The Eddy, Brighton
This was a pleasant surprise, as we rarely stumble uphill in search of a pub - we normally follow the path of least resistance when we're out. Perhaps unsurprisingly, when we were in it was full of pretty young things from the Brighton scene. Nothing wrong with that, and generally nothing wrong with the pub. Three taps with real ale, a good selection of whisky behind the bar and a wine list that hovers under the £15 mark, and a relatively comfortable interior are all factors in its favour. The promise of Sunday Roast is tempting, as was the regular menu, being pretty good value all round. It's got big tellies and gets busy when there's a match on, football, rugby, you name it. Maybe we're getting old, but it was a little difficult to carry on a conversation over the music on a Thursday night. Service was a little slow, with one of the two bartenders disappearing in the heat of serving. And the main criticism we've got is the very boggy smell at the back of the pub - don't head for that back area. So, as long as you can avoid the back, give it a go. A nicely hidden pub within spitting distance of the station.
67a Upper Gloucester Road, Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3LQ
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How to find the The Eddy pub
Bear right out of the station and head up the hill on Gloucester Road. Take the second right and the pub is at the end of the street on the left corner.