Bad Luck Social Club, a new vegan coffee spot, opening 19 Oct

Bad Luck Social Club is opening on York Place, just opposite St Peter’s Church, on Tuesday 19 October. The new coffee spot will be serving up Sussex speciality coffee courtesy of Cast Iron Roasters and a range of over-the-counter vegan treats. Have no fear though, my hungry pals, a full vegan food menu is in the works and will be launching soon. The project is … Continue reading Bad Luck Social Club, a new vegan coffee spot, opening 19 Oct

Brighton Freehaus pub closing October 17

Brighton Bier is closing its Freehaus pub on October 17 Brighton Bier, one of the leading lights (if not THE leading light) of Brighton’s beer revival over the past 10 years is sadly closing it’s Hanover Freehaus site. It is a story heard far too many times in the pub game at present. The horrendous impact of the Covid pandemic coupled with soaring operating costs … Continue reading Brighton Freehaus pub closing October 17

Review: Kokedama, Lewes.

Kokedama is the new vegan small plates concept from the team behind The Roundhill pub. It is situated within the Needlmakers in Lewes, a lovely historic site in a lovely historic town, and opens 6.30pm-11.30pm Friday and Saturday. The Kokedama concept is a triumvirate of all things good with the world – small plates, cocktails, and natural wines – and comes with no small amount … Continue reading Review: Kokedama, Lewes.

Culture: Brighton sees first big weekend of 2021

It took until mid May, but Brighton finally saw its first big weekend, with pubs, bars and restaurants opening for alfresco pints, rides spinning on the Pier and a big bomb on the beach. Pubs reopen Brighton city centre was a tidal wave of joy over the weekend as hundreds of the city’s pubs, bars and restaurants welcomed customers back for outdoor shenanigans. Mercifully the … Continue reading Culture: Brighton sees first big weekend of 2021

Food: Cin Cin coming to London

Cin Cin, arguably the best Italian restaurant in Brighton and Hove, is bringing its wonderful food to London. The chain will mark its first foray into London with a Foley Street site in Fitzrovia. The site is expected to open its outdoors space towards the end of April, before a full launch in May. Founded by David Toscano, and head chef Jamie Halsall in 2016, … Continue reading Food: Cin Cin coming to London

Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Leading voices from the UK pub and hospitality industry have branded vaccine passport entry plans as ‘unworkable and baseless’. There have been suggestions that landlords may be required to check the vaccine status of patrons on entry, if they wish to operate without social distancing measures. Leading figures within the British hospitality industry have lambasted any such suggestions, claiming that they are not only baseless … Continue reading Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Food: Boozy ice cream coming to Brighton with Mr Tipsy

Mr Tipsy, an alcoholic ice cream brand, is coming to sunny Brighton and Hove this summer. The brainchild of Tom Gathercole, Mr Tipsy has been granted the necessary alcohol licence to operate in sunny Brighton and Hove – or to be exact, 46 George Street! One as-yet-unnamed councillors had objected to the move and quite ludicrously claimed that alcohol-infused ice cream may lead to an … Continue reading Food: Boozy ice cream coming to Brighton with Mr Tipsy

Food: Really Happy Chicken bring back buffalo burgers and wings

Brighton vegan fried chicken experts, Really Happy Chicken have brought back their house-made buffalo burgers and wings, which is just the best news going. Having recently relocated to a swanky new site on West Street, Really Happy Chicken have gone from strength to strength since they first opened in early summer. An unexpected casualty of this success, however, was the vegan fried chicken experts housemade … Continue reading Food: Really Happy Chicken bring back buffalo burgers and wings

Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Brighton vegan heroes, the aptly-named Vegan Noms have completed a total rebrand. Having started operation at The World’s End on London Road, the kitchen has quickly risen to prominence over lockdown. With its mix of innovative burgers, loaded fries and sides, VeganNoms has grown far past expectation, as owners admit. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vegan Noms (@vegannomsuk) The business is … Continue reading Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Pubs: Govt threatened with legal action over reopening plans

High profile members of the British pub industry have stated intention to sue the government over post-lockdown reopening plans. Sacha Lord, the night time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, and Hugh Osmond, found of Punch Taverns, have written to Boris Johnson, stating their intention to legally challenge the phased reopening schedule. The main point of contention is that under current rules pubs would not be … Continue reading Pubs: Govt threatened with legal action over reopening plans