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33 Upper St James St,  Brighton & Hove

BN2 1JN

01273 699595

Area of Brighton & Hove: Kemp Town


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Facilities

  • Has Garden/Outside SeatingGarden/Outside Seating
  • Has Live MusicLive Music
  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access
  • Dogs Are AllowedDogs Allowed
  • AmusementsAmusements

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Ratings

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Overall:
4.3/5 (3 Votes)
1 5
Atmosphere:
4.7/5 (3 Votes)
1 5
Beer Quality:
4.8/5 (4 Votes)
1 5
Drinks Selection:

(real ales, wine etc)

4.3/5 (3 Votes)
1 5

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Reviews

12/04/2009 12:13:56

Reviewed by:
AdamAAdam

The Hand is one of Kemptown’s hidden gems. It is tiny – granted and gets full very quickly – granted and is patronised by a clique of very local locals – granted, but – it serves some of the best bitters this side of Bitterville. Recently taken over by Matt, the pub has seen a revitalisation on a humongous scale – it’s really a top notch place to crack a pint or a few. There’s an upright piano that is often opened and played, home-brewed bitters from the micro brewery upstairs and pickled eggs. So – there’s no food, but, that’s not what it’s about – it’s about a local pub that is open, freiendly and welcoming to all and sundry. It’s also the historical finish line of the London to Brighton cycle ride. Recommended.

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