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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

LocAle Pubs

  • Barcombe
    • Royal Oak High Street Barcombe BN8 5BA Telephone(01273) 400418

      This welcoming pub is situated right in the heart of the village, easily accessed from the main road. Parking is available either outside or in the village car park 50yds away. There is a long front bar with wooden flooring, wooden tables and chairs plus a separate dining room. Attached to the building is a skittle alley. There are three permanent Harvey's beers on plus one seasonal beer. Good value pub food is served. Pop-up kitchens serving food from vans are available on Monday and Tuesday when the main kitchen is closed.

  • 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

    • Basketmakers Arms 12 Gloucester Road Brighton BN1 4AD Telephone(01273) 689006

      A much loved Brighton institution, this is a busy two-room street-corner pub, popular with young and old alike, on the edge of Brighton's famous bohemian North Laines. Eight hand pumps serves a selection of the Fuller's range plus guests. Locally sourced home-made food is available every day including Seafood Saturday & very popular traditional Sunday roasts. Real ale in a bottle is available to take away. The walls are adorned with old metal signs and tobacco tins, inside which you will find messages, secrets and codes written by customers over the years. Also stocks around 100 whiskies plus Whiskey of the Month on special offer. Live Jazz music first Sunday of every month. Pub is currently up for sale as the owners are retiring.

    • Battle of Trafalgar 34 Guildford Road Brighton BN1 3LW Telephone(01273) 327997

      Quirky locals’ pub only a minute from Brighton Railway Station. Long narrow room next to bar leads down to beer garden; other room ‘behind’ the bar. Lots of random prints on the walls, some sea themed appropriate to the pub’s name. If you operate the Engine Room Telegraph (it’s difficult not to if you don’t know otherwise) you’ll be expected to make a donation to the RNLI; the locals will insist! Monthly music nights on Sunday, weekly quiz night, curry night every Wednesday and monthly meeting of MENSA. Excellent menu including vegan and gluten free options as well as their renown Sunday roast. 5 real ales and an eclectic spirits selection.

    • Black Horse 112 Church Street Brighton BN1 1UD

      Situated opposite the Corn Exchange, just two minutes from the Brighton Pavillion, Dome and Theatre Royal. An ideal venue for a pre/post theatre or concert visit. Now changed its name back to the Black Horse. Jan 2020 - now under new management.

    • Brighton Bier Brewery Taproom 10 Bell Tower Industrial Estate, Roedean Road Brighton BN2 5RU Telephone07548 342873

      Situated in a small industrial estate in Roedean in East Brighton, the taproom has a number of tables outside offering a number of their own beers (real ales are currently bottled or canned but they hope to introduce cask ales once their three pubs reopen after 17 May) plus a selection of guest beers and ciders. Winner of 6x World Beer Awards winner with over 15 international beer awards in total. There is a takeaway food service available too.

    • 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.

    • Chimney House 28 Upper Hamilton Road Brighton BN1 5DF Telephone(01273) 556708

      Located just a short walk from Seven Dials, but a good uphill hike from the Station, the Chimney house offers something for everyone from a cup of tea and a slice of cake, pint of Harveys, glass of prosecco, dirty little burger or a relaxed three course meal. They strive to source ingredients from within Sussex with fish from Shoreham and Newhaven fruit and vegetables from local farms and glasshouses as well as meat from Garlic Wood Farm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Free Haus 1 Howard Road Brighton BN2 9TP Telephone(01273) 692484

      Re-opened 22nd Mar 2019 as the Free Haus owner by Brighton Bier. 4 handpumps, 7 keg fonts and 8 real ciders on offer. Screen behind bar has details of available drinks with strengths and prices. Blackboard lists what's just gone and what's coming. Food offering is cooked on premises by Papa Pitta, Cypriot kebabs and urban beats. Main bar area is partly bare brick and partly plastered with stripped wood floor, so tends to be quite noisy with nothing to deaden the sound. Stairs lead down to a mezzanine level with access to the garden and then down to a lower bar and the toilets. Closing on 17th October 2021 - will be converted to housing use.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Independent 95 Queens Park Road Brighton BN2 0GH Telephone(01273) 602822

      Re-opened June 2015 as the Independent following a major refit. There is a "wall" of 10 changing keg beers and four taps for cask beer. The pub, formerly the Walmer Castle/Walmer originally owned by King and Barnes, latterly by Hall and Woodhouse sits on the corner of Queens Park Road and Albion Hill and, in addition to draught beer, sells craft beer in cans and bottles. Trenchmore cider is also available.

