Friday, 18 January 2008

Nick's Brighton Top 10 and Adios!

Its goodbye from me....

Today's my last day. I was going to write a nice goodbye blog to all at VisitBrighton but you the punter probably don’t want to know about that.

So here’s my personal Brighton top 10 instead:

1. The undercliffe walk between Brighton Marina and Saltdean – a beautiful man made walk along the coast. Watch out for the waves crashing over the wall if its stormy.

2. The Basketmakers pub in the North Laine. A truly traditional English boozer. Great beer, great value food and lots of cryptic messages in tobacco boxes on the walls.

3. A walk along the beachfront just before sunset. Watch thousands of starlings dance over the decrepid but proud West Pier.

4. Murasaki, a great little Japanese café on Dyke Rd, Seven Dials.

5. Queen’s Park, one of Brighton’s award winning parks and one of the closest to town and the beach. Their café does a great cream tea with real strawberries.

6. The Duke of York’s cinema – one of the oldest working independent cinemas in the country. Great big seats and you can take a glass of wine and nibbles in with you.

7. The Evening Star, another pub I know, but the range of beers is just amazing, from Dark Star to Espresso Stout to Spiced Vice. And don’t get me started on the ciders.

8. The café in the Pavilion Gardens, great value, great ambience, great view. And occasionally they have live Big Bands in the garden.

9. The sea, go on, have a dip, the colder it is the more it will wake you up!.

10. All the people at VisitBrighton. A. Because they’re lovely. B. Because they’re devoted to making sure you have a good time in our amazing city. C. Because I’ll miss them lots.

See ya!

Nick Brighton

1 comment:

VisitBrighton: said...

Ah we'll miss you too but all the best for your new job and stay in touch, oh and make sure you keep reading (and commenting on!) the blog.

Love the cheesy pics, although really you should have been doing a Friday wave! :) (if you are not familiar with the waving system then see my post from 7th November...)