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Cornerstone, Brighton

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The Admiral appears to have gone downhill since my last visit. A band was setting up on our Saturday evening. But, otherwise it was very quiet. Just 2 real ales were on, which was disappointing for a Saturday night. They were Kissingate Sussex & Bedlam Boneshaker. The latter was a brown ale, which was acceptable. But, this is now longer anywhere near as it used to be.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Oct 2019 10:37
Still known as the Admiral. I quite liked this pub in a prominent corner location. The range of ales was good - Downlands Bramber, Dark Star Crème Brulée, Reunion Frost Fair & Hammerpot Shepherd's Warmer. For once in a pub, there was a decent selection of dark ales. The barmaid warned us to sample the Crème Brulée before buying it, as it was an acquired taste. She wasn't wrong! The cider was Seacider Winter Spiced. We spent a pleasant time here playing snakes and ladders in the corner!
blue_scrumpy - 2 Feb 2018 20:55
New folk in charge. Much better decor more welcoming and downlands summit stout in excellent condition.
addlened - 12 Jan 2016 18:13
Now called the Admiral. Had good and bad experience here. One time the beer was undrinkable the next excellent. 5 ales available but not convinced about reliable quality.
addlened - 14 Dec 2015 18:43
The pub has recently gained great identity. The manageress is very welcoming and polite and so are he rest of the bar staff. I had sunday roast last sunday and was told they had a new chef in the kitchen.. the roast was fantastic, i had slow roast belly pork which i have to say was cooked to perfection and my misses had the nutroast which she said was great.. they also were advertising a new lunch and dinner menu which looks great so will be back in the week... another added bonus is the two flat screens for the football... all in all i think they have pulled there socks up.. very good, thanks.... will be back..
jbobby - 9 Mar 2011 22:40
Having enjoyed the afternoon pleasures of the BIB & TUCKER up the hill; I stopped off here on my trott back to Brighton's sea front.
A small,1930'/40's bar that could pass for a students union bar. Clean, pleasant couple of female students serving.
I bought a pint of Black Sheep and sat on the welcoming benches outside to enjoy the evening setting rays.
It was a pint of Vinegar!! Certainly a pub worth giving the bum steer to in future.
Disgraceful.
WILLIAMSTEW - 28 Jul 2010 22:30
A decent pub. The patrons range from students, locals and even a family or two at the weekend. At night its usually quite busy and has a lively buzz around it, probably created by the many students frequenting it on week nights. The interior is good standard pub wooden theme. They have a decent selection of drinks (they have heineken on tap, which is always a plus for me) and do selected discounts for students (nus card needed). The menu is relatively varied though not expansive, the sunday roasts a quite good and of a decent size.

The cornerstone isnt anything special but is a decent solid pub, wether your looking to have a few drinks or to grab some food with friends.
btmtbd - 12 Apr 2009 16:51
not up to much as the sun. still not really got an identity. the flower shop opposite used to be public toilets
JohnnyCrow - 5 Jul 2006 13:44
Its redbrick exterior gives the impression of middle-agedness, but inside it's a student-bar. The drinks are, well, drinks. (I imagine that, in the age before pubs were turned from family-businesses into managed establishments, a website like this would have been able to go into detail about how the pub-brewed beers were served but, of course, there was no web then and, anyway, this is now.) Undergraduates like the Sunday-roasts. The furnishing-theme is marshmallow.
pauldanon - 14 Dec 2005 13:21
Actually it's not called The Sun any more. It briefly reverted to its old name of The Admiral Napier, and has now been re-christened The Cornerstone. It's not just the name: the atmosphere, drinks, barstaff and customers are forever changing so it's hard to be objective. I hope it makes its mind up and forms a positive identity soon.
anonymous - 20 Sep 2005 12:49

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