34 pubs across East Sussex are included in CAMRA’s new heritage guide

A whopping 34 pubs across East Sussex have been included in the prestigious guide, Real Heritage Pubs of the South East, published by the Campaign for Real Ale.

A selection of these include:

  • Blackboys Inn in Blackboys near Uckfield
  • New Inn in Hadlow Down near Uckfield
  • Griffin Inn in Fletching
  • The Plough Inn at Plumpton

The guide also includes a section on the past breweries of East Sussex and a feature on tiles on the Sussex Coast. Other counties covered are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Listings range from unspoilt country delights and old coaching inns to cosy Victorian locals and little-known pubs from the inter-war and post-war periods. Illustrated with high-quality photography throughout, this book allows you to experience first-hand the pub history of the South East while doing your bit to help protect a vital part of the region’s heritage.

Editor and historic pubs expert Geoff Brandwood said: “As a period of great uncertainty for the nation’s pubs hopefully comes to a close, it’s a real delight to release the final instalment of the Real Heritage Pub guide series.

“This guide highlights the best-preserved pubs across the South East region, allowing you experience pub history even if you’re unable to visit them in person right now. It also champions the need to celebrate, understand and protect the genuine pub heritage we have left, and revenue raised from the title goes back into CAMRA campaigning.”

Every listing in the guide includes a pub description, highlighting its special features and the address, contact details and information about the availability of real ale, real cider and food. Pubs are arranged by county, with maps showing their location and there are numerous feature articles about pub and brewing history in the area.

Real Heritage Pubs of the South East is 136 pages, and includes over 200 glossy pictures, for the price of £7.99 (£5.99 for CAMRA members).

To purchase your copy, visit: https://shop.camra.org.uk/