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  • Alfriston
    • Deans Place Hotel Seaford Road Alfriston BN26 5TW Telephone(01323) 870248

      This picturesque AA 3 Star hotel with 36 bedrooms is set in 4 acres of lovely gardens, has a single bar area with cosy sofas and arm chairs, there is also a raised snug area to the side. Oak beams and part panelling along with a warm welcome add to its character. Ample car parking split into two areas, at the front and rear of the hotel for both hotel guests and non-residents. Function room fully licensed for ceremonies is available to hire.

    • George Inn High Street Alfriston BN26 5SY Telephone(01323) 870319

      First licensed in 1397, the foundations of this splendid flint stone and half-timbered building date back to 1250, and there is a network of smugglers' tunnels leading from its cellars. The bar, the oldest part of the inn, has an impressive inglenook fireplace with a huge copper hood, oak floors and Sussex hop bines decorating the walls. To the rear is the large garden and a heated terrace for those cooler evenings. Good quality food is served here.

    • Olde Smugglers Inn Waterloo Square Alfriston BN26 5UE Telephone(01323) 870241

      Nestled in the South Downs this historic, friendly, cosy village pub was built in 1358 and still holds its character today with its impressive, dominating inglenook fireplace, oak beams and brick floor in the main bar area. It is Grade II listed, a series of small rooms at various levels lead through to a conservatory, a large sun trap patio and tranquil walled garden with picnic tables. Good quality pub food is offered, often locally sourced, accommodation is also available. Several Sussex traditional themed nights are held throughout the year, Toad in the Hole is played, an old Sussex game. In its day it is said to have had six staircases, twenty one rooms, forty eight doors and numerous corridors and hiding places and was known to have been the meeting place for smuggling gangs. It is unusual in that it bears two names, the Market Cross, which can be seen on the swing sign, as well as Ye Olde Smugglers Inn. The pub was a finalist in the local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year competition in 2019 and was awarded Country Pub of the Year; the presentation picture shows the award.

    • Tavern on the Tye High Street Alfriston BN26 5TD Telephone(01323) 870811

      Previously Moonrakers restaurant, now a food centred pub with a garden which opens out onto the village green known as The Tye.

  • Arlington
    • Old Oak Inn Caneheath Arlington BN26 6SJ Telephone(01323) 482072

      Situated in countryside ideal for walking which features Abbots Wood, thism 17th Century building consists of a main bar and and a forty seater restaurant. Cosy in the winter and with plenty of outside seating in the summer, with an enclosed beer garden, there is an extensive food menu.

    • Yew Tree Inn Arlington Village Arlington BN26 6RX Telephone(01323) 870590

      Built in 1901, there is a public bar, a main bar with restaurant, a conservatory and a large garden with plenty of seating. An extensive menu of homemade, good value, good quality food is available.

  • Ashburnham
    • Ash Tree Inn Brown Bread Street Ashburnham TN33 9NX Telephone(01424) 892104

      This pub is closed closed on Sunday and Monday evenings in the winter. Friendly 17th century village local with dining area and outside seating, situated on the 1066 Walk.

  • Battle
    • Abbey Hotel 84 High Street Battle TN33 0AQ Telephone(01424) 722755

      Historic setting across the Green from Battle Abbey, this 16th Century cosy pub has a single bar with a restaurant area behind. The pub participates in Shepherd Neame's mini real ale festival. Quiz night is the last Thursday of the month. Themed food nights are held.

    • Battle Brewery Bar Battle TN33 0HN Telephone(01424) 772838

      The brewery is located in lovely countryside off the North Trade Road down a three quarter mile track. Since the opening of the Battle Tap in Battle High Street, see separarte WhatPub entry, the brewery premises no longer accommodate the brewery tap with regular opening hours, although it is used for special events.

    • Battle Tap 52 High St Battle TN33 0EN Telephone(01424) 772838

      Situated in the heart of Battle's shopping area, this pub was converted from an off licence with the acquisition of the next door premises. Up to four cask ales from Battle Brewery are served, there is some seating in the bar area which has the feel of a micropub, a gap in the wall leads to another room, also fronting onto the High Street, with a more spacious set up with chairs around low tables. Off sales are available, cask ales from Battle Brewery are sold for tastings and filling containers, as well as Cask Beer in a Box, 5 litre and 10 litre sizes being available.

    • Bull Inn 27 High Street Battle TN33 0EA Telephone(01424) 775171

      This 17th century pub is situated in the centre of Battle High Street, featuring two inglenook fireplaces, one still in use. The house beer is Top Bull, brewed by Old Dairy, the changing beer varies between local and national ales. The pub is divided into two areas, front and back, either may be used for dining. Accommodation is available consisting of five en suite rooms and live music is regularly performed. Food is home cooked and locally sourced where possible. Themed food evenings are held and live music is performed regularly, jazz featuring.

    • Chequers Inn Lower Lake Battle TN33 0AT Telephone(01424) 772088

      This 17th-century inn features exposed beams and open fires. The dining room boasts a large inglenook, while the back garden overlooks the 1066 battlefield. Following a major refurbishment the pub has been under new management from August 2014. Eclectic furnishing and bluesy / jazz background music contribute to a relaxed atmosphere. Food is organic and locally sourced where possible.

      Please note that this pub can close earlier that the advertised hours, so it recommended that you phone before visiting.

    • Olde King's Head 37 Mount Street Battle TN33 0EG Telephone(01424) 316630

      Under new management since 2017, parts of this historic pub date back to 1421. A central bar serves two drinking areas wth a large inglenook fireplace providing a cosy corner. Please note, the pub no longer serves food.

    • Railway Station Road Battle TN33 0DE Telephone(01424) 772034

      Originally a workhouse, it was converted to the Railway Hotel when the nearby station opened, from which the then landlord ran a coach hire business. Traded as the Senlac Inn for many years until Autumn 2019 when it reopened as the Railway. Food is available every day, with a carvery available on Wednesdays and Sundays.

    • Squirrel North Trade Road Battle TN33 9LJ Telephone(01424) 772717

      An eighteenth century family run traditional free house to the west of Battle, with its famous abbey, and in the heart of 1066 country There are four handpumps over two bars dispensing only Sussex beers. Menus change frequently, reflecting seasonal availability of local produce. All meat is free range, with fish sourced from the nearby Hastings day boats. It has been extensively refurbished in an attractive and interesting way, the bar and restaurant areas offer ample seating while outside the large garden has plenty of tables and a children’s play area. There are four handpumps, one dedicated to Harveys Bitter, another one to the neighbouring Battle Brewery's beers, the other two offering a changing selection from Sussex breweries, often the most local.

  • Beckley
    • Rose & Crown Northiam Road Beckley TN31 6SE Telephone(01797) 252161

      Spacious free house with a welcoming ambience and up to five cask beers on offer, some from local breweries, including Hastings, Old Dairy and Rother Valley. The pub is popular with walkers, dogs and families are welcome. The main bar area has two real fires. There is a separate dining area next to it and good-value home-cooked food is available (no food Sun eves). The garden enjoys fine views. Sporting events on TV are shown.

  • Berwick
    • Berwick Inn Station Road Berwick BN26 6SZ Telephone(01323) 870018

      The original building has been sympathetically extended over the years and was refurbished in 2013 with a bar and a restaurant. It has been under new management since the end of 2014 and had a coffee shop with comfortable sofas added in 2016. It looks out to the Downs in the direction of the Long Man. Buffet functions can be organised; food is home produced and sourced locally where possible. There is a 'Request and Text' voting system in place for choosing guest ales. An annual beer festival is held in late June. Both guest beers and beer festivals have an emphasis on local breweries.

    • Cricketers' Arms Berwick Village Berwick BN26 6SP Telephone(01323) 870469

      Located just off the South Downs Way, this Harvey's tied house is a traditional country pub, once converted from two flint walled cottages. Two regular ales are available and in its season Harvey's Old Ale is often on kept as well. The pub has no cellar, the beer is kept in a cold room behind the bar. It has been under new management from July 2019, under the previous tenant ale was served straight from the cask and the present proprietor will serve you this way if asked. The well maintained gardens make this a great place to stop in the summer, with real fires inside in the winter. Good quality, home produced, food is available all day.

  • Bexhill on Sea
    • Albatross Club (RAFA) 15 Marina Arcade Bexhill on Sea TN40 1JS Telephone(01424) 212916

      A most welcoming and friendly RAFA club, it consistently wins CAMRA local and regional awards, being the local CAMRA branch club of the year for ten consecutive years. This culminated in 2016 in winning the National Club of the Year competition and being a finalist in 2017 and 2018. It always serves at least one local ale, often from such as Three Legs, Gun or Rother Valley. This is complemented by nationally sourced ales. There is always at least one dark beer; altogether there are five handpumps. The comprehensive range of upcoming beers is listed on a blackboard behind the bar. The club holds regular beer festivals in June and September in its large function room and many social events such as jazz nights, quizzes, folk evenings and meat raffles, notably on Fridays. It is very popular among its members and CAMRA members are always welcome. The club boasts an interesting collection of RAF memorabilia. The pictures of presentations show members with Club Head Steward Karen outside with the national trophy for 2016 and presentations of further local awards for the years 2016 to 2019.

    • Bexhill Rowing Social Club Channel View East Bexhill on Sea TN40 1JU Telephone(01424) 210153

      Dating from the 1880s, the building was once the entrance to a swimming pool, it was extended in 1975 with the addition of a second storey with balconies from the function room overlooking the beach. Downstairs are the bar and games room. A friendly welcome awaits to a club where the steward apppointed in late 2013 seeks to build on the developing real ale provision started by his predecessor. Ales are selected by members' votes. Card carrying CAMRA members are admitted.

    • Brickmaker's Alehouse 27 Sea Road Bexhill on Sea TN40 1EE Telephone(01424) 602778

      Bexhill's first micropub opened in November 2019, owned and run by two local CAMRA members, is conveniently close to the town centre, seafront, bus routes and Bexhill station. Five or more real ales and five or more traditional still ciders are served by gravity dispense from a chilled cabinet adjacent to the bar with other drinks available. It is furnished with both high chairs and low chairs at tables, with a couple of tables outside on the pavement at the front. In 2021 this former shop and showroom of a local brick manufacturer won the CAMRA “Conversion to Pub Use” national award, and in 2022 was local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year, as well as being Cider Pub of the Year runner up.

    • Cooden Beach Hotel Cooden Sea Road Bexhill on Sea TN39 4TT Telephone(01424) 842281

      Privately owned hotel in prestigious west Bexhill with direct access to the beach. Two modern bars, one with cafeteria style catering. Also a stunning beachside terrace. The Oceania restaurant has unspoiled views over the sea.

    • Denbigh Little Common Road Bexhill on Sea TN39 4JE Telephone(01424) 843817

      Friendly welcoming traditional locals' pub with a reputation for food, under the same manager for many years. Restaurant menus plus light meals in the bar and outside tables. Award winning garden. Large car park and function room available.

    • Harp 35 Devonshire Road Bexhill on Sea TN40 1AH Telephone(01424) 730703

      Single room hight street pub in the middle of a row of shops. A carpeted area at the front has rustic chairs and tables and the walls and ceiling have mock tudor beams. The rear area is boarded and given over to a pool table. Gives the impression of having been an Irish theme pub in a previous life.

    • Little Common Royal British Legion Club Meads Ave Bexhill on Sea TN39 4SZ Telephone(01424) 842710
    • Milligans Bar 65 Wilton Road Bexhill on Sea TN40 1HF Telephone(01424) 210208

      Just across the road from the seafront in a side street. Busy Irish lounge bar and restaurant, a lively local. Sport TV and occasional live music in the cellar bar downstairs.

    • New Inn 32 Ninfield Road Bexhill on Sea TN39 5AB Telephone(01424) 552100

      Ancient 18th century pub on the green. Once part of the Charrington brewery estate and the not much has changed. Weatherboarded outside and small separate bars inside. Wood panelling and Ingelnook with log fire. Lively village local.

