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The Drive, Eastbourne - pub details

Used to be: the Merry Fiddler


Address: 153 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8NH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 24188) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Eastbourne (1.4 miles), Hampden Park (1.8 miles), Polegate (3.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.8/10 (rated by 17 users)
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Hurst Arms, Eastbourne (0.4 miles), Tally Ho, Eastbourne (0.5 miles), Crown, Eastbourne (0.6 miles), Lamb Inn, Eastbourne (0.6 miles), Star Inn, Eastbourne (0.6 miles) - see more nearby pubs


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5 most recent reviews of 11 shown - see all reviews

Closed and now a Sainsbury's.
beerpilgrim - 1 Oct 2015 16:24
I have recently visited The Drive public house, I do not live in this area but have reatives who do and we go for a pint or two when I am down this way. All I can say these people behind the bar , Di and her team were very friendly and accomodating, they held a couple of events there recently which I attended and found a good hardworking team , they provided a wonderful buffet and the music played by "Mandy the music mixer" ( as I called her) was a mix of 50"s...60"s right up until the present day, which was enjoyed by all, old fogies like me and 16, 17, 18yrs old, it was a great evening. Ok, we all know pubs always have one or two undesireables, but hey thats the name of the game....put up or shut up and dont go there again............but as far as I am concerned they were genuine, very hard working and most welcoming, the place its self could do with a few licks of paint here and there but that does not detract from very friendly service...Thanks Di and your team.....! (I think you know who I am ..! )
missywissy - 9 May 2010 23:09
The recent postings on here are downright nasty!
The last five reviews posted are mean spirited, poisonous and are extremely hurtful to the owners and their staff.
This is a bit of a chavvy pub, with groups of unsavoury looking individuals always hanging aound the entrance, but does not in anyway deserve these kind of reviews!
The Drive appears to be popular with locals, and no doubt will continue to prosper-it appears to have quite a few 'regulars'.
The Lamb attracts a certain kind of clientele (mainly middle-class), while The Drive attracts a different crowd ( mainly members of the working or shirking class), but to each their own.
A review is an assessment or an appraisal, not an excuse to write malicious or wounding comments to cause upset or offense to an individual or a group.
And it is certainly not the way to settle some slight or, to settle a personal score!
Did somebody refuse to serve you in The Drive, Karlboy?
hotjuicylucy1 - 6 Jan 2010 16:42
We went to an 18th birthday party at the Drive on Friday 7th August 09 all the food was aranged by the landlady as was the music. Everything was perfect and everyone had a fantastic time.Highly recomend to anyone.
UptonPark - 13 Aug 2009 18:19
Pub has been spruced up and owners pleasant enough, but unfriendly and cliquey local yokels means I wont be back .
tomtom1 - 25 Jun 2008 20:08

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