Brighton & South Downs

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pubs Selling Real Cider

  • Albourne
    • Ginger Fox Muddleswood Road Albourne BN6 9EA Telephone(01273) 857888

      The Ginger Fox is described as a relaxed foodie pub, with a priority on locality and seasonality. From local fish and meat, to beer sourced locally, and award-winning wine from Ridgeview. The Ginger Fox public house has a beautiful beer garden, a children’s play area, raised bed vegetable gardens and wonderful views of the Sussex Downs.

  • Brighton
    • Admiral 2-6 Elm Grove Brighton BN2 3DD Telephone(01273) 691028

      Situated at the bottom of Elm Grove, The Admiral has recently been refurbished and now boasts up to five handpumps from which to serve a wide range of ever changing real ales. Whilst the majority of the ales come from local breweries there is often a guest from further afield. Real cider now served. Aug 2019 - under new management

    • Barley Mow 92 St George's Road Brighton BN2 1EE Telephone(01273) 567680

      A quiet, friendly free-house, serving 5 beers both local and national (Hepworths, Rother Valley, Arundel, plus Harvey's bitter) and real cider. The actual beers from each brewery vary from week to week. Board and card games available. Good range of food served all day, but portions are very large! Smoking area is a covered and heated yard at the back.

    • Black Dove 74 St James's Street Brighton BN2 1PA Telephone(01273) 671119

      A quirky pub decorated heavily and wall adorned upstairs and downstairs furnished with unusual seating and carpets on the walls. An emphasis on recorded and live music. Two changing cask ales + numerous beers on tap and in bottle. Bar snacks available.

    • BrewDog Brighton 52-54 Grand Parade Brighton BN2 9QA Telephone(01273) 691919

      Re-opened as BrewDog Brighton in August 2015 with the company's usual recipe of many craft keg ales but with no real ale sold, although it does seem to have a real cider. Beer selection is exceptionally good with vast array of regularly changing seasonal beers and guest beers, alongside the Brew Dog staples. Regular beers: #Mashtag 2019 - Red Ale - Imperial / Double - 9.0% ABV,Kingpin Pilsner - German - 4.7% ABV,House Pale Ale - Pale Ale American - 4.2% ABV,Vagabond Pale Ale - Gluten Free - 4.5% ABV,Elvis Juice - IPA American - 6.5% ABV,Small Batch Wheat - Wheat Beer - 5.5% ABV,5AM Saint Red Ale - American Amber / Red - 5.0% ABV,Dead Pony Club - IPA Session / India Session Ale - 3.8% ABV,Indie Pale Ale - Pale Ale International - 4.2% ABV,Lost Lager - Pilsner - 4.7% ABV,Punk AF - Non-Alcoholic Beer - 0.5% ABV,Punk IPA - IPA American - 5.6% ABV

    • Bright Helm 20-22a West Street Brighton BN1 2RE Telephone(01273) 224690

      Wetherspoons on West Street. West Street once marked the western boundary of Brighthelmstone or Brighthelm, as Brighton was originally known. The name derives from Brithelm's Tun or homestead.

    • Brighton Beach Club The Milkmaid Pavilion, 26 Kings Rd Brighton BN1 2LN Telephone(01273) 206523

      Bar/restaurant on the seafront near the old West Pier. Two real ales plus Westons Rosie's Pig cider and craft beers.

    • Brighton Beer Dispensary 38 Dean Street Brighton BN1 3EG Telephone(01273) 710624

      Formerly the Prince Arthur which re-opened on 10th April 2014 as a joint venture between a local brewer Brighton Bier and the South London outfit Late Knights, although ownership has now changed to the Southey Brewing Company. Terraced house on a steep hill just off the Western Road shopping area. Main front bar has 9 handpumps with 3 usually dispensing ciders. At the rear is a seating area conservatory. On the outside frontage is some wooden decking with seating, abutting the pavement. Brighton and South Downs CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2015 and Pub of the Year 2017. Usually 2 beers from Brighton Bier Co and 2 from Southey (successor to Late Knights). 9 keg fonts also available. 3 ciders usually covers dry/med/sweet.

    • Brighton Bierhaus 161 Edward Street Brighton BN2 0JB Telephone(01273) 686386

      6th April 2017 former Jury's Out re-opened as Brighton Bierhaus. Brewery tap for Brighton Bier with 5 handpumps and 13 keg lines. Serving both Brighton Bier and guest ales, plus two handpumps serving real cider. Large screen behind bar displays beer list with descriptions and prices. Drinks served in one third, half, two thirds and pint measures. Food available to order from Pizzaface in Kemptown and delivered to the pub; also German hot dogs. Pour to door available - see website for details.

    • Caroline of Brunswick 39 Ditchling Road Brighton BN1 4SB Telephone(01273) 624434

      The Caroline of Brunswick is a rock & alternative bar with a 60-seater live comedy & music venue upstairs. Food served from the Barn Owl Kitchen; real ales are Cask Marque-accredited. Programme of events includes several regular comedy clubs, one-off shows by the country's top comedians, as well as live music. There is a sheltered & heated courtyard garden, a function room available for party hire.

    • Colonnade Bar 10 New Road Brighton BN1 1UF Telephone(01273) 328728

      Created in 1894 when part of an existing Georgian building was incorporated into the Theatre Royal complex. It still serves as a theatre bar for interval drinks. It is located in the centre of Brighton, close to the Pavilion Gardens and the Dome Complex. It has an ornate and plush interior. It is also an oasis of calm within the noise and bustle of Brighton city centre. Three real ales plus one real cider to tempt you plus an extensive selection of gins.

