UCKFIELD – WELL THEN, WEAL DEN

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The hits just keep on coming !

Another chapter of the GBG falls to the retiredmartin ticking machine.

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Look how neat my pinking is

Only eight newbies in East Sussex, a bit disappointing given this includes the vast metropolises of Brighton, Hastings and Bexhill.

But the good book has given us TWO new ticks in the vicinity of long neglected Uckfield.

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Where ? Dangerously close to the in-laws Tunbridge Wells, that’s where.

This one photo sums up this mysterious town of 14,493 souls bodies.

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Poppins Restaurant says it all

I hope one of my readers lives there, so they can explain Uckfield to me.

Perhaps DJ Matt Torbuck.

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What is “D & B” – Doom & Bar ?

Wiki tells me nothing, except that I missed the statue of “Jesus in Jeans“, so here’s the highlights of a traffic clogged town that makes Hayward’s Heath look passable.

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Future Brunning & Price
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Witches hats
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Not the home of “Jesus in Jeans”

Still, there’s a Waitrose, which counts for a lot.

And two new country pub ticks that can be achieved with a 5 minute train trip and 45 minute stroll, which added to the Alma in town makes it almost a pub crawl.

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Pub” isn’t the word that comes to mind at the White Hart, which looks more like an estate agent which just happens to offer giant steaks.

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Plain
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Includes starch

I’ll give BRAPA a lift here if he buys me the Tomahawk while he eats his Greggs pasty.

Stag prints, sofas and Ed Sheeran will greet Si.

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Pubby

And “How can I help you Sir“.

Just a half of Harvey’s, please mate

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Handle jug works for Harvey’s

I’m the only customer, but then I guess not many Chateaubriands get scoffed at lunchtime. Even in Herstmonceux.

And of course, lunchtime drinking was banned in Sussex in 2007.

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Lovely cool, milky Harvey’s though

The walk along Narrow Lane to Framfield is wonderful, in the sense that I don’t encounter any cyclists.

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Lush
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Careful editing makes it look like a teatowel photo

There’s a sign on the door of the Hare & Hounds, intended to induce alarm.

I assumed it said it was shut between 4 and 8, but in fact the opposite. It’ll catch out someone we know.

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Odd

Noticeably busier, though similarly plush.

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More sofas

We’ve got some loverly lamb shanks” says an ebullient landlord to his gentlefolk regulars.

I’m tempted, but as a beer sommelier I know to match Harvey’s Sussex with a goat’s cheese salad.

The question is, which Harvey’s Sussex?

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Always go for the middle one

Yes, just the lone ale, Hurrah ! They did have 61 Deep as their craft keg though.

Some great staff, again, and some laughs from the lounge, possibly at my salad, which was great.

So was the rich, cool Harvey’s (NBSS 3.5).

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8 miles from the brewery

A cutting-edge punk soundtrack came from Noah Cyrus, whoever they are.

Back in Uckfield I watched Joker in the lovely art deco cinema, and felt a little shaken two hours later. Luckily Mrs RM arrived to pick me up shortly after.

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Smokin

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