Fancy a pint? Here are some of the most picturesque pubs to visit in Sussex. 

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that we are finally allowed to go back to our beloved pubs from Monday, April 12.

As we enter stage two of the 'roadmap' out of lockdown, restrictions will start to be eased allowing us to visit pubs and restaurants as long as we are sat outside. 

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With that in mind, we've compiled a list of some of the most picturesque pubs and beer gardens in Sussex to visit once lockdown eases. 

The Ginger Fox

Muddleswood Road, Hassocks BN6 9EA

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The Ginger Fox, Hassocks.

The Ginger Fox is a friendly and relaxed gastropub sitting in the stunning South Downs, around 7 miles from Brighton.

Proud to be from Sussex they serve only the highest quality, seasonal and locally sourced produce including fish, meat, local ales and award-winning wine from Ridegview. 

A sight for sore eyes, the beer garden at The Ginger Fox is the ideal place to catch up with loved ones after lockdown with stunning views over the Downs.

The garden has a lovely children’s play area including a fun treasure-hunt style trail and there are even secure bike racks for cyclists.

The Countryman Inn

Countryman Ln, Shipley, Horsham RH13 8PZ

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The Countryman Inn, Shipley 

This gorgeous country pub is located in the heart of the Sussex countryside near Horsham. 

It is surrounded by 3,500 acres of farmland owned by the Knepp Castle Estate, which provides a beautiful backdrop to unwind in the sprawling garden fit with a children's climbing frame to keep the little ones happy. 

There is even a charming village shop inside the pub which stocks fresh and locally sourced essentials. 

The Anchor Bleu

High St, Bosham, Chichester PO18 8LS

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The view at The Anchor Bleu.

The utterly delightful Anchor Bleu is situated in a prime location overlooking Bosham Quay. 

A family-run waterside pub The Anchor Blue has something to tug on the heart strings of even the most discerning of friends, making it the perfect place to visit as lockdown eases. 

They serve brilliant food at affordable prices using the best locally sourced ingredients which caters to all budgets.

Crown and Anchor

Dell Quay Road, Apuldram, Chichester

This award-winning 16th century pub and restaurant is situated on the waters edge in Bosham.

Boasting spectacular views across Chichester Harbour this gorgeous pub is famous for its incredible garden looking out on to the water.

Their menu is designed to celebrate their coastal location, featuring British seaside classics with a focus on freshly landed fish & seafood. 

The Griffin

The Griffin, Fletching, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3SS

The Griffin sits in the heart of the Sussex countryside in the village of Feltching, overlooking the picturesque Ouse Valley. 

Lovingly referred to as The Griffin Serengeti, the view from this impeccable pub really does take your breath away.

There is a terrace, barbecue area with its own built-in barbecue and wood oven, and the latest addition, the Sheffield bar on the lower lawn serving a range of cocktails, wines and Harvey’s Best Bitter.

The garden has been beautifully landscaped with grassy banks leading to the lower level – a delight for young children – and an idyllic atmosphere to watch the sun setting, while enjoying a glass of well chilled Rosé. 

The Beach Deck

Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7AE

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The Beach Deck, Eastbourne - Facebook

Okay, it's not a pub but oh boy does it have a phenomenal view. 

The Beach Deck in Eastbourne boasts one of the most stunning views and is an ideal location to sip a cold one in the summer, looking out over the water. 

This vibey beach side restaurant and cafe serves a full and varied menu to suit all the family and is even dog friendly. 

They are currently open for takeaway and will reopen outside from April 12. 

Will you be going out on April 12? Let us know in the comments.