    • Constant Service 96 Islingword Road Brighton BN2 9SJ Telephone(01273) 607058

      A friendly one bar locals' pub in the residential Hanover district of Brighton. This Harveys tied house usually stocks three ales. There is a deck behind the bar playing a wide variety of vinyl LPs but it is quiet enough for good conversation. Two televisions show sport and there is live music every Thursday. Good quality and value food is served every evening and lunchtimes Sat and Sun. There is a small but lovely garden at the rear.

    • Cow 95-97 Dyke Road Brighton BN1 3JE Telephone(01273) 772370

      The Cow now stocks a wide range of craft ales, one regular real ale plus one guest ale and one real cider, usually Rosie's Pig. Large interior centred around the island bar plus a room at the back with a number of booths. Contemporary interior & decor. Advertises a large pub menu.

    • Crown & Anchor Inn 213 Preston Road Brighton BN1 6SA Telephone(01273) 559494

      The Crown and Anchor Inn, is a popular local pub in the Preston Park area, having been brought up to date with an classic refurbishment inside and out. Now serving from 6 handpumps featuring Long Man beers and guests. Food is now provided by the new kitchen franchise, Fab's Kitchen (note closed Monday)

    • Dorset 28 North Road Brighton BN1 1YB Telephone(01273) 605423

      The Dorset stands proudly on the corner of Gardner Street and North Road, amongst all the colour and excitement of the North Laine and has been, literally, at the heart of all things Brighton for nearly 200 years. The Dorset stands out as a true Brighton Classic pub; relaxed, welcoming and full of character. It is popular with a unique and friendly cross section of shoppers, local residents, theatre goers and day trippers. It's the perfect spot to watch the bustling Brighton life go by, whether it's in winter whilst sitting by the fire with a warming mulled cider or seated outside in the summer, enjoying a refreshing drink in the sun! We are open 7 days a week from 9am.

    • Earth & Stars 46 Windsor Street Brighton BN1 1RJ Telephone(01273) 722879

      Environmentally friendly pub in Brighton, the Earth and Stars is powered by a solar panel in the roof and serves organic lager, cider, spirits and wine, offering a rare chance to help save the planet by getting another round in. They do plenty of non-organic food and drink too, and the atmosphere, usually fairly mellow, is livelier at weekends. They also offer a range of group food options available for anyone wishing to hire out the cosy upstairs function room. Centrally located but slightly off the beaten track, this is one of the most characterful pubs in the area.Now with a small roof garden upstairs.

    • Evening Star 55-56 Surrey Street Brighton BN1 3PB Telephone(01273) 328931

      This former Dark Star pub still features three of their beers always available together with four from other microbreweries. Real cider and sometimes a perry are available on handpump. A varied selection of bottled beers and worldwide beers on draught is also available. A Good Beer Guide regular, this small pub is popular with a varied clientele of all ages from all over the country and can get very busy. Occasional beer festivals and live music are also staged. Patio seating with awning at the front. A pop-up burger van called Trollburger operates on the front patio from Thursday to Saturday. Takeaway service available.

    • Fountain Head 101-103 North Road Brighton BN1 1YE Telephone(01273) 628091

      The Fountainhead is a warm and inviting watering hole that combines classic pub features - exposed brickwork, wooden floors and two cosy open fires - with a contemporary sense of light and space. It caters for all comers, from regulars to locals, and students to young professionals - and several decades beyond. As well as a superb food menu, it offers a strong drink selection. The outside tables, under an awning to the side of the pub, are a major attraction too. Offering some of the most genuinely friendly service you'll find in the area, plus an incredible Sunday roast.

    • Geese 16 Southover Street Brighton BN2 9UA Telephone(01273) 693491

      The Geese is a fresh and vibrant, yet warm and welcoming pub in the Hanover area of Brighton. Re-opened Oct 2013 under new Manager.

    • Gladstone 123 Lewes Road Brighton BN2 3QB Telephone(01273) 620888

      Big yellow pub on Lewes Road, popular with students.

    • Green Dragon 8-9 Sydney Street Brighton BN1 4EN Telephone(01273) 677663

      The pub has been taken back from the Pleisure Pub Co by Enterprise. The Thai kitchen has closed and the pub is now closed for refurbishment. When it reopens in December it will revert to its previous name of the Green Dragon Dec 2019 - now reopened Regular Open Mic nights are held.

    • Greys 105 Southover Street Brighton BN2 9UA Telephone(01273) 232615

      A friendly pub in the Hanover district. Prior to becoming a pub in 1864 it was a greengrocers. Recently sold by EI Group to an operator from Northampton after a bid by locals to run it as a community pub fell through. Nov 2018 - now 3 handpumps, 2 serving real cider and 1 real ale. Also about 6 keg fonts with craft ales.

    • Hampton 57 Upper North Street Brighton BN1 3FH Telephone(01273) 731347

      Now operating as Easy Tiger @ The Hampton - an Indian Restaurant/Pub tie up, run by the same people as the Pond in Brighton. Only one real ale available. Food on Mondays is vegan only. Refurbished Nov 2019.

