Former Brighton night club to reopen as a pub

Posted On 21 Aug 2012 at 5:00 am

A former Brighton night club is being refurbished and converted into a pub.

New owner Inn Brighton has submitted a planning application to Brighton and Hove City Council to overhaul the old Gloucester night club – more recently the Barfly – in Gloucester Place.

Lewis and Co Planning, the specialist planning consultancy based in Portland Road, Hove, is handling the application.

It comes as Inn Brighton is reported to have bought a fourth pub business in London.

It has taken a free-of-tie lease on the Bellevue in Battersea High Street, according to the Morning Advertiser, the leading publication for the pub and licensed trade.

Gavin George

Gavin George, the chief executive of Inn Brighton, is quoted by the Morning Advertiser, as saying: “The variety, vibrancy and buzz of the area around Clapham Junction has fascinated me ever since I lived there after graduating.

“The proliferation of bars and cafés in Northcote Road is testament to the potential of the area and there seems to be a keenness to develop Battersea High Street in the same way.

“The Bellevue presents an exciting opportunity for Inn Brighton to add to the diversity of this developing area.”

Earlier this year Mr George was reported as telling M&C Report, a monthly sister title to the Morning Advertiser, that Inn Brighton was looking to build an estate of 25 pubs in London.

It already has about 50 pubs, with the vast majority in Brighton and Hove.


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