    • Picture Playhouse 36/38 Western Road Bexhill on Sea TN40 1DY Telephone(01424) 819500

      Opened in July 2017, it is decorated in an Art Deco and cinematic style. Wetherspoon's spent three million pounds on the project converting two adjoining buildings, both having been cinemas at different times in the past. Two original projectors left on site are on display. The staff are enthusiastic about their real ale selection from the twelve handpumps. As well as stocking the three usual JDW national ales, two or more are locally sourced, generally from Old Dairy, Franklins and Long Man. There are at least three continuously varying guests sourced nationally. One of the largest Wetherspoon's in the county, it has a variety of seating areas at different levels and at the top a large roof garden complete with tables, ash trays and overhead netting to ensure it is a herring gull free zone.

    • Rose & Crown 162-164 Turkey Road Bexhill on Sea TN39 5HH Telephone(01424) 214625

      1960s build with large garden. Open plan, basic, one room pub with restaurant area on one side. The menu is called the Hungry Horse with portions to match. Breakfast is served from 10am at weekends.

    • Sackville Bar & Grill De La Warr Parade Bexhill on Sea TN40 1LS Telephone(01424) 734225

      The only pub on the seafront. Split level garden terrace at the front looking out on to the promenade, gardens and the sea. There is aa mix of garden furniture for eating and drinking; a conservatory, modern bar and dining area. Friendly staff and welcoming landlord who has been manager since May 2014. Light meals and quality sandwiches available.

    • Sidley Working Men's Club 34A Hollier's Hill Bexhill on Sea TN40 2DD Telephone(01424) 217076

      Friendly members club serving real ale with a large open plan bar with tables and bench seating. CAMRA members welcome o payment of £1 entry fee. Occasional beer festivals are held in support of local charities. All beers and cider are at Club prices.

    • Sportsman 15 Sackville Road Bexhill on Sea TN39 3JD Telephone(01424) 214214

      Busy, traditional and basic one bar high street boozer in the town centre with friendly staff. Paved beer garden at the back with tables and chairs. Occasional live music and/or DJ.

    • Town House 1 London Road Bexhill on Sea TN39 3JR Telephone(01424) 211730

      The Castle hotel and pub occupied this prime corner site opposite the Town Hall for many years. In 2012 a quality makeover resulted in a modern bar/restaurant with lots of light coloured solid wood furniture and contemporary furnishing. Big emphasis on food and sport TV, with screens galore. Separate pool room. Family friendly and takes a pride in its “zoned garden” retreat.

    • Traffers Bar 19 Egerton Road Bexhill on Sea TN39 3HJ Telephone(01424) 210240

      Small but comfortable bar just off the seafront near the De la Warr Pavilion. Extensive menu of snacks and meals with roasts on Sundays. Tables outside at the front catch the morning sun. Three handpumps offer real ales from Sussex or Kent.


      • Branch LocAle Pub of the Year 2022
    • Wheatsheaf 2 Barnhorn Road Bexhill on Sea TN39 4LR Telephone(01424) 848400

      This was once an 18th century alehouse and coaching inn. There are three areas, the largest is a restaurant, another set aside for drinkers and a third a games room with Darts and Pool. The pictures above show the latter two spaces. The pub is under new management from Winter 2019 and has undergone extensive interior renovation.

  • Bodiam
    • Castle Inn Main Road Bodiam TN32 5UB Telephone(01580) 830330

      Pleasant rural pub, located opposite Bodiam Castle, just over the river from the Kent and East Sussex Railway. The pub is tied to Shephard Neame which leases it from owners the National Trust.

  • Boreham Street
    • Bull's Head The Strait Boreham Street BN27 4SG Telephone(01323) 831981

      This 18th century pub was the first ever Harveys tied house. Welcoming with its comfortable wooden furniture, floors and panelled walls, the beer range includes house beer Bull's Head Bitter, Harveys Best and two seasonal Harveys ales. A wide selection of home cooked meals at lunch and dinner sessions are offered, Sunday roasts are particularly popular as are its wide selection of pies. It has its own campsite complete with shower and toilet, with the availability of a shepherd's hut. To the rear are garden seating and a large car park. The pub hosts many local events including the Sussex Chopper club in July. The presentation picture shows the local CAMRA Branch awarding a certificate to mark the pub appearing in the Good Beer Guide for the tenth consecutive year in 2019.

  • Brede
    • Red Lion Brede Hill Brede TN31 6EJ Telephone(01424) 882188

      Family run 15th century country pub, situated at the top of Brede Hill, opposite St Georges Church (burial place of Sir Goddard Oxenbridge, the 16th century ‘Brede Giant’). With four hand pumps, this traditional local provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, serving an interesting range of freshly cooked dishes featuring local fish from Hastings & Rye, meat from Bexhill, locally sourced vegetables and wild mushrooms from Brede High Woods, all at reasonable prices. Under new ownership from Autumn 2018.

    • Three Legs Brewery Bar 1 Burnt House Farm, Udimore Road Brede TN31 6BX Telephone07939 997622

      This brewery tap is on premises of the Three Legs Brewery in a small industrial unit on a farm, the bar always offers four ales on hand pumps and often additional ones from the cask. A selection of good quality snacks is offeered, such as cheeses, cured meats and pickles. Seating is available inside and in the warmer weather outside too. Parking is next to the brewery, but like the bar it gets busy in the evening.

  • Broad Oak
    • Broad Oak Chitcombe Road Broad Oak TN31 6EU Telephone(01424) 882700

      Formerly named the ‘Rainbow Trout’, this village pub remained empty for three years until the current owners reopened it following a complete refurbishment in early 2020. The name reverted to ‘The Broad Oak’, (its original title), and now offers three or four real ales (usually locally sourced), together with an extensive food menu (including a take away fish & chip service on Friday evenings). The garden has scenic views and a children’s play area. The pub can be reached by several bus routes with different stops as the pub is near a crossroads, (none are more than 200 metres away), and also has ample parking.

  • Camber
    • Owl 11 Old Lydd Road Camber TN31 7RE Telephone(01797) 225284

      Tucked away behind the sand dunes of Camber Sands beach, this 1920s built pub with a wrap around bar retains a traditional feel following a smart refurbishment in 2017. Among its ale offering is often a house beer, Owlers, from the local Romney Marsh Brewery; four are on handpump at weekends, generally three during the week. Cellar Head and Romney Marsh are regularly to be found, but may be replaced by such as Canturbury and Whitstable at times. Locally sourced home cooked food is served at set times and letting rooms are available. During quiet times in winter only three beers may be available.

  • Catsfield
    • White Hart The Green Catsfield TN33 9DJ Telephone(01424) 892650

      Attractive, traditional and welcoming weatherboarded country pub' cosy and comfortable. The restaurant is a tasteful barn conversion which opens directly from the bar area. Real fires in the pub and barn in winter. Garden is fenced.

  • Chalvington
    • Yew Tree Inn Chalvington BN27 3TB Telephone(01323) 811326

      The original part of this pub dates from a 1642 farm worker's cottage, which has been sympathetically extended over the years, by 1860 it was a coaching inn. There are two bars, one with a small inglenook fireplace, and a restaurant area in a conservatory. It boasts ownership of the cricket pitch which has been in continuous use the longest of any in the counry, having been the home of Chalvington and Ripe Cricket Club since 1762. Most of all, this is a welcoming village inn with home prepared food on ofer, hosting two darts teams and the annual Sussex Volkswagen Owners' Club Summer Festival.

  • Cowbeech
    • Merrie Harriers Cowbeech BN27 4JQ Telephone(01323) 833108

      Ths sixteenth century beamed village pub has two bars, one with an inglenook fireplace, plus a modern function room. Food is locally sourced where possible and is home prepared and cooked. The pub occasionally remains open in the afternoom if it is busy. The annual village flower show is organised by the Merrie Harriers Bonfire Society.

  • Crowhurst
    • Plough Inn 1 Plough Lane Crowhurst TN33 9AW Telephone(01424) 830310

      A friendly rural village local freehouse wiith splendid views over the Sussex Weald. It dates from c.1805, has two real fires and gves a warm welcome to walkers. The owners took over in March 2016 and have renovated the pub, introduceing a regularly changing menu and have done a fine job in turning this pub around. There is always a LocAle on in good condition, up to five ales are offered and excellent locally sourced food is served, The pub hosts the local golf and cricket clubs and has a regular beer festival on the second weekend in August.

  • East Dean
    • Tiger Inn The Green East Dean BN20 0DA Telephone(01323) 423209

      With a history streching back to the fifteenth century, this idyllic country pub sits on the edge of East Dean village green. Ducking into the main entrance brings you into the cosy central bar area, full of charm and character with wooden beamed ceiling, stone floor and log fire. There are dining rooms to the left and right, with the latter being wheelchair accessible from the side entrance and from which the toilets are also accessible. The pub is traditionally decorated and has stone floors and beamed ceilings adding to the atmosphere. Good quality, locally sourced food is available. Outside seating is found to the front and side. On Monday mornings it is open from 8 to 10:30 for non alcoholic drinks, as the mearby café is not open then. The local CAMRA Branch voted it Branch Country Pub of the Year from 2017 to 2019; the presentation pictures show the 2018 and 2019 awards.

  • Eastbourne
    • Alexandra Arms 469 Seaside Road Eastbourne BN22 7SA Telephone(01323) 721237

      Large two bar community pub re-opened in June 2021 under new management. There is a comprehensive menu including snacks and small plates. There is a large garden which will feature BBQ's and children's play equipment in summer.

    • Arlington Arms 360 Seaside Eastbourne BN22 7RY Telephone(01323) 724365

      Friendly local with two separate bars, games room and large rear garden

    • Beachy Head Beachy Head Road Eastbourne BN20 7YA Telephone(01323) 728060

      Large open plan pub concentrating on food, popular with tourists visiting the beauty spot on which it is situated. Leading from the central bar, there are multiple dining areas, some with sofas and most with spectacular views in various directions. There is a comprehensive food menu.

    • Beerarama 7B Bolton Road Eastbourne BN21 3JU Telephone07702 757916

      Opened in February 2022 this is a welcoming outlet for craft beer with six lines. Beer is available both to take out or to consume in the stylish premises over two floors; there is also a sunny front terrace. The two real ales which are served from keykegs are always local, Sussex breweries such as Abyss and Beak.

    • Bibendum 1 Grange Road Eastbourne BN21 4EU Telephone(01323) 735363

      Located in the Little Chelsea area, close to the town centre, this is a comfortable modern pub in a Victorian building which has been converted into one large room with an opening into a separate restaurant. An upstairs function room seats up to 110 for a seated meal or 150 for a buffet style event. It came under new management in Spring 2018 and now places an emphasis on sourcing food, real ale and other drinks like coffee locally. There is a comprehensive menu; food is served all day in the bar as well as in the restaurant. Displayed pump clips show a wide variety of guest beers which have been served over time.

    • Bottle Grove 56B Grove Road Eastbourne BN21 4UD Telephone(01323) 737564

      Marketed as a Cafe and Craft Beer Specialist, this micropub has a real cider is available and four local beers on KeyKeg, along with a wide range of bottls and cans. it is licensed until 11pm, so may stay open later if busy.

    • Buskers Bar 170 Seaside Eastbourne BN22 7QR Telephone(01323) 725195

      Well known live music venue with two separate bars. There are two handpumps, nationally sourced beers are rotated. Mondays to Fridays the landlord's description of the opening hours is 11 until late, but he would not confirm a closing time. Events include a poker night, open mic night, Killer Pool and Karoke nights.

    • Cavendish Hotel, Coronet Bar 38 Grand Parade Eastbourne BN21 4DH Telephone(01323) 410222

      The Coronet Bar at the Cavendish Hotel has an outside balcony overlooking the sea front. It is a modern bar with a relaxed atmosphere offering Long Man Best or Long Blonde and good food all day. Live music features every week.

    • Cornfield Garage 21-23 Cornfield Road Eastbourne BN21 4QD Telephone(01323) 419670

      This single storey, town centre pub is named after the former garage that occupied this site. A popular venue, the accomodation was extended to the rear in 2014, doubling the size of the building. There are 15 handpumps that usually sell up to 8 regularly changing guest beers as well as the regulars. At least two beer festivals and a cider festival are held each year. The usual good value Wetherspoon food menu is available.

