Category Archives: Sussex

The Grand Victorian Hotel


A stunning building next to the railway station. It’s a hotel, but the bar is very much a pub. Both inside and out are stunning victoriana, and most of the fixtures and fittings are there too.

Beer was fine, and the food looked ok, but the surrounding area would be described as “vibrant”, but the pub itself was fine.

The Wheatsheaf


On the fringes of the town centre, we dove in to escape the rain. Inside, it’s the currently fashionable stripped floor look. There’s a huge TV in one area, but thankfully the volume was down. The music wasn’t too loud either, but all the hard surfaces and something about the sound system (and perhaps the gobshites at the bar) made conversation tricky. Beer and staff were fine, and it wasn’t a bad place at all.

The Royal Oak


Local’s pub on a thoroughfare. This was on my way back to my hotel, and I dropped in for a swift pint. Friendly enough, and pleasant enough- a nice place for a quiet pint, but my West Midlands beer price index got upset by the £3.85 price for a pint- though that was unfair, as elsewhere in town, prices were higher.