FAQs – Christmas Special Tour


How much is The Brighton Food & Drink Christmas Special Tour?

£40 per person (sorry – no discounts for students, seniors or Brighton residents)

How long is the tour?

Roughly 3 hours (11.00am – 1.45/2.00pm) but it sometimes may run over if our foodies are having too much fun!

When do the tours run?

The Brighton Food & Drink Christmas Special Tour runs weekly on Fridays & Saturdays from Friday 18th November until Saturday 17th December, and daily from Tuesday 20th December until Thursday 22nd December. Outside of these times we are also happy to offer private V.I.B Tours for a minimum of 6 people. Please get in touch if you’d like to arrange one.

What is included in the tour cost?

All food and drink tastings + exclusive discounts for all Brighton Food Tours participating establishments

How many people are on the tour?

We’re not into big impersonal groups – plus it would be tricky for our lovely vendors to accommodate them – so we generally prefer an intimate gathering of no more than 10 foodies.

How much food will there be?

The samples are not meal replacements, however many of our punters tell us they feel nicely full after our tours (sometimes even only half-way around!)

Do you cater for particular dietary requirements or food allergies/intolerances?

Please let us know of any particular requirements when booking. In most places we can easily cater for vegetarians, vegans and pregnant women. Our vendors will let us know if there are nuts in their products but we can’t guarantee that foods will not have come into contact with allergens so please do exercise your judgement accordingly.

Do you offer a range of different tours?

Yes! Our signature tour is the V.I.B Tour (Very Independent Brighton) which you can find out more about on our Tours page. Plus we have lots of other plans in the pipeline (Drinks Brighton, Veggie & Vegan, Hove, Kemptown… the list goes on). Keep an eye on our Tours page for up-to-date info on all tours we’re currently running.

If you’re looking for a private and/or bespoke tour, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

Do you offer gift vouchers?

Absolutely. Food tour gift vouchers are a great gift for your foodie friends & family.  Just choose which tour you’d like to give, then drop us an email with the number of people you’d like to pay for and we can either send the voucher PDF to you by email to self-print, or post to you instead – whichever you prefer. If you let us know the special person’s name and the celebration too, we can even personalise the voucher for you. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase and are non-refundable.

What do you do in case of bad weather?

Our tours go ahead come rain or shine so be sure to come prepared for all weather eventualities. Umbrellas are pretty redundant in Brighton (it can get rather gusty!) so if it’s wet we recommend waterproof coats with hoods etc.
On very rare occasions we may decide to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Is there anywhere to sit?

A few of our stops have seating, but you’re not always guaranteed a seat. You can expect to be standing or walking for the whole tour.

Are there opportunities for toilet stops?

Most of the places we visit do not have toilets so be prepared to cross your legs if you don’t go before we meet. However, there are access to public toilets on the route if absolutely necessary.

Is the Christmas Special Tour appropriate for kids?

Our tours are not suitable for children under 10 year olds and have been designed with adults in mind – alcohol included! Please let us know when booking if your group includes children.

Do we need to bring anything?

Just bring yourself, in a pair of comfortable shoes. You may also like to bring a bottle of water with you, a bag for purchases along the way and your smartphone for any en-route photo and social media action. (P.S Don’t forget to tag us – @BTNFoodTours)

Are the tours accessible for wheelchair users?

Let us know your requirements when making your booking enquiry and we’ll do our best to ensure the tour is suitable.

Any other questions? No problem, just drop us an email. Alternatively, get in touch by phone – either call Cat on 07904 346603 or Angela on 07985 230955.

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