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Selden Arms, Worthing Central, Worthing

41 Lyndhurst Road
BN11 2DB
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paulof horsham left this review about Selden Arms

The Selden is much changed since my last appearance, which turns out to have been some 8 years ago. The carpets have gone, to be replaced by floorboards and the bar seems more open than I remember.

4 ales on the bar (3 local, including Downlands and Brighton Bier). They've also got into craft keg, at reasonable prices too, from £4.80 per pint. It's popular with its regulars, but could really do with a few more in the place, not least to help dissipate the musty damp feel. Hopefully, Saturday evenings are busier than my mid-afternoon visit.

On 1st March 2020 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about Selden Arms

A right proper boozer this one, It had a bit of a timeslip feel and appeared to be set somewhere in the 1970's but the beer choice was bang up to date with offerings from Burning Sky, Vibrant Forest,Pamona Island and Salopian along with a nod to tradition with some Harveys and Palmers.
Definitely a locals pub but very welcoming all the same. Top Notch.

On 3rd August 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Selden Arms

A mainstay of Worthing’s beer scene for many years now, the Selden Arms is a classic free house on the fringes of the town centre, next to Worthing Hospital. It’s a simple, single room bar with a lopsided U-shaped layout which, judging by the two front doors, was previously a two bar set-up. The left hand side of the pub has padded banquettes and standard chairs under a high shelf crammed with old beer bottles. To the rear is a darts area with a couple of high tables and stools to one side and the board to the other. The pub seems to specialise in Belgian beer, so it’s no great surprise to find large collection of old Belgian beer bottles and crates dotted around the place as well as some canvases covered with beer bottle labels and framed collections of bottle caps lining the walls. There are also a few Belgian art prints on show, which give the place a nice retro, continental feel. The tongue and groove servery runs opposite the mid part of the front wall, where there is enough room to squeeze in a couple of small tables and stools before you reach the right hand side of the pub, which looked like a cosier spot, although it had been completely taken over by a bunch of folk musicians, making it tricky to have a proper look around. One feature that I couldn’t fail to notice though was the impressive collection of pump clips that covered the ceiling throughout the whole pub.
This was proof, should it be needed, of the pub’s commitment to real ale and the six hand pumps were offering a choice of Palmers 200, Great Heck Treasure IPA, Fallen Acorn IPA, Dorking Pilcrow Pale, Kissingate Powder Blue and Vibrant Forest Summerlands. The landlord seemed like a very friendly chap and he served me a very nice pint of the Treasure IPA which was a nice way to round out a great crawl around Worthing. There was a menu on my table running to countless pages, which listed all of the bottled Belgian beers available along with some helpful bits explaining the various styles and techniques common in Belgian brewing. There was a good crowd in and a lively atmosphere resulted, even though the musicians had hung up their instruments by the time I arrived.
This is a quality pub that will appeal to anyone looking for some interesting, well kept ales. The pub is very much in the traditional mould, offering a nice counterpoint to the town’s burgeoning micropub scene. I’m not sure why it took me so long to check this place out, as it is clearly up there with the best Worthing has to offer.

On 3rd July 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Worthing, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
East Worthing, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
West Worthing, 1.4 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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1st Mar 2020, 18:09
Review submitted by paulof horsham amended by paulof horsham
1st Mar 2020, 18:09
Review submitted by paulof horsham

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 July 2014 by Quinno _
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  • Car Park : No last updated 20 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 12 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
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