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Grand Central, Brighton

30 Surrey Street
Brighton
BN1 3PA
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Delboy 20 left this review about Grand Central

Attractive Fuller's pub close to the station. 4 Fuller's beers plus Dark Star Hophead. We tried the Hophead and Fuller's Bohemian Way. Both were fine.

On 30th September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Grand Central

Landmark pub with a distinctive domed corner tower, now owned by Fuller's (but not obviously branded as such) and probably the first building many people note when exiting Brighton station. Anyway, it is now a thoroughly modernised yet seemingly traditional pub with two main seating / dining areas on either side of the central servery. The four handpumps on the main bar were offering Pride and two Brighton Biers - South Coast IPA and Heydaze Pale (£4.60) - plus the local Ascension Per Cider.

On 21st July 2018 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about Grand Central

Even closer to the railway station than The Railway Bell, this was originally built as a hotel in the 1840s before being rebuilt as a pub in 1920.
Now a Fuller's outlet and whatever it may be by day (family-friendly, apparently), come Saturday night it's banging to the sounds of a DJ spinning two gramophones. Not deafening, but loud enough to make conversation extremely difficult which is the sort of thing that students - for it would seem that they constitute the core market - like.
Otherwise its home some good remaining features such as a dentilled cornice and attractive bar back with clock, ornate bar frontage. There's velour-clad furniture with banquettes and a bare herringbone floor.
Service was swift and efficient with a typical Fuller's line-up as well as Brighton Bier's West Pier Pale Ale which was very nice but very steep indeed at £2.35 a half.
Not a bad place for a late evening drink considering the location, but there's much better to be had if one undertakes the assent of the west face of Guildford Road.

On 24th March 2018 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Brighton, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
London Road (Brighton), 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Hove, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Grand Central, Brighton
30th Sep 2019, 20:26
Review submitted by Delboy 20
 
29th Sep 2019, 18:24
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Roof terrace. - last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC and baby changing. - last updated 24 March 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 June 2015 by ROB Camra
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