We will meet at Hove station and from there we will walk to four different bars in turn, finishing at a point from which guests can catch buses to different parts of the city. At the third venue we will enjoy a snack lunch provided by local legend Momma Cherri. Each stop will last 30 to 40 minutes and guests will be able to consume a half pint of beer in each.
When I first moved to Brighton, in 2001, it was to open an American soul food restaurant with my wife. That was Momma Cherri’s Soul Food Shack (sadly now closed). Having not long before discovered the newer American beers, I was keen to stock them. We were one of the first venues in Brighton to stock Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Brooklyn Lager, Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Rogue Farms’ celebrated Dead Guy Ale. It was noticeable how popular these tastier American beers were with diners. Lately I have become fascinated by the cultural change brought about by the growth of craft beer. Two years ago I started writing a beer blog and have written three posts about the pubs of Hove, covering every pub and bar in the BN3 postcode. My tour will visit four of the best.
Beers will be selected to demonstrate the variety of brews available in Hove. Depending on availability, this may include…
We will visit four different bars in Hove. The first is a tiny but welcoming micropub, the second a large friendly free house run by one of Brighton's quirkier bar chains, the third is a small craft beer haven, with a range of beers unrivalled in the city, and the last is a large pub specialising in tap takeovers. In one of these pubs we will eat a selection of delicious soul food snacks, courtesy of Brighton culinary legend, Momma Cherri.
Goatee Phil's Hove Beer Tour