    • Crown 22 Crown Street Eastbourne BN21 1PB Telephone(01323) 724654

      Local CAMRA Branch's current Community Pub of the Year following other branch awards, this is a friendly traditional local pub with separate public and saloon bars, both with log fires. Competitions are offered every Sunday lunchtime followed by a meat raffle. Popular monthly themed quiz nights include complimentary hot buffets and there is occasional live music. Beer festivals are held three times a year, often consulting the local CAMRA branch regarding beer choice. A large enclosed rear garden has children’s play equipment and regular summer BBQs. Bus services are available nearby in both Church Street and Willingdon Road. The presentation picture above is of the 2017 award.

    • Crown & Anchor 15-16 Marine Parade Eastbourne BN21 3DX Telephone(01323) 642500

      Seafront pub with large single bar, a function room upstairs and offering an extensive menu of good value food.

    • Dew Drop Inn 37-39 South Street Eastbourne BN21 4UP Telephone(01323) 723313

      Recent improvements to this cosy ‘Little Chelsea’ pub have enhanced some of the interior space, back garden and toilet facilities without altering the character and atmosphere. Has an ‘alternative’ feel with a broad range of clientele and no TV or gaming machines. There is occasional live music or DJ at weekends. A welcome spot for conversation, drink and food a short walk away from the main town centre. The Greene King Local Heroes scheme provides a range of guest beers. Ciders available are always Westons Old Rosie and usually Rosie's Pig, neither are real ciders according to CAMRA's definition. In August 2021 the exterior frontage was radically re-decorated, green tiles appeared and the gable and upper front was painted with a 'Goth' design. The main picture shows the current view, the other how it was before August 2021.

    • Dolphin 14 South Street Eastbourne BN21 4XF Telephone(01323) 746622

      In the Little Chelsea area, this popular Brakspear town centre pub has five ales on offer, one Brakspear and guests usually from Sussex. It attracts drinkers of all ages with its friendly atmosphere. The front bar features an open fire, there is a smaller bar to the rear plus a larger room mainly used by diners, with outside patio area. Good quality food is available, Beer Club meetings are held monthly and quiz night is Wednesday.

    • Duke of Devonshire 155 Terminus Road Eastbourne BN21 3NU Telephone(01323) 433041

      Large town centre pub with emphasis on good value food and drinks. Spacious single bar has five handpumps, but often only two are in use. At the front there is outside seating in the shopping prencinct.

    • Eagle 57 South Street Eastbourne BN21 4UT Telephone(01323) 417799

      This well-kept corner hostelry is located in the Little Chelsea area of town, a short walk from town centre and nearby rail and bus services. A variety of ales, both local and national, are available. Also while the cider on offer is Weston's Old Rosie, not real cider according to CAMRAs new definitions, occasionally a guest cider may be 'real'. The discounted price applies only to pints, meaning that halves are proportionally more expensive, however two halves of different beers may be bought for the price of a pint, please ask. Good value food is available daily, lunchtimes and evenings, with an excellent range of home cooked pies and an American Diner inspired menu. There are a pool table and dartboard and a number of sporting events TVs; but when there is no sport on it is a locals’ local. It is a well retored decorated pub, once of Kemptown Brewery, with a dining area, bar, and games room and a small roof terrace. The presentation picture from 2019 shows the local CAMRA Branch awarding a certficate marking the pub appearing for ten consecutive in the Good Beer Guide.

    • Eastbourne & District Trade Union Club 48 Seaside, Clapham House Eastbourne BN22 7QL Telephone(01323) 365738

      This is a friendly members' club which opening seven days a week offers temporary membership for holiday makers. Various regular events are offered, featuring Bingo on Monday nights, entertainment on Saturday nights and on Sunday afternoons: Tote, Members' Draw, Meat Draw and Money Raffle.

    • Eastbourne Constitutional Club 11 Queens Gardens Eastbourne BN21 3EE Telephone(01323) 720889
    • Eastbourne Railway Club Station Approach Eastbourne BN22 9ND Telephone(01323) 502449

      This is a Members Only Club, but it allows CAMRA members to enter on production of their CAMRA mmebership cards, signing the book provided and adding their membership number. It serves two changing real ales to a good standard and holds an annual beer festival at Easter.

    • Eastbourne Working Mens Club Firle Road Eastbourne BN22 8ET Telephone(01323) 723322

      Large main downstairs bar with comfortable chairs at tables. There are three dart boards and large TV screen which show premier league football and other major sporting events. Live music most Saturday evenings and occasional quiz nights are held. There is a function room with bar upstairs.

    • Eastbourne Working Mens Club Royal Parade Eastbourne BN22 7AB Telephone(01233) 722664

      Located to the east on Eastbourne's sea front, the mainbar has a ballroom area where live music features every Saturday night, the side bar has a darts board and snooker room with three tables and leads to a garden with seating. There is a large function room on the first floor. Bingo takes place twice a week and there is a monthly Sunday lunch club.

    • Farm 15 Friday Street Eastbourne BN23 8AP Telephone(01323) 766049

      Converted from a medieval farmhouse which was operating as such until the late 1970s. The Farm still retains the charm of original oak beams and ornate fireplaces. Mainly a food oriented gastro pub serving good quality food over several levels of the separate restaurant area makes this venue quite interesting, plus a large bar area shared by drinkers and diners alike.

    • Garden Bar 14-15 The Waterfront Eastbourne BN23 5UZ Telephone(01323) 479822

      Popular pub located on first floor, offering harbourside views from both its spacious bar and seated balcony.

    • Hurst Arms 76 Willingdon Road Eastbourne BN21 1TW Telephone(01323) 419440

      This classic Victorian pub, unusual in the area for not doing food, is in the heart of Ocklynge about a mile from the town centre and close to the Old Town. Two bars, one a classic public with pool table, darts and juke box, the other a comfortable quieter lounge. Three beers from Harveys are usually on plus two of their seasonals. Check the pub’s website for its many events, live music fortnightly. While smokers must use the heated area outside, e-cig vapers can stay inside. The pub was runner up in the local CAMRA Branch's Pub of the Year competition in 2019; picture shows the pub's proprietors accepting the award from the branch chair during Covid restrictions. It was Branch LocAle Pub of the Year in 2020 and Pub of the Year 2022 runner up.

    • Hydro Hotel Mount Road Eastbourne BN20 7HZ Telephone(01323) 720643

      Situated at the west end of Eastbourne seafront, close to the start of the South Downs Way, this popular and elegant hotel has a large garden with patio area and seating with sea views. The bar is in the attractive lounge where snacks are available all day.

    • Lamb Inn 36 High Street Eastbourne BN21 1HH Telephone(01323) 720545

      This Harvey’s tied house is one of the oldest houses of entertainment in the country dating from 1240, the cellars from 1180. Cellar tours can be arranged to view the crypt. The interior has a wealth of period features served by two traditional bars. Food is served, including vegetarian and vegan dishes using organic products. Beer battered fish and chips is a speciality. An upstairs function room regularly offers live music, theatrical productions and comedy nights and is available for hire with its own bar.

    • London & County 46 Terminus Road Eastbourne BN21 3LX Telephone(01323) 746310

      A Wetherspoon's Lloyds No 1 Bar in the town centre close to the railway station and bus stops. The large ground floor bar has dining areas and muted news screens, a smaller upstairs bar is also used for functions and there is outside seating. Seven handpumps feature regular, guest and local ales. The pub runs 'Suggest a Guest', customers may recommend or request real ale to be ordered. It also always participates in Wethersppon's twice a year beer festivals, making the most of the more varied beer choice available at those times. 'Meet the Brewer' sessions as part of Tap Takeovers are held, the picture shows a Hurst Brewery event at the pub in March 2022. Good value food is served all day, table service is available via the Wetherspoon's App. The pub is on the Real Ale Finder App. Music is played each evening with a DJ at weekends when a smart casual dress code applies. The pub occupies the building of the former London & County Bank, later part of NatWest.

    • Marine 61 Seaside Eastbourne BN22 7NE Telephone(01323) 720464

      A traditional pub, but well known locally for extravagant Christmas decorations. It has a large split level bar with a conservatory restaurant and a beer garden to the rear. It is a two minute walk from the sea front to the rear entrance.

    • Martello Inn Langney Rise Eastbourne BN23 7DD Telephone(01323) 766099

      Popular community pub on the outskirts of Eastbourne. Theer are two bars, a games room and a rear garden.

    • Mill Willingdon Drove Eastbourne BN23 8AL Telephone(01323) 460809

      Roadside pub on the outskirts of Eastbourne with emphasis on good value food. Spacious restaurant bar has pleasant views of the South Downs, there is a large garden with seating and children's play area.

    • Ninkaci Unit 5/6 The Enterprise Centre Eastbourne BN21 1BD Telephone(01323) 573528
    • Pilot Inn 89 Meads Street Eastbourne BN20 7RW Telephone(01323) 723440

      Located by Downs and seafront, this Victorian building has been knocked through into one large bar with a partitioned restaurant area. There is a varied menu supplemented by specials, food is locally sourced where possible and home cooked.

    • Prince Albert 9 High Street Eastbourne BN21 1HG Telephone(01323) 727754

      Community pub with large bar. It is a well known live music venue, usually on Friday and Saturday nights. The garden has seating. The pub is under new management from Summer 2019 and no longer has its 'gastro' restaurant.

    • RAFA Club, Eastbourne 13 Wish Road Eastbourne BN21 4NX Telephone(01323) 723551
    • Rainbow Star Road Eastbourne BN21 1NB Telephone(01323) 731158

      Attractive 16th century Grade II listed building with an interesting history set in the heart of Eastbourne’s Old Town, its large garden has plenty of covered seating. The part panelled main bar also boasts beams, inglenook and a wood burner and there are two smaller rooms, one with exposed brick and overhead minstrel gallery. It is popular with all ages and good quality fresh food is served daily. The pub came under new management in December 2019 and was extensively refurbished in 2020.

    • Rodmill 1 Rangemore Drive Eastbourne BN21 2QP Telephone(01323) 731784

      This large refurbished pub is situated opposite the local hospital. A large selection of grills and traditional pub food is available with daily food special offers and a children's menu. Food loyalty cards are available. The three handpumps feature ever changing guest beers, including some local. Thursday evening features a popular quiz night.

    • Royal Eastbourne Golf Club Paradise Drive Eastbourne BN20 8BP Telephone(01323) 744045
    • Seamoors 8 The Waterfront Eastbourne BN23 5UZ Telephone(01323) 470271

      Located in the marina, has one bar and outside seating.

    • Ship Inn 33-35 Meads Street Eastbourne BN20 7RH Telephone(01323) 733815

      This large welcoming pub offers a relaxed atmosphere for visitors to enjoy local beer and excellent food. Its regular beers, imcluding one from Long Man, are from local breweries plus a guest beer from further away. The bar has arm chairs, two dining areas and a large decked garden. The pub is within easy reach of local shops, the beach and the South Downs.

    • Stage Door 10 Compton Street Eastbourne BN21 4BW Telephone(01323) 415509

      Situated by the theatres and near the seafront, this pub has a large L-shaped bar with some partitioned seating. Old theatre posters decorate the walls and a raised rear area overlooks the Devonshire Park tennis courts. The pub was bought by Eastbourne Borough Council in 2017 as part of the redevelopment of the Devonshire Quarter site; it was refurbished in 2018.

    • Star Inn Star Road Eastbourne BN21 1PD Telephone(01323) 722042

      This traditional local is a double-fronted Grade 11 listed building and is all that remains of the Star Brewery which brewed from 1777 to 1967. A two sided bar serves two separate rooms; one with fascinating murals and a small stage for live music; the other bar has a darts board, pool table and bar billiards. Reopened under new management in June 2014.

    • Tally Ho Lounge Bar 42 Church Street Eastbourne BN21 1JB Telephone(01323) 727683

      The original Tally Ho pub has been divided into three, a steak restaurant, a pizzeria and the Tally-Ho Lounge Bar, the latter selling real ale from Spring 2015, for the first time since the reopening. The Lounge Bar has a light and airy feel, quite different for those who remember the original pub. It is furnished in a 1930s style; a tapas menu is available, as is food from the restaurant or pizzeria. Real ale has been available, but not at all times.

