The Sunday Post: Escaping From Brighton

Last weekend things started to look rather spring-like across the south east. Whilst the world and his wife flocked in to Brighton, Josh and I headed out of town in search of somewhere a little quieter (but still picturesque). We boarded our early morning train to Lewes, and wandered through the cobbled street, chattering away and admiring the views (there were a lot of hills that we walked up), before crossing the bridge and heading to the original Bill’s for breakfast. I had high hopes!

I’m not the biggest fan of the Bill’s in Brighton, the service can be sloppy, no one ever wants to take your order or money and the food is often overdone (however the Covent Garden branch gets my thumbs up for great service and food). The original brand in Lewes is spacious, packed full of family sized tables (things to consider if you’re a two-some) and does some awesome pancakes. Josh had the breakfast which was so delicious (order regret on my part) with a green juice on the side.

The staff were super friendly, but as usual there was the issue of not serving us after we’d eaten – I’ve never had a chain so reluctant to take my money like this one! However it’s definitely a branch I’d choose to go back to over my local one. Sorry Brighton…

After lunch we wandered through the village, and up some more hills, before making our way home via the towns picture perfect station – it’s just so pretty!

Keep your eyes peeled for a few more snaps from our little village escape come Wednesday – there may or may not be outfit photos…



  1. 08 Mar 2015 / 9:04 am

    Come to the Chichester Bill's! We are so much nicer than the Brighton one 😛

  2. 08 Mar 2015 / 9:06 am

    Looks so lovely, beautiful post! I really need to try out Bill's xx

  3. 08 Mar 2015 / 9:11 am

    Such lovely photos, I've never been to Bills, I'll have to look out for my local one!

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  4. 08 Mar 2015 / 9:32 am

    Loos like an amazing weekend!


  5. 08 Mar 2015 / 9:32 am

    Love your Sunday posts, always such a lovely photos!

  6. 08 Mar 2015 / 9:58 am

    How strange is that service!! It would put me off hugely going there! Sounds like a lovely day though Xx

  7. 08 Mar 2015 / 10:05 am

    it all looks so quaint and pretty! x
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  8. 08 Mar 2015 / 10:06 am

    Been to Bill's at Kensington High Street, amazing!! 🙂

  9. 08 Mar 2015 / 10:19 am

    God I miss brunch!Here in Greece it is not as popular as in other places… Lovely photos!

  10. 08 Mar 2015 / 10:23 am

    I love getting away for the weekend it's nice to have a change of scenery! Lewes looks very picturesque and pretty!

  11. 08 Mar 2015 / 10:25 am

    I'm so glad you've noticed the wait with Bill's to! Me and my friend have visited two different chians – and both have made us wait 20 minutes – half an hour to take our money. Lovely post though Suzie, very relaxing.

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  12. 08 Mar 2015 / 10:27 am

    I love Bill's, but I've only ever been to the Covent Garden one. The food is amazing! x

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  13. 08 Mar 2015 / 10:32 am

    Beautiful pictures, looks like you had a lovely weekend! I love Bill's the food is so yummy, the Covent Garden branch is definitely my favourite!

  14. 08 Mar 2015 / 11:20 am

    Lewes sounds lovely, shall have to take a visit! x

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  15. 08 Mar 2015 / 11:55 am

    That food looks sooo good!


  16. 08 Mar 2015 / 12:17 pm

    These photos are so gorgeous! Looks like you a lovely weekend x

  17. 08 Mar 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Such lovely photos! Your weekend looks absolutely wonderful, the food is amazing!

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  18. 08 Mar 2015 / 12:49 pm

    Have to agree with the Covent Garden Bills, amazing service! I love the Halloumi salad, so so tasty!

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  19. 08 Mar 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Sounds like a lovely day! I've never been to Bills but always wanted to go- I'll make sure I avoid the Brighton one though!

  20. 08 Mar 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Lewes looks stunning and those hills are so picturesque! Looks like you have a lovely getaway! 🙂

  21. 08 Mar 2015 / 1:12 pm

    These photos are looking so lovely !

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  22. 08 Mar 2015 / 1:34 pm

    I love getting out of London for a weekend. It's so refreshing! 🙂

    Kim x

  23. 08 Mar 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Beautful photos. I'd love to go to Bill's one day, everyone seems to love it.