    • Hand in Hand 33 Upper St James's Street Brighton BN2 1JN Telephone(01273) 699595

      Small brew-pub in the Kemp Town area which has a tower brewery over 4 floors at the rear of the building (formerly the Kemptown Brewery). It has a quirky and old fashioned interior with bags of charm and character. Note the ties adorning the bar including some brewery ones. Despite setting up a big brewery in Worthing The Hand Brewery continues to brew here for small batch and special releases and the full range of the brewery beers will be available plus one guest beer and two real ciders. Food in the form of pies are available from Al the Pieman. Note the Toad in the Hole game.

    • Hanover 242 Queens Park Road Brighton BN2 9ZB Telephone(01273) 679902

      The Hanover pub is a friendly and relaxed watering hole offering a great selection of local ales. Food consists of stone-baked pizza and other dishes and a traditional roast on Sundays. Tuesdays is pub quiz night and there are occasional live music events.

    • Haus on the Hill 58 Southover Street Brighton BN2 9UF Telephone(01273) 601419

      Pub has been taken over by Brighton Bier. Open again - Oct 2018 - three handpumps dispensing Brighton Bier and one guest. Food is provided by Dizzy-Gull. Now offers Camra discount.

    • Hop Poles 13 Middle Street Brighton BN1 1AL Telephone(01273) 207566

      A Brighton institution known for its intimate atmosphere, quirky outdoor terrace and ever-changing menus. Solid pine tables, walls adorned with retro magazine covers, urban art and beer mats and lampshades your granny would be proud of, the Hop Poles manages to perfectly blend the traditional with the kooky. Only a few hops from the beach or the city centre, this unique little pub with a big personality also boasts a new soundsystem and a collective of Brighton’s best DJs.

    • J W Lennons 116-117 Edward Street Brighton BN2 0JL Telephone(01273) 687515

      J W Lennon’s Ale House and Spirit Grocery is inspired by the Irish/American bars that sprang up in New York at the end of the 19th century, where immigrants could shop and enjoy a jar or two just as they would in the traditional spirit groceries back home in the emerald isle. The pub is beautifully out of keeping with its surroundings, located as it is on one of Brighton’s busiest dual carriageways, but has a frontage that would not be out of place in the back streets of 19th Century Dublin or New York. “Times may be tough but that isn’t going to stop us having fun”.

    • Post & Telegraph 155-158 North Street Brighton BN1 1EA Telephone(01273) 827540

      Wetherspoons pub in the centre of Brighton in what was once the offices of the Post and Telegraph newspapers.

    • Prince Albert 48 Trafalgar Street Brighton BN1 4ED Telephone(01273) 730499

      Large Victorian free house with a number of rooms off the main bar. Built as a hotel to serve the nearby Brighton railway station. It has six constantly used hand pumps, mainly serving beers from local breweries, with guest beers from further afield. It serves office workers during the day and a mixed clientele in the evening. Live music or a DJ every night. Famous for the kissing policeman Banksy on the pub wall. Particularly prominent CAMRA posters for real cider and perry and lists of those on sale. In summer 2019 the kitchen facility was withdrawn and its space now used as a green room for visiting bands. The pub encourages customers to bring in food from local establishments or arrange meal deliveries. Outdoor seating on benches at the front. Open 12 noon to 12.30 am on Bank Holidays.

    • Pull & Pump 1-2 Clarence Gardens Brighton BN1 2EG Telephone(01273) 328263

      The traditional Pull and Pump pub boasts a couple of real ales, continental lagers and wines. Here you can enjoy a pizza with friends within a warm and intimate atmosphere. There is also a range of cocktails and tequila. Nov 2019 now serving real cider

    • Pump House 46 Market Street Brighton BN1 1HH Telephone(01273) 827421

      Historic pub in the Lanes area and part of the Nicholsons chain. A board in the bar reveals the building was bought by a Miss Elliot in 1766 and was first recorded as a pub in 1776. The name derives from an old timber pier with pump house used to pump seawater ashore for bathing in the 18th century. Three guest beers are drawn from a seasonal selection of about 30. Cider is Westons Old Rosie. Separate restaurant/function room upstairs.

    • Queen's Head 69 Queens Road Brighton BN1 3XD Telephone(01273) 205800

      The Queens Head has a good draught beer and cider range, with not only a choice of local ales but rarities like wheat beers Blue Moon and Grolsch Weizen, Cobra on tap and Czech brew Zatec. Big screens at both ends of the bar for major sporting events. Lee's Gourmet Burger menu served. Occasional live music.

    • Royal Sovereign 66 Preston Street Brighton BN1 2HE Telephone(01273) 323289

      The Royal Sovereign Is a popular freehouse. Five handpumps dispense 4 real ales and one cider with an emphasis on craft beers now. Food offering is from Flank, a local enterprise using fresh local seasonal ingredients. A traditional pub roast is served every Sunday, along with pub snacks all week.

    • Shakespeare's Head 1 Chatham Place Brighton BN1 3TP Telephone(01273) 329444

      Cosy pub close to Seven Dials with three outside area. Menu is mainly sausage based + Sunday roast. Ale selection local based.

    • Station Hotel 1 Hampstead Road Brighton BN1 5NG Telephone(01273) 009589

      Traditional back-street local overlooking Preston Park railway station with panoramic views across Brighton, offering a good range of regularly changing beers. Quiz night is Thursday and live music plays on Saturday evening, with various other events throughout the year. 3 ensuite rooms - accommodation only, no breakfast.

