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General FAQs

Please note that each one of our tours has its own FAQ information detailed in its information page. Please take a look at our Tours page for an up-to-date list of our current tours.

How much are the tours?

Each of our tours differ in price – please see our Tours page for more info. Sorry – no discounts for students, seniors or Brighton residents.

How long are the tours?

Generally our tours last approx. 3 hours but sometimes may run over if our foodies are having too much fun! Please see our Tours page for more info on specific tours. Bespoke, private and corporate tours can be tailored to the specific timetables of the groups.

I can’t make the available dates, will you put on extra tours?

We are always happy to offer private tours outside of the designated dates/times as detailed on our Tours page 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 most Brighton Food Tours participating establishments, your wonderful guide and – on our Brighton Wine Tour – our fantastic Michelin-star-trained sommelier.

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. Our Brighton Wine Tour is restricted to 8 people maximum.  If you have a larger group and require a private tour we can split your group into smaller teams and arrange a route where you meet up at different points and join each other at the final meeting point.

How much food will there be?

We visit several different foodie hotspots on our tours 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. If you have specific allergies we can check with our vendors regarding nuts or other allergens 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! Please take a look at our Tours page for up-to-date info on all tours we’re currently running. We do seasonal Christmas Specials, have a Drink Brighton Tour, a Brighton Wine Rebellion Tour and have lots of plans in the pipeline for more coming soon (Vegan Tour, Hove Tour, Kemptown Tour… the list goes on),  so watch this space. Sign up to our mailing list to hear about new tours first.

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. More info can be found on our Gift Vouchers page.

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, and we will always cancel if an official amber weather warning is in place. See our terms and conditions for more information on what happens in this eventuality.

How far do you walk on the tour?

Generally our tours cover some distance (between 1-3 miles) but it’s broken up into multiple stops and we walk at a leisurely pace.

Is there anywhere to sit?

A few of our stops have seating, but you’re not always guaranteed a seat. It’s probably best to 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 public toilets on our tour routes if absolutely necessary.

Are the tours appropriate for kids?

Our tours are not suitable for children under 12 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 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:

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?

You can read our full terms and conditions here.

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.

Please note that each one of our tours has its own FAQ information detailed in its information page. Please take a look at our Tours page for an up-to-date list of our current tours.