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The Geese (Have Gone Over The Water), Brighton

16 Southover Street
Brighton
BN2 9UA
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Geese (Have Gone Over The Water)

This is a compact backstreet pub in the student-friendly Hanover neighbourhood, which has very much been set-up to appeal to the student market. As others have mentioned, the pub was closed when we arrived and not due to open for some time, but the affable landlord must've seen our trembling lips and rushed out to let us in early which was a great touch. The room has scuffed floorboards and half panelled walls with uppers covered with wallpaper that has a map image on it. The servery is on the rear wall and has a nice traditional panelled counter contrasting with a fairly plain bar back with large blackboards listing wines and various special offers. Some deep bench seating runs around the front corner with a mix of low stools, chairs and canteen-style benches filling out the rest of the room, many of which have been liberally adorned with scatter cushions. Lots of bottles have been lined up along the top of the wall panels and various brewery posters and other old advertisements can be found doted around the place. Some pillars throughout the room break up an otherwise very basic rectangular room and these have been covered with a decent pump clip collection. A pretty good indie soundtrack played throughout our visit and I noticed a menu which seemed to major on bangers and mash, although no-one was eating whilst we were here.
There were three beers on the bar - Butcombe Bitter, 360 pale and Gun Pale Ale plus a modest craft keg and bottled beer selection. I gave the 360 Pale a try and it was in pretty good condition. We enjoyed some good chat with the barman before the pub filled out a bit more and I got the impression that this was a welcoming place that could appeal to a broad range of customers beyond the obvious student targets.
I enjoyed our visit here and given that I spent quite a bit of time here waiting for the rest of the crawl to catch up, regret not sampling more of the beer range. The friendly welcome, early opening and comfortable surrounds mark this out as one of the better pubs in this part of town and make it an essential addition to any Hanover crawl.

On 24th July 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2174 recommendations about 2174 pubs]


Steve of N21 left this review about The Geese (Have Gone Over The Water)

The Geese and the Greys opposite compete to be the first pub you climb to when transcending the steep Southover Street into the Hanover district of Brighton. A really friendly pub, especially as the barman opened 30 minutes early for us on this early Friday evening when spotting us loitering with intent to enter outside.
Taken over and done up by the current owners in 2013 it sports a really nice largely bare boarded square interior with the ochre-coloured half panelled walls mentioned below and large plain wooded tables and chairs about the space. One wall is covered with a collection of beermats either side of a large plazma tele and the opposite wall has a large chalk board advertising the range of available Bangers and Mash the pub specialises in.
Three ales as referred to below and the Gun Brewery Pale Ale was indeed a fine drop. A fine back street local and I hope the student hoards from the nearby Grand Parade Campus are appreciative of what they have on their doorstep.

On 5th April 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1532 recommendations about 1483 pubs]


Tris C left this review about The Geese (Have Gone Over The Water)

Situated on the lower slopes of east Brighton’s hilly Hanover district, this pub was originally called the Golden Cross, the somewhat daft current name adopted when, I know not.
The interior is simple and unpretentious, part ochre-coloured t ‘n’ g panelled, bare boarded with some bench seating. There’s food, which comprises the likes of bangers ‘n’ mash as well as venison, wild boar, chorizo and Polish bigos – all very appealing, at least on paper, or blackboard in this instance.
Ales: Butcombe Bitter, 360° Brewing Company’s Pale and Gun Brewery’s Pale Ale at £2.10 a half and nice.
This is a very pleasant, friendly community local which is a must-visit on a crawl of this area.

On 1st April 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 841 recommendations about 828 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Road (Brighton), 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Brighton, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Moulsecoomb, 1.55 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Geese (Have Gone Over The Water), Brighton
24th Jul 2018, 22:22
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
5th Apr 2018, 11:45
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 May 2017 by paulof horsham
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 May 2017 by paulof horsham
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 May 2017 by paulof horsham
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 February 2018 by paulof horsham
  • Darts : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 May 2017 by paulof horsham
  • Function Room : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes - Sunday - last updated 19 January 2012 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 May 2017 by paulof horsham
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 19 January 2012 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 May 2017 by paulof horsham
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday4pm - 11:30pm
Tuesday4pm - 11:30pm
Wednesday4pm - 11:30pm
Thursday4pm - 11:30pm
Friday4pm - 0:30am
Saturday12noon - 0:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: March 20th 2018
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