    • Toby Carvery Willingdon Drove Eastbourne BN23 8AL Telephone(01323) 507222

      Extremely popular, good value carvery, drawing clientele from throughout the surrounding area. It features a spacious restaurant bar and attractive seated garden.

    • Town House 12 Seaside Road Eastbourne BN21 3PA Telephone(01323) 738899

      Convenient for both seafront and town centre, there is a large front bar with games room and beer garden to the rear.

    • Victoria Hotel 27 Latimer Road Eastbourne BN22 7BU Telephone(01323) 722673

      Located close to the seafront and Redoubt Fortress, this friendly family-run local has a large front bar, with TVs for major sport and a classic curved Victorian London style bar. Victorian portraits and other Victoriana also feature. The rear bar has Toad in the Hole, pool table and dartboard. A small rear garden, with seating, is available for functions and barbeques. On offer are all Harvey's seasonal beers, also Old Rosie cider, although this is not real cider according to CAMRA's definition.

    • Windsor Tavern 165 Langney Road Eastbourne BN22 8AH Telephone(01323) 726206

      A popular local with L shaped bar with a large garden to the rear and a seating area at the front. When major sporting events are shown on the screens, complimentary snacks are provided. Beers are competitively priced.

  • Ewhurst Green
    • White Dog Inn Village Street Ewhurst Green TN32 5TD Telephone(01580) 830264

      A spacious, beamed free house with an emphasis on good quality food locally sourced whenever possible. Has large restaurant area but still retains the atmosphere of a traditional English rural pub. Four ales are offered, the house beer is brewed by nearby Rother Valley, guests are usually from local breweries. Popular with both locals and tourists, the large garden offers camping facilities and impressive views of Bodiam Castle and the river valley. The station at Bodiam is the terminus of a heritage line.

  • Fairlight
    • Cove 53 Waites Lane Fairlight TN35 4AY Telephone(01424) 814772

      Reopened in 2022, after 6 years closed, it has had a complete transformation. Whilst externally reminiscent of the style of the Net Huts in Hastings Old Town, internally it has an open modern feel with a large dining area downstairs and a smaller one upstairs. The small bar has a single handpump. Guest bedrooms have now been added, though as the pub is newly reopened they are not yet available. Patrons are advised to contact for up to date information.

    • Fairlight Lodge Hotel Martineau Lane Fairlight TN35 5DR Telephone(01424) 812104

      Hotel with a bar offering one real ale spring and summer only. A further guest beer when busy.

  • Golden Cross
    • Inn on the Park Deanland Park Golden Cross BN27 3RN Telephone(01825) 872406

      Built in the Sixties, the pub located at the entrance of the retirement village which it primarily serves has a single bar in a large airy room. Seating is mainly at tables, but there are also sofas. The food offered includes snacks at all times the kitchen is open, otherwise it is exclusively fish and chips on Fridays, brunch and light bites Saturday lunchtime and a carvery on Sunday. At other times a more varied menu operates.

  • Guestling
    • White Hart Winchelsea Road Guestling TN35 4LW Telephone(01424) 813187

      Very large, formally a coaching inn, now a Beefeater offering just one real ale and second at busy times. A variety of eating areas include a large seperate restaurant. There is a garden to the rear with excellent views of Brede Valley. Plenty of parking is available.

  • Hailsham
    • Crown 19 High Street Hailsham BN27 1AL Telephone(01323) 442290

      With accommodation, food, two bars, an outside area, and a function room the Crown occupies a prominent position in the High Street. The front bar has comfortable seating and an area for diners while the back bar is popular with local drinkers. Reasonably priced meals, including their popular breakfasts, are served from 9am. Fridays and Saturdays are steak nights, while curry night is Thursday. Guest Beers are often from St Austell or Oakham. The building dates back to the 17th Century.

    • George Hotel 3 George Street Hailsham BN27 1AD Telephone(01323) 445120

      A town centre Wetherspoon's, comprising a spacious L-shaped bar with a small raised alcove, with an enclosed beer garden to the rear, and other outside seating areas. Situated opposite the Hailsham Pavilion, a classic Edwardian auditorium, The George has a range of very reasonably priced ales, with at least one LocAle. Occasional 'Tap takeovers' from a single brewery take place. Up to eight ciders/perry are stocked, served from a dedicated cool room for optimum temperature. However, four of those currently offered no longer meet CAMRAs latest definitions of real cider. (i.e. Black Dragon, Moonshine, Whisky Cask and Old Rosie). The pub has been local CAMRA Branch Cider Pub of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The presentation pictures show the three awards being made, featuring successive pub managers, the local branch chair, vice chair and cider co-ordinator.

    • Grenadier 67 High Street Hailsham BN27 1AS Telephone(01323) 842152

      A traditional, friendly, town centre community pub at the northern end of the High Street. With two bars: a long public and a quieter saloon, plus garden and outdoor, partly covered, smoking area. Lunchtime food available, except on Sundays, the pub has darts and shove halfpenny teams and quiz nights. The landlord and his team have been here since 1999.

    • Hailsham Club 43 Vicarage Field Hailsham BN27 1BG Telephone(01323) 842468

      A private members' club, known as 'The Top Club', CAMRA members with a current members' card can be signed in for a £2 fee when a beer festival is held. Despite being in the town centre, this is a tranquil setting with one aspect an attractive view over St. Mary's churchyard.

    • King's Head 146 South Road Hailsham BN27 3NJ Telephone(01323) 440447

      Expect a warm welcome at this traditional community local which has been a tied Harvey’s house since 1841, the building dates from 1700. Inside there are a quiet snug and two separate bars featuring exposed beams and a log fire; outside the large garden has a covered seated smoking area. A variety of traditional pub games and board games are available and live music events take place throughout the year, including the monthly Open Mic Nights. Homemade food is served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

    • Railway Tavern 17 Station Road Hailsham BN27 2BH Telephone(01323) 842442

      A traditional privately owned free house with a single bar. Under new ownership from September 2017. Close to town centre, opposite the site of the former station, which sadly closed in 1968. The pub is believed to be the only one now on the line of the walking and cycling route known as the Cuckoo Trail that uses the former railway route. There is a large free public car park opposite. Under its new ownership from September 2017 it is undergoing extensive internal refurbishment but remains open.

  • Hastings
    • Albion 33 George Street Hastings TN34 3EA Telephone(01424) 439156

      Formerly the Royal Albion and first licensed for drinks in 1730 this spacious former hotel has been tastefully refurbished with many improvements including a stage for live music, beautifully designed bar tops and stylish furniture. There is a smaller bar which can be shut off as a small function room and a separate larger bar. It has kept its traditional ambience as a Wiiliam Youngers house complete with tartan panels. It has six hand pumps and the food menu is continually changing. Up to four changing real ciders from Sussex and Kent are served from boxes in the 'Marine Parade' bar. The pub fronts onto two streets, it can only be entered from George Street despite its postal address, the first picture (above) is taken from Marine Parade, the second from George Street.

    • Anchor Inn 13 George Street Hastings TN34 3EG Telephone(01424) 422256

      Dating from 1680, there is a small bar plus a separate room for food; a friendly Old Town pub. Gluten free bottled lager is availble, information for the benefit of those suffering coeliac disease.

    • Ashburnham Arms 104 Ashburnham Road Hastings TN35 5JH Telephone(01424) 420649

      Corner site and a true freehouse, one of the few in the area. Trade means just one real ale at present; most beers are from the Molson Coors list. Please note the pub is not open lunchtimes during the week.

    • Carlisle 24 Pelham Street Hastings TN34 1PE Telephone(01424) 420193

      A popular bkers' pub, culminating in the massive May Day gathering each year, a spacious building particularly attracting a clientele for the live music played.

    • Churchills Hotel 3 St. Helens Crescent Hastings TN34 2EN Telephone(01424) 439359

      Friendly bar attached to a popular Chinese Restaurant, offering two real ales including a local beer. Plenty of seating and tables in the bar area and the adjoining lower seating area. Food is available at mealtimes, lunch and evening, in the Chinese Restaurant next door. A welcome venue for Real Ale drinkers in an area which has no pubs.

    • Cinque Ports Arms 105 All Saints Street Hastings TN34 3BE Telephone(01424) 444758

      Dating from 1642, a small pub in the middle of Hastings Old Town which is a magnet for tourists and locals, the inside having timbered panel walls and pictures of local hppenings. The pub blends with surrounding buildings and has a sun trap garden at the rear. Although Ore station is nearer (1000m), it is a more difficult walk and has a lesser service.

    • Clarence 57 Middle Street Hastings TN34 1NA Telephone(01424) 721596

      Popular with locals and shoppers, a small single bar pub in the town centre.

    • Clown 9 Russell Street Hastings TN34 1QU Telephone(01424) 430513

      Hidden in a back street, a very small town centre pub decorated with clown dolls, a friendly venue.

    • Conqueror's March Stonestile Lane Hastings TN35 4BW Telephone(01424) 400676

      Large new build fringe of town roadside pub with plenty of parking, outside eating areas and a children's play area, All beers are from the Marston's range and the pub offers a wide ranging menu.

    • Crown 64-66 All Saints Street Hastings TN34 3BN Telephone(01424) 465100

      The pub was been tastefully refurbished by local craftsmen in 2014 with subdued paintwork, wooden floor and hand-made tables and chairs creating a relaxed atmosphere. The four real ales are from Kent and Sussex breweries and the produce for the regularly changing menu is locally sourced. A real cider is available served from a box on the bar. It is a relatively small building and its popularity means that space is often at a premium at peak times, the pub can get very busy weekend evenings and during Old Town events. At the front is a small outdoor seating area. On Sundays the premises open at 11am, but alcohol is not served until midday. Although Ore station is nearer (1150m), it is a more difficult hilly walk and has a lesser service.

    • Cutter 11-13 East Parade Hastings TN34 3AL Telephone(01424) 423449

      Built in 1769 in the midst of the Hastings fishing industry, the pub has a large U shaped drinking area. Very popular with holidaymakers.

    • Dolphin 11-12 Rock-A-Nore Road Hastings TN34 3DW Telephone(01424) 434326

      An Eighteenth Century traditional pub in Hastings Old Town. It is family run and has very long links to the local fishing community, witness the memorabilia and old photographs that adorn the walls. There is a large veranda, overlooking the famous fishermans' huts and both food and drink can be enjoyed there while watching the various fishing activities. Fish is sourced from the Hastings fishermen and delivered to the pub kitchen, straight from the beach or market. Voted the local CAMRA Branch Community Pub of the Year for 2018 and 2019 and presented with a certificate to mark ten consecutive years appearing in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide; the presentation pictures above show these awards being made. Although Ore railway station is slightly closer, Hastings station has a better train service and other public transport links and is a level walk, as opposed to a hilly walk to and from Ore.

    • Dripping Well 1 Dorset Place Hastings TN34 1LG Telephone(01424) 429714

      A small split level pub, tucked away up the hill from the main shopping centre.

    • Duke of Wellington 28-29 High Street Hastings TN34 3ER Telephone(01424) 433622

      A delightful corner pub in the heart of Old Town with a U shaped bar. The present management took over summer 2019. Although Ore station is nearer (900m), it is a more difficult walk and has a lesser service.

    • First In Last Out 14-15 High Street Hastings TN34 3EY Telephone(01424) 425079

      Dating back to the 1500s, this building has been an inn since 1896. Birthplace of the FILO brewery, which is now located a few hundred metres away this pub has a large single bar dominated by a central open fire and a restaurant to the rear of the building. Located in the heart of Hastings Old Town it is popular with locals. Six cask beers, including four from the FILO range are available. The two guests are regionally sourced. Monday night is Tapas night and Thursday is Thali night. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as Sundays once a month, live music features. The council car park located to the rear (on the Bourne) is accessible through a side pedestrian alleyway. In 2013 it received a certificate from the local CAMRA branch marking ten consecutive years appearing in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide.

    • Hastings Arms 2 George Street Hastings TN34 3EG Telephone(01424) 722208

      A single bar Old Town pub; holds special food evenings, e.g. steak nights and curry nights.

