This place used to be the best alternative pub in Brighton. However, a recent change in management has sent this place into the ground. Most of the decent staff are gone and the atmosphere is nothing like it used to be. If you're in this area, and looking for a decent pub, I can recommend The Druids, The Caroline of Brunswick or The Albert. These places are also where you'll find most of the ex-customers from The Hobgoblin.
RIP Hobgoblin. It was a good pub, once.