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Eastbourne pubs

5 Pubs and bars in Eastbourne you need to try

Eastbourne is a great day out for people of all ages.

But after you’re done taking in the incredible views, visiting the famous pier or walking along the cliffs, you’ll be in need of a drink and maybe some classic pub food. Here’s a list of the best bars and pubs in Eastbourne that you have to visit.

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The Bear Club

Described as a ‘hidden slice of the 1920s’, The Bear Club is a premium cocktail bar in Eastbourne which was created to pay homage to “the golden age of cocktails”. This stylishly decorated establishment is accompanied by swing, jazz and other contemporary music styles which makes it one of the most talked-about bars in town.

With affordable cocktails, an impressive wine menu and cool beers from around the world, this is perhaps the best cocktail bar Eastbourne has to offer. Book a table now and transport yourself back to the 1920s for one night only.

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The Stage Door

Open every day of the week, The Stage Door is the perfect spot for a drink. Known for its great views across Devonshire Park, its cosy interior, family-friendly food and extensive selection of craft beers and guest gins, this pub is a great place to visit with your loved ones.

With special events such as jazz nights, open mic nights and quiz nights, The Stage Door is one of the best pubs in Eastbourne and its glowing reviews on TripAdvisor can vouch for that.

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The Rainbow

With a beautiful beer garden and three open fires inside, The Rainbow is great to visit all year round – which is why it’s one of the most popular pubs in Eastbourne. Located in a 16th-century building, it possesses a lively atmosphere filled with both locals and tourists – making it the ideal place to visit on your next trip to Eastbourne.

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The Hart

The Hart is one of the great bars in Eastbourne town centre. Known as the premier venue for the LGBT community, it’s a must-visit for anyone who finds themselves looking for cocktail bars in Eastbourne. With regular events every week, there is always something to be excited about at The Hart. So, whether you are looking for good food, great drinks or just a fun time, this is the place for you.

Thanks to its central location, getting to The Hart is easy and with regular trains to Eastbourne station – a 10-minute walk from the bar – there’s no excuse to miss out on this experience.

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The London & County Wetherspoons

A reliable choice for all, this Wetherspoons is located right next to Eastbourne train station, so it’s ideal for if you’re craving food and drink when you arrive or if you have some time to kill before you head home. With low prices and a family-friendly atmosphere, this Wetherspoons could be a great choice for your visit to Eastbourne.

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