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The Sussex Arms (Punch Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Gorgeous - GravediggerExceptional1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Black EelExcellent1
Leeds - Yorkshire GoldExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkExcellent1
Grainstore - Rutland PantherExcellent1
Blackjack - Double BluffExcellent1
Newby Wyke - BanquoExcellent1
Goffs - Black KnightExcellent1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - SprungExcellent1
Gun - Pale AleExcellent1
Wild Card - Jack of ClubsExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Blackwater MildExcellent1
Tyne Bank - EPAExcellent1
Binghams - Doodle StoutExcellent1
Beerd (experimental side of Bath) - Smokey Scotch AleExcellent1
Art Brew - Hip Hop Pacific GemExcellent1
Marble - Manchester BitterExcellent1
Great Heck - Voodoo MildExcellent1
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - CryfExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesExcellent1
Triple fff - HallelujahGood1
Dow Bridge - GladiatorGood1
Newby Wyke - Black Funnel MildGood1
Dawkins - Bristol BestGood1
Titanic - Nautical MildGood1
Art Brew - Earth Roots Resin Good1
Titanic - Black IceAcceptable1
Big Smoke - Solaris Session PaleAcceptable1
Leadmill - Midnight ExpressAcceptable1
Milestone - CupidAcceptable1
Arbor Ales - Single Hop PerleAcceptable1
Rother Valley - Ruby WheatAcceptable1
Franklins - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable1
Acorn - Millenium IPAAcceptable1
RedWillow - FecklessNot Tried0
Hop Back - Glass HopperNot Tried0
Long Arm - Birdie FlipperNot Tried0
Elgood's - MustangNot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Native StormNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - De La CrèmeNot Tried0
Vale - Tempus FugitNot Tried0
Derventio - CleopatraNot Tried0
Tapestry (formerly Cocksure) - P'AleNot Tried0
Wold Top - BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Tapestry (formerly Cocksure) - RedNot Tried0
Tunnel - Tradewinds IPANot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-AgeNot Tried0
Gloucester - Aussie PaleNot Tried0
Vale - WychertNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Dark ArtsNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Milestone - Shine OnNot Tried0
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Neanderthal (superseded by 4.4% version)Not Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Quercus FoliumNot Tried0
Spencer's - BlondeNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Quantock - SunrakerNot Tried0
Coastal - Cornish PorterNot Tried0
Exeter - FerrymanNot Tried0
Cottage - Atlantic (use the 4% entry now)Not Tried0
Andwell - Ruddy DarterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Bradfield - Farmers BitterNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildNot Tried0
London Brewing Co. - Beer StreetNot Tried0
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of AlesNot Tried0
Beowulf - Finn's Hall PorterNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)Not Tried0
360° - Bluebell Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Moles - Rucking MoleNot Tried0
White Horse - Black Horse PorterNot Tried0
Andwell - King JohnNot Tried0
Church End - Cuthbert'sNot Tried0
Titanic - Iron CurtainNot Tried0
Gloucester - Dockside DarkNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford DG Dunstable GiantNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Night RiderNot Tried0
Sunny Republic - American Brown AleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - SundancerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Sussex Arms, Twickenham, Greater London
Picture 2. The Sussex Arms, Twickenham, Greater London

