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The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Walking Food Tour provided by Brighton Food Tours

The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Walking Food Tour

The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Walking Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 195002P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • All food tastings are included along the way, equivalent to a light meal
  • Local guide
  • Exclusive discounts at participating establishments (should you wish to purchase anything)
Exclusions
  • You may like to bring a bottle of water with you
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Church of Saint Bartholomew, Ann Street, Ann St, Brighton BN1 4GP, UK 11am - In front of the church.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Let us know your accessibility requirements when making your booking enquiry and we’ll do our best to ensure the tour is suitable
  • 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
  • A few of our route stops have seating, but you’re not guaranteed a seat. You can expect to be standing or walking for the whole tour.
  • The tour is a total of approx 2.5 miles – broken up into about 6-7 stops – at a leisurely pace.
  • Our tours go ahead in all weathers so be sure to come prepared for all eventualities. Umbrellas don't really work in Brighton (it can get very windy!) so if it’s wet we recommend waterproof coats with hoods etc.
  • As long as you can remain mobile over 3 hrs with a fair bit of walking and standing - this tour is for you!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • All food tastings are included along the way, equivalent to a light meal
  • Local guide
  • Exclusive discounts at participating establishments (should you wish to purchase anything)
Exclusions
  • You may like to bring a bottle of water with you
Departure details
  • Church of Saint Bartholomew, Ann Street, Ann St, Brighton BN1 4GP, UK 11am - In front of the church.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Let us know your accessibility requirements when making your booking enquiry and we’ll do our best to ensure the tour is suitable
  • 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
  • A few of our route stops have seating, but you’re not guaranteed a seat. You can expect to be standing or walking for the whole tour.
  • The tour is a total of approx 2.5 miles – broken up into about 6-7 stops – at a leisurely pace.
  • Our tours go ahead in all weathers so be sure to come prepared for all eventualities. Umbrellas don't really work in Brighton (it can get very windy!) so if it’s wet we recommend waterproof coats with hoods etc.
  • As long as you can remain mobile over 3 hrs with a fair bit of walking and standing - this tour is for you!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 30, 2021
A note from The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Walking Food Tour
Tour mostly outside - pls bring own face mask to enter shops. If you have symptoms, do not attend. We will transfer your booking to another date.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Alison H
Worthing, UK13 contributions
Sep 2021
We had a wonderful time last weekend on the tour with our delightful guide Simone. The tour was originally bought as a Christmas gift in 2019 for our two daughters and their partners. One pandemic later and we ended up with a private tour for the six of us in 2021! Needless to say Brighton Food Tours were amazing when it came to rescheduling then re-rescheduling again and again, extremely patient and happy to oblige when we ended up with our private group.

I won't tell you about the tour itself as I don't want to spoil it for you, but I can tell you that it was fantastic. Simone was a lovely person to be with, very informative and the places she took us too were amazing. The food was delicious and we were comfortably full by the end - even had to take some bits home as a goody bag!

I would like to say a special thank you to Simone, as our eldest daughter is 3 months pregnant and early on in the tour had a bout of morning sickness. Simone was so thoughtful, kind, considerate and mindful the rest of the tour to make sure my daughter was comfortable and enjoyed the tour. But Simone did this in a way to make sure that my daughter (and the rest of us) didn't feel that it was an inconvenience or that it overshadowed the day.

I would definitely do this tour again as I know they use multiple venues so we could easily come across other gems. We will also definitely be revisiting the venues that we were taken too, they were all friendly, welcoming and served amazing food.

Just can't recommend highly enough really - excellent value too.
Written September 12, 2021
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Catriona L
Wow Alison! What an amazing review. So lovely of you to take all that time to write it. Simone truly is a 5 star guide and we are very lucky to have her. We wish you and your daughter all the best with your forthcoming grandchild and we hope to see you on another tour sometimes soon. All the best Team BFT x
Written September 17, 2021
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Danielle P
Brighton, UK65 contributions
We booked this tour to kick start our day at the fringe festival. We have done food tours before and hoped it’ll be just as good and it did not disappoint.

Being a local I really hoped they were going to take me to some new places I could go back to and explore more in my own time and that’s exactly what happened.

Our guide Simone was friendly and super knowledgeable.