    • Lord Nelson Inn 36 Trafalgar Street Brighton BN1 4ED Telephone(01273) 695872

      Close to the railway station, this Harvey's tied house has been a GBG regular serving the full range of Harvey's beers plus seasonal ales. Refurbishments in 2013 and 2016 have considerably updated and expanded the previous interior. There are 2 bars at the front with a central servery with 5 handpumps. A lower bar at the rear has been recently added with 3 handpumps. There are various seating areas in the lower part of the building where it expanded into the neighbouring premises. Acoustic night the first Monday of every month and Quiz Night on Tuesdays.

    • Loud Shirt Brewery Taproom Unit 5, Bell Tower Industrial Estate, Roedean Road Brighton BN2 5RU Telephone(01273) 087077

      Situated in a small industrial estate in Roedean in East Brighton, The Loud Shirt Brewing Co. was set up by Martyn Batchelor and Mike Thomson on 29 February 2016. The taproom has a number of tables and a small marque outside offering a selection of their own real ales (up to 5 at present) served in real beer glasses. They also offer a take-away service

    • Mad Hatter Inn 7 Rock Street Brighton BN2 1NF Telephone(01273) 674447

      At the Brighton Marina end of Kemp Town Former Rock Inn now renamed the Mad Hatter Inn.

    • Market Inn 1 Market Street Brighton BN1 1HH Telephone(01273) 329483

      The Market Inn was built in the 1800's and beautifully converted in the 1900's to a fine traditional English pub. Situated in the heart of Brighton's historic Lanes area, two minutes from the Brighton Pavilion, the seafront, the pier and close to the Brighton Centre, the Dome, Theatre Royal and the shopping amenities of the Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Food is available all day 10% discount to Camra members.

    • Mitre Tavern 13 Baker Street Brighton BN1 4JN Telephone(01273) 622759

      “Time” in the Mitre doesn’t come after last orders; it’s what this place is out of. More fitted to 1950 than 2014 this two-bar, cosy corner house is wifi-free and technology-light. Its backstreet setting, chintzy wallpaper and never-busy feel give space for people to talk and to enjoy the range of Harvey’s beers in peace. The full range of Harvey’s from Best to Old is generally on offer and is always well-kept and served. Steep walk back to Brighton Station after you have indulged! Nov 2019 - pub appears to be closed currently, but with no notice visible to explain why. Seems there is building work going on inside. Manager confirms there is a full refurb going on and hopes to reopen on Dec 5th. Reopened 13th Dec. Now just one bar but still with five handpumps. Much more modern decor. Toilets redecorated. Still two log burning fires.

    • North Laine Brewhouse 27 Gloucester Place Brighton BN1 4AA Telephone(01273) 683666

      Back to basics massive brew pub housing the Laine Brewery which can be seen on a higher level behind the bar counter. It is not unusual to be served at the bar by one of the brewers. 3 real ales available on handpump - often 2 from the brewery and 1 guest. Quiz night Wednesday. Brewery tours available - see website. Nov 2021 - reported to not be selling real ale anymore, no handpumps in use.

    • 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.

    • Prince George 5 Trafalgar Street Brighton BN1 4EQ Telephone(01273) 681055

      Close to many London Road bus routes, this pub has several cosy drinking areas off the main bar, which serve one real ale - currently from Firebird. Award winning vegetarian food is served . The outside area at the rear is heated and covered. Under 18's welcome until 7pm. Quiz night is Sunday and a DJ plays Fridays and Saturdays..

    • 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.

    • Shortt's Bar Brighton 46 St James's Street Brighton BN2 1RG Telephone(01273) 621093

      Traditional pub with a modern twist .New decor, huge sunny beer garden, new stage area for Djs , musicians & performance inside too. Food provided by Kuki’s Tandoori bringing unique genuine Indian street food all week day & night.

