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Mumfords concert and taxi to Brighton

On 9 Jun 2013 at 8:21pm Lloyd from Canada wrote:
Hey gang,
Just wondering about thoughts from locals on what kind of difficulty I'm like to have getting a taxi after the Mumfords concert Sat. night to get back to our hotel in Brighton? I would plan on having to wait a while, probably hanging at some pub for an hour or two, but would need to get to bed, at least before day light. ha ha.
On 9 Jun 2013 at 8:56pm Sussex Jim wrote:
You will almost certainly find that by the time you get out all the pubs will be shut. the best thing would be to pre-book a taxi as soon as possible. Trains will probably still be running, in order to clear the crowds, although the official line will be no- like on our annual bonfire night. I do not wish to put you off, but nothing like this has occured in Lewes before, and it will probably all hinge on how many people stay at the ground and how many try to leave on the night.
On 9 Jun 2013 at 10:51pm I'm a dear taxi wrote:
Pre book the fricken taxi now you numpty, hardly rocket science ffs
On 9 Jun 2013 at 11:11pm Lloyd from Canada wrote:
Ya know that's a brilliant suggestion, However, I was hoping that old Lewes would have some life left in her after midnight and I could have a few pints and then depart for Brighton when the mood struck me. Seems like that's not going to happen if all pubs and clubs will be shut. Maybe I'll just take the train in that case.
On 10 Jun 2013 at 1:07am The old mayor wrote:
Everything closes in Lewes by 11.30pm. Thiis isn't a 24 hour, 21st century, City County Town, and that's how the locals like it. Usually, there are not any taxis for the last London train. And rumour has it there are no late trains running that weekend either, the train companies alone know why. So I suspect you will have great difficulty getting back. Bring a sleeping bag, we have plenty of empty doorways, and I'm sure there will be jolly community left stranded. Hopefully, they won't want to repeat the experience, at least not here.
On 10 Jun 2013 at 4:24am Horseman7 wrote:
Hi Lloyd, are you coming from Canada especially? In advance, welcome to Lewes. How many of you willl there be hoping to get back to Brighton afterwards?
On 10 Jun 2013 at 4:56am Lloyd from Canada wrote:
Well, for "the old major", it's no rumour. The concert planners have already advised that there are no trains to London after the show, but should be local trains running south to Brighton and areas. Should be easy enough to find out tho', 'ey b'y? I certainly won't be brown baggin' it in a sleeping bag in some shop doorway, but if you think it's below others standards, then think again. LOL. I've seen some pretty extreme die-hard concert go-ers stay in some odd places. And the camping plan... well.. that's a nasty party in the making that many will love to repeat in future, but alas that scene is a rerun from my youth that I'll not be revisiting. :-)
Hey Horseman7, Thanks for the welcome! I guess you could say I have decided to plan part of my summer around the Mumford concert in Lewes. They are playing in Canada as well, but the timing of that doesn't work for me. So, we'll spend some time in East Sussex touring around afterwards and then spend some time in London before coming back home. I have an aunt and some cousins in East Sussex I hope to visit as well. There's just two of us - my wife and me. .. you have a transport idea?
On 10 Jun 2013 at 8:24am me wrote:
Not all boozers shut at 11.30. Volunteer, Ellie? Lewes arms, Rights of man. Seems a bit short sighted for all the boozers to shut before the end of the concert.
On 10 Jun 2013 at 11:32am Nevil Rook wrote:
Most of the pubs will be open after the gig.
On 10 Jun 2013 at 11:34am jackme off wrote:
Lloyd don"t take any notice of some of the old farts on here they don't know there arse from there elbow. You will find a lot of the pubs will be staying open till 2.30/ 3am and you will find a few after partys around the town. Enjoy Lewes most of us love a good party!
On 10 Jun 2013 at 11:47am GhostBike wrote:
Most pubs in Lewes are open til 12.30 ish at the weekend, old mayor, and sometimes later. Perhaps you should get out a bit more?
On 10 Jun 2013 at 11:51am Cheeky Monkey wrote:
I think the old mayor sits at home drinking on his own and never goes to the pubs in town.
If I was a land lord, I would get a load of plastic cups in for the GOTR weekend and stay open 24 hours making as much cash as I could from the influx of visitors, breakfasts, burgers, beers, simples !
On 10 Jun 2013 at 11:59am Lloyd from Canada wrote:
Now this is starting to sound a bit more encouraging. :-)
On 10 Jun 2013 at 1:36pm Horseman7 wrote:
Hi Lloyd,

If you could get a dozen people together that wanted to travel back to Brighton, how about seeing if Tom Druitt can help you out with a Big Lemon minibus? They run on recycled cooking oil.

But of course plan to party in one of the late opening pubs first. And if you're a lover of beer, Harveys is brewed in Lewes.

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On 10 Jun 2013 at 4:17pm Sam wrote:
All pubs have been asked/offered to extend their hours in order to avoid large crowds at taxi ranks/station etc. the majority will be open until 02.00am.
On 10 Jun 2013 at 4:42pm The real old mayor wrote:
Expecting sick in the front garden again then !!
On 21 Jun 2013 at 8:43am lovely lady wrote:
the real old mayor you are so right ? let us guess how many piles of sh.. i can find in my front door way,i am going to get a camera installed. cant wait to meet the arse hole!!

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