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The Open Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Polarity - Rosetta’s Comet IPA Excellent1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - BestGood1
Engineer - Sussex DubbelGood1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Hop ContractAcceptable1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Root ThirteenNot Tried0
Sixpenny (Wayland's Sixpenny) - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Papa JrNot Tried0
Polarity - Proton Brown PorterNot Tried0
Brew Studio - Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Open Arms, East Grinstead , West Sussex
Picture 2. The Open Arms, East Grinstead , West Sussex

Visits Details

22 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A fine little pub. Busy late on Sunday afternoon with people who were clearly regular customers. A nice range of Sussex micro-brewed beers.
Polarity - Rosetta’s Comet IPA 5.50ExcellentGolden, fruity and bitter.
Engineer - Sussex Dubbel7.50GoodA cloudy amber colour. Strong and a little sweet.
Sixpenny (Wayland's Sixpenny) - India Pale Ale5.20Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Papa Jr4.40Not Tried
Polarity - Proton Brown Porter4.00Not Tried
Brew Studio - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
27 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime. I was the only customer for a while - the barman put this down to some recent staffing problems leading to irregular opening times. Shame - the conversion is very tasteful and looks to have had quite a bit spent on it. Two other ales were being added as I left.
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Best4.10GoodTrad bitter in good condition.
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Hop Contract4.20AcceptableMarked up as 4.4% #5 Flat but a very nice, dry hop flavour. Turned out to be the last out of the barrel.
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Root Thirteen3.60Not Tried

About The Open Arms

The pub sign. The Open Arms, East Grinstead , West Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1BT.

Micropub in Railway Approach. Corner shop conversion. A couple of pavement tables leading into a square area with high tables and large serving hatch/bar looking into the stillage area. Casks individually cooled. Couple of steps up to the side of the tap-room with two smaller seating areas.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 9 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RH19 1BT