Fudgies is an independent café, bar and bistro serving high-quality food and drink to the local community in an informal and relaxed setting. Our south-facing courtyard garden is a perfect spot to enjoy the range of delights on offer. Our coffee is freshly roasted locally, our loose leaf tea sourced in Sussex and wherever possible our food is locally sourced and ethically produced. We stock English and international wines, craft ales, lagers and ciders as well as some rather naughty cocktails. (All day!).

Fudgies aims to serve all the communities it’s part of. From the farmers producing our products to the suppliers who source them for us, our hard working team here in Fudgies and of course the lovely people of Hove. It’s owned and run by Fudge (with a little help from Julian his Dad) who both live just down the road and who can’t think of any good reason to live anywhere but here.


Lovely Friends and Customers…

Our kitchen is closed for refurbishment for a little while. Watch this space for exciting news about our new menus, opening times and entertainment.

In the meantime we are still serving yummy cheese and charcuterie boards in the evenings to accompany our live music…

…and our (in)famous BBQ will be running for the whole of pride weekend


About our food and drink…

Our meat is from Natural Farms ( based in Ewhurst Green, E Sussex. They specialise in fully traceable meat sourced from farms with high welfare values and sustainable farming systems.

Our fish is from MCB Seafoods in Newhaven. The majority of their fish are caught locally by small boat fishermen with an emphasis on freshness and sustainability.

Our Duck eggs are all free-range.

Our breads and pastries are locally baked in Hove by Artisan bakers.

Our coffee is freshly roasted by local artisan roasters and our teas are all sourced in Sussex.

We always offer a choice of English wines from the South East along with quality wines form the rest of the world.

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This is Fudge. He’s a dog. Well sort of. Well not really much of a dog at all if we’re honest. All we know is he’s The Fudge.
Little is known of Fudge’s past apart from when Fudge gave up his job foraging for food on the streets of Ireland to adopt his new family here in Hove. Fudge loves everybody no matter who they are and where they come from. He also loves sausage.

After living here for a while Fudge decided to open a bistro in Hove that reflects his love of all people (and sausage.) With a bit of help from Julian his Dad Fudgies bistro was born.
Fudge is normally around the bar somewhere and likes to help out in the Bistro, especially when it comes to clearing up leftovers.
Whenever you visit you are assured of a warm welcome from Fudge who likes nothing more than making new friends and greeting old ones alike.