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The Alma, Uckfield - pub details

Address: Franfield Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5AJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5147) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Uckfield (0.2 miles), Buxted (2.3 miles)

Brewery: Harveys

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The Alma Arms is a really nice community pub located just to the south east of the lengthy High Street. It has a couple of rooms, with a function room and small garden at the rear. The function room was hosting a celebration for the Queen's birthday and the garden was full of kids using the play equipment. Ales were all from Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter, Sussex Dark Mild & Olympia Golden Ale. Finally I had also found a place with a real cider - Westons Rosie's Pig. A really friendly pub. Easily the best pub in the first half of my Sussex crawl.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Jun 2016 19:17
Lovely pub - my local for some time. Harveys best but always has the monthly variants on tap as well. Harveys Old being my favourite here. Every year has Christmas Ale on tap from barrell on the counter. Great local pub.
TheBeerMagnet - 21 Jan 2015 10:42
Small local pubs with two bars. When I went recently on a Monday night there were several games of crib going on - a rare sight these days. Most people seemed to be drinking the mild or old.
simontheeditor - 15 Dec 2012 16:53
Since moving to Uckfield last year this pub has become our local. It is well looked after and the bar staff are friendly without being over bearing. They have a good range of drinks and specials such as mulled wine and mince pies at Christmas which we very much appreciated. The food is excellent quality and the specials are imaginative. I am veggie so I appreciate that one of the specials is always veggie as the options on the main menu are limited. Carvery on a sunday is really good too (and with a veggie option), puddings are sublime and I would thouroughly recommend. There is a jukebox with a really good selection and the pub has live music which we are yet to go to but are looking forward to at some point. All in all a great little pub!
Chiliwidle - 6 May 2012 17:53
I hadn't visited this place since the 1990s, and although I used to live in Uckfield in the 1970s I was far too young to appreciate the Alma's wares, although I understand my dear old dad used to like it. In any case, I finally revisited it opportunistically on Saturday, whilst passing through. I found it to be one of the thoroughbred Harvey's houses, with really well-kept ale, what looked to be decent grub, and a traditional but clean and friendly atmosphere prevailing.

A plainly Victorian exterior leads to a similarly woody and traditionally-decorated interior, which was welcoming and cosy - not quite a two-bar pub but not far off, with two 'sides' seemingly functioning quite separately from each other. I received a polite and effiicent welcome from the landlady, who duly pulled up what can only be descibed as an excellent pint of Dark Mild (had the car so no Bonfire Boy etc for me). It was a really tasty drink and it just shows why Mild should never be discarded as a weak or characterless style, at least not when brewed and conditioned properly.

There were a few people in enjoying the lunch menu, which looked appetising, although I wasn't quite there hunger-wise and moved elsewhere before giving in.

The feel of the place was friendly, well-maintained and generally in-keeping with what one would expect. I imagine this functions well as a local for the immediate residential area, and on a more busy shift I would suspect the Alma would be buzzing. I hope it is, at any rate.

Whilst not a 'destination' pub - at least not for me as I have the Garland in redhill nearby which is a very similar bag - it's certainly somewhere I'd come back to as and when opportunity presents.
TWG - 28 Nov 2011 17:36

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