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The Sussex Arms, Paddington, W2

21 London Street
W2
W2 1HL
Phone: 02077231026
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Tris C left this review about The Sussex Arms

A pub has existed here as the Sussex Hotel since at least the mid-19th century and was at some stage a Taylor Walker pub, judging by the arched sign bracket.
Cheap looking frontage indeed, the knobbly black and white ceiling persists as per the previous review, but otherwise it’s much changed, doubtless not for the better. The floor is modern bare boarded, but the walls are now bare brick with large TVs to the left and right with one above the bar, broadcasting the incessant drivel that is MTV. Otherwise, the interior’s multicoloured lighting makes the place look a bit like a lap dancing club. The place is now marketed as being ‘aviation themed’, some elements of which can be seen on the unbelievably cheap and uninformative website; the chrome thing you see is one of two matching sections of polished aircraft fuselage with windows, probably taken from an old airliner, like a Lockheed Constellation. Further sections have been fashioned into two glass topped tables, which sit between probably the rarest seats you’ll ever find in a pub: four, two-bank reclining seats taken from Concorde (see photo). Probably all sat on at one time by David Frost, they’re surprisingly small, possibly smelling a bit Joan Collins. Customers were very blokey, though this is a very blokey area.
Ales: real ale has been withdrawn and barholes were blocking one of the chrome founts, which may have dispensed ‘craft’, the fount nearest me dispensing, inter alia, Camden Hells at £3.30 a half, served by a friendly barmaid.
This is probably the least appealing pub in an immediate vicinity dominated almost entirely by poor pubs, all of which are local too me. If drinking in W2, I’ve two words for you: Mitre and Victoria.

On 14th January 2022 - rating: 3
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Quinno _ left this review about The Sussex Arms

A pretty unappealing exterior akin to an Ayia Napa coke bar conceals a fair interior which is a square room with a teeny little side offshoot. What I assume to be the old knobbly square ceiling decor has been retained and painted to stand out. There are banks of modern etched mirrors either side of the room with a television showing athletics in the middle. Large hanging lights along with gold and green embossed wallpaper make for a surprisingly pleasing ambience. Three ales on - Pride, Portabello Star and Black Sheep which all came through sparklers. My half of Black Sheep set me back a barely credible £2.60 but was in fair shape. Entered this one with low expectations so in that sense, I was fairly happy. Too expensive for me to be making a return journey though.

On 10th October 2017 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Sussex Arms

One room in the modern style in spite of iron columns, some tongue and groove, a knobbly ceiling and cut glass mirrors still surviving here. Three pumps of better than average beer although I baulked at £5 a pint for London Pride. There are three big screens in quite a small space, showing music although European championship games were advertised. The staff weren't bad, especially for London and there was some table service, at those prices I should hope so.

On 12th June 2016 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Paddington, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Kilburn High Road, 2.08 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Sussex Arms, W2
14th Jan 2022, 19:38
Review submitted by Tris C
 
14th Jan 2022, 18:57
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 January 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 January 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 14 January 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 14 January 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 14 January 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 October 2017 by Quinno _
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