    • Temple Bar 121 Western Road Brighton BN1 2AD Telephone(01273) 721501

      The new look Temple Bar houses a young and vibrant crowd who know their drink, love their food and demand good music. There’s a discerning yet warm atmosphere in this contemporary drinking den where you can simply step off the street to enjoy Staropramen 'brewery fresh' tank beer served straight from the brew tanks displayed as you walk into the bar. The award winning LUCKY BEACH crew are in charge of the kitchen, they serve up local, & organic sustainable food. The fish is landed locally here in Brighton and delivered each morning so occasionally we might change the menu depending on availability. Chicken and pork is all local and free-range . All perfectly complements the huge selection of real ale and craft beers that fill the signature island bar. Upstairs has been completely transformed and boasts a number of uniquely styled booths that can easily become base camp for the evening. Each is thoughtfully designed and as perfect for a quiet drink as they are for a group night out. And don’t forget to check out the toilets - we don’t know any pub that can claim to have the most stylish toilets in Brighton.

    • Thomas Kemp 8 St George's Road Brighton BN2 1EB Telephone(01273) 683334

      The Thomas Kemp boasts a rather different character to most pubs, with old maps on the wall and even a full suit of armour in the corner. There's a sun-trap beer garden to the rear, while windows at front and back are thrown wide open during summer.

    • UnBarred Brewery & Taproom 19-23 Elder Place Brighton BN1 4GF Telephone(01273) 894563

      New venue opened Oct 2018. Four handpumps dispense Holler Beers with keg and cans also available, to drink in or take away. Real cider from Ascension. Pizzas can be delivered from Fatto a Mano. Available for private functions on Mondays and Tuesdays. Aug 2019 - being renames the UnBarred Brewery & Taproom as the head brewer at Holler has left and the Holler Directors have joined forces with UnBarred. Due to be refurbished and with the addition of a secret garden so may be closed for a while. Relaunch weekend of 23rd - 25th Aug.

    • Victory Inn 6 Duke Street Brighton BN1 1AH Telephone(01273) 326555

      Situated in the heart of the Lanes, this is one of the city's oldest pubs and part of the Laines Pub Co group. There are three regularly changing local ales. Vegetarian food is available and families are welcome. DJ on Friday evening from 9pm. Additional seating is available in the upstairs bar. Thatchers Heritage and Cheddar Valley ciders are generally available. Nov 2019 - no longer offers Camra discount

    • Wellington 53 Elm Grove Brighton BN2 3ET Telephone(01273) 603675

      The Wellington is a traditional pub that serves a fine assortment of beers, wines and spirits. Here you can unwind with a refreshing drink in the beer garden on those rare sunny days. Lively darts and quiz nights. Nov 2019 - now serving real cider

    • West Quay Old Jacksons Wharf Brighton BN2 5UT Telephone(01273) 645780

      Ex-Scottish & Newcastle pub formerly known as Jackson's Wharf, taken over by Wetherspoon's in 2004. It is built out over the Marina, offering harbourside views from all four bars on both levels. There are seated balcony areas, too, which also serve as smoking areas. Local micro-breweries are favoured and there is a pleasant traditional feel in the wood-panelled bar areas with their plain wooden chairs, benches and tables. Weston's Old Rosie cider is available.

    • World's End 60-61 London Road Brighton BN1 4JE Telephone(01273) 692311

      Under new management from the end of 2017 and an extensive refurbishment featuring 4 Virtual Reality Booths in the downstairs bar and a 10 person Race Track in the upstairs Arcade Bar this pub is very much aimed at the younger pub going public, with 2 Cask Ales, 3 still Ciders and 6 Craft Beer lines. Food is from Kitchen-Killer Bites. There are frequent DJ events, plus a popular weekly quiz, retro table-top machines and a variety of board games are also available to enjoy while you embrace the daily drink promos. For the summer days, there is also seating situated both out the front and back of the pub.

  • Burgess Hill
    • Block & Gasket 23 Church Rd Burgess Hill RH15 9BB Telephone(01444) 258260

      The Block & Gasket, formerly the Jacob’s Post, is in the town centre of Burgess Hill. Lunchtimes offer some of the best deals in town, in a comfy, traditional (yet trendy) setting. Throughout the week, SKY Sports and ESPN are played on our plasma TVs, both inside and out, or on one of our big screens, creating a real match-day atmosphere. If you’re looking for a party, then Thursday, Friday or Saturday night sees us as the place to be, with our 300-capacity venue regularly filled.

    • Six Gold Martlets 49-51 Church Walk Burgess Hill RH15 9AE Telephone(01444) 231250

      Shop unit conversion in the centre of Burgess Hill.

    • Top House Keymer Road Burgess Hill RH15 0AD Telephone(01444) 233955

      Surrounded by large beer gardens, the Top House has been refurbished and changed its name to the Burgess Hill Inn. Now serving 4 real ales and a real cider as well as a range of craft beers. Afternoon teas served from 2-5 Mon - Sat. Sunday roasts. Jan 2020 - Now owned by Greene King and reverted to its former name - Top House. Does not yet appear on Greene King's pub finder, so no new contact details yet.

    • Watermill Inn 1 Leylands Road Burgess Hill RH15 0QF Telephone(01444) 235517

      This community local opened around 1850 in the Worlds End area, and was named after the local Valebridge water mill (now defunct). The popular pub tends to get busy on Thursday night when a quiz is held. The enclosed garden provides a safe space for families. Thatchers Heritage is the real cider; the guest beer will be stronger than the two regular brews.

