Sorry for the recent radio silence but it’s been a busy few months including holidays, a bad back and sciatica! But things haven’t stopped in the basement; our music and quiz nights continue to be very popular as do the every changing beers and ciders, not forgetting the Sussex Gins. We thank you all for your continued support, recommendations and great reviews!

In a moment of madness we (or maybe I!) decided to hold our first Gin Festival at the ER over the August Bank Holiday weekend

We have 3 “new to the ER” Sussex Distillers with 6 new Gins for you to sample

Blackmoon from Newhaven – a Sussex Blend London Dry Gin developed during lockdown

Dedbest near Lewes – a Classic Dry Gin called Contractors Gin from Bob Dedman and Damian Best who work together in the construction industry.

Georgie & Henners (G&H) from Steyning – these guys have a Gin which is replacing Hendricks in a number of bars across Sussex, as well as a Lemon Gin this tastes like Limoncello!

We will have some gin tasting sessions over the weekend, including 3 guest Distillers:

Friday 26th 7pm

Cabin Pressure

Sunday 28th 3pm


Monday 3pm


In addition, each day we will feature a different Gin cocktail.

Rest Assured our normal beer and cider offering will continue as usual…

you DON’T have to drink gin to attend OUR Gin Festival!

Also Live Music!

Live Music Line-up:

Friday 26th

5pm The Three Hats (Dave, George and Pete from local band The Bag Full of Hats)

7pm Nic & Dave (Nicola Wright and Dave Philips – the sensational new duo!)

Saturday 27th

3pm Joshua David Bartholomew – Actor and Singer Songwriter

5pm Dephis – multi-instrumentalist Mike Floyd and classically trained singer and recorder player Julia Simpson. Occasionally join Les & Pete on Tuesday nights.

7pm Izzy – Izzy Lunn who has appeared at The ER twice before; already a firm favourite and great to have her back!

For more information on the acts follow these links:

Sunday 28th

3pm Typical Daydream – a Grateful Dead tribute band

5pm Dr Isi and The Interns – a female fronted guitar based rock cover band

7pm The Beer Jukebox (Les and Pete and maybe Andy!)

For more info see these links:

Monday 29th

2pm –  Vinyl Monday – bring along you LPs and Singles to share with everyone.

Published by JohnG

Owner of the Engine Room, Brewery Tap & Bar

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