A website tracking my attempt to publish my own book, "Brighton's Best Pubs". This is a locally produced guide to every pubs and bar in Brighton, the book is a comprehensive guide covering an amazing 300 pubs and bars within the city, utilising a unique pub rating system. Atmosphere, Beer, Barstaff, Food, Entertainment, Decor/Garden and Talent are all rated for each pub/bar. It also features maps, a Club guide and suggested pub crawls.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Book Update....?

These pubs aren't in the first edition of the book, but we are looking to update it and expand the area covered. Please give your view on any of the following. Ideally rate them 1-5 stars on Atmosphere, Beer, Barstaff, Food, Entertainment, Decor/Garden, Talent:

Bali Brasserie (should this count as a pub/bar?)
Lansdowne Place Hotel (rated as a cocktail bar by the Observer - should we include it?)
Cosmopolitan Bar (another hotel bar - should it count?)
Jamaica Inn (Portland Road)
Stanley Arms (raved about real ale pub in Portslade)


Xen said...

I've not been to any of the other pubs/ bars in that list, but I have been to The Jamaica Inn, and I definately think it deserves a mention in your book.

It's a brilliant little pub, with (as the name would indicate) a Jamaican theme throughout.

It has a great atmosphere that combines the intimacy of 'a local' with the all embracing 'anyone's welcome' vibe of a themed pub.

The Jamaican Inn features; a pool table, a dart board (with regular dart tournaments), regular djs (playing a variety of West Indian influenced genres), and a beer garden which is perfect for lounging around on a sunny Sunday while you eat your Jamaican Roast.

The food at the pub is cooked by the pub's owner, and if you can handle the massive servings, it's one of the best places I know for a Sunday lunch. Whether you choose the Rum Drunk Jerk Chicken, the Goat Curry or the Nut Roast (or any other finger licking delicacy on the menu), you wont be disapointed.

Drinks wise, they stock a variety of rums and specialist spirits, occassionally mixing up a punch with a "secret Jamaican recipe", which is worth checking out.

In terms of beers, this isnt the place for Real Ales, though they do stock Double Dragon Jamaican Stout. This is primarily a lager pub, so expect the Red Stripe to flow.

Good stuff.

Xen said...

Forgot to rate it after all that.
Atmosphere: 4 stars
Beer: 3 stars
Barstaff: 3 stars
Food: 5 stars
Entertainment: 4 stars
Decor/ Garden: 4 stars