Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Kemptown Brew Pub, Hand In Hand, 33 Upper St James's Street, Brighton: an illustration by artist Victoria Homewood.

The Hand In Hand pub, Kemp Town, Brighton. An illustration by artist Victoria Homewood. I'm indebted to Victoria for her kind permission to use this illustration in my forthcoming book, Brighton Pubs, by Amberley Publishing of Stroud, Gloucestershire.

You can find an article on Victoria at
Her website with her illustrations and paintings is
Her Facebook page STITCH with her textile designs is

For details of the book Brighton Pubs

Monday, 15 February 2016

Brighton Tap Takeover, 8th-10th April

Some of the UK’s most exciting breweries are partnering with several of Brighton’s finest pubs to create the south coast’s biggest ever craft beer festival, the Brighton Tap Takeover.

Each of the breweries will ‘takeover’ the taps of their partnered pub for the whole weekend, creating the world’s best craft beer pub crawl. Expect special menus, live art, tutored tastings, and bands and DJs to keep you dancing into the early hours. 

The hub of the festival is the North Laine’s Brewhouse, which will feature beers from all of the breweries, alongside its own.

Buy a special wristband in advance to receive 20% off all beers, all weekend. Each wristband costs £15 and comes pre-loaded with £15 of beer credit, as well as a bag of limited edition merchandise.

For more information see