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North Laine Brewhouse, Brighton

Pub added by Steve C
27 Gloucester Place
Brighton
BN1 4AA
Phone: 01273683666
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Pub SignMan left this review about North Laine Brewhouse

This is a huge pub and brewery located in a former nightclub opposite Victoria Gardens and on the fringes of the eponymous Laines. The pub has an enormous L-shaped layout comprising a large raised front seating area and the main bar space which runs to the rear down the right hand side. The front seating area has dark floorboards and bare brick walls and sees curved banquettes skirt around the front bay windows, with pews and fixed benches around the rest of the perimeter plus some low stools through the centre. The walls have been decorated with a selection of seemingly random paintings, drawings and photos, a huge sign for Source Pale Ale and an old cash register. Some pillars dotted through the space incorporated some elaborate stone angels and were quite an imposing sight. The bar is to the let as the pub runs to the rear and has a plain counter and bar back with a couple of large conditioning tanks to one side and the brewery plant visible in the space behind. canteen-style bench seating fills as much of the the space opposite the bar as possible, but it's such a cavernous room that there is still ample standing room throughout. Passing under a huge model bird, you reach the darker rear section of the pub where some more interesting statues can be seen along with some big wall murals and loads of regular tables that look best suited for diners.
The Laines Brewery operates out of the pub and four of their beers - Best Biter, Doubloon, Brighton Blend and Hop Bomb - were on handpull with several more available on keg dispense. My Doubloon poured okay but was flat before I'd got even a third of the way through it, which was a shame. The staff seemed relentlessly upbeat and the pub had a funky jazz soundtrack playing happily away in the background for much of my visit.
I thought I would really like this place but it really struggled to generate much of a pubby feel and left me a bit cold as a result. Efforts have clearly been made to create a relatively warm, comfortable feel, but the place is just far too big and empty for that to properly work. This, coupled with some dubious beer quality, left me with more questions than answers by the time I left and I'd hesitate to add this place to future crawls.

On 24th July 2018 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about North Laine Brewhouse

Is a bit of a barn with an unloved feel about it.Friendly barman and a good beer from Laines -hopbomb 5.0 for a change.Went to the toilets stopped to talk to the two other customers with the twins and hey presto I had lost the rest of the pub crawlers

On 13th April 2018 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about North Laine Brewhouse

I really wanted to like this one especially as it would usurp the King and Queen as the only place worth visiting on Gloucester Place.
Perhaps it different in the evening with a few in, but sadly on a Friday early afternoon with only a couple in, this barn of a place was fairly soulless even with the chirpiness of the helpful young serving staff. My experience was also not helped by the fact that my half of Hop bomb had gone largely flat on me by the time I reached the bench seating by the front window. Now it is a fair trek from the bar to the front window but that still shouldn’t happen.
Like others far better this guise than the former Gloucester Nightclub and hopefully I just caught it at a wrong time and I will make a point of checking again when in Brighton next.

On 4th April 2018 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Road (Brighton), 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Brighton, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Moulsecoomb, 1.9 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for North Laine Brewhouse, Brighton
24th Jul 2018, 21:46
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
13th Apr 2018, 22:14
Review submitted by john gray amended by john gray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 July 2014 by Moby Duck
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 July 2014 by Moby Duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 September 2016 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 30 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Home of The Laine Brewery. - last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 July 2014 by Moby Duck
  • WiFi : Yes - Ask for code or try brewface - last updated 20 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
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