Grand Central information

Grand Central is an elegant pub featuring a wide range of drinks which includes an extensive cocktail list. The Grand Central's location opposite the train station makes it an ideal place for travellers to stop off for a bite to eat or a relaxing pint.

"A lively, opulent pub, the Grand Central stands tall as one of Brighton’s best-loved establishments. Grand in both name and nature, the pub near Brighton station boasts British-inspired menus and even its own theatre - but it’s the fabulous food and drink that take centre stage."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

07:00 - 23:00


07:00 - 23:00


07:00 - 23:00


07:00 - 23:00


07:00 - 00:00


09:00 - 00:00


10:00 - 23:00

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Grand Central reviews

By Kim F.

Popped in here after a manic day shopping before heading home on the train. Was surprised on how nice it was inside and the staff were great to.

By Mark S.

i dont know why the other reviews are so positive, must have been written by the staff. The doorman is a bully and very very very rude and aggressive. The manager hides behind him and my experience of the pub is that it looks nice but lets itself down by the terrible staff.

By Tony J.

I called in on a Friday night and found a great pub. There was an 8 piece Soul Band playing great songs. The Manager is a young lad called Chris who made everyone feel very welcome. He also sang a couple of numbers with the band ('Soul Man' being one) and he was awsome. Great Pub Tony

By Sunshine N.

went in on a saturday evening to start the night, found myself sucked in to a great atmosphere. friendly staff and swift service. We then found out there were live bands on that evening and for free, which is phenomenal for anywhere in brighton. the bands were amazing and we landed up only leaving at the end of the night when the bar was closed. what a hidden gem. i highly recommend it to anyone wanting to relax, hear great music and party without the hassle of queues and rude doorman. thanks

By G.

Grand Central is a comfortable, smart upmarket boozer with its own roof terrace which is popular with commuters.

The Venue
Slap bang opposite Brighton station, this is a surprisingly good, stylish pub. Refurbished a couple of years ago, downstairs it's very smart with dark wooden floorboards and plush leather sofas. It also harbours one of those Brighton bar secrets, a lovely under-publicised roof terrace, which is often hired out by canny local businesses.

The People
There's a small theatre upstairs, which accounts for some of the pub's more artistic clientele. The rest of the punters are made up of local workers, commuters dropping by for a quick pick-me-up pint and shoppers stopping off for a welcome break from carrying so many bags before catching the train home.

The Food and Drink
In addition to the Champagnes and proseccos, there's a good wine list with bottles coming in at around £11-£14, although you can order by the glass. Food-wise, the Ploughmans and all day breakfast tend to be the most popular choices although the houmous and red pepper jacket potato comes a pretty close third at lunchtimes.

The Last Word
Grand Central is succeeding where many a pub near the station would have failed helped in no small part by its efficent service. However, it's the theatre and its in-the-know roof terrace which really set it apart from its competitors. It may be worth considering commuting just to stop off at this pub every day.

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