there used to be a rough-ish pub at the 7 dials, rough as in clientele completely out their boxes, can't remember the name, but think it's The Couch now and more of a wine bar ... not that I've been in there.
Worst pub I've ever been into was not in Brighton but out in the 'burbs, as they often are. I walked in there on a random Friday night, quite late, some local DJ playing radio hits. The place was full of real boozers and their rough wives.
I took my pint outside with a view to finishing quick and leaving. Car came up the road, screeched to a halt, did a U turn and proceeded to drive at the crowd outside the pub. I didn't see what occurred but some lad then came running out of the crowd with his top off, covered in blood claiming he'd been stabbed. He tried to ask the landlord for help but got a resounding "**** off".
The regulars just seemed to shrug it off. This was only about 4 years ago. You don't get that kind of crap in Brighton centre.
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The Constant Service, in fact most of the pubs up near Southover way have all had periods of being a bit dodge. Not rough as such but lots of class A's swilling around as a certain group of drinkers moved around/got barred/ took over the pubs up around there. Seemed to be it's own little world up there. And not a particularly pleasant one to spend much time around. It's extraordinary the amount of pubs in Brighton that go sideways very quickly due to Class A's getting a hold. Many of my favourite pubs have been ruined because of them. And good people as well, good landlords or regulars lose the lot because they let certain things and certain drinkers take priority. There's a lot of unbalanced people in Brighton and if landlords and regulars aren't careful they can get a hold of a pub quite quickly. Shame.
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