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New face at the Grosvenor in Hove

Besi Besemar September 21, 2014

Robert Bevridge

Robert Beveridge arrived in Brighton in 1989 after working for a number of years in the Middle East.

He started his own recruitment company which he ran for nine years. Over the years he has worked in many of city’s most popular gay bars and clubs including The Oriental, The Jugglers, The Beacon Royal and Club Revenge.

He opened his own hotel and bar in Hove called the Marina West Hotel and Caledonian Bar which he successfully ran for 10 years before he converted the venue into flats.

The Caledonian Bar earned a reputation as a local ‘social’ gay bar with a loyal following from lovers of cabaret.

Having just spent the last five months managing the Zone Bar on St James Street, Robert decided he still has something to offer to the commercial gay scene in Brighton and Hove and has bought the Grosvenor in Western Street, Hove.

He said: “I am looking forward to offering people who live in Hove a friendly social alternative to the St James Street Gay Village. At the moment we are having a refurbishment and applying for a change to our licence to allow us to present cabaret in the bar. I am looking forward to welcoming my old customers from the Caledonian Bar to the Grosvenor and working with Adam at the Bedford Tavern and Pete at the Iron Duke in Waterloo Street to create a cosy ‘gay village’ in the heart of Hove.”

The Grosvenor’s opening party is on Friday, October 3 at 7 p.m. The bar will be open seven days a week from noon till late.

The Grosvenor: 16 Western Street, Hove, BN1 2PG.

Telephone: 01273 438587

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