The boys are back…

After consulting with the council we have decided that it is safe to re-start music inside the ER. However, we need to comply with existing Covid restriction, so it is seating on tables of up to 6, table service and social distancing. So space is restricted and for now to kick things Les and Pete AKA The Beer Jukebox are playing weekly on Tuesday (except Tues 22nd June) evenings from 7.30pm (ish). Table arrangements mean that we really only have 3 tables, two of 4 and one of 2 so not quite Glastonbury! If you want to come along it would be best to book, just email us here

For those that aren’t aware of The Beer Jukebox, Les & Pete both play guitar and have a enormous range of songs they can sing, and always open to requests, Les used to be a professional musician and played for the Scottish folk band The Tannerhill Weavers. Pete is also a very accomplished semi-professional guitar player. The duo are often accompanied by Andy on Saxophone and Flute; Andy “rubberlegs” Ferguson plays for a Ska band called the Ska Toons who can often bee seen performing in and around the Lewes area.

Don’t miss this display of local talent!

New Sussex Breweries…

In case you hadn’t noticed there have ben a number of new breweries popping up in Sussex during the pandemic. We have been doing our best to seek them out and feature some of their beers

Here are three that we have recently contacted and acquired some great new beers:

Lake Down Brewing

A family run, independent brewery in rural East Sussex. Making modern and traditional beers in can, bottle, keg and cask. They also have a Tap Room at Roger Daltrey’s Lakedown Trout Fishery

Only With Love

Founded in 2020 (in lockdown #1 & #2) by Steve (the guy behind Holler Brewery) and Roger (a guy who drank too much Holler beer) in the heart of Sussex. Only With Love is a new kind of brewery; sustainably created, packaged and delivered. They create kombucha and beer for better minds, bodies and spirits.

Horsham Brewing Co.

Set-up by Rohan Hill, the man behind the Shed Brewing Co., and Tim Pitts, who, with Nick Southon, has taken up the gauntlet of the Horsham Beer Festival since the much loved Gareth Jones of Beer Essential passed away.

All three breweries already have some great beers and have plans for some great new ones. Keep an eye on our Current Beers List and What’s Coming to see when we feature their beers.

Also they will be featuring in our Beer Festival 16th – 18th July

Operation Mayfly 2021

This year we are the participating in Neon Raptor’s Operation Mayfly for the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

We supply the beer… your challenge is to drink it ALL over the course of the weekend.

Launching on Saturday 29th May…

Operation Mayfly – DDH Pale This beer was brewed for bank holiday sunshine. A dry hop of Chinook, Citra and Simcoe provide citrus and passion fruit aromas with a hint of pine.
ABV. 5.5%

Back in the EeRr…

We open today with drinking allowed inside for the first time this year. Looking forward to seeing you all and keeping fingers crossed for the 21st June when hopefully we can meet at the bar again!

We plan to remain closed on Monday for the foreseeable future but will review this as we go.

Opening hours going forward will be:

NOTE: Outside drinking will be restricted to 10pm in consideration of our neighbours

The Burner is Back!

Yes, Andy is back brewing again, and we have a fresh cask of Charcoal Burner just tapped and ready to go!

It’s an Oatmeal Stout and has always been very popular with our regulars.

To find out more about the return of High Weald Brewery see the website and twitter. To find our some more about the brewery, read the feature from Original Gravity here.

We also have 500ml bottles of Charcoal Burner and Andy’s Golden Ale, Greenstede, available: £4 each or £3.50 if buying 3 or more.

Week 3 ..the wind doth blow

…AND THE BEER DOTH FLOW!

Thanks again for all the support and for those that braved the wind and rain at on Bank Holiday Monday; sorry we closed on Tuesday but a rest was needed!

Highlights included: the return of the Beer Stick, a 9.2% Imperial Stout, and another cask from the resurrected High Weald Brewery, this time Chronical!

Don’t forget if you want to book a table email us here

Week 2 – Still Standing..

Another great week, thanks for all the support…the team are starting to feel the stairs and some of us have aches and pains in places we didn’t know could hurt so much!

But on the plus side much beer and cider has been drunk and we hope we have contributed to the overall welfare of our customers as they can at last socialise again.

Sadly due to my beer pouring duties in the downstairs bar I have not been able to circulate as much as I would like and I, for one, will be glad when we are back to normal, but the outside space has been a great success and the weather has been kind to us.

Here’s to Week 3!