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The Salehurst Halt (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPAExceptional1
Rudgate - Ruby MildExceptional1
Dark Star - 1910 PorterExceptional1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Exceptional1
Dark Star - GenesisExceptional1
Dark Star - Summer SolsticeExcellent1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red TopExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Hastings - HPAExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Dark Star - Mild for MayExcellent1
Harvey's - Bonfire BoyExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead ExtraExcellent1
Gun - Smoked RyeExcellent1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue TopExcellent1
Dark Star - Summer MeltdownExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - KiplingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Burning Sky - AuroraNot Tried0
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Up & UdderNot Tried0
Dark Star - Crème BrûléeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex
Picture 2. The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex
Picture 3. The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

Visits Details

10 Feb 2018 (Wittenden)
Ahh,the Halt.Busy at lunchtime on a bleak February Saturday,we'd been to look at the snowdrops in the churchyard.A warm welcome from behind the bar.What a lovely pub.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red Top3.80ExcellentPeppery farmyard bitter.I was going to say old school, but thought better of it.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodAlmost unimpeacheable:a touch of the cardboard of yesteryear.
Dark Star - Crème Brûlée5.90Not Tried
11 Mar 2017 (Wittenden)
Saturday noon. Busy with drinkers and diners,some awaiting the rugby. Good as ever.
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPA6.50ExceptionalThought I'd missed it, this time round.A real stab to the heart-oily, piney hops.Magisterial.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
08 Oct 2016 (Andrew)
Ian and I were heading to Brighton and this pub was about half way. I wanted to come here for years. What a superb place it is. Lovely interior and stunning garden. The landlord was friendly too.
Gun - Smoked Rye4.70ExcellentPale gold. Leafy bitter. Smokey. Lovely watery body. Very drinkable.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried
06 Jul 2013 (Wittenden)
Busy on a hot July Saturday lunchtime. The garden was full, but we sat in the cool of the bar, after a morning looking for missing cattle.Lovely pub.
Dark Star - Genesis4.70ExceptionalNot sure if this is a strong mild or a porter.Very dark ruby,rich dry malt and intriguing hops.Serious stuff.
Hastings - HPA4.70ExcellentBy rights a 4.5. Hazy- a vegan beer-pale and very hoppy.Nettles and a bit of earthiness.A new brewery for me:I'm impressed.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
09 Mar 2013 (Wittenden)
A goodly gathering of drinkers and their dogs on a Saturday midday. All tables were reserved for diners-it looked like there was a big wedding in the church opposite. I was in the area looking for nest boxes, so had to look in.
Dark Star - 1910 Porter5.60ExceptionalWhat a beer! Dark, dark brown,sinuous and chewy.Chocolate,coffee and best leaf tea. First pint out of the new barrel.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not TriedThe barman said that this was the produce of a "cuckoo brewery".
14 Jun 2011 (thebrewingman)
Tuesday lunchtime. Fairly busy with most people there to eat. Specials today had a Mexican theme and were very tasty too.
Dark Star - Summer Solstice4.20Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Kipling5.20Not Tried
20 Nov 2010 (Pedro)
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Harvey's - Bonfire Boy5.80Excellent
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue Top4.80Excellent
22 May 2010 (Wittenden)
A lovely spring morning:the pub was busy with diners and drinkers basking in the sun.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40ExceptionalA bit heavy for a traditional mild, but wonderfully malty, followed by a mouthfull of dried fruit. Reminded me of cake.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentA beautiful beer, but perhaps not 100%.The burst of citrus that I was expecting wasn't quite there.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
14 Aug 2009 (JeffnJo)
A fine welcome. Ended up playing board games. We travel here a lot more than the visits on here show (once a week on average). Ogi always has a Dark Star but also has Jaipur on occasions.
Dark Star - Hophead Extra5.80ExcellentOgi is really serving his Dark Stars well.
Dark Star - Summer Meltdown4.80ExcellentRefreshing spicy edge
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
16 May 2009 (JeffnJo)
Disappointed with our earlier visit to the H'Way House we later went out for a late evening refreshment at The Salehurst Halt (thrash the ale sluts). Maybe not so many beers but Dark Star guaranteed. Ogi did not let us down. APA was superb and Mild for May which tasted better than at The Bull in HK and thats saying something. Cosy late evening enjoyment.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExceptionalOne of the best APAs we've had here.
Dark Star - Mild for May3.60ExcellentClassic, smooth, a grower.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

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About The Salehurst Halt

The pub sign. The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Salehurst, East Sussex, TN32 5PH.

Tucked away in the small village of Salehurst near Robertsbridge this pub is an excellent community pub. Bought by a local primary school teacher the pub is now run and managed by two generations of the family. 'Oggie' was a former drayman for Ridleys and then Greene King but he takes pride in offering good beers at very reasonable prices. The pub has good food, promoting local produce including meats from a neighbouring farm, local apple juices and Sandhurst wines. Menus are sometimes themed (steaks, curries, pizzas etc) so check. There is a snug with log fire and boxed games to while away the hours for the the more competitive among us. The rear garden includes a good size patio which should be a sun-trap in summer. So named after the former railway station that was located here, the pub is the heart of the local community. It is a post shoot watering hole and is often visited by persons attending funerals at the church which is just 50 yards away. The pub recently produced a 'naughty but nice' calendar for charity featuring staff and locals. Non beer drinkers can savour Leffe and Bushels Cider (from Biddenden). There is a big fluffy cat called Cous-cous who lives next door but frequents the establishment! Those with a philosophy bent will enjoy the stock of books on the book shelves! Beer festival each July. Try the anagram board! All-in-all, an excellent pub that demands support.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN32 5PH