Worthing Food & Drink Festival 2017

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Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September

This is the 6th year for the Food Festival in Worthing and its getting bigger and better all the time.  The 2017 Festival will be held in Steyne Gardens with stalls outside and the kitchen and additional stalls in a giant marquee.  We want to make this year a celebration of what Worthing has to offer for Food & Drink so if you have a hospitality business please get involved.

Stall bookings are now being taken and the application pack can be found at the link below :-


Special Offers for Worthing Town Centre Businesses

* Stalls are available at 10% discount for Town Centre businesses

* Provide the recipe of one of your dishes and we will include it in the Food & Drink Festival brochure (10,000 copies) along with your logo, address, phone number and website details at NO COST

* If you can’t attend for the weekend then why not book some time on the Festival stage to demonstrate one of your dishes, sample some of your food or talk about your business again this will cost you nothing as a Town Centre business.

This is Worthing’s Food Festival and a great place to promote your business so please get involved – for more information please email

NightOwls competition – win £1,000

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One lucky Night Owl will win up to £1,000 in our competition that launches on Saturday 28th January.  Just pop into the businesses listed below to find the Owls.

Find the name of all the Owls and send these to or post the form to 12, The Steyne, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3DS.  All correct entries will go into the draw to win £750 and if the winner can also rearrange the initials into the winning phrase an additional £250 will be awarded.   £1,000 will really help brighten up the winter months so keep your eyes open for Owls !!

Not able to find all the Owls then there is still a chance to win £250 by taking a creative picture and posting them on Twitter with the (hashtag) #worthingowls.  Judges will select the best family friendly picture on 28th February.

Below are the Businesses to visit between 28th January and 26th February to find the Owls   !!

Three Fishes

Ten Cocktail Bar


The Cowshed

Bar 42


The Egremont


Slug & Lettuce

The Corner House

Alehouse & Kitchen

Rose & Crown

The Fat Greek Taverna

The Beach House

Its going to be a Hoot in Worthing this February !!

We would like to thank our friends at Creative Waves for their Owl making services …. They have all been made with Love.

Any questions please contact 01903 203252.


Worthing’s Christmas Party

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Wow what a night  !!! Worthing held its first Christmas Party in town on 15th December with headline act S Club Party; 3 of the original band members from S Club 7.

The evening started with some really great local talent from Westendestars Performing Arts co. and ROSPA we then had excellent sets from Dean Boroczky (Deano from the Voice) and Jenna Hall.  After S Club performed the amazing Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes kept the party going and Worthing rocking.

The event attracted thousands to the Town Centre and the feedback has been fantastic.

S Club performed all their hits, Reach for the Stars, S Club Party, Never had a dream come true and many many more.

Away from the stage Magic Martin gave away glow in the dark balloons, Happy Headz provided facepainting and the I Love Sunny Worthing glo sticks were a huge hit.

This was certainly a night to remember for Worthing !!





Santa’s Grotto

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We are delighted that Santa will be in a Magical Winter Wonderland this Christmas which is located in the Guildbourne Centre Worthing.  The Grotto is being operated by Twinkle Twist Events and will support local charity Guildcare.

To experience this truly unique Magical Winter Wonderland this Christmas book your visit today with Twinkle Twist Events on 01903 776631 or 07775642141.  The cost is just £10 per child, accompanying adults go free you will have a magical walk through the Winter Wonderland to Santa’s Grotto where each child will receive a gift and a signed bauble from Father Christmas!!

Christmas Lights Dazzle

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The Worthing Town Centre Initiative are delighted with the feedback they have received from everyone about this years Christmas Lights.

The WTCI pay for and organise the festive display in the Town thanks to funding from the Worthing Businesses and the income from the Wednesday Market.   This year over £35,000 has been invested into the display and there is something in all the main trading areas of the Town from Solar Powered Trees in the West End to Lamppost features in Brighton road and Chapel Road.

The Christmas Trees are not normally funded as part of the display; however this year with the new look Montague Street it was agreed that a tree with the WOW factor was needed and so the Worthing Town Centre Initiative stepped in to help the Rotary Club.  The tree and lights have been funded by the WTCI this year and the Rotary will be collecting for good causes around it.

The Lions fund the tree in South Street with help from Pressley’s and the Council fund the tree outside the Town Hall.

Christmas is an important time for traders and it would be a lovely thank you to them for funding the lights if you could spend in Worthing this year.  Supporting your local businesses will help keep them on the High Street and will ensure continued funding for the Christmas Lights !

Shop Local, Shop Worthing this Christmas !!

Thank you to Eddie Mitchell for the wonderful photographs

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November Highlights

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Here are a some highlights and offers during November


The e-cigarette &  Vaping store at 130 Montague Street Worthing are here to help you stop smoking this month.  Click here to find out more about three free E liquids when buying a kit from their Nexus Range.

Room with a View Gallery

An independent gallery based at 26 Warwick Street and they are holding a special evening to celebrate the artist Jack Vettriano on Friday 18th November 6.30pm to 8.30pm.  For an invitation please call 01903 217600.

Cards & Co.

Click Here for some great offers from Cards & Co in South Street including 3 for 2 on personalised gifts and other amazing deals for Christmas.

Christmas Lights

The Christmas Lights in Worthing are funded by the businesses with no public money used towards the display.   The lights will be on from Friday 18th November with new solar trees being installed in the West End area of the Town and Bath Place on Friday 25th November.  The Worthing Town Centre Initiative raise the funds and arrange for all the festive display; the Directors and Steering Committee would like to thank all the businesses for their ongoing support to Light up Worthing at Christmas.

Ardington Hotel Art Display

An outstanding collection of art depicting famous people who have or had Alzheimer’s will be on view at the Indigo Restaurant at the Ardington Hotel, Steyne Gardens for a week.

Should you choose to book lunch or dinner in Indigo, you will be surrounded by the portraits, but you can also visit the dining room throughout 17th-22nd November between the hours of Midday to 1.45pm and 6.30pm to 8.45pm.

Black Friday Offers

Black Friday this year is Friday 25th November and many stores will have offers and deals.  Watch out on Twitter and Facebook for more information on this years deals as we get the information.

S Club Meet & Greet

There will be an opportunity for some lucky winners to meet S Club Party when they are in Worthing on December 15th.   Look out at the end of the month for details of our daily draw from 1st Dec to 14th Dec for a Golden Ticket which will allow you and friend to say hello in person.

Christmas Market

Our friends at Barties presents will be holding a Christmas Market over the weekend of 26th / 27th November so this will be the ideal opportunity to come into Worthing for all your festive shopping.

Montague Place Christmas Tree

The Rotary fund the Tree in Montague Street and this year with it new home in the enhanced area at the junction of Montague Place the Worthing Town Centre Initiative are helping to fund a bigger more robust tree.  The trees will be delivered on Monday 28th November with the Rotary launching its Christmas collection on 1st December.