  • Firle
    • Ram Inn The Street Firle BN8 6NS Telephone(01273) 858222

      This village local acted as a court house until the 19th century and retains many early features including the tiled floor around the bar area, bench seating and bay windows from the 1930s. Toad in the hole is still played on a very old board in the low-ceilinged games room. The focus is now on food (booking for meals recommended), but there is still a good pub vibe at the bar, attracting visitors, locals and walkers on the South Downs Way. Westons perry is usually available. The pub is situated close to the Burning Sky Brewery and one of their beers is often available. Also near the Charleston Farmhouse, home to Vanessa Bell and a favourite haunt of the Bloomsbury Group.Letting rooms are usually sold out during the Glyndebourne Festival (mid-May to end of Aug).

  • Fulking
    • Shepherd & Dog The Street Fulking BN5 9LU Telephone(01273) 857382

      Situated in a picturesque location at the foot of the South Downs with a small stream flowing through the spacious garden. The pub itself comprises a large traditionally styled room with low beams, plenty of tables, and a patio area. This is the main outlet for the excellent Downlands brewery and at least three of their beers are usually available as well as a changing selection of guest ales. Good, locally sourced food is available daily. Walkers and dogs are welcome. Garden bar available in good weather. Regular beer and cider festivals..

  • Haywards Heath
    • Fox & Hounds Fox Hill Haywards Heath RH16 4QY Telephone(01444) 413342

      Large pub in Fox Village on the outskirts of Haywards Heath, now operated by Ember Inns

    • Heath Tavern 47 Sussex Road Haywards Heath RH16 4DZ Telephone(01444) 416762

      Located on the southern Ditchling road, this light and airy community local has just been refurbished. A 20 minute walk from the station and five minutes from the High Street. The Heath manages to maintain a cosy, snug bar area for anyone looking for a quiet pint as well as space for watching sporting events in the back bar area.

    • Hop Sun Heathen House, Triangle Rd Haywards Heath RH16 4HW

      The Hop Sun, owned by Heathen Brewers, is based in a Victorian barn in Triangle Road, and features a taproom where people can enjoy their drinks in a laid-back environment. Food offering is pizzas from Piani Italian Pizza - order from the menu and it will be delivered to the pub. Up to 12 real ales - 6 from Heathen and the rest from other breweries, plus real cider. Heathen beers are unfined, unfiltered and naturally vegan.

  • Hove
    • Better Half 1 Hove Place Hove BN3 2RG Telephone(01273) 737869

      One of the oldest pubs in Hove, a stones throw from the beach. June 2015 - changed name to The Better Half.

    • Blind Busker 75-77 Church Road Hove BN3 2BB Telephone(01273) 749110

      Popular pub with various meal and drink deals. Nov 2018 - now re-opened following a refurbishment. Real ale £2.25 a pint on Tuesdays. The Blind Busker takes its name from a local man ‘Blind Harry Vowles’ who frequented the pub back in 1900’s, he and others were often seen playing accordions and other musical instruments beneath the Angel of peace statue, these folk were known as the ‘Brighton Characters’

    • Cliftonville Inn 98-101 George Street Hove BN3 3YE Telephone(01273) 726969

      Located in the busy George Street shopping area, there are no prizes for the building or décor (former furniture store), but full marks for the pub's well-kept real ales, which include several from local microbreweries, and the number of real ciders available. There are the usual Wetherspoons promotional nights, and a good range of ales on at festivals. Locally relevant history panels adorn the walls, revealing that the pub's name refers to an old area of Hove.

    • Foghorn 55 Boundary Road Hove BN3 4EF Telephone(01273) 419362

      The Foghorn micropub is on on the border between Hove and Portslade, opened in December 2018. The premises were formerly a bank and an adult learning centre. Basic wood based decor with benches and stools. Five cask beers served on gravity from a cool room behind the bar - mainly local but with guests from further afield. Three local real ciders, three keg fonts serving craft beers from around the country, and a selection of wines. Opening hours quoted include drinking-up time. Brighton & South Downs Camra Pub of the Year runner-up - Mar 2020. From 5pm on Fri 20/03/20 the pub will be closed temporarily for in-house drinking but open with reduced hours for takeaways. Open Tues - Thurs 12 - 2 and Fri - Sun 12 - 3. See Facebook/Twitter for updates.

    • George Payne 18 Payne Avenue Hove BN3 5HB Telephone(01273) 329563

      Described as a Cider and Ale House serving traditional British food. Curry night Mondays Steaks Thursday. Fish Friday. Roasts Sunday. Open Mic Thursdays The pub has just won the Best Turnaround Pub at the 2013 Great British Pub Awards in London.

    • Ginger Pig 3 Hove Street Hove BN3 2TR Telephone(01273) 736123

      The Ginger Pig is a pub and restaurant with 11 en-suite letting rooms.

    • Grenadier 200 Hangleton Road Hove BN3 7LT Telephone(01273) 773852

      Large 1930's road house. Now sells real cider. Jan 2019 - now reopened after major refurbishment.

    • Palmeira 70-71 Cromwell Road Hove BN3 3ES Telephone(01273) 720641

      Historic pub close to the Hove cricket ground. Refurbished 2015 and now with 2 regular beers and 3 guests. Quiz night Thursdays at 8.30, poker night Tuesdays.

