Sir Charles Napier, Brighton - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12930) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Real ale
- Outside seating
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|good pint of fullers black cab and itchen godfathers, friendly staff, bit of a hillclimb there.|
THUNFAN007 - 8 Jan 2012 22:03
|So honest and pleasant. Really good staff, great food and a decent selection of drinks all at reasonable prices. This is how pubs used to be!|
robamy - 21 Sep 2011 10:59
|Now here's an absolute winner - located almost at the apex of the long steep hill of Southover Street, if approaching from the bottom on foot the walk take its toll on the less fit amongst us, but happily the rewards are self-evident upon arrival. For at the Napier there is a range of 5 excellently-kept cask beers (4 from Fullers including 2 derivative Gales ales, and 1 guest - on my last visit the exquisite Okells Bitter which had travelled extremely well), home-made sausage and mash with the speciality being a variety of interesting sausages, friendly service (in the shape of Christine who has had the place for a year and clearly works hard in the face of considerable competition to maintain the edge), and generally jovial and convivial chat. On Saturday afternoon there were groups of locals, visitors, and, almost predictably, Morris dancers, who can always be found where there is good beer to be swilled. |
The trick here has been to maintain a sense of local identity while clearly coming under the Fullers fold; most Fullers pubs, though usually worthy, can tend towards the urban towny end of things and do not always make the most of each house's individual character. This one does, and fortunately the licensees are given the autonomy to see that it stays that way.
There are other pubs worthy of attention on this street and those nearby, and clearly the Napier falls within an area where it could feature as a drop-in en route to several of its neighbours. But trust me, it is a tall order to leave after just a quick pint - especially if you have slogged all the way up the hill to get it! Allow time for an extra couple here and perhaps leave out one or two of the less-merited competitors further down the slope, and you should not leave disappointed.
TWG - 14 Sep 2010 17:20
|Top class pub - probably the best in the world. Great beer, great service, friendly clientele, reasonable prices, pleasant surroundings. |
StudioM - 23 Aug 2010 09:39
|First visit for a while, beer still in fine nick with 4 ales to choose from, chose Jennings Cumberland which was in good nick.|
boroboy23 - 17 May 2010 10:39
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