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  24. 08 Mar 2015 / 2:04 pm

    always love your sunday posts seems like a nice little place pitty about Bill's

  25. 08 Mar 2015 / 2:10 pm

    You always take the loveliest pictures. I always enjoy your Sunday posts! 🙂

  26. 08 Mar 2015 / 2:33 pm

    This place looks so lovely!!


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  27. 08 Mar 2015 / 2:43 pm

    Have always wanted to go to Bill's so surprised the service is so bad! Lovely photos as always x

  28. 08 Mar 2015 / 2:47 pm

    How strange about Bills- the one in Salisbury is great for service and food, and the Reading one is good too 🙂 xx

  29. 08 Mar 2015 / 3:37 pm

    Oh this little town is looking incredible and super lovely ! I do love Brighton, I've be 3 times and it's super nice, but I can understand that it's also good to take some fresh air somewhere different . Those pictures are really awesome !

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  30. 08 Mar 2015 / 4:03 pm

    Such pretty Pictures! I'm hoping to come to London in May after my uni exams so will need to check out the Bills near Covent Garden! :)xx

  31. 08 Mar 2015 / 4:24 pm

    I've always wanted to go to Lewes, it looks beautiful! The next time i'm near Brighton/ Sussex I'll definitely have to go! x

  32. 08 Mar 2015 / 4:28 pm

    Always such beautiful posts! I wish I lived in England…


  33. 08 Mar 2015 / 4:33 pm

    I love a day trip to Lewes because it is such a quaint little town. Also, I agree that the waiters in Bill's never want to bring take my money.

  34. 08 Mar 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Bills always does the bets breakfasts! It's a shame the service wasn't 100%!

  35. 08 Mar 2015 / 6:13 pm

    A get-away with the right people, is the right way to start spring x.

  36. 08 Mar 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Lovely photos. Bills is amazing, I love going for brunch.

    Jess x

  37. 08 Mar 2015 / 7:01 pm

    such as shame about the one in Brighton but looks lovely 🙂 hopefully they will bring one to Leeds where I am from 🙂

  38. 08 Mar 2015 / 9:29 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos, the food looks so good (although thumbs down for not ace service). I don't think there's a Bill's too close to me, I might have to go exploring for something similar!

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  39. 08 Mar 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Such pretty photos! I have never been to Bills, really want to try it out though!
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  40. 08 Mar 2015 / 11:02 pm

    lovely pics!!! It looks like you had an amazing time

  41. 09 Mar 2015 / 12:58 am

    Beautiful photos as always ! Sounds like you had a great time x


  42. 09 Mar 2015 / 1:02 am

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures.

  43. 09 Mar 2015 / 2:33 am

    These photos are incredible! It looks like you had an amazing time. x

  44. 09 Mar 2015 / 3:17 am

    Beautiful photography as always! My favorite was the 1st pic. xx

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  45. 09 Mar 2015 / 3:17 am

    Beautiful post and photos Suzi – such an inspiration! M x

  46. 09 Mar 2015 / 7:43 am

    Best photo quality out there, glad I bumped into your blog.

  47. 09 Mar 2015 / 10:23 am

    Lovely photos Suzy! I love bills, I went to the one in Holborn on saturday night and the service and food was impeccable!! xx

  48. 09 Mar 2015 / 10:47 am

    You have got a lot of lovely pictures there!

  49. 09 Mar 2015 / 10:49 am

    Wow, that train station is so pretty!
    Strange how they serve you there, you'd think they'de be glad to bring you the check.
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  50. 09 Mar 2015 / 11:28 am

    Gorgeous photos! I want to go and do this some weekend soon!

    Emily x

  51. 09 Mar 2015 / 4:48 pm

    The photography on your blog is amazing ! All the pictures are so pretty 🙂

  52. 10 Mar 2015 / 1:41 am

    Beautiful post! x

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  53. 10 Mar 2015 / 5:37 pm

    I live in Brighton. I prefer the Lewes Bill's over the Brighton one. Definitely more spacious.

  54. 14 Mar 2015 / 4:35 am

    Lovely photos, really want to visit London and Brighton!

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