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The Buckingham Arms, Shoreham-By-Sea

39 Brunswick Road
BN43 5WA
Phone: 01273453660
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Steve C left this review about The Buckingham Arms

The Buckingham Arms, or Buck as it is locally known, has a decked seating outside the front and is across the road from the westbound platform of Shoreham-by-Sea railway station. An A board by the entrance advertises pub food from midday until 14:00 six days a week. I didn’t manage to glean what day food isn’t available.
The interior is L shaped and set up against the far rear wall underneath a large plasma screen around the right hand side of the bar was a live band. There is a dartboard by the entrance, but there was some seating on the non-existent oche. I’m not sure why as this pub is big enough to accommodate a functioning board.
The draught consists of Fosters, Stella, Carlsberg and Stowford Press, but the draw of this pub is the eleven hand pumps. One of these was unused leaving ten cask options which were Abbot, Otter Bitter, Hopback’s Summer Lightening, Hammerpot brewery’s Harvest Ale, Ringwood Best, Shugborough Brewery’s Butler’s Revenge and Old Rosie cider alongside Harvey’s Best, Sussex Dark Mild and Old Ale.

This place has a decent selection of beers and is a better option than the Carbtree on the other side of the level crossing, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to revisit.

On 24th November 2012 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Buckingham Arms

Located in a very convenient place right by the level crossing for Shoreham-by-Sea BR, this pub has managed to build itself a reputation as a no-frills ale house. There are usually 9+ ales on the go at any one time, along with a cider. Half tend to be more recognisable brands (Harveys, Tim Taylor etc) whilst the other half tend to be from smaller micros. There have been suggestions elsewhere that quality control can be a bit of an issue but so far I’ve yet to have a pint that’s less than acceptable. Prices are pretty reasonable.

The L-shaped interior has the ambience of faded plushness – the floors are carpeted but there’s an air of scruffiness about the place, though it feels a much better place to sink your pint than the Duke of Wellington. The clientèle are fairly earthy lot and outside of the beer this pub could be a generic town boozer with loud football and shouty blokes drinking lager. The garden is a sun-trap and is worth investigating. A slight annoyance is the prevalence of barflys getting in the way.

If you like your beer then this is one that’s worth stopping off for.

On 30th September 2010 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Buckingham Arms

The first thing you see on entering this pub is the line of eleven handpumps facing you on the bar ahead. Ten were in use, with one unclipped. GK Abbot and St Edmund's Ale, Tim Taylor's Landlord, Harvey's Sussex and Dark Mild, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Doom Bar, Hog's Back TEA, Springhead Bare Bones(£3.25)and Leydon Brewery Crowning Glory(6.8%). A broad choice but if I were to have a criticism it would be that many of those are fairly mainstream and a couple of local micros would not go amiss.
The pub itself is fairly ordinary, carpeted, the room winds around to the right of the bar to an area with a TV (switched off yesterday PM). Cream walls with the lower area red, upholstered banquettes and stools but a couple of high tables also, various pictures, a collection of cigarette cards, a few brass things around. A fireplace on an end wall has a large mirror over.
Outdoor decking to the front facing the road/level crossing.
There are a number of bar stools but I noted they were lined up to the side so not obscuring the pump clips, I'd like to think this was deliberate. Over the bar is the exclamation "When a man is happy he does not hear the clock strike". I'm sure that could be true if you worked your way along the pumps here!

On 2nd September 2010 - rating: 7
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Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex), 0.08 miles, 1 min walk (show)
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