Grand Central


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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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 23:00
Saturday 11:00 23:00
Sunday 11:00 23:00



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


Town Centre


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Bar Snacks, British, Pub Food, Brunch, Christmas Lunch/Dinner, Burgers, Pasta and Roast Dinner food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Nightingale Room Private Room 68 100 - - 750

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Customer Reviews (10)

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 gastro than ever, we got to grips with what Grand Central…

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