20 August 2014

Pub du Vin Brighton

7 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AD

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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12N-10.30pm

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Despite the name, grain rather than grape is the main attraction at this pub-with-rooms (part of the Hotel du Vin empire). Pints of local ales such as Sussex Best, Hophead & Smoky Nol are served in quaint pewter tankards, although modernists can always ask for a glass. Dominated by a long bar, also clad in twisted pewter, PDV aims to recreate an old-fashioned tavern with exposed brickwork & stained glass windows. It's all a little contrived, although it's hard to criticise the comforting pub grub: start with crispy duck faggots or a salad of black pudding & poached egg before filling up with lamb shank & mash or scampi, chips & peas. Previously the Sussex Arts Club, the building has a lovely domed private room at the back, which hosts the Sussex Beer Festival in April.

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