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Imperial (Brew Pub)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Hatter - Penny Lane PaleExceptional1
Long Man - Wild ManExceptional1
Brewing Brothers - Jackson Five Pale Series 'Centennial'Excellent1
Bath Ales - ProphecyExcellent1
Brewing Brothers - Attenborough’s Amber Good1
Brewing Brothers - Ryeteous Brothers Good1
TicketyBrew - Coffee Anise PorterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Whispering Bob APANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Born Lost Orange WitNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - Of The SeaNot Tried0
Wiper and True - Small Beer No.20 Not Tried0
Viven - PorterNot Tried0
Freedom - Four LagerNot Tried0

Visits Details

16 Apr 2017 (Jason)
Early evening and busy mostly younger studenty folk enjoying a live solo artist in play of a blues style making for a pleasant atmosphere with an unusual and exciting beer range. The heat of the glowing pizza oven made it a tad warm however we decided to try a pizza and it was delicious. I liked this place hope to return soon.
Mad Hatter - Penny Lane Pale3.80ExceptionalWow peachy maybe orange too. Superb.
Long Man - Wild Man5.20ExceptionalWow this made my tongue tingle,superb!!
Bath Ales - Prophecy3.90Excellent
Brewing Brothers - Jackson Five Pale Series 'Centennial'4.60ExcellentCream soda with a citrus finish. Nice.
TicketyBrew - Coffee Anise Porter4.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Whispering Bob APA6.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Born Lost Orange Wit6.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Of The Sea7.00Not Tried
Wiper and True - Small Beer No.20 2.70Not Tried
Viven - Porter7.00Not Tried
Freedom - Four Lager4.00Not Tried
18 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit and good to see plenty of people here checking out the new brewery in Hastings.
Brewing Brothers - Attenborough’s Amber 5.00GoodBrown in colour, quite a heavy, malt-driven beer.
Brewing Brothers - Ryeteous Brothers 4.60GoodA cloudy red/brown colour. Rye twang and a decent hop presence.

About the Imperial

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1RL.

A street corner pub opened in 1869 as the Imperial Inn, at what was then the edge of town. In 2014 the name of the pub was changed to Forbidden Fruit, but this venture did not last long and the pub stood empty and forlorn for a couple of years. The pub re-opened as the Imperial in September 2016. It now has a stripped-back décor, three handpumps on the bar and a pizza oven. Also visible behind the bar is the brewing equipment of the Brewing Brothers, the new in-house brewery.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 13 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN34 1RL