    • Havelock 27 Havelock Road Hastings TN34 1BP Telephone(01424) 719048

      Situated in the town centre near local bus routes and a short walk from the railway station. The pub re-opened under new management after a short closure in autumn 2019. It retains all the features that classify it as having a nationally important historic interior, in particular the exceptional large tiled paintings of scenes of local interest. Draft cider on sale is Weston's Old Rosie, not real cider according to CAMRA's definition.

    • Imperial 119 Queens Road Hastings TN34 1RL

      A new freehouse that opened in September 2016. The home of the Brewing Brothers brewery, with a 2.5 barrel capacity brewery that offers a range of unfined brother-themed ales delivered from 3 hand-pumps fabricated from plumbing accessories. There are also ten keg taps dispensing eight ales and two ciders. There is a wood-fired oven with a choice of eight different pizzas available all sessions.

    • Jenny Lind 69 High Street Hastings TN34 3EW Telephone(01424) 421392

      Located in the heart of Hastings Old Town, ten handpumps with local and countrywide beers and ciders gives this pub one of the best real ale and cider selections in the area. Up to six changing real ciders including those served from boxes behind the bar, though there is a 25p premium on half pints. There is loud live music at weekends and the RX Shantymen sing every Thursday. The pub operates a loyalty scheme from October until the end of March. The front bar is long and roomy whilst a smaller back bar is warmer and more intimate with a real fire. There is also an upstairs function room hosting a range of events from blues to slot car racing. There is a terraced garden behind the pub which is delightful in warm weather.

    • John Logie Baird 29-31 Havelock Road Hastings TN34 1BE Telephone(01424) 448110

      A typical large and busy town centre Wetherspoon's pub with real ales available at all times from up to ten hand-pumps. Cider is Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon - not real cider according to CAMRA definitions. Holds a cider festival as well as the regular Wetherspoon beer festivals.

    • Jolly Fisherman 3 East Beach Street Hastings TN34 3AR Telephone(01424) 428811

      A pub until the 1950s, then a café, and now Hastings' first micropub. At least three changing cask beers, together with up to six real ciders and perries, and keg beers, are supplemented by a large range of canned and bottled beers of UK and foreign origin. It was CAMRA Branch Cider Pub-of-the-Year in 2020. The rustic furniture is arranged to help create a friendly atmosphere. Toad in the hole and shove-ha'penny can be played. As a family run micropub, there have been occasions when the pub has been unable to open for its full published hours.

    • London Trader 4-7 East Beach Road Hastings TN34 3AR Telephone(01424) 722103

      Large pub mainly catering for holidaymakers during summer months, the pub overlooks the beach and has friendly staff.

    • Lord Nelson East Bourne Street Hastings TN34 3DP Telephone(01424) 423280

      Built in 1830, this is a small pub with old world atmosphere where local fishermen congregate.

    • Millers Arms 38 Winchelsea Road Hastings TN35 4JU Telephone(01424) 439075

      A small traditional pub with a pleasant garden, quiet in the mornings but busy in the evenings with a number of teams playing darts, pool and petanque. There is a weekly quiz and most festivals, Burns Night, St. David's Day, St. Patrick's Day, St. George's Day, etc. are celebrated. There is a free juke box every Sunday, the garden is large, supervised children and dogs are welcome. Money is raised all through the year to put on a free Bonfire Night for the community.

    • Mount Pleasant Inn 88 Mount Pleasant Road Hastings TN34 3SN Telephone07852 133850

      Two-roomed pub with a sports theme, with TVs in the main room and a pool table down in the back room. Two handpumps but only one ale.

    • Old King John 39-41 Middle Road Hastings TN35 5DL Telephone(01424) 443310

      Free house with no fruit machine, juke box, pool or food. It does have darts, bar billiards and shove halfpenny and occasional live music. Very busy community pub with rear garden; for the area an it is unusual as outlet for Dartford Wobbler brewery.

    • Olde Pumphouse 64 George Street Hastings TN34 3EE Telephone(01424) 422016

      A popular olde worlde pub on two levels, a timber building in the Old Town of Hastings with friendly staff. Main entrance is up a side alley to the right.

    • Pig Palace Court, White Rock Hastings TN34 1JP Telephone(01424) 439444

      A large one room pub, concentrating on food, there are games rooms and outside smoking area opposite the beach. The pub came under new ownership in November 2018.

    • Pissarros 10 South Terrace Hastings TN34 1SA Telephone(01424) 421363

      A single bar and a separate dining room with a good range of food and a function room make up the accommodation of this pub.

    • Plough Inn 49 Priory Road Hastings TN34 3JJ Telephone(01424) 715425

      A small half timbered pub on the West Hill near the castle to where a lift goes from the Old Town. It is the last pub in an area that as recently as the turn of the century had five. A friendly community pub, (and 'sister' pub to the North Star in St Leonards), with a large beer garden to the rear. It has four handpumps offering two permanent and one changing guest ale, plus Weston's Old Rosie cider, which is not real cider according to CAMRA's definition. Although Ore station is nearer (750m), it has a lesser service than Hastings station..

    • Porters 56 High Street Hastings TN34 3EN Telephone(01424) 427000

      Porters is a Grade 2 listed building which has been a wine bar since 1986, refurbished in 2017, it now serves real ale. Home cooked food is served and it is a popular live jazz venue.

    • Prince Albert 28 Cornwallis Street Hastings TN34 1SS Telephone(01424) 423945

      A cosy backstreet pub which was previously owned by Shepherd Neame pub, which was closed by that company, but re-opened as a free house in November 2019. The external photo temporarily remains on this website, but dates back to Shepherd Neame days, while the internal photos are contemporary.

    • Royal Standard East Street Hastings TN34 3AP Telephone(01424) 420163

      A fishermans' pub dating from 1707 opposite the Stade, a single bar, popular during various Old Town festivals and hosts the marble championship on Good Friday. Pig roast during summer season.

    • Seadog 31-32 Station Road Hastings TN34 1NJ Telephone(01424) 445399

      Reopened in April 2022, two real ales served with plans to introduce some local brews.

    • Stag Inn 14 All Saints Street Hastings TN34 3BJ Telephone(01424) 438791

      Probably the oldest surviving pub in Hastings, in its present form it dates from 1547 and has many interesting and quirky features. As a tied house, it is one of a few pubs to take beers from Shepherd Neame's microbrewery, and these are often available to complement the regular and seasonal ales. A full menu 'with a Balinese twist' is available except on Sundays when a traditional roast lunch is served. Also weekend brunch is served between 11:00 and 12:45 on Saturdays and Sundays. A number of regular events are held: Monday is Quiz Night, 8-10pm, £1 per person entry fee; Tuesday is a Folk Session 9-11pm; Wednesday is a Bluegrass Session 8:30-11pm and Thursday is Folk and Blues Singaround 9-11pm. Although Ore station is nearer (1000m), it is a more difficult walk and has a lesser service.

    • Twelve Hundred Postcards 80 Queens Road Hastings TN34 1RL Telephone07883 408909

      This micropub opened in November 2018, consisting of a bar in one room with real ales in a cool room at the rear; the large window enabling the customers to see their beers being poured. There are benches and high stools down each side of the room; in addition to the three cask beers offered there is one keg beer. The venue has had many past owners, a hundred years ago it was a sweet shop, the owner of which was secretly selling French postcards for which he was imprisoned; hence the pub's name.

    • Whistle Trago 26 George Street Hastings TN34 3EA Telephone(01424) 439899

      A small bar established in 2001, and a major facelift in 2013. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere.

    • White Rock Hotel White Rock Hastings TN34 1JU Telephone(01424) 422240

      Adjacent to the White Rock Theatre and opposite the award-winning pier, this friendly hotel welcoming non residents has a spacious contemporary bar, with ample seating, a superb seafront terrace and a new downstairs bar open on Fridays and Saturdays. Three or four beers are offered, from various Sussex breweries, some of which are usually dark; beer is served from 10:00. Freshly prepared hot and cold food is available until 22:00. The guest rooms are en-suite, many with fantastic sea views and some on the first floor, have 'Juliet' style balconies. Its policy of offering only Sussex beers to a high standard has not surprisngly led the local CAMRA Branch to award it LocAle Pub of the Year on several occasions, including in 2018 and 2019; the photographs above show the respective presentations. In 2016 the Hotel had a further CAMRA award as it celebrated ten consecutive years in the Good Beer Guide.

    • Yates 53-57 Robertson Street Hastings TN34 1HY Telephone(01424) 441762

      A very large pub, refurbished for the better in 2013, mostly known for food and sports TV.

  • Herstmonceux
    • Brewers Arms Gardner Street Herstmonceux BN27 4LB Telephone(01323) 831653

      Originally two 15th-century cottages, this beamed, wood panelled and floored building has been a pub since the 1830s. A new owner took over this pub in November 2015 and it is now a genuine free house. After a closure it has been sympathetically refurbished.

  • Hooe
    • Lamb Inn Pevensey Marsh Hooe TN33 9HH Telephone(01424) 848649

      Located in the Pevensey marshes, the beamed original part of this pub dates from the 16th century. It was built as a shepherds' hostelry, obliged at the time to be open all night and to allow sickly lambs to recover at the fireside. The pub still has a twenty four hour licence at lambing time. It was extended in the 1970s resulting in several separate areas for eating and drinking. The pub offers cider, usually Weston's Old Rosie, not real cider according to CAMRA's definition.

    • Red Lion Hooe Common Hooe TN33 9EW Telephone(01424) 892371

      Built in 1495 as a farmhouse with a large estate, in 1635 it became the Red Lion. Smugglers and customs officers clashed here often until 1805 when it became a post house. In the nineteenth century the large stables enabled the inn to offer a livery service. The pub has two main beamed bars, a public with wooden floor, also a snug and a restaurant / function room upstairs including two inglenook fireplaces. Home cooked food, locally sourced where possible, is offered.

  • Icklesham
    • Queen's Head Parsonage Lane Icklesham TN36 4BL Telephone(01424) 814552

      Built in 1632 as two dwellings, the Queen’s Head has been a pub since 1831. It has open fires and a beer garden with fantastic views over the Brede Valley. Three changing ales and two ciders supplement three regular beers. Excellent, good-value home-made food is served daily. There are live music on Sunday afternoons and regular quizzes on Wednesdays (ring for dates). Occasional mini-beer festivals with live music over bank holiday weekends. The above pictured presentation was made in September 2014 by the local CAMRA Branch to mark the pub appearing in the Good Beer Guide for thirty consecutive years.

    • Robin Hood Main Road Icklesham TN36 4BD Telephone(01424) 814277

      This 17th Century warm, friendly locals’ pub has a striking ceiling display of hops, coppers and brasses built up over twenty years. There is a magnificent open fire and a large dining area to the rear offers locally sourced, home cooked food. Six ales and at least two ciders, (and up to five), are served. The pub hosts pool and pétanque teams and is the home of the local Bonfire Society. The large garden has a children’s play area.

  • Iden
    • Bell Inn Church Lane Iden TN31 7PU Telephone(01797) 280242

      Friendly village local, this free house dates from the seventeenth century. Good food is served in comfortable and relaxed surroundings; there is a beer garden for the summer, a separate dining area and a warm cosy snug with a wood burning fire for the wintery nights.

  • Jevington
    • Eight Bells High Street Jevington BN26 5QB Telephone(01323) 484442

      This picturesque village pub is sat just on the South Downs Way and is therefore very popular with walkers, likewise with locals and tourists. The inside is traditionally decorated and very cosy with a real fire. There is a large well kept garden with fantastic views of the surrounding coutryside. The pub often holds live music events and there is also a separate function room for hire. Traditional pub food is offered, with some good vegetarian options available. There are smugglers' tunnels under the building.

  • Litlington
    • Plough & Harrow The Street Litlington BN26 5RE Telephone(01323) 870632

      A traditional English village local, dating back to the 17th Century. The original part of the building, now a cosy snug, has been extended over the years to include a bar area and family room/restaurant. Four of the six available hand pumps usually serve beer from the (very) local Long Man brewery, with the other two often used for a guest ale or cider, often local too. Good quality food is servered daily. Nestled in the South Downs, the pub makes an excellent stop for walkers.

