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Hurst Arms, Old Town, Eastbourne

76 Willingdon Road
Eastbourne
BN21 1TW
Phone: 01323419440
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Hurst Arms

Excellent GBG Harvey's pub, quite a hike up from the station (and thus very much a local) but well worth the effort for a decent pint. Dating from 1888, it looks quite impressive from both sides and the layout seems little changed within, although it has been refurbished with understated decoration and unfussy semi-modern furniture. Also has a small patio beer garden at the front. I found Sussex, IPA, Old (£4.00, and in splendid form), Forward's Choice and the Christmas Ale available from the six handpumps divided between the two counters.

On 23rd December 2018 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Hurst Arms

Was really looking forward to this one after reading the GBG and a long walk from Willingdon. We entered via the rear door into the smaller of the two bars and were confronted by five Harveys ales. Spoilt for choice, we started picking our poison and it was a distinctly mixed bag – the Dark Mild was good but the Hadlow was poor and had to be taken back; the Armada wasn’t even available, despite the pump being clipped. From the far end we heard the din of the football results being relayed deafeningly loud from a large plasma screen. The clientele were 100% male and it had the air of being a particularly locals local. The interior was fairly tatty in a lot of places and the beer garden was basically a concrete patch with a couple of tables, a black canvas windbreak and a random gents toilet door propped up against the wall. Darts, pool and bar billiards were advertised but the BB table was covered so we couldn’t even get a game on that to pass the time. The female half of the crawl weren’t enamoured with this place and I have to admit I was also not displeased to head on down to hill after the glasses were drained.

Disappointing – did I catch it on a bad day? I’d like to think I did.

On 23rd August 2011 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Hurst Arms

I walked into the Hurst Arms through the left hand door last Wednesday and was confronted by a small room with bar that looked like it was more likely to serve up cream teas and scones than quality ales. Thankfully this section isn’t the extent of the pub as the much larger L shaped bar on the right hand side was very busy with locals watching Arsenal play in the Champions League on a plasma at the rear of the pub and some more were watching Man U(re) on the screen located at the front. This side of the bar also houses a dartboard, pool table and bar billiards so there is never a dull moment. The jukebox was obviously switched off, but there is also a quiz machine for those brainier than me. When a pub has all of these distractions I usually end up writing that there is only a standard selection of draught available from the bar, but this is a Harveys pub and pretty much their whole range was available from hand pump (Sussex Old Ale, Armada, Best, Star of Eastbourne, Dark Mild) and Thatchers Gold Cider was also available on draught. The woman working the jump was polite, but I must say that the Guinness I received wasn’t the best – hopefully this was a one off! I didn’t spot any food advertised, but there was a reassuring smell of roast beef flavoured Monster Munch wafting around the pub.

There is some seating outside the front of the pub that is covered by two jumbrellas and there is also a beer garden at the rear that has more covered seating.

I thought that the locals were a down to earth bunch and I enjoyed the atmosphere so would have no problem returning.

On 12th November 2010 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Eastbourne, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Hampden Park (Sussex), 1.83 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Polegate, 3.35 miles, 1 hr 4 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 November 2010 by Will Larter
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 August 2011 by David McNally
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 23 August 2011 by David McNally
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 November 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 September 2016 by Steve C
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - Midnight
Monday5pm - Midnight
Tuesday12noon - 2pm | 5pm - Midnight
Wednesday12noon - 2pm | 5pm - Midnight
Thursday12noon - 2pm | 5pm - Midnight
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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