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Barkers of Brighton

Our goal at Barkers of Brighton is to provide your dog with a quality grooming service in a safe and relaxed environment. (more…)

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April saw the return of one of the West Hill and Brighton’s most prominent pubs, lovingly restored and re-launched as The West Hill Tavern. Formerly known as The Belle Vue, and then simply The West Hill, the site has seen many incarnations over the years as a steady stream of management teams have steered the ship; but this time things seem different.

Former Creative Director of London and Brighton-based events and bar group Mothership, interior designer Heather Pistor and her DJ husband Ben have taken on a 10-year lease. Along with their young son Elliott, it seems they are here to stay. With a huge investment from both the landlords and the Pistors, the pub has been given a new lease of life with cosy interiors, traditional pub pantones and a cracking selection of drinks, including craft beers, ‘not-so-crafty beers’, local Sussex ales such as Long Man’s APA and Hammerpot’s Mosaic Pale Ale, alongside a very considered wine list, a bloody good Bloody Mary and goblets of G&T. What more could one want?

The events calendar is beginning to take shape too, with a weekly Jazz night on Thursdays and a twice-monthly quiz to be held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month; and they are currently on the lookout for local meet-up groups, musicians and promoters to join the community at The Westie. “Our aim is to become the hub of the community with something for everyone, and have that ‘Cheers’ effect where everyone really does know your name,” said Heather. “We’ve been overwhelmed by, and are very thankful for, all the support from so many locals, some of whom hadn’t set foot in the pub for a number of years. It’s such an honour to be given the opportunity to re-instate The West Hill Tavern as the centre of this wonderful West Hill community, and along with our staff, we welcome everyone into our new home.”

And, of course, you can’t have a real pub without a hearty pub food menu and The West Hill Tavern is serving up home-cooked food Wednesday – Sunday, including burgers, fish ‘n’ chips, and that all important Sunday roast.
As the Pistor’s mantra goes, “Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your dog, bring the good times.”

Email thewestiebn1@gmail.com to get involved.

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Paul Scotcher is the LOCAL PAINTER & DECORATOR whose advert appears below. When we asked him to write a short advertorial to accompany his ad, he solved a local mystery instead . . . (more…)

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GassonAyten Gasson opened their first boutique shop in Bath Street, Seven Dials, Brighton in May and it is already feeling like part of the neighbourhood thanks to locals, customers and other local traders. Alongside the luxury silk lingerie they have become well known for, Ayten Gasson also now stock a range of gifts from a variety of independent UK businesses that share the same ethos and business ideals. (more…)

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about usI’ve lived in this area since 1988 and spent many years since then commuting back and forth to London, mainly working in media. My last London-based media role was Commercial Director for Virgin Media TV where we produced and distributed TV channels like LIVING, Virgin 1, Bravo, Challenge, Trouble etc; which all came to an end in 2011 when Sky bought us. Prior to Virgin Media TV I had been commercial director at Flextech Television and Broadcast Director at Initiative Media. A great privilege of these roles was to reap the benefits of the investment my employers made in ‘people development’ – my development! This comprised of profiling, training days and regular coaching; that I found really enabling and transformative. (more…)

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SMokehouseSMOKEHOUSE@7DIALS is more than just wood burning stoves. It’s a lifestyle based around wood and smoke. Wood burning stoves are an environmentally friendly way of living and they make your home smell lovely! (more…)

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Pass My Parcel

Love it or hate it, Amazon is a very convenient way to shop for almost anything on the planet. But, how annoying it is to return from work or a walk with the dog only to see the dreaded Post Office card on the door mat – your Amazon parcel is sitting inconveniently in the North Street depot, and you’ll have to stand in a long queue to get your hands on it. (more…)

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