    • 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

    • Walrus 10 Ship Street Brighton BN1 1AD Telephone(01273) 025749

      Multi-level venue. Pub on ground floor with open fire, snug and booths, restaurant upstairs, two level roof terrace/garden, and in the basement The Underbelly music venue.

  • Burgess Hill
    • Quench Bar & Kitchen 2-4 Church Road Burgess Hill RH15 9AE Telephone(01444) 253332

      Quench Bar & Kitchen is located in central Burgess Hill and features a contemporary bar, packed with quality spirits, lagers, fine wines and non-alcoholic drinks. They also serve a range of teas and Italian espressos - the perfect way to unwind, celebrate or just spend time with friends.

    • 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.

  • Chailey Green
    • Five Bells East Grinstead Road Chailey Green BN8 4DA Telephone(01825) 722259

      Country pub on the A275 between Lewes and East Grinstead. Popular with car enthusiasts. Three gardens with a smoking area to the front of the pub. Timber fronted bar with carved moulded pilasters separating the shelving areas on the gantry. Mixture of tiled and timber floors. Look out for the brass wall lanterns and the picture supposedly signed by Picasso. No food available on Mondays. Beware Sat Navs can misdirect you to a farm lane! - pub is located on the A275.

  • Ditchling
    • White Horse 16 West Street Ditchling BN6 8TS Telephone(01273) 842006

      Situated in the beautifully picturesque and historical village of Ditchling The White Horse offers a wonderful place to eat, sleep and drink. With accommodation the White Horse can cater for weddings, birthdays or just the one night stop over whilst walking the beautiful South Downs Way. Built in the early 12th Century The White Horse was a favoured resting point for travellers and smugglers alike. With its network of interconnecting tunnels in the pubs cellar it was thought that these were used for smuggling goods arriving from overseas with various networks across the whole village.

  • Falmer
    • Swan Inn Middle Street Falmer BN1 9PD Telephone(01273) 681842

      Cosy, traditional, family-run free house in a village close to the universities. There are three bars, including a narrow public bar. The pub is over 100 years old and the walls are adorned with antique adverts and pictures of the village in days past. Food is available at lunchtimes and some evenings. Being close to the Amex stadium, the pub is very busy on Brighton match days when only home fans may be admitted and there is no parking available. Closed Mondays except match days. Local CAMRA Country/Village Pub of the Year 2018

  • 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
    • Lockhart Tavern 41 The Broadway Haywards Heath RH16 3AS Telephone(01444) 440696

      New pub opened November 2016. This pub serves 6 real ales. Situated in an area rich with bars and restaurants, this pub consists of a sizable front bar equipped with marble-topped high tables also featuring parquet and decorative tile flooring. Behind this bar, set at a lower level is a dining room which usually serves food until 10pm.

  • 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.

    • 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 Street Tap 4-5 George Street Hove BN3 3YA Telephone(01273) 733359

      Former Slug and Lettuce now rebranded as the George Street Tap and selling real ale. Live sport and music venue. Decorated in a modern style with a part boarded and part tiled floor. There is a mix of high & low tables with benches, stools and retro style chairs. Behind the bar is a row of numbered keg taps identified by cask ends on the wall above.

    • Neptune Inn 10 Victoria Terrace Hove BN3 2WB Telephone(01273) 736390

      Five hand pumps serve regular favourites plus frequently changing guest ales, always in good condition. This traditional single bar pub is frequented by a regular local clientele, Live music is strongly supported with Blues and Rock every Friday and Jazz on Sunday together with monthly open mic and vinyl nights on the second and fourth Mondays. This pub is situated on the Brighton to Shoreham coast road near central Hove.

    • 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.

    • Southern Belle 3 Waterloo Street Hove BN3 1AQ Telephone(01273) 734806

      The Iron Duke was built in 1828 in the heart of the historic Brunswick old town. It is just across the road from the beach with the City Centre just a short walk along the seafront. This historic Hove pub has a large bar on the ground floor with a micro-theatre at the back, also available to hire for private parties or meetings. There is also guest accommodation on the two upper floors comprising ten hotel rooms. 2017 changed name to Southern Belle. Food offering varies during the week with different cuisines. Sunday roasts start at 12 and continue until they run out.

