Advertise in Taste West Sussex

How to advertise in our magazine and eNewsletter which features the best of West Sussex food and drink.

1 Taste West Sussex magazine

Taste West Sussex magazine is published three times a year, offering information on local food and drink outlets and producers, tourism venues and attractions, as well as how to make the most of our beautiful county.

This award-winning, free magazine is available at over 300 outlets across West Sussex, including Co-Op stores, restaurants, cafes, pubs, farm shops, vineyards, tourist attractions, accommodation providers and garden centres, as well as all 36 libraries.

In addition to the 20,000 hard copies, there is an online edition with hyperlinks to advertisers websites and an active social media presence.

The Taste West Sussex Twitter site has 3,369 followers. Tweets are retweeted on the West Sussex County Council Twitter site, which has approximately 44,500 followers, and the West Sussex Matters Facebook page. There is also a dedicated Taste West Sussex Facebook page.

The next edition of Taste West Sussex magazine is out on 24 June 2019.

Taste magazine dates: read left to right for early booking deadlines, artwork deadlines and publication dates.
Early booking deadline Artwork deadline Publication date
30 July 2019 29 August 2019 26 September 2019


  • 20% discount for advertising in three editions.
  • Bespoke packages available to include tastemail broadcast and social media.

Advertising rates and dimensions

  • 1/8 page (89mm W x 55mm H) - £153 + VAT
  • 1/4 page (89mm W x 114mm H) - £254 + VAT
  • 1/2 page (182mm W x 114mm H) - £458 + VAT
  • Full page (216mm W x 266mm H) - £839 + VAT
  • Inside front cover (216mm W x 266mm H) - £992 + VAT
  • Inside back cover (216mm W x 266mm H) - £966 + VAT
  • Back cover (216mm W x 266mm H) - £1,068 + VAT

Additional information

2 Tastemail eNewsletter

We broadcast a monthly eNewsletter, Tastemail, which has more than 6,000 subscribers. 

Advertisers can use this marketing tool to further promote their business by advertising special offers, discounts, competitions, events and product news from West Sussex food and drink producers, eateries, businesses and venues.

The October 2019 Tastemail analytics show a 33% open rate and a 5% click through rate (figures supplied via Granicus October 2019).

MailChimp currently show the national average for this subject area as the open rate being 24.71% and 2.98% click through.

Each entry is approximately 50 words and can include a suitable picture.

Content of the Tastemail is also publicised via Twitter and Facebook.

Advertising rates and dates

  • 12 months - £20.00 per month + VAT
  • 6 months - £25.00 per month + VAT
  • 3 months - £30.00 per month + VAT
  • 1 month - £35.00 per month + VAT
Tastemail: read left to right for submission deadlines and broadcast dates.
Submission deadlines Broadcast dates
Friday 10 January 2020 Thursday 16 January 2020
Friday 14 February 2020 Thursday 20 February 2020
Friday 13 March 2020 Thursday 19 March 2020
Friday 17 April 2020 Thursday 23 April 2020
Friday 15 May 2020 Thursday 21 May 2020
Friday 12 June 2020 Thursday 18 June 2020
Friday 16 July 2020 Thursday 24 July 2020
Friday 21 August 2020 Thursday 27 August 2020
Friday 11 September 2020 Thursday 17 September 2020
Friday 16 October 2020 Thursday 22 October 2020
Friday 13 November 2020 Thursday 19 November 2020
Friday 4 December 2020 Thursday 10 December 2020
Last updated:
15 January 2020
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