FROM cosy, historic pubs with home cooked grub and log fires to the perfect traditional drinkers' bar with darts and snooker.

The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA)'s Good Beer Guide for 2016 is out and 126 of Sussex's city, town and village pubs feature.

There are 64 in East Sussex, including ten in Brighton, with seven in Lewes, six in Eastbourne and five in Hastings, but only two in Hove. In West Sussex, 62 are featured including five in Horsham and four in both Worthing and Chichester. An equal number of breweries from East and West Sussex feature, with a total of 54.

A good handful of 32 Sussex pubs made their debut in the guide and there are 12 newcomer breweries.

Adam Haddington, a CAMRA member and self-confessed Brighton beer lover, thinks it is a huge boost for the county's pub industry.

He said: "A huge positive from the guide is the amount of new breweries and pubs opening up in the county. I think this can only be a good thing for CAMRA and the movement. It just means there’s more places to look to find the things you really like. A lot of people my age seem to be drinking real ale now, which again can only enhance the quality of beer as people demand better quality and an extensive range.

"I suppose one of the shocks at this is the lack of pubs in Hove, especially given the regeneration of the Poet’s Corner area in recent years. One of my current favourites is The Watchmakers, the new micropub right by Hove station on Goldstone Villas. They’ve got a range of five ever changing ales and are turning into Hove’s worst kept secret, as well as being run by friendly, knowledgeable people."

The Watchmakers is not in the guide.

Mr Haddington's love of beer has now become a serious hobby. The 28-year-old secondary school history teacher visits around ten pubs a month studying their ambience and range of beverages, then reviews the drinks on his blog

He said: "I've spent most of my life in Brighton and know the area quite well. I often advise my friends on what to drink now and like looking at new places as well as visiting old favourites. I find the history side of visiting the pubs quite interesting too."

Though some of the featured pubs have changed the total number in the guide from Sussex remains the same as in the last edition.

Landlords Philip Rees and Ian Wilson took over the lease on the Queen Victoria in Rottingdean in 2012 and have since featured in the guide for three consecutive years.

The pub, in High Street, offers a range of ales, three regionally sourced changing beers, and a well stocked back bar, including more than 30 gins. Food is cooked on the premises using local meat, fish and vegetables wherever possible.

Mr Reese said: "It was a rather sad and unloved pub with minimal ale sales when we took it. In the last three years with a great team of staff and suppliers, we have managed to completely turn the pub around and it is now a lively but traditional pub.

"We want to say an enormous 'thank you' to all those of you that brew our ales - without you all making such good ale, we wouldn't be able to get a great pint in front of our customers and find ourselves yet again in the Good Beer Guide.

"A particular 'thank you' to the teams at brewers of our house ales - Harveys Sussex Best Bitter and Long Man Long Blonde as well as all the others we buy and ciders. Those two form the foundation of our success with ales."

He also thanked customers who were "brave enough" to keep coming back for more and the Brighton and South Downs branch of CAMRA for the support.

He added: "This all compensates for the fact that we are no longer named after the longest reigning monarch now that our present Queen has beaten Queen Victoria."

On the Queen Victoria, the guide said: "An atmospheric and welcoming pub which greets punters with jazz music and 1930s décor. Chandeliers, big tables, a real fire, a piano and a portrait of Queen Victoria add to the air of grandeur. It serves traditional homemade food and on Saturday afternoons hosts a regular live jazz and brunch event."

Follow Mr Haddington's beer journey @iwannabeeradore.

CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2016 is edited by Roger Protz and costs £15.99.