    • 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

    • Sussex 17 St Catherines Terrace Hove BN3 2RH Telephone(01273) 732442

      Located on Hove seafront. Large bar divided into several drinking areas. The walls have traditional wood paneling and the windows retain leaded glass. One wall has 2 substantial stone fireplaces. Quiz night Thursdays. Takeaway food service available.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • Dorset 22 Malling Street Lewes BN7 2RD Telephone(01273) 474823

      Refurbished in 2006, this Harvey's tied house has several drinking and dining areas, a large patio and six reasonably priced en-suite bedrooms. It serves at least four ales on handpump. An extensive menu features traditional home-cooked dishes and an ever-changing fish menu using ingredients fresh from Newhaven. It is home of the Cliffe Bonfire Society - the largest of the five Lewes bonfire societies. Closing times may vary in winter so it is advisable to check beforehand.

    • 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

    • John Harvey Tavern 1 Bear Yard, Cliffe High Street Lewes BN7 2AN Telephone(01273) 479880

      Harvey's tied house opposite the brewery shop dispensing beers on hand pump and gravity. A warm welcome is assured in this modern pub built in a former stable block close to the river. The pub has three separate areas, a main bar, a quieter room on the same level and an upstairs restaurant/function room. Regular Folk nights every Monday with Jazz every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday and live music every Saturday plus Sunday Sessions. Children allowed only in the restaurant. Pub is dog friendly (on leads please).

    • Lansdown Arms 36 Lansdown Place Lewes BN7 2JU Telephone(01273) 470711

      Small corner pub close to the station and the Dripping Pan (Lewes FC football ground). Simply furnished inside on several levels with some interesting décor. Some outdoor seating by the pavement at the front. 5 handpumps serving a range of beers such as Long Man, Sharps and Timothy Taylor. May close earlier if it's quiet but gets busy when either Lewes FC or Brighton & Hove Albion are playing at home.

    • Lewes Constitutional Club 139 High Street Lewes BN7 1XS Telephone(01273) 473076

      The Con Club, as it is known locally, was CAMRA Sussex Club of the Year in 2010. Harveys Old is available in winter, usually outselling all others. For entry, show your CAMRA membership card or a copy of the GBG, and remember to sign the visitors' book. Live music events are held regularly when a small admission charge is payable. Toad in the hole and darts are played and occasional beer festivals are held.

    • Rights of Man 179 High Street Lewes BN7 1YE Telephone(01273) 486894

      Harveys pub which opened in December 2012 to replace Lincolns Bar. It comprises a front bar accessible off the High Street with 6 handpumps on its bar counter. There is a separate Martyrs' Bar at the rear which may be accessed via a doorway off a side alley or from the rear of the main bar. There is a roof terrace laid with Astroturf with access via the staircase in the front bar. Toilets are upstairs. The style of decor here is of cosy old fashioned booths, etched glass and wood panelling.

    • Royal Oak 3 Station Street Lewes BN7 2DA Telephone(01273) 474803

      Single roomed pub at the top of the steep hill from the railway station. Formerly owned by Beard's before its takeover by Greene King. There are five handpumps and with an emphasis on good food. It is the birthplace of The Rooks (Lewes football club) and home to Waterloo Bonfire Society (one of seven such societies in Lewes).

    • 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.

  • Newhaven
    • Prince of Wales 49 South Road Newhaven BN9 9QL Telephone(01273) 513364

      Former United Ales pub with beautiful tiled exterior Two room pub run by the same couple for 20 years on traditional lines so no TV, juke box or food. Pool table, darts and toad in the hole played in the public bar.

  • 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.

  • Portslade
    • Mile Oak Inn Mile Oak Road Portslade BN41 2RB Telephone(01273) 881860

      The Mile Oak Inn was built in the mid 1950’s. Over the years it has had only a handful of landlords (although many managers) including ‘Brighton Tigers’ ice hockey stars Bobby Lee and Gib Hutchinson. For nearly twenty years Mick Goble has been at The Mile Oak with his wife Louise. The ‘Mile Oak Inn’ is in the heart of the Mile Oak community; it supports and sponsors many local groups, clubs and societies. The pub is split into three bars, a sports bar which has two pool tables and a 5 foot plasma TV showing sporting events and ‘wii’ tournaments on Sunday nights! The middle bar has a relaxed atmosphere and a great place to meet up and chat. The function room is used throughout the week for meetings and darts and at weekends a great venue for parties. The beer garden is open from March to October. Interesting internal features including what seem to be the original bar counters. There is also an illuminated Charrintons sign above the Saloon back bar. There is planning permission to build a single storey retail unit to the side of the function room which is in the process of going up. The car park at the front has been re-arranged as a result. May 2021 - partition between the public and Saloon bars now removed.

