This is much more of a pub than a place to eat so I am reviewing it as such. You can get a fine cheese or meat platter with some rather fine looking artisan bread. There is usually a proper pork pie on offer and other bits and bobs. Pickled onions in a huge jar, bar snacks, tankards of monkey nuts on the bar.
Great staff and atmosphere are the main requirements for a truly good pub and this place has both in shovel-loads. From the drifts of sawdust covering the floor, the truly eclectic selections of pictures, artifacts, posters and other objects, and some really interesting music, and of course a couple of the usual lagers (but a few barrels of interesting real ales and a cider with a bit of poke), it all hangs together in a very Brighton way. And all pints are £3 which is not a Brighton-wide luxury. I recently paid nearly £5 for a pint in Hove.
Keep an eye out for live music nights. We are not normally night people but when we did venture up with our Trades Union friends from the PCS during their conference last month, it was one of those 'I will always remember this' moments and all for the right reasons. The atmosphere on these nights really takes off and goes places.
I like to recommend good venues for our guesthouse visitors. This is definitely one of them. As I said at the start, if you want a full meal, there are a dozen choices within 3 or 4 walk from here.
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