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The Dinkum, Polegate

54 High Street
BN26 6AG
Phone: 01323482029

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Aqualung . left this review about The Dinkum

The unusual name of this pub comes courtesy of some Aussie soldiers during WWII. One wonders what it was called before that.
I only had time for a flying visit as a train was due. As you would expect from Harvey's it consists of two proper traditional bars, public and saloon. I only saw the saloon bar which was small and cosy. Two Harvey's beers were on offer the Sussex Best and the Old Ale. I had a quick pint of the Old (£3.70) which was in good condition. To me £3.70 a pint for a mid ABV beer is too expensive but this is Sussex. At around 18:00 on a mid week afternoon it was very quiet. This isn't one of Harvey's top pubs but is a pleasant enough town local.

On 10th April 2014 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Dinkum

I visited The Dinkum on Thursday evening a couple of weeks ago and found an empty pub with two people in the front bar and an irate customer who had put too much money in the fruit machine in the other. There was another seating area that was closed, but I did spot a pool table in there and I suspect that there is a dartboard. I only saw one plasma screen, but again I’d imagine that there is a screen in the rear that was closed as Sky Sports is advertised. The governor seemed nice enough and there was nothing wrong with the Guinness he served, but I was surprised to see only Old Sussex available from the three hand pumps as this pub is in a prime location on Polegate High Street and is the nearest pub to the railway station. Cheap pub grub is available here and at 16:00 every Saturday afternoon there is a meat raffle. There is a jukebox, but this was unused in favour of the radio playing behind the bar, complete with adverts.

Outside the front of the pub up some steps are some picnic tables under an awning which were handy for having a smoke.

Maybe I caught this place at a bad time as the small bars and crackling fire are right up my street, but unfortunately I wasn’t that impressed. Maybe it improves at the weekend and if I find myself in this neck of the woods on a Friday or Saturday I may give it another go.

On 21st December 2010 - rating: 5
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