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The Royal Sovereign, Shoreham-By-Sea

6 Middle Street
BN43 5DP
Phone: 01273453518
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Steve C left this review about The Royal Sovereign

The Royal Sovereign is located up a little side road just off the high street which meant that it wasn’t packed like the other pubs I visited along this stretch on a recent Saturday night. The interior is made up by a square front seating area that is faced by the bar and some seating to the left rear. Standard draught was available and I counted six hand pumps. One of these was unused leaving Dark Star’s APA, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Fullers London Pride, Harvey’s Best and Wadworth’s 6X as the ale options. There was some English food advertised, but this is a pub with a Thai kitchen.
There was no background music and I didn’t see any televisions. I did spot a sign by the front door stating that there is no entrance after midnight so there is obviously a late license.

I liked it in here as the service was very friendly so I certainly would pop back in if passing.

On 23rd November 2012 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Royal Sovereign

An attractive and inviting looking pub with nice tiling and some decent preserved stained glass to the doors, see photos, United Ales, Saloon Bar, Cabin Bar. Now all one L-shaped area inside with Tudor style dark wood and cream panelled walls. Comfortable, carpeted and with traditional seating in chairs or long benches. I liked the two very large tables under the front windows.
Jugs and pewter tankards hang from a beam, bottles on a high shelf run around the room, the tiled fireplace has a couple of muskets above. There are also various caricatures on another beam pictures of the local lifeboat in action and a life belt with the pub name over the bar.
I liked the feel of the pub straightaway and as with most Shoreham pubs visited on the day received a warm and friendly welcome both at the bar and at my seat where the pub terrier took a shine to me and slept next to me on the bench. .
A good range, Harvey's Sussex Best, Dark Star American Pale Ale, Wadworth's 6X, Taylor's Landlord and Pride. I had the Dark Star offering and the quality was fine.
Standard pub menu, mains £6-£8, sandwiches around the £3.50-£4.50 mark. Thai food is served on Tuesdays and Fridays. Sunday breakfasts from 9:30, I'm not clear if alcohol is served though, not sure you can outside standard Sunday hours.
Probably my pub of the day on my Shoreham trip.

On 2nd September 2010 - rating: 8
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train man left this review about The Royal Sovereign

Great photo attached and the frontage looks equally nice from the inside, original windows proclaiming wines, sprits, etc. Also beers – Pride, Landlord, Harveys, Abbot and, unusually outside the west country, a decent pint of 6X. Another well-used chatty locals bar, and the chippy is on the adjacent John Street.

On 18th November 2007 - no rating submitted
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Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex), 0.36 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Southwick, 1.93 miles, 37 min walk (show)
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18th Feb 2019, 17:40
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18th Feb 2019, 17:40
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 November 2012 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 November 2012 by Will Larter
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