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Pub & Live Music Venue In Tunbridge Wells

welcome to the sussex Arms

Tucked away from the everyday hustle-and-bustle of the Pantiles lies one of town’s best hidden gems.

The Sussex Arms pub in Tunbridge Wells is a legendary boozer featuring a live music venue, sunny outdoor area, real fires, comfy sofas, an unforgettable pub quiz, and a warm welcome to regulars and visitors alike!

Opening Times

  • Monday: 3-11pm
  • Tuesday: 3-11pm
  • Wednesday: 3-11pm
  • Thursday: 3pm-Midnight
  • Friday: 3pm-1am
  • Saturday: 12pm-1am
  • Sunday: 12-11pm


  • Heated Patio & Shelter
  • Live Music Venue
  • Rascal’s Food (Thurs – Sat 5-9pm)
  • Outdoor Tables
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Open till Late

The Forum Basement

Based in The Sussex Arms pub, the Forum Basement hosts live music curated by The Forum, as well as in-house events, DJ nights, live comedy, and more. Join us for a truly intimate live music experience.

Looking for something to do?

The Sussex plays host to an eclectic mix of events both downstairs in our very own live music venue and upstairs in the pub.

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Pub Garden

Our patio is heated and sheltered, making it an ideal meeting spot in Tunbridge Wells. Whether you’re catching up with friends over drinks, or taking a break from shopping, our seating area at the back of the pub makes a perfect suntrap on long spring and summer days. Come rain or shine, we’ve got you covered!

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Rascal’s Pizza

Rascal’s are at the Sussex Arms every Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5-9pm serving a selection of burgers, snacks, and sourdough pizzas.

Eat in or takeaway (in person or via Deliveroo).

One of tunbridge wells’ oldest pubs

Nestled in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, the Sussex Arms boasts a rich history dating back to the early 17th century. Originally built to serve the hardworking coachmen and servants of the gentry, the pub was deliberately tucked away from view.

Fast forward a few centuries, and The Sussex Arms has evolved into a renowned haunt, steeped in its own unique lore and home to a lively and welcoming community.