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The Sussex Arms, Twickenham

15 Staines Road
Twickenham
TW2 5BG
Phone: 02088947468
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Sussex Arms

Last night was my first visit to the Sussex Arms since pubs have been allowed to open this year.

There are still a couple of tables at the front where you can drink, whilst most people walk through the L-shaped pub itself to the outdoor area at the rear.

The patio and garden are quite large here. Whilst we couldn't get a booking last week, there was plenty of space on a Monday night for walk-ins. The patio area is undercover and next to the kitchen. It is undercover with tables nearest the pub benefitting from heaters. Beyond is a garden area with plenty of tables, albeit much more exposed.

The ale and cider range was slightly more limited than in normal times, but it was still decent. Regular beers are Big Smoke Solaris & Underworld, alongside Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter. Guests yesterday were Portobello Stiff Lip IPA, Ascot Gold Cup, Northern Monk Eternal, Kent Prohibition, Five Points XPA, Burning Sky Plateau & Oakham Citra. The 4 ciders were Lilley's Strawberry Cider, Seacider White Peach, Farmer Jim's Medium Farmhouse Scrumpy & Pulp Rhubarb Cider.

Use of the Big Smoke app is encouraged, although it was playing up a little yesterday and staff were happy to take orders at the table. Unfortunately, there still doesn't seem to be a way to use the loyalty cards that the chain used to have, where every 10th pint was free.

Still one of the most reliable pubs in London.

On 27th April 2021 - rating: 8
[User has posted 434 recommendations about 434 pubs]


Graham Coombs left this review about The Sussex Arms

Splendid beer exhibition pub run by the Big Smoke brewery. An impressive bank of 20 handpumps serves a wide selection of ales and ciders including a few of their own and numerous changing guests from the region and further afield, plus various craft keg taps also. Condition of those sampled was excellent. The pub itself is a well-worn 1930s-ish house with lots of original features, nicely unmodernised and pleasingly tatty round the edges. There is a covered patio and garden at the rear. Recommended.

On 5th August 2020 - rating: 8
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Moby Duck left this review about The Sussex Arms

A good traditional pub with an extensive array of ales on offer backed up a selection of real cider,5 on my visit.Bare floorboards throughout and dark much in evidence all around gives the place a basic yet very effective feel.Most of the beers on my visit were plus 5% which is OK but not what I was really looking for at just after mid-day and second pub in,so was left with a choice between Darkstar Partridge which is the most ordinary beer they do in my opinion so I went for Binghams Hop Harvest which was a little hazy and lacking in flavour,that aside it is a good pub and nice to see and hear a vinyl record playing in the background. A pub certainly worth returning to but I think I prefer its sister pub the Antelope in Surbiton based on this visit.

On 10th October 2014 - rating: 7
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Strawberry Hill, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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27th Apr 2021, 11:16
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
5th Aug 2020, 16:41
Review submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No - It's a permanent festival. - last updated 02 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - But there is a pub loyalty card scheme - last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 05 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 February 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 02 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes - and perry - last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 02 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 May 2014 by Aqualung .
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