Visits Details

29 Oct 2021 (Magnus Greel)
I met up halfway through our Friday Evening Group which actually starts lunchtimes these days, we had a table booked in the marquee in the garden and enjoyed almost exclusive use until late afternoon onwards when many families with children arrived turning the place into a kindergarten.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gorgeous - Gravedigger5.00ExceptionalRecommended by the barman as just gone on - smooth creamy vanilla nectar without being sickly sweet, such was its popularity we stayed with this for our last three rounds.
Marble - Manchester Bitter4.20ExcellentA premium English bitter in superb condition
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80AcceptableI found this syrupy and cloying
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Exeter - Ferryman4.20Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of Ales5.10Not Tried
360° - Bluebell Sussex Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
01 Sep 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Friday mid afternoon and quiet when we arrived a few more arrivals by the time we left. I liked the way the pumps were organised by beer colour from left to right, light to dark.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gun - Pale Ale4.60ExcellentCream soda PA in top spec, very nice indeed.
Tyne Bank - EPA3.80ExcellentDry with a strong hop hit.
Andwell - Ruddy Darter4.60Not Tried
London Brewing Co. - Beer Street4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)4.10Not Tried
Andwell - King John4.20Not Tried
Gloucester - Dockside Dark5.20Not Tried
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Sundancer3.70Not Tried
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80Not Tried
Long Arm - Birdie Flipper4.50Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - De La Crème4.00Not Tried
Tapestry (formerly Cocksure) - P'Ale4.50Not Tried
Tapestry (formerly Cocksure) - Red4.10Not Tried
Gloucester - Aussie Pale5.20Not Tried
14 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening with a depleted squad of Friday Evening Group types. Saw a rain sodden double mattress flat on the pavement nearby lifted upright against a hedge with several yo-yo movements. Such was the wind.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Black Eel5.00ExcellentA black IPA
Blackjack - Double Bluff4.80Excellent
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Native Storm4.40Not Tried
Derventio - Cleopatra5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not TriedAh-ha
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-Age4.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - Dark Arts6.00Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Neanderthal (superseded by 4.4% version)4.60Not Tried
Spencer's - Blonde4.20Not Tried
Coastal - Cornish Porter5.00Not Tried
10 Jun 2013 (thebrewingman)
Comfortable Monday evening. My first visit here and I was very impressed with the selection of ales and ciders. I did not take a note of all beers available so have only listed those I had.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goffs - Black Knight5.30Excellent
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50Excellent
Beerd (experimental side of Bath) - Smokey Scotch Ale4.50ExcellentI reckon the smokiness was just about spot on - enough to tatse but not overpowering.
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Cryf5.20Excellent
10 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
I walked here from Richmond via Teddington, but arrived about twenty minutes too early. It was full of a rather obnoxious rugby crowd on arrival (give me a pub full of football fans in preference any day). Luckily they pushed off to their game fairly soon and the pub reverted to being something of a family, late Sunday lunch venue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Art Brew - Hip Hop Pacific Gem4.30ExcellentAnother in this brewery’s single hop series. Golden. Very cloudy. A rather bitter hop taste.
Art Brew - Earth Roots Resin 6.00GoodA very unusual, amber-coloured beer. Has alcohol strength and a piney, resinous, spicy taste.
Leadmill - Midnight Express4.00AcceptableA smooth, easy-drinking, chestnut-coloured beer. A little unchallenging.
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
White Horse - Black Horse Porter5.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Titanic - Iron Curtain6.00Not Tried
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sunny Republic - American Brown Ale5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Glass Hopper4.30Not Tried
18 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Very busy on a Tuesday in the run up to Christmas.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Black Ice4.10AcceptableHoppy black beer, but without any malt flavours to speak of. Dry, hoppy finish. My score 14/20.
Milestone - Cupid4.40AcceptableGolden ale with a dry, malty flavour. Little hop character but a dry, bitter malty finish. My score 14/20
Arbor Ales - Single Hop Perle4.00AcceptablePale and hoppy with quite an aromatic and sharp, bitter bite. Rather dry finish. My score 14/20.
Franklins - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableDry, yeasty and bitter but with fairly low hop character. Rather thin tasting with a dry, astringent finish. My score 12/20.
23 Oct 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy on a Tuesday evening with beers turning over almost as fast as being consumed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grainstore - Rutland Panther3.40ExcellentPerfect antidote to the previous beer, this was a dark brown mild with a full bodied chocolate and roasted malt character with little hoppiness. My score 16/20.
Dawkins - Bristol Best4.00GoodTraditional amber best bitter with moderate hopping and a stronger malt flavour. My score 15/20.
Rother Valley - Ruby Wheat4.60AcceptableProbably not a wise decision to purchase this as it was a double whammy of crystal and wheat malt. Net result was a strange mix of sweet cloying flavours with a sourness in the finish. My score 12/20.
Acorn - Millenium IPA5.00AcceptableFresh on and probably too soon as there was a slight harshness to the flavours in this, mainly bitter with some grassy hop flavours. My score 14 with B for quality (lacking in maturity).
04 Sep 2012 (ChrisE)
My first visit here, and I was very impressed, all beers were in good condition, reasonable prices, and full measures. The pub soon became very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Blackwater Mild3.70Excellent
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40ExcellentSuperb
Leeds - Yorkshire Gold4.00ExcellentA new cask, and in top form.
Newby Wyke - Banquo3.80ExcellentA good session beer.
Titanic - Nautical Mild4.80Good
Wold Top - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Tunnel - Tradewinds IPA4.60Not Tried
Vale - Wychert3.90Not Tried
Milestone - Shine On4.00Not Tried
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Quercus Folium4.00Not Tried
Quantock - Sunraker4.20Not Tried
Cottage - Atlantic (use the 4% entry now)4.50Not Tried
30 Aug 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
A visit by the Thursday evening mild drinkers swelled the numbers here. The large garden came in handy too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Binghams - Doodle Stout5.00ExcellentExcellent dry roasty stout with good roast malt bitterness, a little hoppiness evident leading to a dry, roasty finish. My score 16/20.
Great Heck - Voodoo Mild4.30ExcellentBlacc strong mild with good chocolate malt character with a little roast coffee flavour too. Low hop rate and a dryish chocolate finish. My score 16/20.
Newby Wyke - Black Funnel Mild5.00GoodDark brown/black strong mild with a slight haze. Lacking the full bodied flavour of previous samples, maybe a little too fresh here. My score 15/20 with a B for quality.
Dow Bridge - Gladiator4.50GoodDarker bitter with a fruity hop character and a fruity hop finish. My score 15/20.
13 May 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Busy on Sunday lunchtime – the roast dinners looked divine, the beer selection excellent.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60ExcellentBlack, rich and chocolately, with a fruity finish.
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Sprung3.90ExcellentBeer re-launched this year at a lower strength. Pale and very hoppy.
Triple fff - Hallelujah4.00GoodStrength given this year as 4.2% - Pale, citrus hoppy, almost lagery.
Bradfield - Farmers Bitter3.90Not Tried
Beowulf - Finn's Hall Porter4.70Not Tried
Moles - Rucking Mole4.50Not Tried
Church End - Cuthbert's3.80Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford DG Dunstable Giant4.40Not Tried
Kelham Island - Night Rider5.20Not Tried
RedWillow - Feckless4.10Not Tried
Elgood's - Mustang5.00Not Tried
Vale - Tempus Fugit4.10Not Tried

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About The Sussex Arms

The pub sign. The Sussex Arms, Twickenham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent21
Good6
Acceptable9
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Twickenham, Greater London, TW2 5BG.

This pub is by Twickenham Green and re-opened in 2011 after a major refurbishment and a significant shift towards being a specialist beer and cider outlet. There is a wood-floored main front bar featuring a long line of handpumps (18 in all of which 5 or 6 usually carry cider), and a smaller, tiled room to the rear, with a large garden out back. CAMRA Richmond & Hounslow Branch Pub of the Year 2013. Runs a buy 8 get 9th pint free loyalty card in association with others pubs in the same ownership.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 94 different beers and tried 37 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TW2 5BG