On 30 Nov 2012 at 11:13pm stevied wrote:
...appears to have been renamed (acording to the newly etched glass on the door) as 'The Rights of Man'. As a born and bred Harveys drinker I had great hopes for this new hostelry, but fear that it may turn out to be another Lewes Arms (ie taken over by the organic string/transition town chattering classes). Just hope that I'm proved wrong - but I doubt it!
On 30 Nov 2012 at 11:55pm Local wrote:
Looks to be a very trad, 'clubby' fit-out. I expect it to be more wine bar than boozer, given its location and size, and the rest of their estate in the town.
On 1 Dec 2012 at 1:16am Dave wrote:
@stevied My experience of the Lewes Arms is verry different to yours, What I see is much more bonfire orientated but either way it's great that there is real mix of clientele its a great pub with great food.
On 1 Dec 2012 at 8:28am Sussex Jim wrote:
The Lewes arms is a good pub, with good food. Pity about the prices.
On 1 Dec 2012 at 9:06am the old mayor wrote:
Not a Gay Bar then ?
On 1 Dec 2012 at 10:10am Pete wrote:
Yeah, let's have some more gay bars....I'm fed up with dull ones....
On 1 Dec 2012 at 8:15pm wrote:
Probally a link to the book by Thomas Paine
On 1 Dec 2012 at 11:06pm Yadon'tsay wrote:
D'you reckon ? Prolly just a coincidence...
On 2 Dec 2012 at 1:05pm Tony wrote:
The pub will always remain the Rainbow/Lincolns, you can't polish a turd I believe is the saying and this is the perfect example. It has been known as the late night outlet and if this license is revoked then I doubt it will be any more successful than the previous attempts.
As for the name ??? I can't imagine any one in their right mind saying yeah im just popping up the rights of man or im in the rights of man, join me?
Surely harveys will give it a proper name ?
On 2 Dec 2012 at 3:08pm Man with no name wrote:
You can't polish a turd Tony, but you can roll it in glitter. Who knows maybe in 15 years time somebody will post on the forum ''it will always remain the Rainbow/Lincolns/Rights of Man.''
On 2 Dec 2012 at 9:17pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I was only ten years or so ago that is was a traditional pub with two bars, smoked glass in the windows, a healthy collection of winos in during the day and a barmaid with the hairiest armpits this side of Berlin, quite different from the place and reputation it has now. To say it will certainly remain a late-night dive for chavs to fight outside of is just silly. Harvey's might well decide to leave it like that but why would they turn it back into a traditional, real-ale, sandals and socks with a beard and beer-gut chaser pub like the Lewes Arms when there are already a bunch of those in town? If you're opening a new business, you look for a gap in the market, you don't open something there are already several of, especially when the customer base for that market is proven to be highly change resistant? The chances of any CAMRA beardy swapping his current local for a new place, expecially one opposite a kebab shop, are basically zero.
On 3 Dec 2012 at 3:24pm GhostBike wrote:
I am very much liking the implication in the first post that being a member of the transition town chattering classes and a lifelong Harveys drinker are mutually exclusive categories....
(Incidentally, lifelong? You were bottlefed the stuff?)
On 4 Dec 2012 at 1:00pm steve watts wrote:
On 4 Dec 2012 at 6:37pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Ed Can Do, where can I buy those "socks with a beard"? They'd be the perfect gift for a CAMRA member of my acquaintance.
On 5 Dec 2012 at 10:39am Ed Can Do wrote:
Haha, not quite socks with a beard but these might be appropriate:
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