North East Sussex

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Locale Pubs

  • Blackboys
    • Blackboys Inn Lewes Road Blackboys TN22 5LG Telephone(01825) 890283

      This attractive 14th century Harvey's pub is set in multi-award winning gardens. Inside there are a public bar, a second bar with a number of secluded booths, and a separate restaurant. At least three, often four, Harvey's ales including a seasonal are offered all year round. Home-prepared food is also available every day. Games include darts, shove-halfpenny and the local toad-in-the-hole. There are regular games nights, occasional live music and an annual beer festival.

  • Buxted
    • White Hart Station Road Buxted TN22 4DP Telephone(01825) 732068

      The pub dates from the late eighteenth century, the current ownerstook over the pub in February 2015, it having been extended and refurbished in November 2013. The inglenook fireplace is a notable feature. A cosy interior with welcoming real fires in the winter months. The guest beer is always from a local brewery. The pub is on the main road through the village just a short walk from the railway station.

  • Cade Street
    • Half Moon Inn Cade Street TN21 9BS Telephone(01435) 868646

      A Victorian village local, biker friendly, with one large bar subdivided into distinct areas, including one set for diners. Quiz night is the second Sunday of the month. There is a large garden with panoramic views of the South Downs 15 miles distant. The two guest ales change regularly and a Biddenden cider is available, but not during the winter months. Bar billiards can be played. Live music features on special occasions and there are special food events, see website. A marquee is available for summer functions.

  • Chiddingly
    • Six Bells The Street Chiddingly BN8 6HE Telephone(01825) 872227

      Licensed since 1730, this was a coaching inn on the London to Eastbourne route, which was sympathetically extended in 1995. It is decorated with old advertisements, photographs and other memorabilia. The top bar has an inglenook fireplace and there is a public bar, family room with an unusual brick floor and plenty of outside seating. Home made food is locally sourced wherever possible. Live music is provided by the pub's Folk and Blues Club, starting at 8:30 on alternate Tuesdays, the website gives details.

  • Crowborough
    • Boar's Head Inn Boarshead Crowborough TN6 3HD Telephone(01892) 660447

      A delightful 17th Century low beamed pub just off the main A26 with ample parking. It has a cosy interior, featuring two inglenook fireplaces. Outside seating with good views. Beers are usually Harveys Sussex Best and Fullers London Pride but others from local breweries occaisionally feature as guest beers. Excellent food is home cooked; locally sourced game and wildfowl are a speciality.

    • Bricklayers Arms Whitehill Road Crowborough TN6 1JA Telephone(01892) 668786

      Built in the late 1800s, this traditional welcoming community local has one large L shaped bar and a smaller snug. It is home to football, ladies darts and two pool teams. A beer festival with 10+ beers is held at Halloween time.

    • Cooper's Arms Coopers Lane Crowborough TN6 1SN Telephone(01892) 654796

      This friendly local drinkers' pub has been a regular Guide entry for many years. It offers changing beers, often local and always serves them in top condition. More distant examples feature at the regular beer festivals, when all 12 handpumps are put to good use. A real cider is also sold. Food may be available on Sunday lunchtime but it is best to enquire first. Outside is a secluded rear garden with good views towards Ashdown Forest.

    • Wheatsheaf Mount Pleasant Crowborough TN6 2NF Telephone(01892) 663756

      A quintessential 18th-century English pub in the quiet outskirts of Crowborough. Harvey's beers are served from the three-sided bar. There are log fires in each of the seating areas, where photos of the Wheatsheaf's history are on display. The well-attended annual beer festival at the end of May is staged in a marquee, and regular live music events are held. Many colourful hanging baskets adorn the outside seating area during the Summer.

  • East Hoathly
    • King's Head 1 High Street East Hoathly BN8 6DR Telephone(01825) 840238

      Family-run free house that has been a pub for over 250 years. The 1648 Brewing Company was established in 2003 in the old stables next door; two of its beers are always on the bar, often alongside a dark ale, as well as a changing cider. An extensive range of home-cooked food is served every day. There is a walled garden to the rear and additional outside seating to the front. Local CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year since 2018 and Sussex Pub of the Year runner-up 2020/21.

  • Fletching
    • Griffin Inn High Street Fletching TN22 3SS Telephone(01825) 722890

      The Griffin Inn is a 16th century inn situated in the beautiful and historic, unspoiled village of Fletching with a bar, restaurant and 13 hotel bedrooms. The pub always features 4 beers sourced from local breweries. Good views from the garden over surrounding countryside.

  • Flimwell
    • Cellar Head Brewing Co. Tap Room Pillory Corner Flimwell TN5 7QR Telephone(01580) 879523

      This Tap room is attached to the Cellar Head Brewery located on the Kent and Sussex Border, north of the village of Flimwell just off the A.21: look for the signs for Pillory Corner. Seating is both inside and outside with beautiful views looking across the Bewl Valley. There are usually three changing Cellar Head beers available on handpump. Cheese and charcuterie boards are available. Parking is available outside the brewery.

