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    Pub du Vin Brighton
    Pub du Vin Brighton
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    Pub du Vin Brighton
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    Pub du Vin Brighton
    Pub du Vin Brighton
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    Pub du Vin Brighton Snug
    Pub du Vin Brighton Snug
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    Pub du Vin Brighton Suite
    Pub du Vin Brighton Suite
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    Pub du Vin Brighton Bedrooms
    Pub du Vin Brighton Bedrooms
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    Pub du Vin Brighton Bedrooms
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    Fox and Anchor
    Fox and Anchor
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    Fox and Anchor
    Fox and Anchor
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    Fox and Anchor Suite
    Fox and Anchor Suite
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    Fox and Anchor Feature baths
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    Fox and Anchor Suite
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    Fox and Anchor Rooms
    Fox and Anchor Rooms

Once the run down bar in the former Sussex Arts Club, Pub du Vin was beautifully recreated to become a cosy seaside pub with rooms and the first Pub du Vin in the Hotel du Vin group.

Using the nautical themes and colours, a light, airy pub was created close to the famous Brighton seafront. The long bar was been designed along the shape of a ship and incorporates a drinks area and open seafood display. The light driftwood affect of the panelling, pewter bar top and the low hanging glass displays create a galley affect of a ship and allow the staff to serve guest directly at the bar or at the various tables within the room. High seating areas with a mix of stools and dining chairs give the pub an eclectic feel and the stripped banquettes provide cosy dining areas. Off the entry hall is a snug that can be used as an overflow from the bar or hired as a private space.

In addition there are 11 bedrooms above the pub. The rooms vary in size and layout as one might expect from rooms that are located within the restrictions of an existing listed building but this allows for a number of room types with layouts that are traditionally quirky as one might expect from Hotel du Vin but have a style and feel unique to the pub itself. The rooms make use of existing features of the building such as the bay windows, high ceilings and feature fireplaces and are light and airy with a fresh nautical, beach feel. Panelled feature walls and driftwood art make the rooms are uniquely Pub du Vin Brighton and the total affect for the pub is a wonderfully refreshing experience for both general public and hotel guests alike.

The Fox and Anchor has been an institution on the London pub scene since Victorian times and has been a favourite with Smithfield market traders and London heritage walkers for decades so when the new owners it they decided to restore the pub to its original glory and create six rooms that would be timeless, classical and comfortable. They needed to suit the existing features of the building but include all the modern comforts that business and leisure travellers would expect.

The design had to incorporate a clever use of space, and material. The kitchen was moved to the basement which opened up the floor space of the bar. The original snugs were retained and new banquettes were installed to give a long dining area in front of the bar. The original bar and fixtures were restored and a new pewter top installed along with a seafood display and preparation area. Much of the original furniture and artwork was also reinstated to ensure the pub had many of its original features and those areas that needed to have new fittings were carefully selected to ensure all elements – old and new – worked comfortably together.

The six luxury rooms directly above the pub we small and difficult to plan, each room makes intelligent use of the space provided with bespoke joinery and every inch of the room utilised. Each room has an individual scheme and is named after unique features of Smithfield and Clerkenwell. There are no shared bathrooms as each room has an ensuite bathroom, four with feature baths and all have large drench showers and unique copper basins which give an old world feel to the modern bathrooms.