Cliffe is a suburb of Lewes, and it's famous for Britain's worst avalanche that killed 8 people in 1836. It's also where the brewery is located, along with a number of lunching places. We strolled briefly along the High Street and settled on a Bill's, a bustling restaurant, one of a small chain, just opposite the brewery's retail shop.
Bill's was everything I like in a lunch place. Busy, but not too crowded, with an excellent menu, and options for a two-or-three-course lunch for less than fifteen quid. The soup was delicious and the fish grilled to perfection with a spicy covering. And a jar of the local beer to wash it down.
Of course, since the brewery retail outlet was just opposite, it would have been a shame to walk past. After all, how could I possibly live down the idea that I hadn't been able to organise buying a bottle of beer at a brewery? Fine stuff it is too.