King and Queen (Brighton) Reviews
Newest Review: ... and up to this point I had no idea that this was anything other than a building from the 16th or 17th century period. There is a sculpture inside the pub of King Henry V111 and one of his wives but this is where the deception begins. One could quite easily be fooled at this point into believing that this is the basis on which the name of this public house is derived. The truth is however that the true origin of the name belongs to a later King and Queen, King George 111 and his wife Charlotte, who are depicted on the sign that hangs outside. The deception of this place is however not quite as devious as I may have implied and the pub is... more
Customer King and Queen (Brighton) Reviews (2)
by - written on 01/03/09 (Very useful, 160 readings)
When I was last in Brighton I enjoyed a pint in the King & Queen Pub having been enticed in there by its black and white timber structure and its charming medieval design. Having settled down in the beer garden however and reading about the history of this place from a plaque that hangs on the wall there, I did feel somewhat cheated to discover that this building was only actually constructed between 1931-32. I have always had a bit of a fascination with old pubs and from the outer appearance there was nothing to suggest that this was a relatively new building. The building as we see it today was designed by the Architects Clayton & Black ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/01/01, updated on 30/01/01 (Useful, 32 readings)
The King and Queen, Grand Parade From the kitsch effigies of Henry VIII and one of his wives over the main door of this mock Tudor boozer to the pennants and standards, enormous royal portraits and the lifeless life-size guard in Norman garb this boozer attempts to presume historical heritage by sheer weight of artefacts. That said, it has a charm derived from its size: it is enormous. Downstairs offers large tables, pews and the galleries that look over are often packed too. Most pleasing, however, is the courtyard complete with portcullis that heaves on a summer evening. During the day the pub seems lifeless but when packed with the young clubbing crowd, and ... Read the complete review
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