  • Lower Horsebridge
    • King's Head Lower Horsebridge BN27 4DL Telephone(01323) 843712

      A large Victorian village local with a bar, restaurant and function room. There is an outdoor children's play area. The owners have been at the pub since 2009. There is a lunchtime discount for seniors' meals on weekdays and a carvery on Sundays. Harveys Sussex Best Bitter is the permanent real ale and Sharp's DoomBar is almost always on a second handpump. A third guest ale is often available, usually from a national or regional brewery.

    • White Hart Lower Horsebridge BN27 4DJ Telephone(01323) 842221

      Welcoming village local, popular with regulars and passing trade. A long bar area is divided into a drinkers' area, a raised area for a pool table and a quieter lounge area. There is also a new function room. Big sporting events are often shown on the TV in the drinkers area of the bar. There is a large beer garden with a covered seating area and outdoor bar. Summer sees a marquee in the garden staging live entertainment and barbeques; it is also available for functions.

  • Lower Willingdon
    • British Queen The Triangle Lower Willingdon BN20 9PG Telephone(01323) 484166

      The British Queen was originally a double fronted Georgian building, probably formerly two cottages. The mock Tudor façade was built in 1935 whilst part of the Star brewery estate and the building was extended after being taken over by Courage brewery in 1965. This large friendly pub has darts, pool and sports TV in the public bar which is also used for live music. There is a comfortable saloon bar and a lounge. Cider available is usually Weston's Old Rosie or Thistly Cross though neither are real cider according to CAMRAs definitions. Excellent home cooked food is served.

    • Seven Sisters Seven Sisters Road Lower Willingdon BN22 0QT Telephone(01323) 503421

      This single bar, friendly estate pub is situated adjacent to the local shops. There are facilities for darts, pool, bar billiards and a sports TV. Snack lunches are available from 12 till 2 on Mondays to Fridays. The pub reopened under new management and after a refurbishment in June 2017.

  • Milton Street
    • Sussex Ox Milton Street BN26 5RL Telephone(01323) 870840

      This traditionally decorated popular pub nestling above the Cuckmere Valley between the picturesque villages of Alfriston and Wilmington has stunning views over the South Downs from its large rear garden and is popular with walkers. The separate bar and spacious restaurant cater for all. Three ales are served, two LocAle plus a local real Cider on handpump, alongside an array of local keg beers and English lager. Grand Finalist for Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2016 and 2017, good quality contemporary styled food is served with many ingredients coming from the pub’s owners’ adjacent organic farm; the menu changes daily.

  • Netherfield
    • Netherfield Arms Netherfield Road Netherfield TN33 9QD Telephone(01424) 838282

      Comfortable, smart and welcoming pub restaurant. Small bar area with restaurant areas either side.

    • White Hart Inn Netherfield TN33 9QH Telephone(01424) 817848

      Small, welcoming, friendly, unpretentious pub with two bars plus separate restaurant and summer room. Large sun terrace at rear with panoramic views over the Vale of Ashburnham. Popular with walkers. The current owners took over in Spring 2015, the public bar was refurbished by them, it now has an open fireplace with hops decorating the bar.

  • Ninfield
    • Blacksmith's Inn The Green Ninfield TN33 9JL Telephone(01424) 893875

      For seventy years this pub was the United Friends and stood next to the village forge. In 2000 it was renamed the Blacksmith's Inn although the car park is where the forge was. Essentially an open plan one bar pub with pool table and adjacent restaurant.

    • King's Arms Bexhill Road Ninfield TN33 9JB Telephone(01424) 892263

      Once a commercial coaching inn, this large brick built pub has dominated the road junction at the turning for Catsfield and Battle. In 2009 it became a Crown Carvery and is now a single room restaurant with two real ales available at the bar.

  • Normans Bay
    • Star Inn Normans Bay BN24 6QG Telephone(01323) 762648

      Isolated historic pub on Pevensey marsh dating back to 1402. Several bar areas all with a nautical theme, all tables are set for diners, but those drinking only can take a table. Food centres around the daily roast. Terraced front with bench tables. Two garden areas adjacent to river with ducks and swans. Safeguarded children's play area.

  • Peasmarsh
    • Cock Inn Main Street Peasmarsh TN31 6YD Telephone(01797) 230281

      Historic roadside pub built in 1670, features a front bar with games room and spacious restaurant. There is a large garden with patio and children’s play area.

    • Horse & Cart Inn School Lane Peasmarsh TN31 6UW Telephone(01797) 230034

      A traditional country village inn with oak-beamed rooms, a single bar, a large restaurant area and a south-facing garden with plenty of seating at the rear. There is an extensive menu featuring home-cooked pub favourites, including pizza, using local and seasonal produce where possible. As well as the house beer from Romney Marsh Brewery, Horse and Cart Best, there is always a Three Legs Brewery ale on offer. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10 at weekends.

  • Pett
    • Royal Oak Pett Road Pett TN35 4HG Telephone(01424) 812515

      The Royal Oak is a quintessential village inn, an attractive Grade II listed building believed to date back to the 18th Century. The freehouse reopened in 2021 under the new management of two local brothers. The pub serves up to four real ales and excellent food, both often locally sourced. The Oak is popular with locals and visitors alike. Events include quizzes and occasional live music. Warmed by two open fires, the pub has real character with friendly staff and is very welcoming. In addition to the bar area there is a separate dining area. There is an extensive garden area for outdoor eating and drinking. Meals are served Wednesday to Sunday with accommodation available too. One picture shows landlord Robin with his collection of 150 different pump clips which have graced the pump handles at the Royal Oak during his first year. They are from more than 40 breweries demonstrating Robin and his team's passion for real ale. As well as these continuously changing ales, Harvey's Best is served.

    • Two Sawyers Pett Road Pett TN35 4HB Telephone(01424) 812255

      This popular village freehouse, dating from 17th century was refurbished in 2011 by new owners. Friendly staff provide a warm welcome and there are normally four excellent ales on offer, including local guests. The extensive menu of good locally sourced food, available every day, can make it busy, therefore reservations for dining are advisable. The delightful interior has a number of individual seating/dining areas and is warmed by open fires. There are more tables outside, together with a pétanque court. In 2018 it was the highest scoring pub in the local CAMRA branch area in CAMRA's national beer scoring system and the presentation picture shows the award being made in May 2019. There was a change of landlord in July 2020, although the ownership remained in the same family.

  • Pett Level
    • New Beach Club Pett Level Road Pett Level TN35 4EH Telephone(01424) 812080

      The Club does not open every Thursday, please check before visiting. Members Only Club although guests are welcome. A new bar manager is offering three guest beers which are at discounted prices on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The bar and dining areas have recently been refurbished including new tables and chairs. The Club offers a pool table, a committee room and an outdoor seating area.

  • Pevensey
    • Royal Oak & Castle Inn High Street Pevensey BN24 5LE Telephone(01323) 762371

      A 160 year old building with new tenants from 2017. Recently sympathetically redecorated and refurbished with sofas and armchairs in the main single bar area. To the side tables are set for eating. Although Pevensey Bay station is nearer, Pevensey & Westham (800 metres) has a better service.

    • Smugglers Inn High Street Pevensey BN24 5LF Telephone(01323) 762112

      Oak beamed with a large single bar and separate retaurant, dating from 1527, homemade, locally sourced food is served. It is close to Pevensey Castle; coaches are welcomed and the pub caters for functions. There is an outside stage on which bands play on summer Sunday afternoons. Although Pevsensey Bay station is nearer to the pub, Pevensey & Westham (1100 metres) has a better service.

  • Pevensey Bay
    • Aqua Club Sea Road Pevensey Bay BN24 6EH Telephone(01323) 769225

      Located by the beach, open to the public without restriction, there is one large room with a small area set as a restaurant. It can be hired for functions. Its location leads to it being quiet in the winter, but very busy in the summer.

    • Bay Hotel 2-4 Eastbourne Road Pevensey Bay BN24 6EJ Telephone(01323) 768645

      Bar and restaurant currently closed, although still operating as an hotel.

      Close to the beach, the pub has one large room subdivided into distinct areas. A traditional fully carpeted bar with several different areas has a bar back of wood and mirrors and large orbed lighting on brass stands on the counter. There is a larger seating area at one end with high wood wall panelling and a pale stone fireplace. The wood floored public bar houses the pool table. There is an indoor children's play area in the basement.

    • Castle Inn 72 Eastbourne Road Pevensey Bay BN24 6HS Telephone(01323) 764970

      Originally a 16th century coaching inn, there is a large bar area with a small room off it. It has a large attractive beer garden at the rear with clear views across the Pevensey Levels to the castle; a traditional local which is known for local charity work, popular with regulars and with tourists in the summer. Locally sourced fish is offered on the food menu.

  • Polegate
    • Dinkum 54 High Street Polegate BN26 6AG Telephone(01323) 482106

      A community based, welcoming local, dating from the 1830s, there are two bars. The name harks back to wartime as Australian soldiers billeted nearby described the pub. It has a loyal core of locals many of whom gather for important sports events shown in one of the two bars. There is plenty of couch seating around tables; patrons often organise card games taking advantage of this layout. It is a Harvey’s tied house serving three ales from that brewery. Apart from typical snacks, pizzas and warm flat bread are on offer throughout opening hours. Cider on sale is Westons Rosie's Pig, not real cider according to CAMRA's definition.

    • Thoroughbred Inn 6-7 Grand Parade Polegate BN26 5HG Telephone(01323) 484023

      This late thirties pub has been run by the same landlady since 1982. A good value, welcoming local with a loyal group of regulars, it has one large bar and a separate function room.

    • Treacle Mine Hailsham Road Polegate BN26 6QL Telephone(01323) 489520

      Large bar area, subdivided by partitions following the Whitbread Table Table brand pattern, the building was opened circa 2008. Menus change six monthly, there are special menus for particular events, such as St. Valentine's Day. Discounts on food are available before 6pm, with other offers also available.

  • Robertsbridge
    • George Inn High Street Robertsbridge TN32 5AW Telephone(01580) 880315

      The George is an imposing red tiled fronted building that faces down towards the centre of the village. There is a good sized comfortable bar with a dining area to the left. This is an 18th-century coaching inn where you will always find a warm welcome, though sadly Stanley the basset hound is no longer with us. The bar has a warming inglenook fireplace along with views down across the High Street and of the distinctive War Memorial clock tower, erected in 1926, that commemorates those who lost their lives in the two World Wars of the 20th century. In earlier years Hillaire Belloc was a frequent visitor, and wrote the early chapters of ‘Four Men’ here. The book begins ‘Nine years ago, as I was sitting in the George at Robertsbridge, drinking that port of theirs and staring at the fire ……’ Should you wish to read more, Tony at the Ostrich has a copy of the first edition. The food is home-cooked, seasonal and sourced locally where possible. There is live music in the bar on the last Sunday of the month..

    • Ostrich Hotel Station Road Robertsbridge TN32 5DG Telephone(01580) 881737

      The Ostrich Hotel was opened in 1851, with the coming building of the London to Hastings railway, and is just across from the station. The name is derived from the coat of arms on its sign, which are those of the lordship of the Manor of Robertsbridge In the 1850s that had been bought (1822) by the Allfrey family of Bantony, Salehurst ( purchased 1818) who had also purchased lands that had been part of the demesne of Robertsbridge Abbey in 1821 . It is a comfortable pub with a large library, a fine assortment of paintings, prints and other pieces from the licensee’s collection. Somewhat saucy prints are generally to be found in the loos. There is a generous 1st floor function room and a unique tropical garden that features a regular BBQ in the summer at weekends. Food is served daily, with roasts featuring on Sundays. The Guest Ale changes, examples are Harveys Old; Old Dairy Red Top, Blue Top; Dark Star Hophead.

    • Robertsbridge Club 10 Station Road Robertsbridge TN32 5DB Telephone(01580) 880673

      A private members club situated in the heart of historic Robertsbridge. New members and guests always welcome. Regular events including live music. Fully licensed function and meeting rooms. When the Club holds a beer festival, entry is free for CAMRA members.