    • Railway Inn 2 Station Road Portslade BN41 1GA Telephone(01273) 271220

      Following a full refurbishment the former Whistlestop has reverted to its old name The Railway Inn. It brings together families and friends alike. A welcoming pub aiming to be a focal point of the community. We welcome you all to come for a drink or a bite to eat. It now has 4 real ales, a real cider and perry. There is an extensive menu served all day plus a gelato bar. The Railway Inn is a family, social (and dog) friendly pub located close to Portslade Station

    • Stags Head Inn 35 High Street Portslade BN41 2LH Telephone(01273) 416058

      The Stags Head pub is a traditional pub offering a wide selection of drinks. Re-opened Sept 2013 following a refurbishment. Now three real ales on at all times with two changing. Of particular note are the rare surviving Watneys/Tamplins illuminated bar backs in both bars. Other examples can be seen in the Ship in nearby Southwick.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • Cock Inn Uckfield Road Ringmer BN8 5RX Telephone(01273) 812040

      A traditional family run pub having an extensive menu of quality food with vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options. Harveys best bitter is always served plus two seasonal local ales (including Harveys, Hammerpot, WJ King, Isfield & Dark Star). There is also a comprehensive range of Harveys bottled beers. The bar has a large inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and a flagstone floor. There is a large dining area, a well furnished beer garden and plenty of car parking space

  • 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
    • 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
    • Cinque Ports 49 High Street Seaford BN25 1PP Telephone(01323) 892391

      A central bar and three pillars greet you through the porch of this friendly locals' town pub. It curves round to a darts room past the fire; in fact three dart boards are used on busy tournament nights. To the right a side yard offers either fresh air or a smoker's area, depending. The furniture is eclectic .

    • 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

    • Old Plough 20 Church Street Seaford BN25 1HG Telephone(01323) 872921

      Situated next to the Ancient St Leonards Church (circa 1090) just off the town centre this welcoming pub has several rooms leading off from the main bar area giving the pub a lot of character. A good value menu features many food and drink offers. Breakfast is served between 11am and 12 noon. Five hand pumps serve beers mainly from Sussex Breweries and the large patio area is an ideal place to relax during the summer. Refurbished to a high standard in 2016. Real ales £2.25 on Mondays.

    • 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.

    • Wellington 33 Steyne Road Seaford BN25 1HT Telephone(01323) 899517

      Situated on the former quayside in the old part of this historic Cinque Port and close to the beach the Wellington has undergone a recent refurbishment and has a spacious comfortable lounge bar boasting ten hand pumps serving Greene King and guest beers. There is also three star B&B accommodation. Easter 2019 - pub is open again following a period of closure. Tenancy currently being advertised.

  • 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.

    • Royal Sovereign 6 Middle Street Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DP Telephone(01273) 453518

      Tucked up a side street close to the main shopping area and the Marlipins museum, the Sovereign is a grade II listed building with original United Brewery tiles adorning the front and reputed to have been the offices of the long gone Albion steam brewery. Conversation rules in this friendly pub. A sympathetic extension in modern times does not detract from the pub's character. Authentic Thai cuisine is a speciality as well as more traditional pub food. There is a Pay & Display car park next door. Food is Thai and pub food Tues to Sat, and roasts and pub food Sun.

  • Southwick
    • 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.

  • Wivelsfield Green
    • Cock Inn North Common Road Wivelsfield Green RH17 7RH Telephone(01444) 471668

      The pub is on the eastern edge of the village and is popular with walkers, cyclists and locals alike. A more frequent bus service is available at the other end of the village on routes 40/40X. Two guest beers supplement the Harveys Best; in winter one of these is always Harveys Old Ale. Darts, pool and bar billiards are played in the public bar and a portable skittle alley is available for hire.