    • Poets Ale & Smoke House 33 Montgomery Street Hove BN3 5BF Telephone(01273) 272212

      Harveys pub in the Poet's Corner area of Hove. Now reopen (May 2016) following refurbishment and change of name and management. Jul 2019 - now has three ciders on handpump.

    • Station 100 Goldstone Villas Hove BN3 3RU Telephone(01273) 733660

      Large corner pub just opposite Hove railway station. Serves pizzas (2 for 1 Tueday) from an open view kitchen. Quiz night Wednesday. Argentine tango evenings. Bare-boarded throughout with 3 handpumps serving 1 regular and i changing Greene King beer and 1 guest. Has a paved garden area bordered by a north facing wall.

    • Stirling Arms 3 Stirling Place Hove BN3 3YU Telephone(01273) 733134

      Since opening in 2006, this relaxed and welcoming pub, run by owner Paul Hutchison has become a much loved local and well known food destination in the heart of Hove. Dec 2019 - pub has reopened as the Winter Foragers, operated by Z&S Pubs group. Aug 2020 - pub has re-opened and reverted to its previous name. May 2021 - refurbished and re-opened as the Stirling Arms Kitchen re-opening 29/05/21 See web-site for bookings

    • Watchmaker's Arms 84 Goldstone Villas Hove BN3 3RU Telephone(01273) 776307

      Hove’s first micropub opened in 2015 - the name comes from the discovery that the premises was a watchmaker’s shop in 1889. That theme is carried throughout the pub with clocks and watches on the walls alongside a large selection of pump clips showing the range of beers that have been served. Beers are kept in a cool room at the rear of the pub and dispensed from the cask. A selection of sausage rolls is available together with a selection of ciders. Now houses the Beercraft Brighton microbrewery. Jan 2019 - pizzas now available delivered from Pizzaface in Hove.

    • Westbourne 90 Portland Road Hove BN3 5DN Telephone(01273) 823633

      Situated at the corner of Portland Road and Westbourne Street. Two separate bars and small outside area. Four local Sussex beers and a range of six or more real ciders and perries.

  • Hurstpierpoint
    • Poacher 139 High Street Hurstpierpoint BN6 9PU Telephone07799 085053

      Situated on the eastern side of the village in the area formerly known as Lower Trumpkins this single bar community pub was originally a cottage belonging to the nearby Danny Estate; following a single storey extension to the front of the building in Victorian times it became a pub under the name Queen's Head Inn. The guest beers are generally from family brewers such as Brains or Hook Norton. The real cider is Westons Old Rosie.

  • Isfield
    • Laughing Fish Station Road Isfield TN22 5XB Telephone(01825) 750349

      The pub, next to the preserved Lavender Line was originally called The Half Moon and later The Station Hotel. It had an eventful WWII. A warm welcome greets you from tenants Andy and Linda. As well as beers from the Greene King portfolio, the pub also stocks beer from the local Isfield Brewing Co and other Sussex breweries. Good quality pub food. Bar Billiards, Toad in the Hole and darts are all played. Pub quiz on the first Sunday of the month and an Easter beer race. Outdoor play area for children. May close at 10.00pm Mon - Thurs when it is quiet. Local Camra branch country pub of the year 2016.

  • Lewes
    • Black Horse 55 Western Road Lewes BN7 1RS Telephone(01273) 473653

      A Greene King "Local Heroes" pub that allows the licensee to source and stock Sussex ales and produce. This traditional community pub in the Western end of the town has feature bay windows and a large main bar with a real fire together with a quieter back bar. Two TVs show most sporting events. Home made food includes vegan options. The pub's teams play a wide variety of games including toad-in-the-hole and crib.

    • Brewers Arms 91 High Street Lewes BN7 1XN Telephone(01273) 475524

      Genuine family-run free house catering for most tastes in its two bars. At the front, the comfortable saloon offers a range of seating with books and board games available. It is popular on match days with Lewes FC, Brighton and Hove Albion and away fans. Food, including traditional breakfasts, is served until 8pm. The exterior proclaims the former owners, Page and Overton's Croydon Ales. The rear bar has facilities for pool, darts and Toad in the Hole games activities and 2 TV screens. 8 handpumps in the front bar. 2018 local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year.

    • Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ Telephone(01273) 473797

      Built in 1838 to provide accommodation and stabling for a new road into the town the 'Ellie' is a spacious community based pub, home to one of the famous Lewes Bonfire societies and a Saturday Folk club. Major sporting events including the Rugby Six Nations are shown on a large screen TV. The pub has a large function room available for hire. The 2-3 changing guest beers are usually from a Sussex Brewer or other award winners. In addition they serve an increasing range of craft ales in bottles and cans from England, America, Australia, Germany and Sweden. The food is locally sourced. Open Tues to Sat, orders 2-6 (01273 473797) - collection 6-7:30 - ales & old rosie at £7 per litre plus usual wide range of bottles, basic meals (soups, pot meals) plus burgers on fri and sat.

