The best pub in East Sussex has been crowned at The National Pub and Bar Awards 2022.

Nearly 100 pubs and bars across the UK are celebrating after a selection of venues were named the best in their respective areas.

The Joker in Brighton collected the top prize for East Sussex in the national awards. 

You can find out more and book a table on their website here. 

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Each nominated venue will be entered into the national draw to find out the best pub in Britain with the winner being awarded the National Pub and Bar of the Year.

The National Pub and Bar Awards aims to put exemplary on-trade businesses across the UK in the national spotlight, showcasing the hospitality industry’s diversity, creativity and vital importance to the UK economy.

The announcement of this year’s 94 County Winners, listed below, shows the level of quality being delivered to pub and bar visitors every day of the week.

The pubs, which have been selected on overall best practice across a number of operational categories, will be officially crowned at a red carpet celebration at 30 Euston Square on June 22.

At the grand final, 15 Regional Winners will also be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year, which was won by Galvin Green Man in Essex in 2021.

Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, said: “With visitor numbers increasing, it’s more important than ever for operators to deliver a standout service during every visit – no matter the business in question.

“These 94 county winners are wonderful examples of the brilliance of today’s modern on-trade. If you live near one of these sites, make sure you pay them a visit.”

All of the South East winners at this year’s awards:

  • Berkshire, The Hartley Arms 
  • Buckinghamshire, The Nag's Head 
  • East Sussex, The Joker 
  • Hampshire, The Cricketers Inn, Curdridge 
  • Isle of Wight, The Taverners 
  • Kent, The Tiger Inn 
  • West Sussex, The Angel Inn, Petworth 
  • Oxfordshire, The Horseshoes 
  • Surrey, Cricketers on The Green, Pirbright