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The Tower, St Leonards-On-Sea Town, St. Leonards-On-Sea

251 London Road
St. Leonards-On-Sea
TN37 6NB
Phone: 01424721773
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Steve C left this review about The Tower

I must admit that I am very surprised I am the only person who has reviewed the Tower, especially as it is the CAMRA Sussex Pub of the Year 2015. I could understand if it was in the middle of nowhere, but it is less than a ten minute walk from St Leonards Warrior Square Railway Station. The area is not the most pleasant due to an abundance of houses in multiple occupation and piles of dog mess that remind me of when I lived in Hounslow in the mid eighties. I get to witness these delights everyday because I work in the area. The Tower doesn’t look like much from the outside and the Arsenal FC club badges on both hanging signs may put some off, but the cheery welcome from the bar staff and cosy decor soon has one forgetting that this corner pub is in the crap part of town.

The interior is much how I described it four years ago, although the plasma screens seem to have multiplied meaning that you can probably see three screens from any location in the pub. Most were switched off during my visit early on a recent Wednesday evening, but muted tennis was being shown via Sky Sports/BT Sport on a couple. The pool table remains and it wouldn’t surprise me if the jukebox was playing the same songs as my last visit. Various events are advertised such as a weekend disco and Sunday meat raffle.

The hand pump count has also increased with the addition of two more cask ales making the total count six. On my last visit I enjoyed a couple of pints of Hophead which came in at £2.80 per pint, which I consider to be excellent value. A standard draught range is also available and there are some gravity fed boxes of cider on the bar for lovers of the apple.

A lot of effort is being put into making this a very good local boozer and I will certainly return for some more well kept Dark Star beers.

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31st July 2011
The Tower is a small U shaped pub with at least four plasma screens for showing Sky Sports and during my visit on Saturday night a couple of weeks ago muted darts was being shown on one of them. There is a pool table around to the right and some 70s/80s music was playing in the background. It wasn’t very busy, but there was a relaxed atmosphere and the other pubs in the area were hardly heaving. I found the woman serving the pints to be very friendly and I enjoyed a decent pint of Guinness. Alongside a standard draught selection I counted four hand pumps and although one of these was off Hancock’s HB, Henry’s IPA and a guest beer were available.

I liked it in here and I would have no problem returning, but I’d give the advertised karaoke nights and tarts and vicars party a miss.

On 31st October 2015 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
St Leonards Warrior Square, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
West St Leonards, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Hastings, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Tower, St. Leonards-On-Sea
31st Oct 2015, 13:23
Review submitted by Steve C amended by Steve C
 
1st May 2013, 08:43
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 July 2016 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Function Room : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 31 July 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 31 July 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 31 July 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 31 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 27 July 2016 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 October 2015 by Steve C
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