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The Beachy Head, Eastbourne

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Beachy Head Road
Beachy Head
Postal town: Eastbourne
BN20 7YA
Phone: 01323728060
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Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Beachy Head

Large food-led pub in a prime position just a short distance inland from the eponymous headland. An absolute tourist trap, and very annoying in that they don't do anything light to eat, but at least you can stop off for a pint during or after a bracing walk along the clifftops. Plain patio seating area at the windswept front, and a more inviting beer garden to the rear (although - despite being the warmest day of the year so far - apparently "too early in the season" to have any chairs put out!). Two of three handpumps on, with Harveys and Scottish Borders Foxy Blonde available (once we got served, which took a very long time).

On 14th April 2013 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Beachy Head

After some entertainment hunting around the rock pools with the kids down the road at Birling Gap the Beachy Head was a haven from the freezing weather. This large pub had a homely feel, if maybe a little corporate, and there are lots of different sections to hide away in and most have wonderful views of the coast out of the many windows. There are a couple of fireplaces that were giving off some much needed heat and there was some relaxing background music playing. I found the staff to be very friendly and the barmaid sorted out some ice cream for my nippers that wasn’t actually on the menu. Talking of the menu I thought that the mains were very tempting and pricey ranging from £8 to £17, but this is a tourist trap and the only pub for quite some distance. Two of the hand pumps on the bar were unused, but Greene King IPA, Doom Bar and Abbot were available alongside some standard and premium draught products. I thought that the Guinness was spot on and not that expensive coming in at £3.15 a pint.

Obviously there is a large car park to accommodate the sightseers and some picnic tables can be found at the front of the pub, but there is far more seating on a slope at the rear of the pub.

I found this Vintage Inns pub to be very pleasant and I would have no problem returning, but I will mention that my visit was on a very quiet Monday afternoon so the problems about service and management mentioned before may still be valid. I will still stop off here again for a pint the next time I go rock hopping with the kids.

On 17th December 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Beachy Head

After a lengthy slog up the hill from Eastbourne to the cliffs of Beachy Head, it was something of a 'Holy Grail' moment to see a pub appear over the horizon. Of course, I should have twigged that this pub, far from the nearest settlement, is a tourist trap of the grimmest kind.
Impressions of an initially agreable interior and decent enough ale selection (Harvey's, Spitfire, Landlord) are soon tempered by realising that the place doesn't appear to have been cleaned in ages and that your beer has been poured well short of a pint.
An extensive and tempting food menu nearly led to us grabbing a bite to eat, but we were put off by overhearing a number of customers complaining about their meals.
Complacency reigns supreme here. They know that there will always be a steady stream of tourists who can't resist a pint overlooking he sea, so they've stopped trying.

On 28th May 2009 - rating: 2
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Eastbourne, 2.86 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Hampden Park (Sussex), 4.9 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Polegate, 6.67 miles, 2 hr 8 min walk (show)
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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