The Prince Albert, Brighton - pub details
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Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6544) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Live music, Big screen (upstairs), Jukebox
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|Used to frequent this music-loving, hip'n'happening place back in the mid-00s, so we thought we'd give it a go for old times' sake. By golly, has this place has gone downhill, or should I say uphill given the steepness of the prices! £4.25 for a 175ml wine, conveniently enough not displayed anywhere on their price board of similarly pricey (but at least very sippable) lagers and ales. Service, of course, with no smiles.|
Food menu is a similar story - 8 quid for nachos, same for a burger and a whopping £11 for fajitas. I can't comment on the quality but guys.... seriously? There's an authentic, licenced and highly rated Mexican restaurant just a couple of streets away with most main meals at half that price.
Amongst all this jolly profiteering, I was somewhat perplexed to find that Gents toilets are just as pee-poor as they always were. Now complete with cublicle doors that have no locks. Nice work!
On the plus side, the upstairs acts as an intimate music venue and remains well worth checking out for up and coming local talents. The lounge area to the left of the bar has also improved - some very nice furniture and complimentary lighting perfect for first dates.
In summary then, a mixed bag and certainly a massive slap in the face for all who previously had this place down as a so-called 'alternative' den with plenty of beers n' cheers for the common man. Gentrification has sucked the soul out of this place. I would recommend the many cheaper and no-less idiosyncratic North Laine pubs that lurk nearby. I'm afraid this is no longer a pub fit to have John Peel's portrait on the side.
axe_solo - 19 Oct 2012 00:00
|busy pub, decent selection of beers, although I just stuck to the Guinness, watched the England V Sweden game, good atmosphere, like the layout inside as it gives the pub a cosy feel to it, plenty of space for smokers to congregate too, , nicely located near Brighton station , so not to far to walk to get that last train to London|
scarr - 16 Jun 2012 13:53
|Amazingly good pub. Good ale selection-usually 5 different Dark Star brews plus a guest ale or two. Shows most football matches. Great atmosphere and decor. A couple of main bar rooms and some separate rooms to the rear which can be cooked for functions etc. Small outdoor seating area to the rear yard for smokers, a number of bench tables out the front as well- a great spot for people watching as people arrive at Brighton Station and head down through the North Laines.|
Live music venue upstairs- a gig on almost every night of the week with a number of bands on.
Food is freshly made, good quality and good value.
Not sure what more you could ask for!!
napoleon_dynamite - 25 Feb 2012 10:22
|Very busy on a lovely sunny Friday afternoon so plenty of drinkers ouside but the pub has a good atmosphere. Different crowd to the evening shift when music is on upstairs. A good selection of beers inc Oscar Wilde Mild on the day in question.|
stevenagec - 5 Oct 2011 22:00
|I must congratulate the previous reviewer (TWG) : he/she has given a very good account of the 'louche' interior. At first sight, this pub may not appear to be up to much but, like all good pubs it slowly reveals its hidden charms. This is certainly one of the top 3 pubs in Brighton. |
malo66 - 13 May 2010 18:12
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