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65 Upper St James St,  Brighton & Hove


01273 679927

Area of Brighton & Hove: Kemp Town

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  • Serves FoodServes Food
  • Has Garden/Outside SeatingGarden/Outside Seating
  • Has Live MusicLive Music
  • Serves CocktailsServes Cocktails
  • AmusementsAmusements
  • DJsDJs

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01/11/2010 09:55:19

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The Sidewinder has got a lot going for it – a big garden, plenty of space inside and a great pub quiz on Wednesday. It has one major problem however – the people who go there! Toothless old boys, staggering around drunk by 6.30, clinging to the walls for support; hogarthian alcoholics, frequently waiting at the bus stop opposite for the pub to open as early as 10.30 in the morning – oh, and they’re already drunk; middle aged blokes shouting ‘This is my manor!’ at no one in particular; and one woman who cannot stop laughing – the problem is she sounds like a cross between Sid James and the proverbial machine gun killing a seal! On the plus side….it keeps the yummy mummies, their emasculated husbands, and screaming brats away. Best time to visit? Three years ago

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13/04/2009 09:41:52

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The Sidey has changed a lot in the past five years, resulting in a pub that you can never quite feel at home in. For a crawl – it is fine, you’re in – you’re out and the two beer gardens are large, one is covered and they have good table surface, in the summer – it’s all good. But for a normal drink, it’s really quite a different story. Being where it is (opposite the high rises in Kemptown), it is patronised by those looking for cheaper beer and so, the managers of The Sidey added a Happy Hour, lasting from 4pm to 8pm, with ridiculous prices on lager, Strongbow and John Smiths. Thus the main table space opposite the bar in the pub is always populated by the worst possible drinker – the drunk. It’s a shame, as the pub used to be well known as being a particularly good young place to be – very trendy with DJs and other entertainment, but now, it’s succumbed to the lowest common denominator.

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