We visited 7 places and ate generous portions of food. We had sausage rolls, vegan sushi, hummus, organic chocolate, cheese and wine, ice cream and burgers. It was all delicious.

Highly recommend for locals and visitors to the city to get a taste of all the amazing independent places in this wonderful city as well as a nice little walking tour.

We had a wonderful time thank you 👍🏻😊
Written June 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We LOVE it when we get to surprise and delight locals as well as visitors and we always want to build return footfall for our vendors so this is a win, win, win review! Thanks so much for taking the time to write it and I hope we get to see you again on one of our other tours. All the best Cat & Angela
Written June 13, 2021
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Gavin G
Bellapais, Cyprus137 contributions
May 2022
Loved it! New to the area and having experienced food tours on weekend breaks outside the UK, we signed up for this tour hoping that it would be a good introduction to Brighton and provide us with a list of good restaurants to check out in the future. And it delivered in spades! Ashley was knowledgeable, engaging and led the tour (at pace) across the very different neighbourhoods of Brighton, introducing us to the history, the geography and of course the culinary delights of the town. The highlight was very much the people that we met and the passionate stories that they had to tell. And we now have a great list of independent restaurants to return to. Job done!
Written May 8, 2022
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Annie
9 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This was our first family trip to Brighton so we booked a food tour to explore the local area. It didn't dissapoint!

We explored seven independent venues and our tour guide (Ashley) pointed out other foodie places of interest along the way.

He had great knowledge of, not only the local food, but also Brighton history, which was a nice touch and added a layer of appreciation for the places we visited.

The portion sizes were very generous. We finished the tour feeling full but not ill!

Ashely was extremely friendly and funny and made us all feel like one big group rather than two separate familes. Not to mention the heavens opened during our tour, we were all soaking wet but his sunny disposition kept our spirits from dampening.

The group size itself was well thought out, it wasnt too big that we felt we couldn't stop him to ask questions. Covid considerations were maintained throughout.

Overall a great day out and good value for money. Would recommend!
Written July 10, 2021
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What a lovely review. Sunshine and showers are all part of the Brighton seaside experience and we are so pleased it didn't mar your experience. Ashley is a great guide and we are working hard to make sure people feel safe on their tours. Thanks for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it!
Written July 16, 2021
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Ivi C
1 contribution
May 2021
My partner and I had an amazing experience doing the VIB Food tour. We had the pleasure to have Claire as our tour guide, and she was brilliant. She provided such cool history facts about each place we have been to and was very friendly. We live in Brighton and we were so impressed with the selection of food venues and itinerary, because even though we live here, we wouldn't even imagine about knowing some cool facts about the venues way of making the food and all the work that goes into it!
We HIGHLY recommend to everyone (locals and non-locals) and we can't wait to do the Hove Food tour next!
Written May 24, 2021
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Mandy A
Stevenage, UK10 contributions
A fabulous three hour guided tour with around 7 food stops enjoying a variety of different foods with some beverages. Highlights Brighton’s entrepreneurial spirit and at a time of cultural change and attitudes to waste and how food is sourced was inspirational and a show case. Our tour guide Ashley pointed out places of interest and local history. To cover so much ground the walking pace was brisk. Can’t wait to come back to Brighton.
Written February 1, 2020
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Come back soon! What lovely review. Thank you. We have so much more to show you!
Written February 29, 2020
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Edd
Brighton, UK3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
As both a local to the area, and a regular walking tour participant, I was blown away by how well constructed, enjoyable and informative our tour was today. I started the tour optimistic but mildly skeptical that maybe I would have already visited all the places, having lived in the area for a few years. I found that even the places I had been to or heard of already were each given a fresh perspective, tons of new information and plenty of food along the way.

Our tour guide, Claire, did a brilliant job and was funny and engaging throughout. This is a perfect tour for getting to know the Brighton beyond the beach, and I would highly recommend it for locals and tourists alike. I'd gladly do this again when we have guests as a way to share the history of the area.
Written August 6, 2021
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Angela_Brightwell
Thank you so much for such a fab review - it means so much to hear this from a local and is exactly what we set out to do, so it's music to our ears that you got so much from the tour and the lovely Claire... We'd love to have you and your friends/family on one of our tours again, hope to see you again some time!... Thanks once again for taking the time to leave us a review - as a small company, reviews - and word of mouth referrals - are so important to us so it's very appreciated!
Written August 7, 2021
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Ellie W
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
Highly recommend! Did this for my partners birthday with his parents and we all came away with full bellies and smiles on our faces. Kat was wonderful and gives a personal experience.

