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Sussex Arms, Tunbridge Wells

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We escaped out of the freezing rain into this pub yesterday and it was a really delightful experience. The barman was very friendly when I enquired if kids were allowed and a high chair was brought out before we'd even sat down. The beer choice is excellent - I had a Seasider ale which was very good - there were also 4 or 5 other ales on. The menu is small, but has a Gallic twist (well the chef is French!), including snails which sadly they had run out of but we had cassoulet and steak et frites both of which were tasty and good value. The locals also seemed a good bunch (especially as we had a toddler running around). All in all this is a pub we hope to visit again.
BothamsAshes - 23 Feb 2015 10:31
A bit tatty to be honest beer isn't in my humble opinion great better pubs/bars in Tunbridge Wells

juzza - 18 Jun 2012 20:16
Suprised not to see a review for 4 1/2 years. Not as much character as the Duke of York but more entertainment on offer.
filf - 12 Mar 2012 01:25
Great pub and atmosphere. Very nice smoking area outside for those of us who have decided to carry on! always a friendly face with some good music nights and good staff. Well worth the effort to work the extra few meters!
ruddicks - 1 Aug 2007 13:35
nice to see a proper maneger in that knows what he is doing,
all the youngsters and chaves have moved on and looks great with the new decour and excelent food on sunday to friday.
have been told that the out side area will be ready for the smoking banwill be ready. good thing is they have an outside area that has a roof so with the typical weather hear you will stay dry.
well wourth a visit
wilsonbarr - 23 Jun 2007 17:35
Great pub now after a few years in the wilderness. Good selection of beers and bottles and a great pool room downstairs. South African behind the bar (never met a nice one) but other than that highly recommended.
TrickyG - 5 Oct 2006 12:31
Amazing, this pub has really come up in the world. great atmosphere. cheerful landlord, very good beer!
Crawly - 26 Aug 2006 08:39
This pub used to be edgy and cool when the so-called "weirdos" drank here. Unfortunately, nowadays the clientele seems to consist of ageing baby-boomers eager to fritter away their kids' inheritance before Gordon Brown can get his sly paws on it. Nice pint of IPA, though.
anonymous - 23 Jun 2006 13:42
Came here for the first time in ages last sunday wasnt a fan ages ago still not
juzza - 7 May 2006 11:58
I go to this pub most weekends for the live music and find it to be a very nice place to drink.
drinkingtunbridgewells - 24 Feb 2006 19:57
Nice pub, friendly landlord who by all accounts has really turned the place around. Not too crowded and not rowdy - perhaps a little too quiet for a Saturday night, but will get busier as word of the resurrection spreads, I'm sure. Good on Dave for supporting live music - and he keeps a good pint too.
ade_the_muso - 10 Sep 2005 22:03
Nice pub tucked away in the Pantiles. Live music Thursday night. Dart board, quiz machines and juke box. Food is available during the day.
Canuck - 28 Apr 2004 14:47

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