Monday, 26 February 2007

The Lewes Arms, Lewes 24th February 2007

The last entry in the old Good Beer Guide we had, this was the final stop on the pub crawl. We had been warned that it has been taken over by Greene King and some of the locals now stay away. Sure enough, even before we got inside, we saw the sign which said "don't mention the H word".

Hardy & Hanson's Olde Trip Ale (4.3): Slight deja vu as the previous pub had this on as well. Not as fresh and hoppy as before but still a pleasant drink.
Highgate Davenport's Original Bitter (4.0): Light beer in all respects. Not a huge amount of flavour but it stands up to the alcohol content.

This is a very old and beautiful town pub with several small rooms and lots of memorabilia around the walls. Although the beer was drinkable, I can to some extent understand the locals' displeasure at not being able to drink their grand local brew in this lovely venue.

After a swift half here we went back to the John Harvey for some food and a beer then back to the Lansdown to hear the band (and for another beer).

An excellent pub crawl. Lewes is well worth a visit, especially as it is easily accessible by train.

No comments:

Post a Comment