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George Hotel, Hailsham - pub details

Address: George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AD [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Polegate (3.1 miles), Pevensey & Westham (4.6 miles), Berwick (4.7 miles)

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Haven't previously visited the Grenadier and the KIng's Head in Hailsham, I would say that the George Hotel is probably the best the town has to offer. It's an above-average Wetherspoon's that has a nice, light feel. If there's any criticism, the ale range is more limited than most. As the previous review states, the regular ales are Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best & Sharp's Doom Bar. Yesterday's guests were Old Dairy Summer Top & Kent Breakfast Oatmeal Stout. Of more interest to me was the excellent cider range. It was my 7th pub of the day and the first one with any real cider. In fact, it has been voted the local cider pub of the year by the local CAMRA branch for the third consecutive year. Yesterday's selection was Purbeck Cider Company Devil's Leaf & Katy Perry, Cock Eyed Pear Mania & Monkey Mango, Thistly Cross Whisky Cask, Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon, Weston's Old Rosie, Snail's Bank Rhubarb & Broadoak Moonshine. Two guys were in the cubicles of the gents (at least I assume they were male). One was clearly struggling with no toilet paper! I did my good deed for the day and alerted the bar staff! Decent and a clearly popular place.
blue_scrumpy - 14 Jul 2019 10:52
Interesting last two reviews. Captain Ralph's views are perhaps based on the basis of a single visit. Wipers Tom's comment seems to be more about 'Spoons as a brand. Hailsham has 5 pubs, 2 are Harvey's tied houses (both of which serve a very good pint, let it be said) and of the three other pubs one sells.....Harveys Best, the other might offer Doom Bar if you're lucky. The only pub that offers a different range of ales (AND real cider) is 'Spoons, and a very well run place it is as well. Three regulars (Abbot, Ruddles and, not my favourite, the ubiquitous D(gl)oom Bar). In addition there are two or three guests, always a LocAle from brewers such as Dark Star or Long Man, plus one or two national (or international) breweries. The real cider choice is always excellent, up to four at any one time -Gwynt Y Draig 'Black Dragon', Thistly Cross 'Whisky Cask' and two from Westons - 'Marcle Hill' and 'Old Rosie' Ralph complains about 'language' in some of the drinking areas, its a pub Ralph - would you complain about all pubs on the basis of some adult language! I can say that the clientele on a recent lunchtime visit (every table was full) was a mixture of young families, the 'grey' pound customers, and some of the 'regulars'. All of whom were impeccably behaved (including the young kids)! The beer quality is always of a high standard (and i've taken the time to talk to the staff about their cellarmanship and beer quality - the ultimate benchmark of a GBG entry). Whether it meets other reviewers 'mysterious' expectations of a what makes a good GBG pub is another matter...
ropey2 - 30 Nov 2016 15:57
Only called by on a cycle ride. Pleased to see wide range of beers Inc local Long Man brewery "Long Blonde". Beers £2.45 pint and Ruddles Best only £1.99! Mind you you'd need to pay me to drink that!

Late afternoon and some of the clientele were pretty far gonew. So language was fairly loose and some views were controversial. Seemed as of there were two different outside areas with totally different atmospheres...we were in the wrong one I think.

Reinforces my computer concerns that Wetherspoon pricing policy is to the detriment of other local pubs
captain_ralph - 29 May 2016 20:55
It's a Wetherspoons. You know what you are going to get.
Why it's in the Camra Good Beer Guide 2015 is a complete mistery to me...............
WipersTom - 7 Mar 2015 16:15
It's been a Wetherspoons since 2010, and perhaps an above average one. Sometimes service is slow with a queue at the bar. The real ales and guest beers have improved of late with cheap prices, cheaper than Wetherspoon pubs in nearby towns. It's usually 1.89 a pint for a guest beer, 1.69 on Wednesdays!
2212512 - 31 Oct 2012 21:02

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