    • Gardener's Arms 46 Cliffe High Street Lewes BN7 2AN Telephone(01273) 474808

      Small genuine free house in the heart of Lewes, near Harveys brewery. Five constantly changing guest ales generally from small breweries all over the country. Harveys seasonal ales and one-off brews often feature. Bottled and draught cider is available. Food consists of locally made pies and pasties. A guide and ale trail regular, it is popular with Brighton and Lewes FC fans on match days. Customers' canine friends are made very welcome with water and dog treats. No children allowed. Local Camra branch pub of the year 2016. Now offers 5% Camra discount

    • Patch 19-21 Market Street Lewes BN7 2NB Telephone(01273) 477042

      A "Beer Café" selling keg beer and real cider; Breakfast menu only plus carry out sandwiches.

    • Snowdrop Inn 119 South Street Lewes BN7 2BU Telephone(01273) 471018

      Very popular free house offering a range of up to 6 real ales, usually including Harveys and Burning Sky and one real cider. A daily changing menu of home-cooked food from fresh locally sourced produce, including a good selection for vegetarians. A full and varied programme of music usually on 4 nights each week. Beer garden on either side of the pub and a large upstairs room if the bar is full. Children and dog friendly.

    • Volunteer 12 Eastgate Street Lewes BN7 2LP Telephone(01273) 476357

      Large open plan pub situated close to the Bus Station. Outside seating area to the front.

  • Lindfield
    • Stand Up Inn 47 High Street Lindfield RH16 2HN Telephone(01444) 482995

      The Stand Up is certainly a contradictory modern day pub: open plan and airy yet cosy and warm; olde-worlde paraphernalia and original wooden beams exist in contemporary and fresh surroundings; authentic Thai food served alongside a fabulous selection of local ales. And perhaps the biggest contradiction of all: a pub named the The Stand Up yet with ample seating inside and out!

  • Newhaven
    • Hope Inn West Pier Newhaven BN9 9DN Telephone(01273) 515389

      Spacious pub at the far end of Newhaven with covered balcony overlooking the harbour entrance. Close to Newhaven Fort. Quiz night Weds. Re-opened 5th August under new management.

    • Jolly Boatman 133-135 Lewes Road Newhaven BN9 9SJ Telephone(01273) 959769

      A friendly street-corner local with a single bar on two levels. Four handpumps offer Long Man Best Bitter and other Long Man beers. Pump five offers Westons Scrumpy in summer. In winter the pub has a welcoming real log fire. Quiz nights are held twice-monthly, with jazz on Thursday. Crib and darts are played, and Sky Sports is screened. Bar snacks, sweets and chocolates are always available. Dog-friendly. November 2017 - open again after recent closure. Events may have changed - see facebook page.

  • Newick
    • Crown Inn 22 Church Road Newick BN8 4JX Telephone(01825) 723293

      The Crown is an old coaching inn surviving from the days when the King’s Highway was what is now Blind Lane.

  • Plumpton
    • Half Moon Inn Ditchling Road Plumpton BN7 3AF Telephone(01273) 890253

      Situated about two miles south of Plumpton railway station, this pub lies at the foot of the South Downs close to Plumpton Agricultural College. High quality locally produced food is available from the gastro-style menu lunchtimes and evenings with sandwiches available during the afternoon. Drinkers are welcome, the guest beers all coming from Sussex breweries, including nearby Rectory Ales. Real cider and perry is available all year round. Camping is available at nearby Blackberry Farm and Hatton Farm.

  • Plumpton Green
    • Plough Inn South Road Plumpton Green BN7 3DF Telephone(01273) 890311

      A memorial to Polish Spitfire crews operating from the nearby wartime airfield at Chailey stands in the car park of this family-run Harvey's pub. Both bars are warmed by open fires in winter, and bar billiards and darts can be played. Quality meals from an extensive menu are available in the restaurant area or in the large beer garden during the summer. Children and dogs are welcome. The 166 bus stops right outside the pub.

  • Portslade
    • Stanley Arms 47 Wolseley Road Portslade BN41 1SS Telephone(01273) 701738

      Nov 2018 - now re-opened under new ownership and following a refurbishment. Pub has had a mild refurbishment with fresh paint and some new furniture, otherwise it's much as it was before with a range of real ales on offer, now with more emphasis on Harvey's who carried out a cellar refurbishment and replacement of lines and handpumps. Cellar nights are now on the second Monday each month. No website at present, but phone number has changed.

  • Poynings
    • Royal Oak The Street Poynings BN45 7AQ Telephone(01273) 857389

      There has been a 'Royal Oak' on this site since the 1880's. The present 'Royal Oak' is privately owned and operated by Paul Day and Lewis Robinson who acquired the business in 1996. Chef David Wharton, who joined the Royal Oak more than ten years ago, has recently joined Paul and Lewis as a partner in the business.

  • Ringmer
    • Anchor Inn Lewes Road Ringmer BN8 5QE Telephone(01273) 812370

      Situated opposite the village green, this freehouse dates back to 1742 and occupies a prominent position in the centre of Ringmer. Food is served from 12-2.30 and 6-9 weekdays, 12-9 Sat and 12-4 Sun. The two guest ales usually feature local Sussex breweries and Weston's Old Rosie cider is available in summer. Two large garden areas adjoin the building, with a separate small terrace garden containing seating and the heated/covered smoking area. Re-opened Dec 2015 under new management - more details to follow. Now offering two regular beers and three guests.

