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At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

Peter Dowd has run his Victorian back-street local with passion and pride for over 30 years. Tucked away in the bohemian North Laine area, quirky customer messages left in vintage tins on the walls have made the pub a local legend. Expect to find a splendid selection of Fuller’s and guest ales, around 100 malt whiskies and rarely seen vodkas, gins and bourbons. The menu lists popular plates, whose affordability is noteworthy. Sandwiches, baguettes, cheesy chips and garlic bread are some of the snack options. For a larger appetite, choose from good quality steaks, a range of burgers, and locally caught fish. The specials board changes daily.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11 (Friday to Saturday 11am–midnight Sunday 12–11)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Fuller's London Pride, ESB, Bengal Lancer, HSB and Seafarers, Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Butcombe, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant

Getting here

From Brighton station main entrance 1st left (Gloucester Road). Pub on right at bottom of hill.

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