Fallen Angel

East Sussex - Brighton

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

24 Grafton Street
Brighton
BN2 1AQ

Tel: 07949 590001

Real Ale: Yes

Nearby Station: Brighton

Station Distance: 1450m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Brighton) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Portsmouth & Brighton United Brewery refitted the pub in c.1929 and it has a 1930s brick frontage, 'United Ales' leaded front window but, sadly, the door on the left has lost its 'Saloon Lounge Public Bar' panel. The interior was three small rooms divided by flimsy partitions. The front bar was accessed via the right hand door. The public bar was in the centre and a passage created by a partition ran from the left hand door into the rear smoke lounge. The pub has what looks like a 1930s (maybe 1960s?) bar counter, which has lost its dark stain and has a modern replacement top; the pot shelf is also modern. It retains a 1930s bar back fitting with leaded mirror panels, fielded panelled walls to picture frame height all around the room (some of the dado is different so may be older) and there is a 1930s brick fireplace at the rear. In 2017 the panelling was painted various shades of blue and the fireplace grey. Ceiling panels and cross beams in mock Tudor fashion. Ladies toilet has a terrazzo floor and the gents' downstairs has three big Doulton urinals but modern tiling.

Portsmouth & Brighton United Brewery refitted the pub in c.1929 and it has a 1930s brick frontage, 'United Ales' leaded front window but, sadly, the door on the left has lost its 'Saloon Lounge Public Bar' panel. The interior was three small rooms divided by flimsy partitions. The front bar was accessed via the right hand door. The public bar was in the centre and a passage created by a partition ran from the left hand door into the rear smoke lounge. The pub has what looks like a 1930s (maybe 1960s?) bar counter, which has lost its dark stain and has a modern replacement top; the pot shelf is also modern. It retains a 1930s bar back fitting with leaded mirror panels, fielded panelled walls to picture frame height all around the room (some of the dado is different so may be older) and there is a 1930s brick fireplace at the rear. In 2017 the panelling was painted various shades of blue and the fireplace grey. Ceiling panels and cross beams in mock Tudor fashion. Ladies toilet has a terrazzo floor and the gents' downstairs has three big Doulton urinals but modern tiling. The pub re-opened in the summer of 2017 after a 3 month closure for internal refurbishment. The old red carpet has been removed and the floor boards stripped bare. The "old" pot shelf has been removed to be replaced by a new one. Back bar also looks modern. The old 1930's furniture has been replaced by more modern chairs and bar stools. Modern fixed bench seating at the rear. Wall paper covers much of the left hand side panelling. Liberal amounts of grey paint have been applied with new d├ęcor and lighting. The fireplace remains as do the ladies and gents toilets. The leaded glass windows at the front look to be new too.

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