  • Rye
    • Bedford Arms 91 Fishmarket Road Rye TN31 7LR Telephone(01797) 223522

      Small, friendly single bar pub built in the 19th century. The bar features wooden beams and there are wall murals painted by local fishermen. There is a large, private suntrap garden in the rear with ample seating, backing onto a sportsfield. Barbeques are held in the garden during summer. The bar, which closes at 11pm Sunday to Thursday, opens till late on Fridays and Saturdays.

    • Cinque Ports 30 Cinque Ports Street Rye TN31 7AN Telephone(01797) 222319

      Street corner local near the Marshlink railway station. Two bars with ample seating and featuring historical photos of Rye and the Shepherd Neame brewery. There is a large garden and very good, reasonably priced traditional pub food is served.

    • Crown 1 Ferry Road Rye TN31 7DJ Telephone(01797) 225471

      A very friendly pub which has recently been refurbished. The clean modern bar usually has one ever changing guest beer but a second handpump can be used for an additional guest beer at bank holidays and other busy times. The main bar has comfortable seating including settees whilst the lower rear area hosts the pub games. There is a small picturesque courtyard surrounded by original stables and outbuildings dating back to it's time as a brewery and hotel.

    • George in Rye 98 High Street Rye TN31 7JT Telephone(01797) 222114

      Long established hotel, bar and dining room in the High Street. Four handpumps on the bar. Local beers are regularly to be found. Can be busy when the hotel is hosting a function. The hotel closed after a serious fire and reopened in May 2022.

    • Globe Inn Marsh 10 Military Road Rye TN31 7NX Telephone(01797) 225220

      A unique open plan bar serving three mainly local cask beers and a selection of five real ciders from Dudda's is the centre piece of this creatively designed and furnished, food oriented pub, built about 1834. A selection of gins is also available. Decorated with lobster pots and fishing nets, open fires have contributed to readers of a national newspaper recently voting it third cosiest pub in Britain. There is a covered outdoor area. Good quality locally sourced meals are served including breakfasts from 8am and wood-fired oven pizzas.

    • Hope Anchor Hotel Watch Bell Street Rye TN31 7HA Telephone(01797) 222216

      Small, single room bar featuring historical photos of Rye. The hotel was built in the mid 18th Century and has historical connections to local smugglers. The hotel and bar have extensive views across the quayside, Romney Marshes, Camber castle and beyond to the sea.

    • King's Head Inn Rye Hill Rye TN31 7NH Telephone(01797) 225962

      Re-opened in March 2014. Quality refurbishment of a grade 2 listed building formerly known as Top O’ The Hill. Friendly atmosphere with a strong emphasis on food in the main bar with a small separate restaurant. Open fire and excellent outdoor space for eating or drinking. A third handpump with changing selection of guest ales is imminent at the time of writing.

    • Mermaid Inn Mermaid Street Rye TN31 7EY Telephone(01797) 223065

      Located on the steep cobbled hill of Mermaid Street with a narrow pavement this is an ancient inn rebuilt in 1420 and with Norman cellars dating back to 1156. It has delightful bedrooms, many with four poster beds, and an AA Rosette restaurant. Two comfortable lounges and cosy bar with enormous fireplace with log fire seasonally. The bar has three handpumps set back against the right hand wall, with one given over to house beer 'Mermaid Ale' brewed by Young's. There is a pretty garden and courtyard terrace.

    • Old Bell Inn 33 The Mint Rye TN31 7EN Telephone(01797) 223323

      Claimed to be the oldest pub in Rye, this wonderful 15th century building, extended about 200 years later, is located amongst the cobbled streets of Rye. It has a dark wood interior and a bare wooden boarded floor and a small garden at the front. There are two handpumps on the bar counter and a limited food menu. At lunchtime the whole pub is laid for diners, there are signs on the tables 'Diners only 12 to 4' and drinkers are only tolerated if the pub is not busy. In addition often the pub often does not adhere to its published opening hours.

    • Pipemakers Arms Wish Ward Rye TN31 7DH Telephone(01797) 229961

      Large friendly pub just a short level walk from the railway station and all bus routes. There are three areas served by a central horseshoe shaped bar, each featuring interesting unusual clocks, as the landlady's former career was that of an horologist. The saloon bar, situated in the oldest part of the building, features wooden beams and ample comfortable seating. The pub, previously only serving Greene King beers, is under new management from November 2021 with a range of up to six real ales and two real ciders. The pub may close earlier in the evening than the stated time if it is very quiet.

    • Queen's Head 19 Landgate Rye TN31 7LH Telephone(01797) 226929

      Spacious 17th century freehouse situated near the Landgate in Rye this friendly traditional old English pub has many interesting comfortable seating areas. A sign inside says it was called the Two Brewers in 1706 and the Queens Head since 1781 and has been plague free since 1988! Home cooked food is served daily.

    • Ship Inn Strand Quay Rye TN31 7DB Telephone(01797) 229256

      This large friendly pub, very poplar with tourists is situated in the Strand Quay area of Rye. The décor is very different from other pubs in Rye with the style being inspired by the 1951 Festival of Britain and features 'retro' colour schemes. The two changing beers are usually from local breweries and regularly include Old Dairy, Rother Valley and Long Man, while the house beer is brewed by Pin Up Brewery. At least two real ciders or perries are always available and cider festivals are held twice a year. Breakfast is served from 08:00 to 11:30 daily.

    • Standard Inn The Mint Rye TN31 7EN Telephone(01797) 225231

      Reopened in November 2014 by the present owner, the interior has been stripped back to the beautifully carved beams and brickwork of the original building. Dating from the fifteenth century, this well stablished inn is well positioned in a narrow street that meanders from the town centre to the riverside area. It has a front bar partitioned by a rustic wooden screen and a separate back room, the former with quarry tiles, the latter a wooden floor. A rear courtyard is a suntrap in summer months. The menu includes pub standards with some interesting variations, locally sourced where possible. Four cask ales are on offer including house beer ‘Standard Farmer Ale’, a beer from Old Dairy Brewery unique to this pub, the others are from Three Legs which is also local. Local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year in 2018, the award is shown in the presentation picture above.

    • Waterworks Tower Street Rye TN31 7AT Telephone(01797) 224110

      Housed in a building dating from 1718, this was originally the town’s waterworks, later a soup kitchen, a public toilet, an antique shop and from May 2018, the area’s first micropub. At the time of the carefully managed conversion, the bases for two soup containers were discovered and remain uncovered to view, these date from 1907. Its earlier use as the town's water pumping station is thought to involve a wheel powered by two horses. Eight beers are sourced from a variety of breweries, all within 30 miles of Rye, ciders are similarly local. Home made pork pies and Scotch eggs are available. The pub is on Instagram at In 2019 the pub was judged Cider/Perry Pub of the Year runner up by the local CAMRA Branch, the presentation picture shows the triumphant landlord with his certificate. In 2020/21 it was local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year.

    • Ypres Castle Inn Gun Garden Rye TN31 7HH Telephone(01797) 223248

      Important! This is a cashless pub, only card payments and the like are accepted.

      An attractive weather-boarded pub built in 1640 with fantastic views across Romney Marsh, the outside drinking areas include part of the top of the town ramparts. An atmospheric location particularly at night, it is accessible from the steps adjacent to the ramparts of the Ypres Tower. Known locally as 'The Wipers' there is one large bar with an open log fire and an adjoining room plus a large garden with 25 tables. The house beer from Rother Valley Brewery is Ypres Castle Bitter with ABV 3.8%. The keg taps are devoted to keykeg and other craft ales, Bedlam Pilsner from Plumpton Green, East Sussex and Rothaus Pils from Germany. Quality bar snacks are offered but the pub no longer operates a kitchen. Real cider and perry is from Nightingale Cider Company, a few miles away in Tenterden, over the Kent border. The pub has an annual short closure in January.

  • Rye Foreign
    • Oak Peasmarsh Road Rye Foreign TN31 7SY Telephone(01797) 230494

      Decorated with an eclectic mix of interesting artifacts in a traditional oak beamed setting, the building and its surrounds are a testament to the current owners. Well worth a visit. Under new management from July 2020 when real ale was reintroduced.

  • Rye Harbour
    • William the Conqueror Rye Harbour Road Rye Harbour TN31 7TU Telephone(01797) 223315

      Please note that the opening hours shown above are from mid September to the end of March. From April until mid July the pub opens 12-12 at weekends and in the second half of July until mid September it is open 12-12 every day. Friendly, no frills locals' pub dating from the 1890s. Tends to be packed with tourists during the summer months and at weekends. Good quality basic seaside food available that can be eaten in the outdoor seating area close to Rye Harbour. Short walking distance to both Camber Sands and Winchelsea Beach. Live music outside in the summer and cosy open fire during the winter months.

  • Salehurst
    • Salehurst Halt Church Lane Salehurst TN32 5PH Telephone(01580) 880620

      A popular, dog friendly pub in the heart of the village with excellent views over the hop fields of the Rother Valley which can be seen from the beautiful garden. You can usually find a beer from a local microbrewery and a local cider, as well as good locally sourced food. There is a standard menu of pub favourites and specials and from 18:30 and on summer Wednesday evenings pizza is freshly baked in the wood-fired oven in the garden. There is live music every second Sunday of the month. In 2016 it received a certificate from the local CAMRA branch marking ten consecutive years appearing in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide.

  • Sedlescombe
    • Queen's Head The Green Sedlescombe TN33 0QA Telephone(01424) 870228

      Fourteenth century timber framed building, named after a visit by Elizabeth I. There are plenty of beams in this large fine old building and three open fireplaces make it very cosy in winter. The food is good and it has a large garden. The two guest beers are from local breweries such as Franklins, Old dairy, etc..

  • Selmeston
    • Barley Mow Lewes Road Selmeston BN26 6UE Telephone(01323) 811033

      Reopened under new management in April 2015 and refurbished in a traditional manner, this grade 2 listed building was originally a courthouse. The pub has two bar areas with a restaurant/function room and an outside decked area. This is a family orientated pub with an outside play area serving good pub food. With its large car park it is also a popular gathering point for various car clubs. The pub always serves a bitter, in the summer there will usually be a light or golden ale, in the winter a dark beer.

  • St. Leonards on Sea
    • Black Cat Pub & Grill 22 Grand Parade St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6DN Telephone(01424) 532553

      The Black Cat Bar & Grill is situated on St Leonards seafront, in a Victorian terrace of shops with great views. The building has recently been renovated, retaining an Art-Deco partition at the rear of the main bar area. Please note that opening hours vary seasonally, the bar opens until late and where there is demand is regularly open beyond midnight. In Summer it opens midday until late, in other seasons it is closed Mondays, opens at 5pm Tuesdays to Thursdays, 3pm on Fridays and Saturdays and on Sundays it is open from midday until 7pm. A Long Man cask ale is always on offer, along with a number of bottle conditioned ales. Good food is available at very reasonable prices, it is served from the varying opening time until 8pm. Various events are held, Open Mic nights, Quiz Nights, Live Music, etc., check bar's website for details. Under new management from early 2017.

    • Bo Peep 25 Grosvenor Crescent St. Leonards on Sea TN38 0AA Telephone(01424) 427371

      The Bo Peep takes its name from this area of St Leonards known historically for the activities of smugglers and excisemen, (the latter known locally as the Bo Peep). Offering up to three beers this pub can be very busy, in particular at meal times. A very good menu is available. This large pub offers TVs in one bar. Note some interesting historic photos on the walls, in particular the huge gun battery emplacement on the Marina promenade during the war.

    • Bull Inn 530 Bexhill Road St. Leonards on Sea TN38 8AY Telephone(01424) 424984

      Welcoming roadside pub noted for its range of Shepherd Neame Beers. The large rear garden has barbecue facilities and a covered smoking area. The pub is convenient for the Glynde Gap shopping centre. Under new management January 2014.

    • Clarence 391 London Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6PH Telephone07790 066720

      Freehouse situated in the busy Silverhill district of St Leonards, offering two beers, TV and a friendly welcome.

    • Comet Harley Shute Road St. Leonards on Sea TN38 8BU Telephone(01424) 432328

      Friendly, typical Sheps estate pub. Two large screens in one large open plan bar and a mini snooker table.