  • Rottingdean
    • Olde Black Horse 65 High Street Rottingdean BN2 7HE Telephone(01273) 300491

      Ye Olde Black Horse is Rottingdean's oldest pub dating back to 1513 - it's a traditional village pub with a range of Greene King cask ales but also, under new ownership, a reputation for food and regular entertainment, including dinner/cabaret evenings. Refurbished Sept 2017. Voted The Argus Pub of the Year 2017. New website claims up to 8 cask ales and real cider (not verified)

    • Queen Victoria 54 High Street Rottingdean BN2 7HF Telephone(01273) 894225

      A real local one bar pub with a mock Tudor frontage in the heart of Rottingdean, originally built in the 1930s replacing an original pub which was situated opposite and now the site of a public Car Park. Among the former licensees were local Folk Singers the Copper Family. Note the chandelier over the bar, the harmonium by the front entrance and the photographs of old Rottingdean on the back wall. Serves real ales, local ciders, European wines and great spirits. Home cooked food using fresh local ingredients. Live jazz and brunch every Saturday afternoon.

  • Scaynes Hill
    • Farmers Lewes Road Scaynes Hill RH17 7NE Telephone(01444) 831899

      Pub has now reopened after a period of closure and is on a 20 year lease to father and son duo Michael & Jack Willis who also run the Barley Mow at Selmeston.

    • Sloop Inn Sloop Lane Scaynes Hill RH17 7NP Telephone(01444) 831219

      This free house, situated about 1.5 miles from the village is a former Beards pub. There is an extensive garden area which is popular with families during the summer months. The timber panelled bar has three hand pumps which serve Harveys and up to 2 guest beers from local or micro breweries. Various events are held including Folk Music (open mic); live music; themed food nights; regular quiz nights and an annual Steam Rally. Look out for the glass case displaying LMS memorabilia. Hours quoted may vary. Open Bank Holiday Mondays with food served from 12 - 3pm Currently reported as closed = Jan 2020 - see note on Website/facebook Re-opened Jul 2020

  • Seaford
    • Old Boot Inn 16 South Street Seaford BN25 1PE Telephone(01323) 895454

      Situated just a little south of the church. Large pub with entrances from two streets. Now under the same ownership as the Gardener's Arms in Lewes. Six handpumps serving two regular beers, three changing guests and a Lilleys cider. Happy hour 1600 to 1800 Mon - Sat

    • Steamworks Cafe Unit, Seaford Station, Station Approach Seaford BN25 2AR Telephone07541 858996

      Café bar at Seaford Station opened late 2017 serving local (Sussex and neighbouring areas) real ale and cider. Real Ales are served on gravity and ciders from boxes. Selection of craft beers also available on keg. Snack food served. New internal toilets now installed so now no longer necessary to use the disabled toilet on the station platform.

  • Shoreham-by-Sea
    • Duke of Wellington 368 Brighton Road Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6RE Telephone(01273) 441297

      Situated on the eastern side of town and easily identified by the large Wellington Boot pub sign . The old leaded windows show that this was once a Kemptown Brewery pub. There is frequent live music mostly at weekends held on the small platform. A beer festival is held every three months. Real cider is available all year. Formerly a Dark Star pub, but now owned by former Dark Star director and brewer, Rob Jones. Takeaway food available to eat at the pub.

    • Old Star Ale & Cider House Church Street Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DQ Telephone07999 915242

      Just off the eastern end of the High Street this micro pub opened in August 2014 in part of the long closed Star Inn hence the name. 3 changing beers are served on gravity from behind the bar and 6 or more ciders and perries from boxes on the bar. A selection of bottled beers and ciders are also available. June 2015 - change of ownership. The closing time of 9pm is rigorously enforced to meet licensing conditions and so last orders are at 8.30. Local Camra branch cider pub of the year 2021. Under new ownership (Jon & Anna) from 7th June 2019. Now also serving a local gin.

    • Piston Broke 88 High Street Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DB Telephone(01273) 440036

      Changed owner and name in October 2013. Currently 5 real ales sold, some direct from the cask from the stillage behind the bar, others from handpump. In keeping with the name various engine parts are to be found around the building and behind the bar. 2 real ciders usually available. Special offers sometimes available during F1 Grand Prix. Quiz night every Thursday at 8 pm plus open mic and karaoke events (check pub facebook page for all events)

  • South Heighton
    • Hampden Arms Heighton Road South Heighton BN9 0JJ Telephone(01273) 514529

      Friendly local with darts and pool table. Sussex Express Pub of the Year 2014/15

  • Southwick
    • Romans Manor Hall Road Southwick BN42 4NG Telephone(01273) 592147

      This popular Community Local always has two Cask beers on hand pump, a typical month would see about 24 different ones served. Additionally a real cider is permanently on offer and two Beer Festivals are held each year. A new outside smoking area has allowed the Lounge Bar/Dining Area to become more Family friendly. The largish garden also caters for families. Pool, Darts & Bar Billiards are played in the Public Bar area. Jan 2016 - pub closed - possible planning application for change to residential use. May 2016 - pub open again. 4 handpumps, but only two currently in use.

    • Southwick Beer Engine 2 Southwick Square Southwick BN42 4FJ Telephone(01273) 945694

      This former travel agents opened as a micropub on the 6th July 2018 - although it's larger than most with a capacity of 50 people. Basic paint and barewood decor, but with air conditioning a boon in hot weather. Six handpumps serve a selection of local beers with an occasional guest from further afield. Four real local ciders are available - mainly from Seacider. Wide selection of gins. Live music on a Friday evening and Sunday afternoons. Vaping allowed in the bar.