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

Brighton Bier hosting TWO massive beer events in September

As summer draws to a close, there’s two very exciting new beer events taking place in Brighton Bier pubs at the end of September. Brighton is incredibly fortunate that Paulaner, one of Germany’s oldest and most respected breweries, has invited BRIGHTON BIERHAUS to be one of just 8 official ‘Paulaner Oktoberfest’ venues in the UK, and the only one in the South East for their … Continue reading Brighton Bier hosting TWO massive beer events in September

Brighton gig guide 6-12 September

Your guide to live music in Brighton this week. There is always something going on in Brighton. This week 6-12 September there are Elvis-fronted Nirvana bands at Concorde 2, the best hip hop night in town at Patterns and a two night stint for local heroes Demob Happy. Undercurrent has trawled the depths of the internet to bring you the most comprehensive guide to live … Continue reading Brighton gig guide 6-12 September

Culture: Brighton council braces for summer visitor boom

With it looking more and more like we are all going to have to holiday within the UK, Brighton council is preparing for a deluge of visitors to our fair city. Anyone that endured the horror of Brighton seafront post-lockdown easing last summer will have seen our city absolutely packed to breaking point with visitors. It now appears that this upcoming summer will somehow be … Continue reading Culture: Brighton council braces for summer visitor boom

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’

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

Budget: What it means for Brighton, pubs, workers, self employed

The government revealed its March budget this week, here’s what it means for Brighton pubs, venues and hospitality, the self employed, workers, and generally, what the hell happened. Overview: The world is in the bin. The Covid pandemic has changed the very fabric of our lives and taken an absolutely massive toll on people and businesses alike. On 3 March Rishi Sunak revealed the government’s … Continue reading Budget: What it means for Brighton, pubs, workers, self employed

Pubs: Over 200 business leaders call on Govt for emergency support

More than 200 business leaders from the pub and hospitality sector have called on the government for immediate emergency support. A letter, co-signed by more than 200 members of the British pub and hospitality sectors, has warned that without immediate financial assistance a wave of closures is inevitable. UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), and a raft … Continue reading Pubs: Over 200 business leaders call on Govt for emergency support

Lockdown roadmap: What it actually means

The UK Government has released its four step plan to getting out of Lockdown. Here is what it means to Brighton, Hove, and everywhere. A four step plan for getting the UK back to a semblance of normality has been revealed – with pubs, bars and restaurants still facing lengthy closures. There will be a minimum five week gap between each rule change to allow … Continue reading Lockdown roadmap: What it actually means

Pubs: Brighton pubs slated for July full operation

It is believed that Brighton pubs will return to something near full operation in July, per Whitehall sources. Pubs and restaurants won’t be able to fully open until at least July, according to government sources. As is becoming the strategy norm these days, the Tory party has leaked details of its post-lockdown roadmap to the press almost a week ahead of its official release. The … Continue reading Pubs: Brighton pubs slated for July full operation