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Southwick Beer Engine, Brighton

Pub added by paulof horsham
2 Southwick Square
Southwick
Postal town: Brighton
BN42 4FJ
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paulof horsham left this review about Southwick Beer Engine

So, the question that must be asked: is the Beer Engine a micropub at all? It's in a former shop, not too large, with 6 cask ales, so perhaps "yes". On the other hand, there's piped music and lager (3 types of Krombacher) on draft! It does have the feel and aroma (spilt beer?) of a proper pub, though.

The cask ales are, unusually for a micro in this part of the world, dispensed from hand pumps (no cool room here), and are primarily local. In addition to the Krombachers, the taps also offer Hepworths Conqueror Stout, plus 5 craft keg. Not only that, you also get a fridge full of interesting bottles and cans. So much choice!

Table & seating options vary; you can choose from lounge style chairs, some high stools and even table-topped oil drums.

A reasonable crowd, but prompt and friendly service, as well as a couple of quality beers (from Long Man & Thornbridge) marked my visit and I'd be happy to call again.

Finally, to answer the opening question: not sure it really matters. If the beer's up to scratch and the locals are welcoming, that should be recommendation enough.

On 12th March 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 248 recommendations about 242 pubs]


paulof horsham left this review about Southwick Beer Engine

Former travel agents opened in July 2018 as a micropub with 6 pumps

On 12th September 2018 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 248 recommendations about 242 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by paulof horsham
Southwick, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Fishersgate, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Portslade, 1.55 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Southwick Beer Engine, Southwick
13th Mar 2019, 21:50
Web Link submitted by paulof horsham approved
 
12th Mar 2019, 22:04
Web Link submitted by paulof horsham

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Darts : No last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 12 March 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 March 2019 by paulof horsham
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 February 2019 by paulof horsham
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