Even in the days when it was the Royal George, the Junction was desperately shyte. But if possible, it got worse. My last experience of it was at Burgess Hill bonfire night a few years back. As the going home bus was picking us up from the Junction, a group of us wandered in after the fireworks and were greeted by the customary mayhem and as we stood at the bar getting a drink Lord B had the following, quite bizarre conversation:
Bloke at Bar: What you dressed up as?
Lord B: Valencians
Bloke at Bar: No you isn't. Because I from Valencia and we never dress like this!
At which point the conversation was cut short by an incident involving several glasses and a great deal of blood. Not that this bothered the bouncers or the bleeders.
The Uncle Sams is in a little parade next to The Snipe. It's more Hollingbury, but the locals like to say Patcham as it sounds posher
Regarding pubs, The Hussar always made me a bit anxious, but was good for watching boxing on the telly on a Saturday night. Going back to the 80's now though...
I thought the Ship and the Hussar were one and the same?
The Kendal Arms
Trevor Francis' mother was a whore
Different and unique pubs
As posted elsewhere, the Ship was bought by Brighton University and is now to do with their religious arm, and The Hussar (AKA The Cock and Bottle) has become The Lectern, with a more studenty clientele