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 three hand-pulls, craft beers, and an ever expanding wine and spirits list.
The Sussex is currently not serving food - but will be launching our menu for Autumn and Winter on Thursday 6 November. As usual, lunch is served 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 fro further details.
The Orange Circus Band & special guests will perform live.
Monday 29th December - A FREE (and festive) night of video game appreciation and competition. Mario Kart Tournament from 7pm.
Friday 19th December - featuring Dirty Pillows & Lump Buzkit plus guest DJs.
Saturday 13th December - Unfestive - live music across 2 stages from 6pm, featuring Joeyfat, Frost, Word of Nod, North Atlantic Maritime, Alex Metcalfe's Catastrophic Organ Failure & special guests.
Perform live in the cellar bar, Friday December 12th.
The work of a talented local artist will be on display in the pub throughout the month of December.
Our winter menu is now being served Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes from noon to four pm!
Riotous rhythm and blues, juke joint jivers and good time tunes from the infamous Downtown Meltdown DJs. The next event takes place on Saturday 6th December from 8pm until late.
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.