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Dew Drop Inn (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bath Ales - Gem BitterExcellent1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Excellent1
St Austell - TributeExcellent1
Batemans - GoldExcellent1
Ridleys - WitchfinderUndrinkable2
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - FiresideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot ReserveNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Picture 1. Dew Drop Inn, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Visits Details

15 Jun 2021 (ChrisE)
I always feel relaxed in here and I was impressed by the way the staff were keeping themselves busy by cleaning bottle shelves rather than updating their facebook pages. There was a beer from Long Man brewery in here as well. I could not see any evidence inside that this is a Greene King pub.
St Austell - Tribute4.20ExcellentIn very good condition.
16 Mar 2020 (Jack William)
Evening - quite busy for a Monday and with a PM telling people to avoid pubs. Excellent eclectic decor - including a working photo booth - worth a tour round all 3 areas if you are visiting - and do look up - there is a mini Tutankamun-like golden sculpture set into the ceiling in one bar. Sadly no Harvey’s Sussex - what’s the word for “nearly ubiquitous”?
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30ExcellentRich, malty in top condition.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
02 Mar 2020 (ChrisE)
Several people were waiting for a beer whilst the barmaid coped with a complicated coffee machine but she acknowledged customers and served with a smile once the coffee order was accomplished. A really nice pub.
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10ExcellentI think this must be the best Gem that I can remember, served in a jug with a full measure of good ale. Most enjoyable.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
17 Jan 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon very quiet one other customer. Once again I've been offered a straight glass or the dimply one to drink my beer from.
Batemans - Gold3.90ExcellentLight with a citrus hint in superb condition.
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50Not Tried
14 Nov 2008 (Andrew)
The Good Beer Guide says this has 2 Greene King beers and "guests" which made me think this was a free house. It isn't, it's a Greene King pub. I don't call random beers from the Greene King stable "guests". Anyway, it was a nice enough pub inside. Slightly gothic in feel I thought.
Ridleys - Witchfinder4.30UndrinkableBoth Ian and I had this. As I sipped it I instantly thought Vinegar! ...but Ian reckoned it was okay. Now Ian can spot diacetyl from 20 paces but vinegar seems to pass him by. This beer was awful.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Fireside4.50Not Tried
14 Nov 2008 (Ian)
Could be a very good pub. The people behind the bar didn't seem that interested in customer service or helping us find a street nearby, plus GK is not favourite brewer.
Ridleys - Witchfinder4.30UndrinkableVinegary porter, not in great nick. No condition. Some liquorice. We had to leave our half pints.

About the Dew Drop Inn

The pub sign. Dew Drop Inn, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4UP.

Two roomed pub near the town hall in South Street. The horseshoe-shaped bar area is divided into two, with comfortable seating, and a small garden to the rear.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN21 4UP