  • Framfield
    • Hare & Hounds The Street Framfield TN22 5NJ Telephone(01825) 890118

      Cosy and welcoming village inn dating from 1428. Recently refurbished, it has separate dining, bar and snug areas, with an inglenook fireplace and comfy chairs. The pub has a good reputation for its food, especially Sunday roasts. Regular entertainment includes community events, quiz nights and live music. Children and dogs are welcome. With a good-sized garden and a play area, the pub offers something for all ages. No food on Monday. Local Pub of theYear 2020/21

  • Frant
    • Abergavenny Arms Hotel Frant Road Frant TN3 9DB Telephone(01892) 750233

      A fifteenth century coaching inn with a single bar which serves two large beamed dining rooms, one of which has a drinkers' area with comfortable sofas and an open fire. There is also a smaller dining room that can be used for functions. There are usually seven cask ales available. Outside is a patio- type garden for use in suitable weather.

  • Hadlow Down
    • New Inn Main Road Hadlow Down TN22 4HJ

      Quirky and friendly village inn, identified by CAMRA as having a nationally important historic pub interior. The back bar fittings, ceramic spirit casks and panelled counter date from 1885 when the pub was rebuilt following a fire. There is another bar at the back and a function room. The no-frills environment is more than compensated for by the warm welcome, conviviality and excellently kept beer. No food, other than bar snacks, is available.

  • Hartfield
    • Anchor Inn Church Street Hartfield TN7 4AG Telephone(01892) 770424

      Now the last pub in the village. Dating from the 14th Century, it has two bars and a separate restaurant available for functions. The bars are heated by wood burning stoves in winter. Locals enjoy the all day opening where friendly bar staff add to the relaxed atmosphere. The pub is situated close to Ashdown Forest and is not far from Pooh Bridge. The pub changed hands in April 2018.

  • High Hurstwood
    • Hurstwood Hurstwood Road High Hurstwood TN22 4AH Telephone(01825) 732257

      Dating from the 1870s, this village pub has an imaginative food offering, locally sourced where possible, which has made it a destination for diners. There is a single bar in a U shaped room with tables set for food and sofas gathered round one of the open fires. Outside is a large terrace and garden. Often features beers from the local Engineer Brewery.

  • Laughton
    • Roebuck Inn Lewes Road Laughton BN8 6BG Telephone(01323) 811244

      Refurbished and reopened under new management in June 2015, an attractive 17th century former coaching inn in the centre of the quiet village, it is largely open plan and was once owned by Tamplins Brewery. The main bar has an attractive fireplace with a tiled surround, there is a small snug at the rear for a quiet drink and a large refurbished function room. Homemade food is locally sourced and always includes a vegetarian option. Real cider is only available during the summer months.

  • Maynards Green
    • Runt in Tun Hailsham Road Maynards Green TN21 0DJ Telephone(01435) 864284

      A warm welcome awaits in this cosy and popular village pub which has been serving  guests and locals for over a hundred years.  It is particularly popular with families with a large play area and garden, along with a small campsite.  It has two log fires and a separate restaurant area that doubles up as a function room.  Food is homemade to a high standard, booking at weekends is advisable.  No food is served on Mondays.

  • Rotherfield
    • King's Arms High Street Rotherfield TN6 3LJ Telephone(01892) 853441

      A 17th century timber framed, tile hung pub with exposed beams set in the heart of the village. Cosy in the winter with its open fires, in the summer it benefits from a very large beer garden with extensive views where a number of music events are held during the year. A friendly community pub known for its largely locally sourced good food, and a range of local beers.

  • Sheffield Park Station
    • Bessemer Arms Station Approach Road Sheffield Park Station TN22 3QL Telephone(01825) 720800

      The Bessemer Arms is located in a purpose built building beside the booking hall on the main platform (alongside the book shop). Ales from local brewers are available. The pub can get busy with people purchasing food. The Bessemer Arms serves anything from a sandwich up to a full meal. On Sundays from March there is a carvery in the newly refurbished Birch Grove Suite. Breakfast is served from 8.30am every Saturday and Sunday. The bar remains open on Saturday evenings from March until December.

  • Uckfield
    • Alma Arms 65 Framfield Road Uckfield TN22 5AJ Telephone(01825) 762232

      Within 10 minutes' walk of the railway and bus stations, this traditional town-centre pub has two separate bars and a large function room with its own facilities. The Alma dates from 1851 and was named after the 1854 Crimean battle. Westons Family Reserve is the regular draught cider. A quiz is held every Thursday and various other events take place occaisionally. No food is served on Monday or Tuesday.

  • Upper Hartfield
    • Gallipot Inn Gallipot Street Upper Hartfield TN7 4AJ Telephone(01892) 770008

      Situated on the outskirts of Hartfield, The Gallipot Inn is a fine example of a good old English pub, with a strong community focus. built in the late 16th century, the building had various uses before coming a pub. In winter the cosy internal atmosphere is complimented by an open fire and, in the summer, the pleasant rear gardens offer rewarding views over Ashdown Forest. The cask ales are local and the freshly cooked food is also locally sourced.

  • Withyham
    • Dorset Arms Buckhurst Park Withyham TN7 4BD Telephone(01892) 770278

      A 16th century farmhouse changed to an alehouse in the 18th century. Now a listed building with log fires and a large garden. For many centuries part of Buckhurst Estate owned by Earl De La Warr whose arms constitute the pub sign. A separate public bar is complemented by a restaurant area serving seasonal local produce. The cask ales are from local breweries.