The Wiki Sussex Pub Guide Project was conceived and designed by Rex Gibbons and Rob Pine. They love technology, (their computers, tablets and mobiles), and going to a pub for a couple of pints. They pondered long and hard, (deep thought), about how they could bring their passions together, and came up with the Wiki Sussex Pub Guide. Put another way, this is the story of how much fun a couple of chaps of a certain age (SHOGS) can have whilst thoroughly indulging themselves, and having great fun!

 

Rex Gibbons

Rex has a background in oil and worked for Esso, and is an IT enthusiast.
He is an expert in, (would you Adam and Eve it), martial arts.

July 2015

Rex has had to leave the project to devote more time to looking after his amazing 96 year old Mum!

 

Rob Pine

Rob is a retired Police Officer and IT enthusiast.
These days he runs his own web hosting and web design, business: www.pineinternet.uk
Rob has been 'doing websites', (and databases) for 20 years. If you (or he) can dream it, then he is a man that can build it.

Rex and Rob are both beer and pub enthusiasts and met about eight years ago when they were both appalled by the fact that at that time their local branch of CAMRA was one of only a handful of branches in the UK that did not have a website.

Rex soon found himself elected to the CAMRA branch committee and he volunteered to set up a branch website. He asked Rob for some assistance with setting this up. In six months, with a little help from a few others, Rex had moved the branch from being sad, sorry, and having no website, to one of only a handful of UK CAMRA branches to have all of the pubs in their area online (184 pubs). Rex was also responsible for making sure that the North Sussex CAMRA branch were one of the first branches in the UK to manage to input information on every pub on to CAMRA's national pub website project - 'What Pub'.

As soon as Rex had put 186 North Sussex Pubs on line he saw that the same cried out to be done fo all of the Sussex Pubs. But, for five years this 'project' remained on the back burner, because of the sheer scale of the task.

But times have changed. The technology has improved enormously, and so has people's awareness (and appetite) for it. But the big catalyst and enabler for this project was a lecture given by James (Jimmy) Wales aka 'Mr Wikipedia'. If he can set about putting the sum of human knowledge on line and making it available to the rest of us for free, then getting an estimated 1,100 pubs, 20 breweries and their beers properly documented, whilst making a jolly useful Guide in the process, looks to be very possible, and not such an enormous task after all.

So there it is in a nut shell. That is the 'Wiki Sussex Pub Guide'. The Pub Guide unlike any other - as it is written entirely by people like you - especially for people like you!  To every contributor, visitor, and user of this guide, we say, "Chocks away, and tally ho! We hope that you enjoy your trip to the pub, and that the beer is good when you get there. Cheers"!

A list of brewers will go here!

 cider

 

Cider & Perry

In Sussex we are extremely fortunate to have The National Collection of Cider & Perry.
This a unique celebration of our national fruit.
Visitors can taste, compare and buy from a range of over 100 different draught ciders and perries (including their own Pookhill Cider).

As well as a huge range of meads, country wines and fruit liqueurs, the Collection holds a carefully selected range of draught and bottled ales. It also stocks English cider brandies, apple gin, apple vodka and apple eaux-de-vie. Fresh apple juice is pressed daily, and an apple-pressing service is offered throughout the late summer and autumn.

Download our recipe for mulled cider.

Telephone 01323 811324


Contact

Middle Farm Firle LEWES East Sussex BN8 6LJ United Kingdom

Telephone +44 (0)1323 811411 Fax +44 (0)1323 811622 Email info@middlefarm.com


How to find us

We are situated on the A27, 4 miles east of Lewes and 7 miles west of Eastbourne, between the turnings to Ripe and Selmeston.

Please note: if you are using a sat-nav, it may instruct you to leave the A27 to take you into Firle Village.  We are situated directly on the A27, so please ignore this.

The nearest railway station is 2 miles away at Glynde, on the Lewes to Eastbourne line.  For more details see www.traveline.org.uk
Compass operate a bus service serving Middle Farm.
Click here or View Compass bus timetable and in East Sussex Bus Services select "125 Lewes - Alfriston - Eastbourne". 

Middle Farm is on a National Cycle Route 2 (details www.sustrans.org.uk)


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Latest Events

26 Jul 2018;
08:00PM - 10:30PM
Hartington Pub Thursday Wine and Cheese Club
27 Jul 2018;
12:01PM - 10:00PM
Henty Arms, Ferring, Worthing - July Beer Festival
27 Jul 2018;
07:30PM - 09:30PM
Thai Curry Night at the Frog and Nightgown, Faygate RH12 4SS
27 Jul 2018;
08:00PM - 11:00PM
Hartington Pub DJ and Disco Night
27 Jul 2018;
12:01PM - 10:00PM
Henty Arms, Ferring, Worthing - July Beer Festival
27 Jul 2018;
12:01PM - 10:00PM
Henty Arms, Ferring, Worthing - July Beer Festival
01 Aug 2018;
08:30PM - 10:30PM
Park Crescent, Brighton, Monthly Music Quiz
03 Aug 2018;
07:15PM - 09:30PM
Quiz Night Rising Sun, Upper Beeding - 1st Sunday of the month

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Children Well behaved children welcome
Infant changing facilities
Dog Dogs permitted
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Bar Menu Bar snacks / menu
Garden Garden
Play area / equipment
Regular live music
Parking available
Binoculars View or attractive location

This page is work in progress!

001 = Pubs

003 = Brewers

002 = Cider / Perry

000 = Vineyard / Winery

As the Wiki Sussex Pubs Project progresses, you will see more and more markers appearing here.

  • Zoom and scroll to show all pubs and breweries.
  • Click on marker to reveal basic information.
  • Click again to view the full listing!