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The Hobgoblin, Brighton

31 York Place
Phone: 01273682933
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Reviews of The Hobgoblin (Average Rating: 4 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Clive Thompson left this review about The Hobgoblin

Undeterred by Steve C I thought I'd have a look and found myself just as annoyed by the discounts given to the local tree huggers and soap dodgers. In their defence I did spot the Centre of Vocational Excellence in Digital Design close by, so anyone thinking that's a proper topic to study will no doubt need to get pissed cheaply somewhere. Amusingly it's not the students who are providing the entertainment here, it's two very very drunk pensioners. She is clapping st the end of every song on the music feed and shouting "have you got any Elvis". He is shouting at her to shut up and "they've got no f*cking Elvis He, we need tks get going". She keeps mentioning the Bat and Ball, so I'm definitely not going there next. Oh, and they have you freaking table Pacman game in this place!!

On 20th September 2013 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Hobgoblin

Large pub and live music venue. 6 real ales and food served. Wooden floors and exposed brickwork with some brewery memorabilia on the walls.

On 15th June 2012 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2745 recommendations about 2688 pubs]

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Steve C left this review about The Hobgoblin

I think I’ll start this review by getting a few things off of my chest. Firstly, I think that it is great that students with an NUS card should get a discount, but charging them £3.10 for a large glass of white and then charging us mugs that work £4.30 for a small glass is disgraceful. Also the barman was very amiable, but blaming the high prices on the recent VAT hike is somewhat insulting my intelligence. Finally, if I order a cheeseburger I expect to receive a burger in a burger bun rather than an almost raw piece of meat in between two pieces of dry untoasted focaccia.

Anyway, this is a surprisingly large bare board pub with the bar in the centre creating a front and larger back bar. There is also a large paved beer garden out the back that is lined with picnic tables and has some covered seating at the rear. The bar supports six hand pumps which were drawing Arundel Sussex Gold (which was very good), Ballards Best, Iron Horse, two from Dark Star Brewery and Adur’s Ropetackle. I spotted an advertisement for live music in the downstairs bar (not visited) on Thursday nights and there are lots of fliers in the toilets that were advertising what I think were more live music nights, but I couldn’t really understand what they were trying to convey to me – this was probably because they were not directed at me which is fair enough. I did spot another advertisement for the open mic night that is held every Wednesday night also in the downstairs bar. Sky Sports is advertised, but the cricket that was in progress during my visit was not being shown.

I still have a sour taste in my mouth five days after my visit and I will not return here whilst the current management are fleecing unwitting people that happen to pop in.

On 13th January 2011 - rating: 2
[User has posted 3587 recommendations about 3566 pubs]

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Map location corrected by hondo .
London Road (Brighton), 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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28th Mar 2018, 15:35
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28th Mar 2018, 15:20
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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