We are most definitely a “GastroPub”. Fine dining in a great country pub atmosphere is what we’re all about, but where did the term Gastro Pub come from?
Well, pencils at the ready all you pub quiz types because this is good hostelry trivia coming your way.
The term “gastropub” was originally coined in 1991 when David Eyre and Mike Belben took over The Eagle pub in Clerkenwell in London. It was a time when the country was going through a bad recession and a lot of struggling pubs were going under. To try and stand out from the crowd, Eyre and Relben had the idea of keeping the casual pub atmosphere while serving the kind of Mediterranean-inspired fare you’d find in a good restaurant along with cask ales. So they brought gastronomic dining to the local – hence the name.
Brighton GastroPub for Fine Dining
The idea proved such a success that the concept breathed new life into the great British pub and the rest, as they say, is history. And just to prove its here to stay, in August 2012, “gastropub” was added to Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
So if you’re in Sussex or Brighton and fancy some fine dining, then swing by – our gastro pub credentials are definitley worth checking out.