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The Brewers Arms (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Exceptional1
Biddenden - Biddenden Dry strong ciderExceptional1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent4
1648 - Gold AngelExcellent1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Excellent1
Dark Star - OriginalExcellent1
Scarborough - CitraGood1
Burning Sky - Plateau (was 3.5%)Good2
1648 - Saint George English AleAcceptable1
Hepworth - Super HorseAcceptable1
Harvey's - Copperwheat BeerAcceptable1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - OlympiaNot Tried0
Long Man - Scary ManNot Tried0
Cottage - Golden ArrowNot Tried0
Black Tor - Pride of DartmoorNot Tried0
Weltons - Red Cross MildNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - VelveteenNot Tried0
Hepworth - Pullman First Class AleNot Tried0
Batemans - HookerNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Eye-OpenerNot Tried0
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Not Tried0
Long Man - Old ManNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Black GoldNot Tried0
Bedlam - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Salopian - Kangaroo CourtNot Tried0
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Visits Details

07 Jan 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon in yet another proper drinkers pub in this holy grail of a town for us fellow beer drinkers. No music, no Sky Sports and bacon sandwiches in crusty bread available on request.
Burning Sky - Plateau (was 3.5%)3.40GoodJust a tad tired feeling to what I've had earlier
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Black Tor - Pride of Dartmoor4.00Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Velveteen4.80Not Tried
30 May 2018 (ChrisE)
I needed something to eat and what better than the good value sandwiches in here. I opted for the healthy sausage and bacon sarnie which was very enjoyable. I did not list all the beers but as usual there was a good range. I picked up the latest Sussex Drinker whilst in here.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
31 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Quite pleasant and cosy until I caught the whiff of the first vinegar sprinkled on chips then out as soon as I could.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable5% CAMRA discount
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Long Man - Scary Man4.30Not Tried
20 Aug 2015 (HSB)
17:40 Last stop of the day. Fairly busy.
Scarborough - Citra4.20GoodRather thin but good Citra taste
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20Not Tried
24 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A Sunday Bank Holiday pub quiz in full throttle. Gives a 5% CAMRA discount but none was proferred.
Burning Sky - Plateau (was 3.5%)3.40GoodFull in taste but no head
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Cairngorm - Black Gold4.40Not Tried
Bedlam - India Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Salopian - Kangaroo Court4.00Not Tried
02 Nov 2012 (Eddie)
12:00 visit. I love this pub it's the sort of pub where you can either sit at the bar or sit in a corner and read or chat or just watch and listen great :)
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExceptionalStunning example of this wonderful best bitter :)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExceptionalAnother 5* ale served in top condition great to see this ale back to its best great stuff :)
Biddenden - Biddenden Dry strong cider8.00ExceptionalIf it on I have to have it, simples! Lovely hic! ;)
1648 - Gold Angel5.00Excellent
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
06 Oct 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Very attentive barmaid kept well on top of proceedings and customers' pastoral and beer needs.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Original5.00Not Tried
Stonehenge - Eye-Opener4.50Not Tried
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man4.30Not Tried
26 Feb 2011 (thebrewingman)
A busy Saturday lunchtime. Tourists in the front bar and Woking supporters in the back bar.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentAs good as always.
Dark Star - Original5.00Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hepworth - Pullman First Class Ale4.20Not Tried
Batemans - Hooker4.50Not Tried
08 Jun 2009 (Ian)
Not too busy mid Monday afternoon. We all got here, got beers and then Tom tried to buy some of the bottles of Rodenbach Alexander that were on the picture rail. Could have done with one or two more beers on I guess.
Harvey's - Copperwheat Beer4.80AcceptableNot at its best
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Golden Arrow4.50Not Tried
Weltons - Red Cross Mild5.10Not Tried
25 Apr 2009 (Ian)
Busy pub with quieter front bar and pool tables, darts and TVs showing sport in the rear. Always a good beer selection on the bar.
1648 - Saint George English Ale4.50AcceptableCopper/amber colour, lasting beige head. Very malty bitter. Decent fruit. Like all 1648 beers, well made, decent bitter.
Hepworth - Super Horse6.10AcceptableHazy copper colour. It’s like a green apple strongish bitter. Bit of toffee. Bit disappointing. Bit too much toffee.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Olympia4.30Not Tried
Dark Star - Original5.00Not Tried

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About The Brewers Arms

The pub sign. The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XN.

Mock Tudor but traditional pub on the High Street. Superb earthenware Page and Overton's Croydon Ales sign outside the front door. Front bar is smaller with interesting maps and pictures on the walls. The rear bar is larger and has a pool table and large screen TV. 8 handpumps on the central wooden bar in the front bar. 2018 local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year. CAMRA discount for card carrying members.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN7 1XN