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Daddy Longlegs pub to open in Brighton

From the creators of Brighton cocktail bar, The Plotting Parlour, comes a new concept: Daddy Longlegs. Located in the Kemp Town region of Brighton, the new operation will occupy the former New Bush pub.

The pub takes its name, the Daddy Longlegs, from the Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway, which, from 1896 to 1901, carried tourist passengers from Kemp Town through the shallow waters to Rottingdean. Invented by Magnus Volk, the structure was dubbed the Daddy Long Legs due to its raised platform and 7m stilts. Remnants of Volk’s ‘sea voyage on wheels’ can still be seen today at low tide.

Jake Goldstein, General Manager of Daddy Longlegs, said, “We will be creating the atmosphere of an informal pub in a calm but vibrant area, The Daddy Longlegs is an escape from city life. Based just off of Brighton seafront near the bustling Brighton Marina, the Daddy Longlegs is a welcoming pub that is all about quality.

'The service style is casual and friendly with premium spirits and interesting wines. Whether you are in for a pint or a glass of local fizz, you will find what you are looking for somewhere in our extensive range.”

Having sold the pub to them, Kate Dowd of Fleurets commented, ‘They are a great team and I am really excited to see them bring a bit of city centre vibe to this area. With the plans for the ‘people’s promenade’ on the seafront, the future is looking good for the eastern end of the city.”

After a comprehensive refurbishment over many months, the pub is due to open in the coming weeks. The bar will being opening first, with the kitchen due to follow shortly after.