    • Dripping Spring Alehouse 34 Tower Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6JE

      This friendly small pub has seen many changes in recent years. The present tenants have been in the pub from April 2018 and have been able to welcome back many regulars as the range of ales develops. A selection of whiskies is offered. Bar snacks are available; sandwiches, pie of the day and other light food. Events held include beer and meat raffles and quizzes. Ciders on offer are always Westons Old Rosie and usually Rosie's Pig, neither are real cider according to CAMRA's definition.

    • Duke 48 Duke Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 7DN Telephone(01424) 436241

      Since re-opening after Covid lockdowns, this back street freehouse has switched from national beers to local ales from Gun Brewery. There is invariably a choice of two on handpump which has encouraged real drinkers inro the pub.

    • Harrow Inn 828 The Ridge St. Leonards on Sea TN37 7PX Telephone(01424) 756893

      A friendly family-run pub, with two inglenook fireplaces. Spitfire is the regular ale, sometimes complimented by another seasonal beer from Shepherd Neame. The 60 cover restaurant serves genuine home-cooked food, prepared by the pub’s chef, (a runner-up on Junior Masterchef), and there is a carvery every Sunday. Quiz nights, held on the last Friday of each month are popular, with proceeds going to Sussex Air Ambulance. There are also, regular Karaoke nights and occasional live music.

    • Heist 22-26 Norman Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6NH

      This bar was opened in 2021 by Three Legs Brewery, it goes by the full name of 'The Three tekraM.tsieH@sgeL'. It occupies a site previously a bank, hence the name; the premises include the Boatyard Restaurant, four Street Food vendors and also offers cheese plates. Most of the beer offering is keg, often including keykeg, but there is one handpump from which a Three Legs Brewery beer flows.

    • Hollington Oak 210 Wishing Tree Road St. Leonards on Sea TN38 9LB Telephone(01424) 855822

      An extensive bar area with several rooms around including dining areas. There is a large garden with children's play area. Food is available at good prices.

    • Horse & Groom 4 Mercatoria St. Leonards on Sea TN38 0EB Telephone(01424) 420612

      A pleasant back street free house, well worth finding at the heart of old St Leonards. The outside gives no clue to the unusual horseshoe-shaped bar, with a separate, narrow, quieter room at the rear. Food is not served in the pub, but there is an adjoining restaurant open Tuesday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. There is a minimum of two changing beers, but usually three are available. A quiet, atmospheric, dog friendly pub where you can enjoy good conversation.

    • Marina Fountain 26 Caves Road St. Leonards on Sea TN38 0BY Telephone(01424) 446354

      Built in 1837. this large, one room, open plan pub has a raised stage area with for bands and DJs. The beer garden at rear has a fascinating example of Victorian heavy engineering supporting the cliff. As it came out of the pandemic at the start of 2022 the Marina Fountain faced an uncertain future, but an imaginative and successful crowd funding campaign secured its future. The pub may close early on Sunday evening if quiet.

    • Nag's Head 8-9 Gensing Road St. Leonards on Sea TN38 0ER Telephone(01424) 445973

      Tucked away in quiet streets to the west of London Road, the front door brings you straight to the U shaped bar. Recently rennovated and reopened under a new licensee, the five handpumps featuring both local and national ales, all five are in use at busy times. The pub hosts a Wednesday quiz night, a Saturday afternoon meat raffle and live music nights once or twice a month.

    • North Star Inn Clarence Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6SD Telephone(01424) 436576

      This friendly local is just off the main Bohemia Road. The changing beers are sourced both locally and nationally. The large U-shaped bar has an open fire and is decorated with railway memorabilia. There is a meat raffle on Sundays, a cheese raffle on Saturdays, a monthly bingo night and quiz night and occasional live music. Although food is not usually available, there is a popular curry evening on Wednesdays.

    • Paddy McGintys 173 Battle Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 7AJ Telephone(01424) 718866

      A sports bar with friendly staff and well kept real ale.

    • Piper 1 Norman Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6NH

      Reopened in July 2019, advertising arts and contemporary culture. It was refurbished prior to this, downstairs is a bar open to the public, entrance to the performance venue upstairs requires a ticket. The bar is a large single room with a central wooden bar and polished wooden floor, matched by mainly wooden furniture throughout. Pizza is available from a nearby pizzeria, ordered at the pub.

    • Railway 1 Kings Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6EA Telephone07934 055279

      A small pub with very friendly staff, patrons tend to be older citizens.

    • Royal 1 St John's Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6HP Telephone(01424) 547797

      This large Victorian pub was refurbished in 2015 to a high standard as a family friendly pub serving a traditional menu. There are two real ales available, the pub has a third handpump with the possibility of another ale to be added in the future. Its handy location opposite St. Leonards Warrior Square Station and relaxed ambiance makes it an ideal watering hole if you’ve time to kill waiting for a train.

    • Royal Albert 293 Battle Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 7AP Telephone(01424) 851066

      Busy estate pub serving one real ale, sports TV is prominent.

    • St Leonard 16-18 London Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6AN Telephone(01424) 272332

      Tastefully refurbished, this pub attracts a mixed crowd of discerning drinkers. There are three ever-changing beers, often from local breweries, an excellent wine list and quality bar snacks using local ingredients where possible. There is a raised bar area, plenty of tables and chairs and a warm welcome to all making this re-opened pub well worth visiting. Do note the reduced opening times.

    • Tower 251 London Road St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6NB Telephone(01424) 721773

      A friendly welcome and a great selection of reasonably priced ales and ciders are guaranteed in this self-proclaimed 'proper boozer' that truly lives up to the label. There is a wood-burning stove adding to the convivial atmosphere. The main football and rugby matches are shown on HDTV screens with the week’s fixtures chalked on a board. There is a well-stocked jukebox, monthly meat raffle, the odd themed night and occasional pub trips are offered. There is a good choice of ciders, the pub has won awards for these in the past and is regularly amongst the contenders for further recognition. The Tower had been local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year for three consecutive years up to 2017, runner up in 2018, Pub of the Year again in 2019 then runner up in 2020. The presentation pictures show the awards being made in 2018 and 2019.

    • Welcome 56 Seddlescombe Road North St. Leonards on Sea TN37 7DA Telephone(01424) 233334

      The pub has a single large bar, off road parking and an enclosed garden. When it came under new management in summer 2017, it was refurbished and was renamed. It has a bright and comfortable interior and the pub lives up to its name with welcoming staff. All the real ales are from Sussex. There is a varied and appertising menu and the pub opens for breakfast on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 12 noon.

    • Windmill 1 John Macadam Way St. Leonards on Sea TN37 7DB Telephone(01424) 754070

      A modern pub/restaurant situated adjacent to the Premier Inn, and serving good value meals, this is a favoured venue for families. There is a children’s play area at one end of the restaurant and various buffet meals are offered on different days of the week.

  • Staplecross
    • Cross Inn Cripps Corner Road Staplecross TN32 5QA Telephone(01580) 830217

      Village local with one bar and a separate restaurant.

  • Stone Cross
    • Holly Blue Hailsham Road Stone Cross BN24 5BU Telephone(01323) 763212

      Owned by Marston's since June 2012 and renamed after a now rare indigenous butterfly, the original eighteenth century building has been gretly extended to give a large bar area divided into many rooms, all of which are laid for diners. The comprehensive menu features special offers and a carvery.

    • Red Lion Lion Hill Stone Cross BN24 5EG Telephone(01323) 761468

      This Harvey's tied house offers a very friendly welcome. The main bar area has tables and chairs with leather sofas near the log fire.  The pub has a separate restaurant with its own bar area which is dog free and doubles as a function room.  A good range of home cooked food is served with pies being the specialty.  A separate large function room is available for hire.  Outside is a large garden and covered smoking area. Toad in the hole is played here.

  • Telham
    • Black Horse Hastings Road Telham TN33 0SH Telephone(01424) 777767

      There are two real fires and several areas as well as the main dinning room. It is very popular at meal times. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Upstairs there is a function room and a skittle alley. To the rear is a petanque court, the garden and a carpark.

  • Three Oaks
    • Three Oaks Butchers Lane Three Oaks TN35 4NH Telephone(01424) 813303

      The only pub in the village offers up to four real ales, especially at busy times. With two large real fires and plenty of tables and chairs throughout the pub there is plenty to look at whilst you drink and/or eat with a huge selection of ornaments on display. A take away menu is available.

  • Udimore
    • King's Head Udimore Road Udimore TN31 6BG Telephone(01424) 882116

      Built in 1535 and extended in the 17th century, the traditional village ale house has a long bar featuring exposed beams and open fires. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, there are many scenic walks nearby, while pleasant views over the surrounding countryside unfold from the garden.

    • Plough Cock Marling Udimore TN31 6AL Telephone(01797) 223381

      Consisting of a large U shaped bar and a small restaurant room to the rear, both light and airy and enjoying views over the Brede valley, this pub serves good quality food including Tapas. There are various special offers available, most notably on Wednesdays when a 'locals night', (all welcome), sees an every good value dish on the menu. Wood burning stoves keep the pub cosy in winter. The pub may close early on quiet evenings early in the week.

  • Upper Dicker
    • Plough Coldharbour Road Upper Dicker BN27 3QJ Telephone(01323) 844859

      A sixteenth century building which has been extended so that four rooms in different styles lead from a central beamed bar area with an inglenook fireplace. It is popular as a village local as well as a food venue and is a meeting place for walkers and cyclists. There is a large children's play area and a comprehensive and imaginative menu of home produced food, locally sourced where possible. Although tied to Shepherd Neame, the proprietor sells Harveys Sussex Best Bitter, but at a premium passed on for buying outside the tie.

  • Westfield
    • New Inn Main Road Westfield TN35 4QE Telephone(01424) 752800

      This village pub reopened in 2015, following a complete renovation, giving it a modern look and feel. It serves four real ales, normally including New Inn House Brew, and Rother Valley beers and others from regional and national breweries. The pub has gained a reputation for good home-cooked, locally sourced food at reasonable prices, popular with locals and visitors alike and so booking is most advisable to avoid disappointment; it was voted More Radio Best Eatery in 2016 and Best Pub in a poll by the local Hastings Observer newspaper. The New Inn is a family run pub, warmed by a log fire on cold days adding to a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.

  • Westham
    • Heron 27 High Street Westham BN24 5LR Telephone(01323) 761041

      Set in the heart of the historic village, close to the Norman church and Pevensey Castle, the pub has two bars, one set as a restaurant. Locally sourced, home made food is available and the pub hosts functions, barbecues and buffets. An occasional guest ale is available, such as London Pride or Abbot Ale.

  • Whatlington
    • Royal Oak Woodmans Green Whatlington TN33 0NJ Telephone(01424) 870492

      Large 15th century community local with dining area and large inglenook fireplace. Quiz night is Thursday.

  • Willingdon
    • Red Lion 99 Wish Hill Willingdon BN20 9HQ Telephone(01323) 502062

      Situated at the foot of the South Downs, this friendly village community pub, tied to Hall and Woodhouse, is popular with locals, walkers and other visitors. The function room, located at the rear, leads to a well-used split-level garden with good, solid wooden furniture. Excellent varied home-cooked food, using many locally-sourced ingredients, is available. The pub is a setting in George Orwell's novel 'Animal Farm', an interesting feature in the bar is an old local pub map showing original pub names.

    • Wheatsheaf Inn 2 Church Street Willingdon BN20 9HP Telephone(01323) 502069

      Originally two downland flint cottages, the pub has one large subdivided bar. It has benefited from an extensive refurbishment during the 2020 lockdown and re-opened under new management. The beer garden has also been refreshed. Local and national real ales are served while dishes can be ordered from the new kitchen, including Sunday roast lunches.

  • Winchelsea
    • New Inn German Street Winchelsea TN36 4EN Telephone(01797) 226252

      Dating from 1778, this beamed building is one large divided room, some areas dedicated to food which can be used for functions. Quiz night is Tuesday. An additional guest beer is occasionally available.

  • Winchelsea Beach
    • Pub 31 Pett Level Road Winchelsea Beach TN36 4ND

      Located in Winchelsea Sands Holiday Park, the pub is so named because it's on the site of the 31st Martello tower, counting from East to West. It is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a barmaid murdered there.