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16 Madeira Place,  Brighton & Hove


01273 626696

Area of Brighton & Hove: City Centre, Kemp Town

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15/12/2009 19:05:45

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Just visiting family in Brighton, was invited for a drink at the st James. Wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised at this busy little corner pub. Great thai food and a brilliant selection of rum the staff were only too happy to try and tell me about. Being a rum imbiber for years it was no surprise I stayed for several hours and while the end of the night may have been hazy, the beginning was well enjoyable like, definitely one I'd return too given the chance.


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13/04/2009 17:25:47

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The Tavern has been around for years and it’s pretty much remained the same. I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with it, as it was always close to work, but we always preferred The Ranelagh (and they don’t do any food!). Thing is, The St James’ thinks it’s better than it is. And it ain’t. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a perfectly nice boozer, a little shy on beers, but ok… It’s busy, crowded, the Thai food is an absolute boon for lunchtimes and early evenings and the positioning of the place is great. Also – it boasts masses and masses of bourbon – top work. It’s just that it knows all of this and has rested on its laurels because of it, subsequently being overtaken by other pubs willing to put the effort in. Disappointed, but still well worth a Crawl Pint.

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