Horsham District Tours

BRAND NEW FOR 2024

We have created six tour itineraries focused on the best food, drink and cultural experiences in the Horsham District and surrounding area.  These tailor-made tours are ideal for groups and corporate clients looking to explore the award-winning vineyards, breweries, food producers and visitor attractions of this region of West Sussex.

Horsham District is within easy connection of London mainline train stations, with journey times of just under one hour. We collect from Horsham train station, Gatwick Airport, hotels, self-catering accommodations or any venue of your choosing.  We’ll transport you throughout the tour either in executive mini coaches or you can opt for one of our vintage London routemaster buses.

Our tours include the transport and driver, the guide, vineyards, breweries, attractions and meals such as a simple picnic lunch among the vines, or a traditional English pub lunch, or a full tasting dinner menu with paired wines in a stylish vineyard restaurant.

The six itineraries below give you multiple opportunities to explore this area of West Sussex with plentiful venues and attractions all sat within charming countryside. You can select one or more itineraries for a multi-day stay and all parts of an itinerary can be combined with others.

Great British Wine Tours bus at Nutbourne Vineyards Horsham District Tours
Hepworths Brewery Horsham District Tours
Kinsbrook vineyard with Great British Wine Tours<br />

West Sussex Wine Tour

See the very best of the West Sussex wine producers on this three vineyard tour. The tour begins at the stunning estate of Wiston for a vineyard tour and tasting. Then it’s onto Kinsbrook Estate for lunch and wine tasting. The final vineyard for a tour and tasting is Nutbourne.

Example Schedule:

9:30 Pick up from your designated meet point

10:30 Wiston Estate tour & tasting

12:00 Transfer to Kinsbrook Vineyard

12:30 Kinsbrook for wine tasting & lunch

14:00 Transfer to Nutbourne

14:30 Nutbourne tour and wine tasting

16:30 Transfer back to your drop-off point

Firebird Brewery Horsham District Tours

Three Brewery Tour

Spend the day exploring the craft breweries of West Sussex. Start your day at Hepworths Brewery in Pulborough, then you’ll have lunch and a tasting at Firebird Brewery before completing your tour at Brolly Brewery in Horsham.

Example Schedule:

09:30 Pick up from your designated meet point

10:30 Hepworths Brewery tour & tasting

12:00 Transfer to Firebird Brewery

12:30 Firebird Brewery for beer tasting & lunch

14:00 Transfer to Brolly Brewery

14:30 Brolly Brewery beer tasting

16:30 Transfer back to your drop-off point

Stopham vineyard

Grape & Grain Tour

You’ll spend the morning at the award-winning vineyard of Stopham. Lunch will be enjoyed at a traditional English country pub serving homemade British classics before you head on to Firebird Brewery.

Example Schedule:

9:30 Pick up from your designated meet point

10:30 Stopham vineyard & winery tour

11:30 Tutored wine tasting

12:30 Transfer to a traditional country pub

13:00 Lunch at the pub

14:30 Transfer to Firebird Brewery

15:00 Brewery Tour & tutored tasting

16:30 Transfer back to your drop-off point

Petworth House<br />

Art & Vine Tour

Spend the day discovering one of Sussex’s finest stately homes at Petworth House and Deer Park and its marvellous collection of art before heading to the elegant estate of leading English wine producer, Wiston.

Example Schedule:

09:00 Pick up from your designated meet point

10:00 Visit to Petworth House & Deer Park, choose to self-guide or with an expert guide

13:00 Transfer to Wiston Estate

13:30 Lunch at Chalk restaurant, Wiston

14:30 Tour and wine tasting at Wiston Estate

16:30 Transfer back to your drop-off point

Arundel castle

Castle, Tea & Vineyard Tour

Start your day with an exploration of one of the finest medieval castles in England in the picturesque town of Arundel. Lunch is a traditional English afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones and cakes and a cup of tea of course! Follow this with a visit to Stopham vineyard.

Example Schedule:

09:30 Pick up from your designated meet point

10:30 Visit to Arundel Castle & Gardens

13:00 Lunch in the historic town of Arundel, traditional afternoon tea

14:00 Transfer to Stopham vineyard

14:30 Vineyard & winery tour followed by tutored wine tasting

16:30 Transfer back to your drop-off point

Leonardslee Gardens

Vines & Garden Tour

A wine tour with a difference at Mannings Heath Estate followed by a tour of the stunning Leonardslee Gardens.

Example Schedule:

10:30 Pick up from your designated meet point

11:00 Electric buggy vineyard tour at Mannings Heath Wine Estate followed by a tutored wine tasting of English still and sparkling wines

12:30 Lunch at Mannings Heath (options include formal 3 course lunch or a traditional South African BBQ on the terrace)

14:00 Transfer to Leonardslee Gardens

14:30 Guided tour of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

16:30 Transfer back to your drop-off point

The Horsham District programme of tours is operated by Great British Wine Tours, supported by Horsham District Council, and has received part-funding from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, powered by Levelling Up.