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You needn't wander too far from Brighton train station to discover boozy based retreat, Grand Central. A renowned city boozer found at the entrance of the train station, Grand Central has a few hidden treats to uncover. 

Traditional, historic in its threads and charming, Grand Central boasts the olive hues, gold tones and period features that any pub patron would gladly acknowledge. Popular with those vying for a little Vitamin D, Grand Central also boast a somewhat secretive rooftop terrace for those that manage to find it. If the rooftop terrace wasn't treat enough, Grand Central are also home to the heralded Nightingale Theatre where arts shows brought to you by Steven Brett reign supreme. 

From it's place as a top notch rooftop destination and sports pub to locals getting in on their hearty pub fare (such as a stonking Sunday treat in the shape of their £9.95 roast), Grand Central is heralded among the local cavorting crowds. And what with Grand Central spinning their own selection of Motown tracks, you'll be shimmy shaking your way to the pumps in no time, be it for dinner and drinks alike. 

Upstairs at the Grand Central is The Nightingale Room - a venue in its own right containing a stunning gin bar and a theatre that plays host to top-calibre plays, music and comedy events right through the year. You can even hire the venue for private parties.

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Grand Central
29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PA


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Our Review

Grand Central - Brighton Pub Review

Grand Central - Brighton Pub Review

Fresh under the wing of Great Escape, and nursing a half-hangover courtesy of Horatio's half-price pier drinks come sundown, nothing could have been more tempting than boozer bites. Newly owned, with interiors updated and a menu that harked more of...

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Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Nightingale Room Private Room 68 100 0 300 1000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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I hired the upstairs room for my wife's birthday I have only positive things to say about the experience. The room was lovely, well kept with lots of quirky touches to the decor and Liam and his team couldn't have been more accommodating. I was allowed to put up whatever decorations I wanted, arrange the room to suit and given full control of the music. The hot party food was excellent and brilliant value for money and they had no problems with me bringing my own cake. The bar staff were all very friendly and happy to help with anything I needed. Coupled with the great location right next to the station i'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a party location in Brighton. Visited Grand Central on 2017-10-28
by on October 31st, 2017

The Nightingale room is such a lovely space & has everything you could possibly need. The staff are so friendly & helpful (& the pastries we ordered were delicious & huge!). This is a perfect room for any event. Visited Grand Central on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017

Bar staff all very helpful, pleasant and welcoming which is not always the case when you attend a pub these days. Visited Grand Central on 2017-10-19
by on October 24th, 2017

Had a fantastic birthday party! Thanks! Visited Grand Central on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017

Great venue, friendly and helpful team - thanks! Visited Grand Central on 2017-10-13
by on October 23rd, 2017

I held a party upstairs in the private room of Grand Central. Everyone commented on what an amazing venue it was. I paid a small deposit to secure the room and this came off the buffet for the party. It has everything; seating, dance floor, gin bar to the side, space for a DJ and exceptional food. The staff were attentive, kind, fun and nothing was a problem. I was allowed to decorate the venue in the morning of my party and I put up lots of fairy lights and balloons with the help of their staff. The location is perfect for those getting the train or there is a 24 hour cab rank just outside Brighton station. A lot of our party carried on walking down the clubs after the party had finished. Although its worth noting they have a party license till 2am in the venue if you want to use it. We opted for 12pm with an earlier start. I can not recommend this venue enough- it is a true gem and wonderful find!!!! Visited Grand Central on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017

Was absolutely staggered by the kindness of all the staff at the grand Central on Saturday the 30th September when we arrived to set up 'Homage to Brighton', an event in aid of the Homeless and refugee communities in our wonderful city. It's a little unfair to pick out one individual but on behalf of our guests, my fellow performers and organisers, may I especially thank Liam for his extraordinary energy and kindness towards making the day very special indeed. Will certainly book the Nightingale Room for any future events. Tony Frisby - organiser Visited Grand Central on 2017-09-30
by on October 2nd, 2017

Great craft beer selection. Lovely function room upstairs with bar and proximity to station is useful for party guests! Really nice restaurant area with a decent menu choice. No TVs though.
by on March 8th, 2017

Really love their starters. You could pretty much get away with the welsh rarebit as a main it was that good. Would only recommend clearly defining the dining area as it felt a bit busy and squashed
by on February 28th, 2017

really good roof terrace (if you can ever find a seat in the summer that is), do some really good late night parties too if you head down at the right time
by on February 21st, 2014
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