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The Brewers Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some also 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 - PlateauGood1
1648 - Saint George English AleAcceptable1
Hepworth - Super HorseAcceptable1
Harvey's - Copperwheat BeerAcceptable1
Harvey's - OlympiaNot Tried0
Cottage - Golden ArrowNot Tried0
Weltons - Red Cross MildNot Tried0
Hepworth - Pullman First Class AleNot Tried0
Batemans - HookerNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Eye-OpenerNot Tried0
Ilkley - Lotus IPANot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not 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
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Long Man - Scary ManNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Visits Details

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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable5% CAMRA discount
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Long Man - Scary Man4.30Not Tried
20 Aug 2015 (HSB)
17:40 Last stop of the day. Fairly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodFull 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 :)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExceptionalStunning example of this wonderful best bitter :)
Dark Star - Hophead (some also 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Original5.00Not Tried
Stonehenge - Eye-Opener4.50Not Tried
Ilkley - Lotus IPA5.60Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
26 Feb 2011 (thebrewingman)
A busy Saturday lunchtime. Tourists in the front bar and Woking supporters in the back bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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. Itís 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
14 Nov 2008 (Ian)
One of the best freehouses in the town and a must go to when in Lewes. On the High St so easy to find and with a good selection of Sussex beers. Having drunk bitter all day, I wanted something refreshing, so got a bottle of Lowenbrau Oktoberfest instead.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

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About The Brewers Arms

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent5
Good2
Acceptable6
Poor-

Website.

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 12 times, seen 32 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN7 1XN