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“Timing”
Review of Trevor Arms

Trevor Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Glynde
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Eastbourne UK
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Timing”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Sometimes your trip experience is all about timing. Some accident of time and place will combine to make a visit even more pleasant.

Went to the Trevor Arms on a Friday night with fog and mist creating an eerie feel under the South Downs. The pub loomed up huge and bright in the gloom.

It was almost totally deserted except for candles, dim lights and battered armchairs and an interior that seemed straight out of 1865 when it was built. With trains running behind the building and the station close by my partner and I felt that we had pitched up into a version of Brief Encounter!

Friendly staff excellent beers... decent food (though I agree there could be more veg) Can't think of many pub nights I'd enjoyed so much recently.

We have decided to leave the car and take separate trains next time and really try to recreate that Brief Encounter feeling!

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
London
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Somewhere a bit different”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We liked this pub. It's very pubby, with wooden floors and simple decor - pretty old-fashioned for current tastes but that's what makes it worth visiting. The food - all chosen from the specials menu rather than the standard menu - was excellent though we would have welcomed a bit more veg. Many interesting beers were advertised but hardly any were actually available which was a bit disappointing, so if you are going for real ale, I suggest you ring ahead to check. Staff were very obliging and friendly, and it's child friendly too. It's different so we liked it!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank LondonBarneys
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pub lunch as it ought to be”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

The Trevor Arms has become my preferred local, especially for a meal. The situation is great on a quietish road, next to Glynde station and at the foot of Mount Caburn directly accessing the South Downs with some of the lovliest walking in this area.

The staff are very friendly and helpful, giving out free credits on the retro space invader game.

Food is very reasonably priced, good standard and portions.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank DoddyHB
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Dissapointing”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Reading the previous reviews you would expect a warm friendly welcome and a roaring fire. The food was good but the rest of the Trevor arms experience was pretty average. Very cold despite asking the staff to stoke up the log burner. We watched the flame gradually dwindle away until we were forced to leave due to the cold, the rattling of the endless bucket of knives and forks, and the landlord packing up the candles. Really disappointed in what should be a goldmine.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank G S
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“This pub is a regular part of our New Year”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

A long wet walk on New Year's Eve with friends across the Downs from Lewes to Glynde, where we have lunch at the Trevor Arms (and then catch the train back to Lewes), has become a regular part of my New Year.

The food is excellent. This year, for a starter five of us shared three portions of whitebait, perhaps a little more salty than ideal but much fresher than the frozen stuff I usually come across. Generous portions of cod and chips with tartare sauce for the children, and low-roasted belly pork with mashed potato and salad, and game stew, for the adults proved delicious, and ice-cream and various chocolate puddings were every bit as good as could be wished.

My friends have sons, currently ages 10 and 12, who love this pub, and it is very welcoming to children: they were offered smaller portions if they wanted (they didn't!) and they were able to add extra vegetables and for pudding have half of something and half of another. The staff were charming and couldn't do enough for us. Their constant attempts to get the fire going (not particularly successful) gave the boys much entertainment, and it seemed to be finally burning properly just as we were leaving....

Whilst not cheap for a pub, the starters were around £6, the main courses aound £12, the puddings £5. The selection of cask ales was lavish, and the Harveys was wonderful.

One of this charming pub's chief joys is that the Trevor Arms is next to Glynde station (train timetable displayed on large blackboard at the bar) so you don't need to take the car.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank BaritoneBill
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