I lived in Brighton for some years,many years ago.Last year,I decided I would like to spend a couple of nights in the town with my teenage son.I had narrowed the choice of "boutique" hotels down to half a dozen or so,and then,quite by chance,happened across the Bow Street Runner.I was struck by the number of extremely positive reviews.We made a room reservation for January Ist. and 2nd..
From the moment we arrived,we were made to feel very much at home.Our room had twin beds,as requested.The room,and it's facilities,were well thought out,clean,and well maintained throughout our stay.We both relaxed into our new surroundings in no time at all.
The Bow Street is run by Sue and her able team,Liz and Warren.Liz does an excellent job of keeping the rooms spic and span,while Sue, with the help of Warren, runs a wonderful little pub downstairs.I'm not much of a pub person these days,mainly because I don't like the way many of them have been "modernised".The Bow Street is very different to the average modern pub.It has oodles of charm,wonderful characters as regulars,an old style pub,a proper Brighton local! Another plus,is a well chosen and very reasonably priced wine list.
The rooms are accessed by a separate entrance to the pub.The pub does not intrude in any way on the accommodation.It would be perfectly possible to stay upstairs,oblivious to the bar below.In my view,to do so would be a huge mistake.The Bow Street offers something very special.Comfortable,well priced,and well located accommodation.On top of this,the visitor has the the chance to experience an authentic and welcoming local community.
Over the years,Brighton has changed.In my view,not necessarily for the best.I'm pleased to see that the spirit of the Brighton that I knew many years ago,is still very much alive and well at The Bow Street Runner.Bravo!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small traditional pub in a side street of Hove just off of the main thoroughfare that links Brighton and Hove, the pub has no food, no Sky TV, no loud music and no gaming machines, just a pub, BLISS! Originally called the Station Inn the earliest record as a pub was 1867 and was originally the Brunswick Police and Fire Station hence the name. There is a stark difference between the old pub and the modern guest rooms. We took the pub over in 2010 and converted the living accommodation to 3 en-suite rooms. We are helped by a great team, Warren, John, Maggie, Kevin and Lisa. They all make our guests welcome as do our pub customers and Beau (our dog). Unfortunately, due to the age and nature of the property, access for some people may be difficult. If you have any special needs please give us a call to find out if we are able to accommodate you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bow Street Runner Hove, Brighton And Hove, UK