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The World’s End, Brighton

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Date: 8 March 2020
Beers: Ridgeside Brewing Co Objects in Space; London Beer Factory’s Coves

These days it can all too easily feel like the end times. With viruses spreading like warm butter and a Cheeto sitting in the White House, what better way to ring in the apocalypse than a visit to The World’s End on London Road.

Sitting moments from Preston Circus, it’s hard to miss the black-painted exterior complete with an angry Kraken Rum octopus flailing its tentacles across the front facade.

Inside is open-plan and spacious, perfect for larger groups with canteen-style tables and chairs to right and long benches to the left. When busy the atmosphere has a great buzz, and we’ve noticed they’re not shy about turning the volume of the music to match the noise, so expect to battle with some pop to be heard.
Those looking for a little fresh air can hang out at the tables out front, or in the small covered decked area to the rear.

Towards the back sits the bar with a host of craft beers available taproom style. The rotation changes weekly and today we spot Laine Brew CoNorth Brewing Co (makers of the fantastic Transmission IPA) and Alphabet Brewing Company among others.

First, though, we set our sights on Ridgeside’s Objects in Space. This unfiltered IPA is stonking! Although only weighing in at 4.8%, this dry-hopped pale packs a real flavour punch; a zesty, juicy, tangy hit. It’s crisp, nicely balanced by hops, with a dry finish. Let’s just say we had more than one!

London Beer Factory’s Coves weighs in at 4.6% and is a silky smooth, mellow, malty and oaty beer, yet still managing to be punchy and refreshing with a touch of bitterness. Gorgeous.

We’d happily spend time in here with just beer selection alone, but there’s another side to the World’s End. It’s game time.

Opposite the bar sit several curious green enclosures, populated at times with individuals looking like they’re auditioning for a budget sci-fi movie. Here are the VR suites run by IPG. A choice of games are available to blast, shoot and fly in your own vertigo-inducing virtual worlds, all the while in safe reach of a pint.

Venture upstairs to find more traditional arcade games and a fairground-style remote control race track. And that’s not all; on Tuesdays Gaming Retro-bution set up a library of retro games machines, and on Mondays there’s a pub quiz. Who said the end of the world couldn’t be fun?

Food is normally provided by Wolfsmouth burger kitchen; on past visits we’ve found these good and filing, but the chip portions rather on the small siide. Unfortunately the kitchen is currently closed due to the coronavirus.

The pub feels a little more oriented towards students and the younger market, but whatever your age this is a place to come for fun and games with your mates and enjoy a decent pint. Winner!

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Date: 8 March 2020
Beers: Ridgeside Brewing Co Objects in Space; London Beer Factory’s Coves

These days it can all too easily feel like the end times. With viruses spreading like warm butter and a Cheeto sitting in the White House, what better way to ring in the apocalypse than a visit to The World’s End on London Road.

Sitting moments from Preston Circus, it’s hard to miss the black-painted exterior complete with an angry Kraken Rum octopus flailing its tentacles across the front facade.

Inside is open-plan and spacious, perfect for larger groups with canteen-style tables and chairs to right and long benches to the left. When busy the atmosphere has a great buzz, and we’ve noticed they’re not shy about turning the volume of the music to match the noise, so expect to battle with some pop to be heard.
Those looking for a little fresh air can hang out at the tables out front, or in the small covered decked area to the rear.

Towards the back sits the bar with a host of craft beers available taproom style. The rotation changes weekly and today we spot Laine Brew CoNorth Brewing Co (makers of the fantastic Transmission IPA) and Alphabet Brewing Company among others.

First, though, we set our sights on Ridgeside’s Objects in Space. This unfiltered IPA is stonking! Although only weighing in at 4.8%, this dry-hopped pale packs a real flavour punch; a zesty, juicy, tangy hit. It’s crisp, nicely balanced by hops, with a dry finish. Let’s just say we had more than one!

London Beer Factory’s Coves weighs in at 4.6% and is a silky smooth, mellow, malty and oaty beer, yet still managing to be punchy and refreshing with a touch of bitterness. Gorgeous.

We’d happily spend time in here with just beer selection alone, but there’s another side to the World’s End. It’s game time.

Opposite the bar sit several curious green enclosures, populated at times with individuals looking like they’re auditioning for a budget sci-fi movie. Here are the VR suites run by IPG. A choice of games are available to blast, shoot and fly in your own vertigo-inducing virtual worlds, all the while in safe reach of a pint.

Venture upstairs to find more traditional arcade games and a fairground-style remote control race track. And that’s not all; on Tuesdays Gaming Retro-bution set up a library of retro games machines, and on Mondays there’s a pub quiz. Who said the end of the world couldn’t be fun?

Food is normally provided by Wolfsmouth burger kitchen; on past visits we’ve found these good and filing, but the chip portions rather on the small siide. Unfortunately the kitchen is currently closed due to the coronavirus.

The pub feels a little more oriented towards students and the younger market, but whatever your age this is a place to come for fun and games with your mates and enjoy a decent pint. Winner!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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