Pub Celebrates Christmas…in Summer?!
Eccentric Brighton pub celebrates Christmas not once, but twice a year!
Since 2010, as an antidote to the World Cup at the time, the Bedford Tavern, on Western Street, has been celebrating Christmas a little early!
Last weekend saw regulars wearing Christmas jumpers and even a few dressed as elves and Santa himself despite the soaring temperatures.
Pub manager Adam Brooks said:
“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been wished a Merry Christmas this weekend. We’ve seen customers dressed as elves, warm Christmas jumpers and one or two Santas. It’s been bonkers. We try and do things differently at the Bedford – we are not just another pub. We try and support the local community with events such as the Easter Bonnet parade and Christmas in June. Young, old, gay or straight, we try and appeal to everyone who is up for a good time.”
To create a festive atmosphere the pub had a snow machine creating a Winter wonderland on the pavement outside the boozer and they also served up a traditional Christmas roast on Sunday with all the trimmings with £3 from each meal going to HIV charity The Sussex Beacon. Mr Brooks is trying to raise £5,000 for the Charity over the next ten months which includes him running the Brighton Marathon although he did comment that “the only running I have ever done involved a bath.”
For details of any of the fundraising events or to help with the fundraising yourself you can telephone the pub on – 01273 739495