In Old Sussex Inns Donald Stuart explores the historic,
interesting, quirky and haunted pubs of East and West
Sussex, describing more than 270 establishments in
over 170 villages and towns across the county.
Illustrated with a fine collection of the author’s
own photographs, the book is an essential read for
anyone interested in what the history of inns, taverns
and pubs can reveal about the local area.
| The inns of Sussex are rich in stories, and the
origins of the names of the pubs themselves are often
fascinating. Here too are tales of smugglers and sea-farers,
and of ghosts that still haunt their drinking dens
of old. From busy coaching houses to sleepy village
taverns, Donald Stuart uncovers a wealth of historic
detail, from architectural features to legends and
myths. The result is a book that is sure to appeal
to a broad spectrum of readers, from those with an
interest in local history to pub enthusiasts and those
seeking an atmospheric place to enjoy a decent pint.