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The Cobblers Thumb, Brighton - pub details

Address: 10 New England Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1540) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations London Road - Brighton (0.3 miles), Brighton (0.3 miles), Preston Park (1.1 miles)

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Still demolished.
croydonpeer - 10 Oct 2019 14:43
melita666 - 13 Dec 2013 23:39
Well, that's it then...thanks for the memories - good, bad and those I can't remember. Although we left for Oz in early 2006, as landlords for a good couple of years, Nicci and I have fond memories of the old girl. We were blessed with some great locals - some of whom were with us from Day 1 and some who came along, liked what we were doing and stayed. Yes, sometimes the music was too loud and sometimes we drank too much, but it kinda worked. I only hope everyone now realises why Zel never bothered with fixing the loo's. But don't get me started on that. We did the best we could with little to no help. Special thanks to all the staff - Suzy, Beth, Rosie, Ben - you know who you are - and in particular Paul. Thanks also to Scorch. The Digital Jukebox, Keith, was the final ingredient in our proper pub, along with Real Ale, ashtrays, lock ins and no daft food menu or coffee machine.
The Leicester folk that popped in to see us from around the world, the Aussie visitors, the fantastic Brighton fans who contributed so much, the muso's from The Damned, Dr Feelgood, Dexy's etc along with Brighton's finest who would mingle comfortably with all you locals is fine testament.
Yes there were some tvvats - but aren't there always? But the biggest ones are the people who engineered the destruction of this local coupled with the local 'businessmen' who were in bed with them all the way. The only word I can think of to describe them would no doubt be edited here.
To those on here who didn't like the place, I offer no apology. You just can't please all the people all the time. I hope you found somewhere you liked - although I suspect you're probably spoilt for choice these days.
To the rest - thank you again for your presence, spirit, friendship, pints and most of all, your patronage....some special times were had. The building has gone - the memories will live forever. Farewell The Cobblers Thumb.
BrightonFox - 31 Aug 2013 11:23
Closed March 2013.
melita666 - 20 Mar 2013 07:57
Siituated on a busy road junction near some very old railway viaducts and a scrap yard and originally called The New England Inn (as can be seen if you look up). You can still make out the original layout of this pub which must have had at least three rooms; two bars and a lobby area with the gents out in the back yard(now the smoking area). It is a bit down at heel but they have tried to brighten (brighton??) it up a bit by painting graffitti everywhere - bar counter front and all around the yard area. It's not the usual crap nonsense but quite well done but it is "in your face". The barman and locals were very friendly and there were 4 real ales on when we went - all perfectly drinkable. No food - live music nights. We were told that there had been plans to flatten the entire area to make way for a new road but this was now on hold and probably not going to happen. However, pay a visit soon - just in case...
mcroyal - 12 Oct 2011 11:55

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