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The English Wine Centre in the Press

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The Good Hotel Guide 2013; Great Britain and Ireland. Page 521

A thoroughly enjoyable stay in a unique setting.’ Dedicated to the promotion of English wines, owners Christine and Colin Munday have given this enterprise, in landscaped gardens on the South Downs, a new lease of life. Guests find ‘smart and comfortable’ accommodation, with original art, in the converted Green Oak Barn; the small restaurant in the neighbouring Flint Barn has a ‘short, but interesting’ seasonal menu, and unusual wines by the glass. Mark Goodwin is chef. Wine lovers can explore the 140 varieties of English wine on sale in the shop; ‘staff are knowledgeable and helpful’. Bar/lounge, restaurant (no background music). Garden with water features. Tutored wine tastings; vineyard tours. Wi-Fi. Civil wedding licence. 5 bedrooms. B&B.

Harriet O’Brien, The Independent, October 2011

A nerve centre of the English wine industry, it is a dynamic complex with a shop, boutique hotel and restaurant. It also offers wine tastings, as well as vineyard tours in the area,

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Simon Burnton, The Guardian, September 2011

...diners get a great deal: accompany your meal with anything they stock (140 English wines) and pay just £5 more than the retail price – a tiny mark-up,

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Jonathan Gregson, Evening Standard travel section, 3 August 2011

Now that the previously lunch-only restaurant is open for dinner at weekends, and with stylish and well-appointed rooms just across the courtyard, one can explore some of the finest English wines available, without resorting to the spittoon or arguing about who is the driver,

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Tom Chesshyre, The cool hotel guide, The Times travel section, 30 July 2011

I sat in the garden with a book and a glass, revelling in this wine-centre-with-rooms concept, before retiring to my own smart room,

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Alex Leith, Viva Lewes, June 2011

As you might expect, the English Wine Centre, which exclusively sells English wine, has a food operation that goes big on local fare,

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Last Minute Hotel News, Evening Standard travel section, 7 March 2011

The English Wine Centre & Cuckmere Barns near Alfriston, East Sussex, opens a new boutique hotel in a traditional Sussex barn...

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