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The Ram Inn, Firle - pub details

Address: The Street, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6NS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27644) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Glynde (1.1 miles), Southease (2.7 miles), Berwick (3.8 miles)

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Trevor Arms, Glynde (1.2 miles)

 

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The Ram was my favourite pub of the day in East Sussex. It is situated in a picturesque village that was hosting its annual village fair. In spite of this, there is extensive car parking. There are signs requesting drivers not to park in the village itself. The pub is a warren of different passageways and rooms. It serves drinkers, diners and those seeking accommodation too. Once I'd finally found the bar, there were 3 beers on offer. Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter is generally available. Guests were Long Man Sleeping Giant & Belhaven IPA. But, I was more impressed with a perry called Per from Ascension, which I had not before. I loved the character and the location of this place. Moved on from here to my last stop of the day - the Lewes Constitutional Club (not on BITE).
blue_scrumpy - 14 Jul 2019 11:07
Yes I believe it is overpriced except for Harveys. I went there and they had two Dark Star ales on - Hophead (3.8%) and American Pale (4.7%). The Hophead cost more at something (can't quite remember exactly) pushing 4. Unfortunately these people are also running the Trevor across the road in Glynde so cutting the competition
sussexchap - 15 Aug 2012 09:56
A restaurant that serves beer not a pub.....alas.

I remember drinking in this pub over fifteen years ago when it was a lively village pub serving the community with good beer and 'pub grub'. However in the intervening years it seems to have changed into a pub catering for a different crowd....seemingly lots of people from West London with a huge sense of entitlement demanding a 'local pub' whilst braying at each other about how one simply cannot find some obscure italian cheese outside of their deli in Notting Hill. A great shame but I guess that this part of the world has changed considerably over the past few years...just look at Lewes.... and the pub survives by changing with the times, (and clientele).

The Harveys bitter was still spot on though.
ridleyman - 3 Jun 2012 21:34
It's an ok pub, but a little to gastropubby for my tastes... I always have mixed feelings when I visit a pub that I first frequented 25 years ago. Back then, the food was non existent, or dire. But it had a lovely ramshackle feeling, and was very local - though me and my mates would came by train from Brighton, we'd exhaust ourselves stomping over the South Downs, and then descend to quaff several pints by the fire and whack our heads on the low beam on the way to the gents. And then at the last conceivable minute leg it to Glynde station for the last train back to Brighton, and fall asleep.

Since then the place has been all been spruced up, painted, made neat, expanded, and now concentrates on food, thus attracting wealthier cliental from a far greater range. There are still locals that congregate around the bar, but most the rest of the patrons are intensely middle class here to reinforce their life style choices.

In my opinion the beer isn't as well kept as the Rose Cottage or the Cricketers, both of which have gone thru their own transformation from sleepy locals to gastro complexes. But, like Sussexcrawler, I too prefer the Rose Cottage out of all the one strung out under the downs. I don't go to the Ram much anymore, perhaps just because of those memories - but if you have none, or need to go to the right place suitable for weekend activities, I'm sure you'll enjoy your meal.
rachaelov - 26 May 2012 15:57
Following my earlier rather critical review I actually tried the food today on my return visit. My ham sandwich was excellent but at 6.95 it should be. I found the 3.00 for a pint of Harvey's reasonable though. For a Friday, the pub was pretty quiet which was surprising, presumably people are being more careful with their money at the moment. Not a bad visit but I still prefer Rose Cottage.
Sussexcrawler - 21 Oct 2011 17:51

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