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The Poets Corner, Hove

33 Montgomery Street
Hove
BN3 5BF
Phone: 01273272212
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Will Larter left this review about The Poets Corner

A large and impressive building, with lots of interesting external features (see photos). I get the impression that the current owners and operators would like to be able to rename it something more hip and modern, but the name is firmly applied to the fabric of the building. Inside they have been more successful, if judged by the fact that I didn't like it very much. It certainly looks modern, but whether it is hip or not is not for me to say. There are two rooms, the bar counter of the room in which I found myself had a number of hand pumps with four of Harveys' range, including Old Ale, and a guest beer whose pump clip had been turned round. I enjoyed my half of Old, but with its loud background music and darts on the TV, this is not my sort of pub. Good beer though.

Date of visit: 22nd March 2018

On 27th April 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Poets Corner

An old Sussex CAMRA guide says that as the Eclipse it was a Bass Charrington pub named after the famous racehorse.
I've not always been impressed with Harvey's urban outlets but they seem to have done a good job here. It's a back street corner local that has retained two completely separate bars. I went in the right hand saloon bar as the public sounded noisy and busy. This was a nice traditional carpeted room with wooden-panelled walls and a roaring fire. The bar is on the left and had five hand pumps offering Harvey's Best, Old, IPA, Wild Hop and Armada. I went for the Armada (£3.90) and was shocked to find a beer with a big hop taste. Have they changed the recipe? It was probably the best beer I had all day in Sussex. It was expensive but I wouldn't expect anything else in the Brighton area.
It's well worth a visit if you can afford it.

On 9th February 2015 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about The Poets Corner

This Harvey’s pub was previously known as Eclipse before closing for a refurbishment and reopening as Poet’s Corner in March 2010. This area of Brighton is known as Poets Corner due to the adjacent roads being named after famous wordsmiths. The two bars in the pub also follow this theme with the Byron Room to the left and the Wordsworth Lounge to the right. In the Byron Bar there is a wood burner at the rear with a few lounge chairs around it. There is also a large plasma screen that was turned off during my recent midweek evening visit and there is no Sky at this venue. The bar supports six hand pumps for drawing Harvey’s products but the Dark Mild, Porter and Armada were all off leaving Best, Old Ale and Hadlow as the ale options. Blues music was playing in the background and the previously mentioned plasma screen has a piano under it which is probably used during the advertised live music on Friday evenings. The Wordsworth Lounge has the same traditional furnishings and décor as the Byron Room, but the music is a little quieter and there is no television. Both sides have real fireplaces that I imagine create a cosy atmosphere on a cold winters evening.
There is an advertised patio garden out the back that I didn’t visit, but I did note the three picnic tables on the path out the front.

This pub seems to be aimed at the older more well-heeled inhabitants of the area and jazz seems to be the main music of choice. I’m not a big fan of jazz and I thought it a little sterile in here as I’m not within the customer base that the management are aiming at.

On 12th April 2012 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Aldrington, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Hove, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Portslade, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
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2nd Sep 2018, 19:18
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Aqualung .
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