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Submitted on Saturday, 22nd December 2018
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Rainbow, Old Town, Eastbourne

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Moat Croft Road
BN21 1ND
Phone: 01323731158
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Steve C left this review about Rainbow

The Counting House became the Rainbow a few years ago and I have visited a few times since the name change. The owners have embraced dry sales, therefore at busy times, i.e. the weekend, this small pub is reserved for diners who have pre-booked. Drinkers are relegated to the garden meaning the pub feels more like a restaurant. The garden is a nice space, but isn’t as pleasant during colder months. When I popped in on Friday two of the three hand pumps were in use, Darkstar’s Hophead and an offering from Longman being the ale options. I had to ask the barman to top up my very short measured pint, and even after he had topped it up it was still purposely short.
I had a burger here last year which I found to be very small and bland. I certainly didn’t think it was worth the money. However, this place is very popular with diners so maybe my family and I were just unlucky.

On 3rd April 2022 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Counting House

An excellent beer garden, located in a dip in the Old Town that provides shelter from the coastal breezes. Not a great choice of beer (just two ales and a cider), but the White Brewing Campany's 'White Gold' from nearby Bexhill tasted just fine. Friendly staff, and some good value bar food too.

On 19th April 2009 - rating: 7
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john mcgraw left this review about The Counting House

An old building away from the town centre. Inside is one bar with a side room (see pics) A couple of real ales on offer.

On 8th January 2009 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Eastbourne, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Hampden Park (Sussex), 2.13 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Polegate, 4.27 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Rainbow, Eastbourne
3rd Apr 2022, 21:22
Review submitted by Steve C
15th Feb 2020, 09:05
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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