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Grand Victorian Hotel, Worthing

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Directly opposite the station and worth a visit for the historic interior. 3 casks, the London Pride I tried was fine.
alexw - 14 Feb 2016 00:27
Hmm ..some interesting reviews and I can't say that I was in there long enough to get a real feel for much negativity- friendly locals even had a picture with the famous alezilla....two pints of doombar- ok- tedious and predictable but was good nonetheless....as said, fabulous victorian interior which is worth a visit in itself- the big screen playing tired pop hits wasn't too bad when I was in there and in fact, had a quite a nice time- didn't try food bar staff seemed ok- a 6 from the AZ
alezilla - 30 Nov 2013 17:14
This could be a lovely pub; what a pity it isn't. Gorgeous interior with original features amid the pseudo-Victorian standard pub trinkets, but - oh dear - playing the radio very loud throughout the pub, big screens and badly-kept ales let it down. Two hand pumps, one was off (Doom Bar) and the Hancocks had the taint of vinegar, but "everyone else has been drinking it" (what would I know, I'm only a CAMRA member?). The drunk old men at the bar making snidey comments added the finishing touch to a hasty drink.
melita666 - 23 Apr 2012 17:31
Well,i have to say-since the new managers have arrived.things have gone down hill..accommadation was awfull-should be 10 pounds per night..and the food is available when managers say it is..i have complained to chapmans-who i believe to uncare for there customers..as the nightclub-has fights and very load music-which hotel guests do not want to hear at 2.a.m...in the morning...no refund was offered and no apoligy..beer was also kept very poorly-like the lines had not been done!..chapmans have a lot to contend with-if they want to live up to a grand hotel..im afraid the should be called dull-hotel...bring back the old managers-which did a great job..new managers were drinking on duty too-which i found very sad!
titanic - 4 Jan 2011 22:37
This pub is worth visiting just to see the fantastic interior - late Victorion Gin Palace style with touches of Art Nouveau. Only downside is the huge TV screen. Beer was Sharps & Harveys at a very reasonable 2.50. Very handy for the station and highlt recommended.
baxterfish - 29 Nov 2010 23:31
This actually a very decent pub very handy for the station and a short stroll from Worthing FC. The words Victorian opulence spring to mind slightly spoilt by the giant Sky Sports screen but I guess they have to get people through the doors somehow (in an era when people seemingly can't get off their living room backsides and go out for the evening).

Can't comment on food as the pub had just changed hands, they were still settling in an weren't catering for another week. But the Harveys was excellent and they also had Sharps Doom Bar and London Pride.
Farmie - 7 Nov 2010 20:37
I would always go down for the karaoke but the regular host got cancelled by the muppet in charge of the club next door. As a result, no one will be going back that has been regular throughout the last eight years. Shame, I will really miss going here. It's a great pub.
flimflam - 5 Oct 2010 17:22
Been a while since this pub has been reviewed but nothing much has changed - and that's a good thing! Doom Bar and Pride on draught. Very good service. Odd layout, though, with a central pillar with seats around it! Who's gonna sit there? Original, though!
ecksact - 13 Aug 2010 02:51
I had to visit this pub on the way to Angmering due to a problem on the trains. I got a fantastic smile from a really friendly girl behind the bar and a freezing cold Becks Vier which was only 2.25. Shame I had to run for my train.
chum38 - 22 Jun 2008 11:41
I reccommend the karaoke nite on Mondays followed by going to East nightclub next door which is now run by the same chaps. Really friendly people and group of regulars.
Hels1 - 9 Dec 2007 14:19
Food good. The hotel rooms are quite good. Friday night music is excellent. Fun place to be.
inthedark - 21 May 2007 17:54
Used to be a regualr stop on the way into town - typical railway pub - mix of people and always seemed friendly enough - attatched nightclub aswell if that's your bag.
zamora250 - 9 May 2007 17:45
Not been in recently but always been a good pub so no reason to think it's changed
forresearchpurposesonly - 20 Aug 2006 22:33
I stay in this pub just before xmas the landlord and all his family and the bar staff were really friendly.The rooms were clean and the food was very well priced, lots going on to and the beer was very well kept and the peices were very good, would stay there again anytime 10/10 for me
BigWilly - 14 Feb 2006 14:54
the vic is brilliant.. love it every week.. martin caffrey is the best karaoke in the south. unfortunateley our much loved landlord has left us today.. good luck to him. pay it a visit monday or thuresday... greate night out.
heidi.b - 3 Oct 2005 15:14
Friendly landlord who accomodated our stag do well. Would go back again en route to Worthing FC...
mattleross - 17 May 2004 11:32

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