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Cowley Club

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Cool underground vegan place

Ive been here this weekend for a punk gig, the place is quite unique, beers on the tap, vegan cakes... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
Carla P
London, United Kingdom
An original Anarchist cafe in Brighton

Closed on Mondays when immigrants are given free English lessons with volunteers and a soup kitchen... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2017
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average5%
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May 30, 2019
“Do not bring the kids!”
Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

Thought we would give it a try as we were on a day out in Brighton. We didn't stay. As we walked in (we did not actually have the kids with us) we were overcome with the strong impression of dirt. Has anyone here even...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FreddieFox1
Reviewed April 28, 2019

We have been to the Cowley club on many an occasion most recently for pancake day, Shrove Tuesday, and prior to that a vegan cookery class in Jan this year. The staff are always excellent which is particularly nice considering they are all volunteers and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cherry G
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

A friend suggested I go here to meet like minded people. What a mistake. Some people were ok but several we met were just foul mouthed, foul minded individuals intent on being as deliberately offensive and provocative as they could be. I wasn't directly threatened...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MarcusLondon_UK
Reviewed August 11, 2017

The Cowley Club was born out of the ethos of a desire for social change and that everyone's needs should be met as well as no animals should be killed or suffer so it is no surprise that the food is vegan, delicious, generous proportions...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Duncan W
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Ive been here this weekend for a punk gig, the place is quite unique, beers on the tap, vegan cakes etc. Its a social place where you can volunteer to help the others. There's also an outside space for smocking etc

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Carla P
Reviewed May 7, 2017

So unusual to find a place that isn't trying to be SO different and unique but just is truly special. You won't be taking selfies or instagramming your pretty looking but mega overpriced and underspiced food there but just quietly enjoying the meal which!e listening...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Tarty C
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Closed on Mondays when immigrants are given free English lessons with volunteers and a soup kitchen is set up for them. A hive of vegan activity day time. Daily vegan simple creative wholesome food. Political books to browse or buy. A hangout for dropouts and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank jillianarb
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Very unique place in Brighton and the only social centre in the town. There is a cafe, bar, bookshop and library. Run entirely by volunteers, 100% vegan, with affordable prices and a focus on a local community. A must see for any alternative soul visiting...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Ave161
Reviewed April 10, 2017

the woman who 'served' us looked at us and spoke to us like we were dirt.... dont go here if you want a pleasant experience or if you are not part of the cliquee

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank yazokay
Reviewed January 3, 2017

The Cowley Club is an anarchist social centre and part of a network of such spaces, some squatted, some rented, some co-operatively owned, which exist all over the UK. I wish there were a lot more of these places! The library is fantastic and the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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