Anchored in sussex

The home of drinks and selected produce made in Sussex, England.

When you buy your cheese, chutney, honey, wine, cider, beer or gin from Anchored in Sussex, you are helping your local economy and preserving specialist jobs right here in your county. Our shop team have a combined 40+ years of publican, retail and customer service experience and we are ready to help you find something new and local, that you love.

Who we are

We are Anchored in Sussex, a town centre retail shop selling a large range of canned and bottled beers and ales, ciders, gins, wines and mixers all made right here in beautiful Sussex.

Why we exist

It’s rare to find one retailer that stocks so many drinks produced in the county in one place. We decided to bring our micropub expertise to the high street and help you shop local for your alcoholic drinks.

Why we are here

We champion local producers

Anchored in Sussex is a retail store selling Sussex-born drinks.

Nigel Watson, the Founder, has more than a decade of experience in the management of a pub in Surrey before striking out on his own with the later award-winning Micropub, Anchored in Worthing – the first micropub in Sussex. 

Donna Ritchie, the shop manager has two decades of experience in the retail arena with some of the top names in the high street.

Anchored in Sussex can always take care of large orders but usually keeps a small selection due to very limited supply and its primary function of being a pub.  We do have a nice wine fridge in store though.

Anchored in Sussex can be found in the food hall of 15:17 in South Street, Worthing.

following an award-winning Micropub

Experience the Finest


It can be the social lubricant that greases the wheels of a great evening, an uncritical companion in the pub or the best word you can hear after a long hard week and, officially, it is the world’s favourite booze.

Here at Anchored in Sussex we have a small but perfectly formed group of ales to suit all palates and our expert staff can guide you to matching the right beer with tonight’s dinner, if you so wish.


Sussex ciders are generally less tannic and not as dry as the West Country style farmhouse ciders. Nor are they as sweet as the big brand ciders. Our local producers use mainly desert apples and apples that the supermarkets reject for being the wrong shape.

Our Sussex fruit ciders actually contain fruit and not concentrates, giving a much more natural flavour and taste.

Gins & Spirits

If you want to really understand gin, it’s important to get to know juniper. We would compare it to understanding the influence of casks for whisky fans, grapes for wine lovers or dilution of ice for bartenders.

Juniper is such an important aspect of gin that quite literally, it is not only the primary botanical used in gin, but by Law, it needs to be the predominant flavour in anything seeking to be classified as gin.

The aroma and taste of juniper is – or at least should be – the signature note in any gin, both on the nose and on the palate. Even the name gin itself is derived from either the French genièvre or the Dutch jenever, which both mean juniper.


Wine tasting is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine. While the practice of wine tasting is as ancient as its production, a more formalised methodology has slowly become established.

Results that have surfaced through scientific blind-wine-tasting suggest the unreliability of wine tasting in both experts and consumers, such as an inconsistency in identifying wines based on their region and price.

Basically, even the experts can’t get it right, if you enjoy a particular bottle then it is a good wine for you. Our tasting notes are a combination of what the experts say and our own notes from tasting sessions that we have attended ourselves

Soft Drinks

Our sole soft drinks supplier is Folkington’s, based just outside of Eastbourne, East Sussex.

The Folkington’s brand has aimed to replicate the authenticity and origins that stand behind fine wines, into their range of fruit juices and soft drinks.

Their range has ten varieties including tonic waters, sparkling presses and other popular mixers.

Every year the company sources its fruit from the same farmers and farming communities to ensure a consistent taste and quality whilst providing a sustainable income to them.

It’s a pleasure to stock Folkington’s soft drinks and we are currently stocking the full range of tonic waters; Indian Tonic Water, Indian Tonic Water Light, Earl Grey Tonic & English Garden Tonic alongside Folkington’s Ginger Beer and Elderflower Presse.

The perfect mixers for your gins, vodkas, rum and vermouths available in the Worthing store.

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