The Sussex arms is proud to present our new winter food menu. Now being served Thursday-Sunday, 12-4pm. Go ahead,download the winter menu
Situated on Sussex Mews behind the Pantiles’ Corn Exchange sits one of Tunbrdige Wells’ most historic pubs. Tucked away through Coach and Horse Passage, The Sussex is the area’s best-kept secret.
The pub hosts regular (notoriously challenging) pub quizzes, regular DJ nights, and little gigs that often make for a great first visit.
We offer real ale from six hand-pulls, craft beers, and an ever expanding wine and spirits list.
Lunch is served between twelve and four, Thursday to Sunday, and seven days a week at our sister pub The Ragged Trousers, just two minutes away.
You'll soon be able to see the logo painted in it's full glory on the side of pub itself! Keep a watch out!
The Sussex Arms has a long and sometimes eccentric history – most notably perhaps having once had the border of Kent and Sussex running through its middle.
With 17th Century foundations, the pub is almost as old as the town itself - built to serve the needs of the Coachmen and servants who would park in Sussex Mews while their Gentleman owners enjoyed the nearby Walks.
The adjacent Sussex Hotel (now the Corn Exchange) gave its name to the pub, and according to tradition of a pub serving a hotel, the pub was known as ‘the Sussex Shades.’
Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the pub was for a long time under the stewardship of the legendary pub landlord Denis Lane, whose larger than life stature and character, made for a famously eccentric boozer which has produced many an anecdote.
The current owners hope that while we have given the pub a spit and polish – we can retain some of this history and character.
& COMING SOON...
Where possible, we like to use small companies and our spirits list includes some greats from niche and boutique distillers, such as Tunbridge Wells’ own Bathtub Gin and Rumbullion.
Every Sunday from 5pm, all real ales are £3 a pint! With live music from 7pm. See @TWSussexArms for further details.
Our winter menu is now being served Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes from noon to four pm!
The pub quiz takes place every Thursday evening from 8(ish) to 11(ish).
Entry is £2 per person - winner takes all!
A bar menu of snacks and burgers is available from 7pm.