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Sussex Arms

Sussex Mews
Tunbridge Wells

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

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About the Pub

This quirky pub is well worth a visit and is something of a hidden gem being tucked away behind the Corn Exchange, just off the bustling Pantiles and only yards from sister pub, the Ragged Trousers. Regular events (some unusual) include live music and stand up comedy and are held in the Forum basement of the pub. Thursday is quiz night. Very welcoming and appealing to all ages. A suntrap patio and a glass-covered terrace are attractions for warmer weather drinking away from the Pantiles crowds.

Historic Interest

At one time a unique operation and what made the Sussex Arms special was the unique character of the pub. This was created by landlord Dennis Lane who, with his wife Barbara, had run the pub from 1958 to 1987. They furnished it with artefacts purchased from the nearby auction rooms. The collection of chamber pots was legendary. So too were the number of locks on the front door - alleged to number 27 in total!

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Long Man Long Blonde
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Adnams --varies--
  • Downlands Brewery --varies--
  • Musket --varies--

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Sussex Arms, Tunbridge Wells


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available


  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio either side.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Basement venue.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    For major sports events.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Sussex Arms

Sussex Mews
Tunbridge Wells

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51.125431, 0.258169


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Nearby Station (650m)

Tunbridge Wells

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