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:
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 & 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


Middle Farm Firle LEWES East Sussex BN8 6LJ United Kingdom

Telephone +44 (0)1323 811411 Fax +44 (0)1323 811622 Email

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
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

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Upcoming festivals and events will be displayed here!

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Accessible Accessible
Accommodation Accommodation
Children Well behaved children welcome
Infant changing facilities
Dog Dogs permitted
Bar Menu Food / restaurant
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!

Other 'stuff' can be parked here whilst their merit is evaluated and potential assessed.

Pub galleries will go here!

You can review a pub here!

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Terms and Conditions of Use

"The Wiki Sussex Pub Guide’ (WSPG) is a wiki-style website project initiated by Rex Gibbons and Rob Pine who are the editors of the WSPG website. Their intention is to make it possible to list all Sussex:

  1. Public houses across the Counties of East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove
  2. Brewers and their beers
  3. Cider and perry makers
  4. Wine producers and their wines
  5. Distillers and their spirits

WSPG aims to build a directory and guide to the pubs of Sussex. It is also a celebration of Sussex Pubs, Sussex brewers and their beers, cider makers and their ciders, wine makers and their wines, distillers and their spirits.

WSPG is not for profit project. It is a fun, spare time project run by two friends who want to share their passion for Sussex pubs, and the people who produce beer, cider, perry, wine, and spirits in Sussex. The aim is to celebrate and promote Sussex pubs and Sussex drinks in a responsible way. Its office is at 198, Crawley Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4EU


By accessing this website you accept and agree to the following terms and conditions:

WSPG gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information or guidance for any specific purpose. The information and guidance contained on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice. All implied warranties and conditions are excluded, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

WSPG is in no way responsible or liable for any damage or loss whatsoever arising from viewing or downloading information from this website and from the use of, or reliance on, the information and guidance on this website, although this does not affect claims in respect of death or personal injury caused by negligence.

Any links to third parties websites are provided for convenience only. WSPG has no control over such websites and accepts no liability for their content.

WSPG reserves the right at all times to vary, change, alter, amend or remove any of these terms. By browsing the website you accept that you are bound by the current terms and conditions and notices, and we therefore recommend that you check these each time you revisit the site.

You must not use this website, and/or any interactive facilities which are available through it to:

  • Commit or encourage unlawful acts or in breach of these terms of use;
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While WSPG tries to make this website available 24 hours a day, it reserves the right to suspend or withdraw access, without notice, to either the whole or part of the website, for any reason.



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All contributions and all material, (in all formats), uploaded or submitted, in any way, or sent, in any way, to the WSPG or its editors become the property of the WSPG and its editors to use, or not use, as they see fit.



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WSPG will only collect information about you, if and when, you wish to contribute to the pub articles and project listings.WSPG will use this information to communicate with you in respect of the publishing of your article, password reminders and general administration.Your personal information will not be communicated to other people outside WSPG. At any time, upon you no longer wishing to contribute to the website, we will remove your details from our records.WSPG will ensure that your personal information is held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 



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The Wiki Sussex Pub Guide Project

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The Broadwater



The Broadwater,
4 Broadwater Street West,

Worthing, West Sussex

BN14 9DA

Telephone: 01903 238675

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Owner: e.g Enterprise Inns
Tenant / Lessee: e.g. Mr John Smith
Landlord: e.g. Mr John Smith and Mrs Jane Smith
Real Ale: Yes / No
Real Cider / Perry: Yes / No
Free House: Yes / No
Website: Yes
Facebook: Yes / No
Twitter: Yes / No
Free Wifi: Yes / No
Child friendly: Yes / No
Dog friendly: Yes / No
Car Parking: Yes / No
Disabled access: Yes / No
Accommodation: Yes / No – if ‘yes’ describe

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Opening hours:

Mon - Fri 11am to 11pm

Sat 11am to 12 midnight

Sun 11am to 10.30pm 


e.g. Large garden, pool table, darts, wide screen, tv, Sky Sports, dining area, restaurant menu, bar snacks 

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e.g. A luvverly pub in a luvverly location serving luvverly beer!
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History: Yes / No (and if ‘yes’ please send a separate email that we can link to)

If 'Yes' pub history to go here....
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Local Trading Standards Offices are -

Surrey County Council
Mid Surrey Area Office
Bay Tree Avenue
Kingston Road
KT22 7SY

Telephone: 08454 040506

West Sussex County Council
(North of the Downs)
Centenary House
County Buildings
Woodfield Road
West Sussex
RH10 8GQ

Telephone: 08454 040506

West Sussex County Council
(South of the Downs)
Centenary House
Durrington Lane
West Sussex
BN13 2QB

Telephone: 08454 040506

East Sussex County Council
St Mary's House
52 St Leonards Road
East Sussex
BN21 3UU

Telephone: 01323 418200

Hopefully you will always be served with a full pint. If this does not happen, on the rare occasion, and the landlord will not fill your glass, you should report the incident to the Trading Standards Office.

Public transport info will go here!

Congratulations to Jack, Ryan and their friendly and helpful team at the Berwick Inn for becoming our March 2017 Featured 'Pub of the Month'!

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The aim of this project is 'just' to:

  • See all of the (estimated) 1100 Sussex public houses (pubs) listed on this website!
    (Yes, there are times when this looked like trying to eating an elephant)!
  • Develop a unique pub directory and drinks guide!
  • Help celebrate and promote the 'Best of Sussex':-
    The Sussex pubs, brewers, beers, cider and perry, winemakers and our three distilleries!

If Mr Wikipedia himself, James Wales, can dream to put the sum of human knowledge online, then shouldn't we be able to list a 'mere' 1100 Sussex pubs? Yes we should! So, in the true wiki way, which is to work together, we can roll up our sleeves to make this happen, (and have as much fun as we can - and a pint or two along the way)?

Our pubs are a great national asset, and they should be supported celebrated and documented. This will be good for pubs, the people of  Sussex, and for the very many visitors to Sussex. We have built the tools to enable anyone 'out there', who is passionate about beer and pubs, to easily get their local pub(s), breweries and beers listed.

Anyone can contribute to this project!

Anyone is welcome to contribute to this project, and, in order to contribute, all you need to do is:

All submitted listings will be checked, (for formatting, typos, 'howlers', and to make reasonably sure that they are 'legal, decent, and honest'), before being published. Contributors will be sent an email and / or text to let them know that their article has been published). They will also be given 'editor rights' to their listed articles so that they keep them up to date.

Website visitors!

You will be able to view all of our listed pubs, breweries and beers and award them marks out of ten using our five star rating system (in half star increments).

Please have fun and enjoy this project!

We set this project up as a spare time, 'fun' project, (and it has been). We love our computers, lap tops, tablets, phones, and going to the pub for a pint of two. Then we thought that it would be even more fun to put them all together - so we have!

We hope that you have as much fun as we have had by contributing to the Wiki Sussex Pub Guide Project, whilst also enjoying (and supporting) our great Sussex pubs - so have fun, folks, and lots of it!


    • Too much fun can be harmful to you, so please enjoy yourselves responsibly!
    • Too much elephant can be harmful to you, so please enjoy elephants responsibly!
    • Please enjoy yourself whilst helping us to eat this elephant!

Our Project Elephant

WSPG news items (in the form of Articles) will be shown here!