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The Blind Busker, Hove

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Will Larter left this review about The Blind Busker

Not really my sort of pub, though I was happy to spend some time here with the friends I had arranged to meet. It's one of those modern, impersonal places with no history: a place to go for a drink or some food with friends or family, but not a local in the sense of a place where people go on the off chance there'll be someone there who'll be happy to have a chat. There are six hand pumps on the bar, with a mixture of national brands and localish beers: Dark Star Hophead and Long Man American pale ale, plus one from Dorking (not very local) to augment Ringwood Razorback, Greene King Abbot and St Austell Proper Job at the time of my visit. Not a bad beer offering, to be fair, and my half of Hophead was in decent condition.

Date of visit: 22nd March 2018

On 27th April 2018 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Blind Busker

This venue was known as Hogshead until an extensive refurbishment in 2006 when the name was changed to the current moniker of Blind Busker. Apparently this name is inspired by a blind busker who used to work the shores of Hove back in the nineteenth century.
There is some decking and seating out the front and an A Board advises of the weekly Monday evening music quiz that starts at 20:30, the acoustic night every Friday from 20:00 and the Sunday open mic nights which also start at 20:00. Pub grub is served daily from 10:00 until 22:00 and there are food promotions most evenings of the week. There is an advertised beer garden out the back that I didn’t visit during my visit on Tuesday evening just gone. Children are welcome until 22:00 (blimey) and there is advertised disabled access, but the interior layout dictates that the less fleet of foot will struggle up and down the various steps. This interior is made up by a small seating area at the front entrance and another seating area up some steps to the right. Up some more steps towards the rear is the bar area where a mix of standard and premium draught products are available. There are also six hand pumps that were drawing Harvey’s best, Bombardier, Abbot, Ringwood’s fortyniner and Weston’s Traditional Scrumpy; the sixth hand pump was being changed. My visit coincided with the Arsenal in a Champions League game so the pub was busy with customers watching the match via Sky Sports on the plasma screens that are located either side of the pub. I would imagine that there is some form of background music when football is not being aired and I noted late opening until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

I thought that this pub was pleasant enough and I’d gladly return for another pint.

On 11th March 2012 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Hove, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Aldrington, 1.4 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Brighton, 1.9 miles, 36 min walk (show)
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  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 March 2012 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 11 March 2012 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 March 2012 by Alan Hurdle
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