FAQs – The V.I.B Tour
How much is The V.I.B 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 V.I.B Tour runs all year round: weekly on Fridays & Saturdays from April – October & monthly on Fridays & Saturdays from November – March, except for December when we run our Christmas Special tour. Outside of these times we are happy to offer year-round 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 (should you wish to purchase any products along the way)
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 prefer an intimate gathering of no more than 10 foodies
How many stops are on the tour and and how much food will there be?
We visit approx. 6-8 different foodie hotspots with bite-size tasters at most places. 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! We have lots of plans in the pipeline (Christmas Specials, 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.
How far do you walk on the tour?
It’s a total of approx 2.5 miles – broken up into about 6-8 stops – at a leisurely pace.
Is there anywhere to sit?
A few of our stops have seating, but you’re not 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.
Are the tours appropriate for kids?
Our tours are not suitable for children under 10 year olds and have been designed with adults in mind. 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 any 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 or other mobility issues?
Let us know your requirements when making your booking enquiry and we’ll do our best to ensure the tour is suitable.
Any advice on parking?
Parking in Brighton can be expensive and some of the central car parks charge far more than they should, so here are our recommendations on where to park:
- Trafalgar Street Car Park (North Laine, close to station) – approx £10 for 6 hours
- The Lanes Car Park (very central, seafront) – approx £20 for 9 hours
- Regency Square Car Park (towards Hove, close to i360) – approx £12 for 9 hours
- Churchill Square Car Park (very central, shopping centre) – approx £15 for 6 hours
Also, if you have a Smartphone, check out JustPark which has an excellent app for finding the cheapest places to park. Please note that our tour can sometimes go over 3 hours so please do allow plenty of extra time when planning your car parking.
Terms and Conditions?
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.