A nice short post to help me clear some more backlog and my conscience.
The good folk in the Sussex Arms, Tunbridge Wells, are probably wondering where their write-up is, given they’ve been following my Tweets since a visit that seems like decades ago. Rubbish blog management is the answer. In fact, it was only the fact the Mario picture kept popping up that prompted this post.
This was, apparently, one of Mrs RM’s favourites when she used to tear up the town of a Friday night, so why it’s taken so long to get in the Beer Guide is inexplicable.
More to the point, I’d never seen it before when pottering around the Pantiles, so the What Pub description of hidden gem is unusually accurate.
The other pubs round here include the excellent but upmarket Ragged Trousers, the craft-driven Pantiles Tap, and a foody Fullers (aren’t they all). In a nutshell, the Sussex felt the best all-rounder of the lot.
A good mix of punters, a good mix of beers included Old Dairy (NBSS 3.5) and Long Man, as well as three you’ll recognise.
A choice of straight glass or handle (that’s not a choice), a choice of seating on different levels, and no choice of music. But it was Low’s melancholy Ones and Sixes, which is good enough for me. And clearly good enough for the barman, the cheeriest in Tunbridge Wells.
There you go, a 20 minute post.