“ 1 Church Street, Brighton. Tel: 684951. „
The Mash Tun, 1 Church Street Where the Mash Tun led, others followed. The original flagship of the Zel chain, when it wasn't a chain, is now a little rough round the edges but its style and chutzpah are undented and it remains a Brighton institution. The eclectic furniture, radical colours and peculiar artefacts that decorate the Mash attract a hip and discerning crowd that provide a rare atmosphere. Unlike many trendy boozers, the Mash doesn't take itself too seriously. Its relaxed and friendly and theres always life there. Maybe it's too busy sometimes, maybe the toilets are a bit icky, maybe the drink are a tad too pricey. But then the bar staff are chirpy, the food pretty good and they place raffishly stylish. A good pub speaks for itself: go there.