We were a mix of Brightonians and tourists and all loved it so definitely recommend regardless of if you're a local!
Written October 31, 2020
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Thanks for the lovely review. It was such a pleasure those you all!
Written December 13, 2020
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LJTWeymouth
Weymouth, UK25 contributions
Oct 2020
Totally amazing and would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Brighton.
Cat was a wonderful guide with a real passion for the independent foodie scene as well as giving us a great historical inside to her lovely city. This was 3 hours of the very best food, great company, lovely walk around Brighton and an absolute must for any foodies out there.
An eleven out of ten from me and a big thank you Brighton food tours for a wonderful time.
Written November 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
And a massive thank you for such a great review! You were a fabulous customer and it was a joy to show you around. Stay safe and well!
Written December 13, 2020
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Sarah R
Cuckfield, UK1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Friends
I had such a fabulous experience today on this tour and it was great to be ‘out’ again and feeling completely safe, whilst discovering hidden gems in Brighton. Cat did an amazing job of sharing her passion and knowledge of independent food establishments whilst ensuring all Covid safety guidelines were followed, allowing for some truly delicious sampling of wonderful specialities. Am already thinking of another excuse to do it all again. Thank you!
Written July 24, 2020
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No excuse needed! You are welcome any time! It is so wonderful to be out and about again and we are so pleased you felt all the safety measures we have taken help you feel confident and safe on our tours. Thanks for taking the time to review us. It means a lot!
Written August 6, 2020
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By: Brighton Food Tours
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Another brilliant food & drink tour
Our 3rd tour with Brighton Food Tours. We had a combined food and drink tour 9 of us for a 50th birthday celebratio
K5289PUleet
K5289PUleet
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Brilliant
I have lived in Brighton for over 20 years and didn’t know half the places we visited, existed! The food was delici
E928PXclairew
E928PXclairew
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Simply the best food tour - so much fun & food
Amazing 3hours spent walking through Brighton, learning about some quirky Brighton history and tasting some of the
H7818ORrachels
H7818ORrachels
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Amazing tour, great value
We went on a private tour for my brother's stag do and it was such a highlight of the weekend. Cat was amazing at o
PD360
PD360
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Fun and interesting
A wonderful afternoon visiting places right on our door step with delicious food and drink. Cat was a great guide f
Mike O
Mike O
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Great Christmas present
Great day wandering through sunny Brighton with friends, enjoying the independent food venues, hosted by the wonder
361ingelaj
361ingelaj
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Outstanding!
This is the best event I have experienced in my 17 years of living in Brighton. We went to some venues I didn't ev
Steve H
Steve H
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Great afternoon of food and beer. Highly recommended.
Great afternoon. Knowledgable hosts, superb food, great places on the tour. Couldn't have asked for more. I was nic
KBanbury
KBanbury
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Highly recommend
A really interesting tour with two informative hosts. It was great visiting a range of Brighton hotspots to try a
Karen N
Karen N
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Foodie Heaven
Such an interesting tour. The food and beers were excellent. So much extra information from our fabulous friendly
EatsnTreat
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Foody heaven with some nicely paired beverages.
Homeward bound Festival special tour of oysters and sea food. We live in Brighton and the tour showed us 3 places w
Escape816462
Escape816462
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amazing lunch!
it was an excellent tour - very well organised, with a table waiting for us at each place, really interesting natur
Lindyontour17
Lindyontour17
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V.I.B Tour Perfect for food lovers -don’t miss this tour
Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide. Cat was a great host/guide who paced the tour well and shared her obvious
DaveR392
DaveR392
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Excellent tour with great food.
The tour was absolutely fantastic. Each stop was full of delightful food made by passionate people. Highly recommen
Roseok92
Roseok92
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A Brighton must do
We were a group of 11 hens and we had such a fun morning on the tour. Cat was very helpful and accommodating for ou
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