See the tabs below for suggested pubs to visit in Eastbourne and surrounding towns. Within each tab is a link to a map outlining where the pubs are in relation to each other, so you can plan your visits. The ‘trails’ and information have been put together by local CAMRA members.
Eastbourne Meads Area Pubs
Two pubs are in the Meads, one mile south-west of the Winter Garden.
For a pleasant stroll, walk along the promenade or seafront lawns, taking a look at the Italian Gardens and Helen Gardens on the way.
View the map and the pubs here
Eastbourne Old Town Pubs
Four pubs are in or close to the Old Town, ¾ of a mile north-west of the station.
View the map and suggested pubs here
Eastbourne Town Centre & further East
You can see a map listing the suggested pubs here
Read an overview below:
Ninkaci (5 Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Parade, BN21 1BD).
New Craft Ale bar, usually KeyKeg only, with a changing range of KeyKeg ales. Closes at 8pm, 6pm Sundays.
London & County (46 Terminus Road, BN21 3LX).
Former bank, opposite the station exit. A Wetherspoon Lloyds Number One bar. Good Beer Guide listed with guest and Locale offerings. May be busy with the clubbing crowd Friday and Saturday nights.
Cornfield Garage (21 Cornfield Road, BN21 4QD). Large Wetherspoons with the familiar format.
Duke of Devonshire (155 Terminus Road, BN21 3NU). Town centre Mitchells & Butlers pub.
Belgian Cafe (Grand Parade/Terminus Road, BN21 3YN). Seafood restaurant and bar with craft beer from their on-site Belgian-style brewery.
Crown & Anchor (15 Marine Parade, BN21 3DX)*. Greene King seafront pub near the pier.
The Marine (61 Seaside, BN22 7NE)*. Traditional pub with three regulars: Harvey’s Best, Fuller’s London Pride and Sharpe’s Doom Bar.
The Victoria Hotel (27 Latimer Road, BN22 7BU)*. Neighbourhood Harvey’s pub in a quiet street with home-made British food.
*Buses 1/1A/1X and The Loop pass nearby.
Stage Door (10 Compton Street, BN21 4BW.Next door to the Winter Garden, also council-owned, with guest beers and pub food. The kitchen closes at 8.30pm, 7pm on Sunday.
Bistrot Pierre, Wish Tower Restaurant (Seafront Lawns, BN21 4BY). Modern restaurant and bar on a mound with great sea views. French cuisine with British LocAle from Long Man.
The Eagle (57 South Street, BN21 4UT). An Ei tenancy with Harvey’s Best plus three guests. American Diner-style food. Sports TV on big match days.
Dew Drop Inn (37 South Street, BN21 4UP). Informal Greene King pub with pub grub and guest beers.
The Dolphin (14 South Street, BN21 4XF). Brakspear pub for drinkers and diners alike. Classic dishes, specials and puddings.
Bibendum (1 Grange Road, BN21 4EU). Locale accredited restaurant, serving food all day.
Bottle Grove (56B Grove Road, BN21 4UD).Craft beer-cafe with real cider and KeyKeg local beers, along with a wide range of bottles and cans.
The Ship Inn (33 Meads Street, Meads, BN20 7RH). Large village-style pub. Locale including Harvey’s. Good food, including breakfasts from 10am everyday.
The Pilot Inn (89 Meads Street, Meads, BN20 7RW). Also in the elegant Meads district. Quality home made dishes. Regular and guest ales.
Lamb Inn (36 High Street, Old Town, BN21 1HH). Historic Harvey’s house with a good range of their Sussex ales plus meals.
The Crown (22 Crown Street, Old Town, BN21 1PB). CAMRA Branch Community Pub of the Year 2020. Four or more interesting cask beers, always on good form, on gravity from their cool room and on handpump.
The Rainbow (Star Road, Old Town, BN21 1NB). Popular venue, nicely refurbished in 2020, plenty of patio heaters in the garden.
The Hurst Arms (76 Willingdon Road, BN21 1TW). A Victorian Harvey’s tied house with two bars and an outside area. At least four casks on handpump, including the Harvey’s brew of the month: for April its Georgian Dragon, a ruby ale ‘with a fruity aroma and a sustained, lingering bitterness and a subtle hit of lip-smacking fruitcake’ (4.7%). A former branch Pub of the Year.
Buses 6, 51, 54 and 98.
Eastbourne Seaside District Pubs
You can find a map and details of pubs here
With four trains an hour from Eastbourne it’s not difficult to reach Bexhill-on-Sea, with journey times from 13 minutes. Alternatively Stagecoach’s 99 bus takes 45 minutes. Eastbourne Station departures
You can view a map and list of five real ale venues here, all within easy walking distance of the station.
Below are details of pub in Bexhill to visit.
The Picture Playhouse (36 Western Road, TN40 1DY).
As the name suggests, two former cinemas were impressively converted by Weatherspoon in 2017. There’s much to look at inside and on the roof you’ll find a garden. Serves the usual JDW offerings but with a better selection of ales than the average ‘Spoons: often seven guests plus the regular nationals, at cheap Wetherspoon prices too.
The Sportsman (15 Sackville Road, TN39 3JD). A traditional one bar town centre local, with plenty of seating, three real ales and a garden at the rear.
Traffers Bar (19 Egerton Road, TN39 3HJ). The bar area of a hotel which offers meals at lunchtimes and in the evening. Offering three real ales, usually local, there’s plenty of seating and a few seats outside the front.
RAFA Albatross Club (15 Marina Arcade, TN40 1JS). A frequent CAMRA award-winner. With five real ales, often locally sourced and three real ciders, this is a must for all members. The club has been extensively refurbished in recent years and offer meals some lunchtimes. CAMRA visitors are welcome. There’s a nominal entry fee, but it’s worth it for the club-priced quality beer.
Brickmaker’s Alehouse (27 Sea Road, TN40 1EE). Bexhill’s first micropub, opened by two CAMRA members in 2019. The chilled cabinet houses five real ale casks and three or more real ciders. Can be busy!