well there's a thing: I didn't know there was an Uncle Sam's in Patcham. What a useful thing NSC is. I shall visit there before my next match.
For me it has to be the Railway Bell near the station. Rough as hell, especially the clientel. Not too bad on a matchday as you get a few albion in there but go in there any other day and its grim!
On the other hand, as far as pubs round the station go I like the Battle of Trafalgar - decent boozer with decent ale!
Not forgetting the Hikers.
Many years ago there was The Ship on the Lewes Road, not far from the Royal Hussar, closed by police more times than I can remember.
Shut for years, now opened as a religious centre for the college next door I believe.
Had my first pint there
Jimmy Melia's shoes.
The thought of "Bert and his organ" always put me off.
Nastiest place I can think of was/is the Spread Eagle...shut down until further notice.
Don't know if it's coincident with the Spread Eagle closing but there were some right scruffy drunks with a Staffie cross and a kid in a buggy in the Napier watching England, they were asked to leave twenty mins or so after kick off.
When I worked at Hollingbury we'd avoid The Snipe to get to The Long Man, I was warned never to go there.
And I said with all the dignity I could muster, "Is this the way to run a fekkin ballroom?”
The Newmarket used to be a bit tasty at times.
The Westbourne on Portland Road was a horror show in its previous existance as the Aldrington and lastly the Whistle Stop at Portslade Station, the only pub I know with door staff on a Saturday afternoon(with the obviouse exception of the Sportsman)