Tony's town centre pub is the real deal

Posted: 24 March 2011

Blog category: News, Pubs

A popular lunchtime haunt has a smart, new look thanks to a refurbishment by brewer Shepherd Neame and licensee Tony Blackburn.

One of East Grinstead’s oldest pubs, the Sussex Arms, in West Street, has been redecorated inside and out and now boasts two comfortable seating areas, one furnished for casual dining plus a second “chill-out” area with settees, leather chairs and coffee tables.

Licensee Tony, who has many years of experience running a number of Central London pubs, has created a relaxed atmosphere, in which customers can enjoy traditional cask ale and good conversation. He also hosts a regular Deal or No Deal-style quiz.

“This is a comfortable, traditional pub with no darts, pool or loud music,” said Tony. “We serve a range of bar snacks and pub favourites at lunchtime, such as baguettes, burgers and sausage and chips, and customers can also order tea or coffee.”

Although it is in the town centre, the Sussex Arms has a pleasant garden at the rear where customers can enjoy the fresh air in a large heated and covered seating area.

The pub has disabled access and is conveniently situated opposite a large public car park, a few steps from East Grinstead Library and close to the Waitrose and Iceland stores.