eat or otherwise? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.