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The Crown & Anchor, Eastbourne

Marine Parade
BN21 3DX
Phone: 01323642500
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Crown & Anchor

Sounds like this pub has been smartened up with a bit of a refurbishment since previous reviews and now has a focus on food as well as wet sales. Internally it’s a modern decor with mainly plain tiled and wooden floors, pastel coloured walls with some typical exposed brick walls in places, one of which has a large chalk board with the food menu. The main bar room has wooden table and chairs throughout but still plenty of bar stools around the square bar area. To the right is still a more public area with pool table and dart boards but still quite smart with plenty of comfortable seating and then upstairs is a function room and access to the very good outside balcony area with limited seating providing wonderful views of the sea.
The food is decent pub grub rather than gastro with the usual Beer battered fish and chips and assorted burgers coming in around £10 and we found it a decent stop for a spot of lunch. Walked past it every night in the evening when it was significantly livelier with a younger crowd (presumably due to its prominent position near the sea front and the closest decent pub to the pier) and there are regular live music acts at the weekend who I presume play in the function room upstairs.
The only downside is that this is a Greedy King pub and of the four real ale hand pumps three had Old Speckled Hen, Greene King IPA and Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip and the fourth was unclipped, although according to the barman the fourth one usually had a changing guest ale but I was just unlucky for my visit.
Good pub and deservedly popular , but due to the ale choice I ducked it in the evenings for the Belgium Cafe further along the seafront.

On 11th July 2019 - rating: 7
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BRUMMIE STEVE left this review about The Crown & Anchor

Exellent sea front location, was my first pub on a recent visit to Eastbourne.
Reasonably priced drinks for the sea front and really good food served all day.

On 11th June 2011 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Crown & Anchor

I think that this pub has been designed for the younger pub goer with two pool tables and a dartboard in a large room with a smaller area for drinking and talking up some stairs. GK IPA and Old Speckled Hen were available alongside bog standard lagers. The barman was nice, but the pub was loud with no atmosphere.

I found it strange that there is a mural above the door saying ‘CIRCA 1930'. Surly they must know the exact year it was built.

On 11th August 2008 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Eastbourne, 0.67 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Hampden Park (Sussex), 2.87 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Pevensey & Westham, 4 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crown & Anchor, Eastbourne
11th Jul 2019, 08:36
Review submitted by Steve of N21
11th Sep 2016, 09:01
Review submitted by train man

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 19 February 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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