A public meeting has been called to discuss ways people can save the Rose Hill Tavern, following the news it has been sold.
People living near the 144-year-old pub in Rose Hill Terrace with its distinctive green tiles started a petition calling on the Government’s local government minister Eric Pickles, and Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas to stop the sale of the pub two weeks ago.
Earlier this week, owners Enterprise Inns sold the pub and the current management is now holding a series of events to mark its “final weekend” from Friday, May 16 to Sunday, May 18.
Residents will now discuss ways of ensuring its new owners, whoever they might be, do not turn it into housing but instead retain it as a pub and/or community venue.
They are particularly keen to maintain the pub’s tradition of holding street parties, and providing an occasional home to the Brighton Morris Men.