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Coopers Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tower - Malty TowersExcellent1
Dark Star - Victorian Ruby MildExcellent1
Copper Dragon - Black GoldExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout (now superseded by 7.4% version)Good1
Marble - Chocolate MarbleGood1
Dark Star - Paradise WeissGood1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveUndrinkable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - Best BitterNot Tried0
John Thompson - JTS XXX BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Coopers Arms, Crowborough, East Sussex

Visits Details

25 Aug 2010 (JeffnJo)
Beer fest coming up for August Bank Holiday. Beers are: Westerham Finchcocks Pitfield Organic Lager Black Dog Whitby Abbey Green Jack Orange Wheatbeer Meantime LPA Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla Stout Brewdog Aplha Dog Black Dog Rhatas Oakleaf IPA Dark Star Trippel
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Paradise Weiss5.00Good
Dark Star - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
04 Apr 2010 (JeffnJo)
Easter beer festival weekend and by the Sunday only 7 beers left and during our stay they were dropping like flies, by the time we left, just 3 remained! Tried Marble Chocolate 5.5%, quite yummy. Thornbridge St Petersburg 7.7%, always a bit disappointing and nowhere near as nice as the Dark Star version. The nice surprise was Tower Brewery Malty Towers 4.4%. This was light coloured beer, packed with malty flavour and really refreshing. The best news is that the pub's link with Green King is about to come to an end and there will be a regular pump from Dark Star instead.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tower - Malty Towers4.40Excellent
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout (now superseded by 7.4% version)7.70Good
Marble - Chocolate Marble5.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50Undrinkable
John Thompson - JTS XXX Bitter4.10Not Tried
29 Aug 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Beer festival on here with all handpumps in use. Quite full with locals and passing trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Copper Dragon - Black Gold3.70ExcellentServed in top condition, this dark brown mild was full of malt flavours and with a little hoppiness to give a dryish finish. My score 16/20.
14 Feb 2009 (JeffnJo)
Nice welcoming atmosphere - regulars in attendance. Seated areas and excellent sandwiches available for the hungry. A what's coming beer list entices future visits.... Dark Star Critical Mass and 6 Hop headed the list so another trip is imminent.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Victorian Ruby Mild6.00ExcellentThis beer is starting to grow on us.... both in terms of the various tastings over the last two weeks and as we sup our way down the glass!
Greene King - IPA3.60Not TriedOh dear. Mind you, it's popular but we didn't try it.
Dark Star - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

About the Coopers Arms

The pub sign. Coopers Arms, Crowborough, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1SN.

This generally quite pub is located in a residential area of Crowborough. Run by Dave and Jude, real ale is to the fore with regular mini beer fests and organised trips to others (just missed out on two tickets to the Hove Festival). Not open all day (except Sundays) but worth waiting for the doors to be unlocked at 4.30. Dave regularly has Dark Star beers and a considerable number of pump clips for milds is on display. Really nice food. A wood burner heats the bar. Incredible views from the back garden to watch planes coming in to land at Gatwick in the distance.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN6 1SN