3 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3UH
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10 reviews of Hector's House in English
Hector's is student grunge at its finest and as a student in Brighton I loved it, the prices, the loud music, even the sticky floor.
It is a brilliant place to sample some of Brighton's local up and coming bands, as well as live gigs; the windows and walls are covered in posters and flyer's promoting local events. I really don't think it's possible to feel out of place here, everyman and his dog would be welcome and I honestly don't think anyone would look twice if you turned up in your pyjamas.
If you live in the Hanover area and are pub crawling your way into town, make sure it's on your route.
I had to go to this place just to check out the two reviews that note it is grimy and dirty.
I wasn't disappointed. You need to wipe your shoes on the way out of this place.
I think that they do it deliberately just to make sure that their clientele are from one and only one demographic.
Having said that, the beer was cold and the staff and people in the place were all having a good time. It was afternoon and fairly quiet but there was an energy about the place that I really liked. I can't quite put my finger on why, nobody actually spoke to me but it felt really welcoming
I hope they don't clean the place; they might wash away the magic.
Been to many a gig here and probably wouldnt go in unless there was someone playing I wanted to see.
Although the staff always have a smile on their face and the drinks are cheap, the sticky floors and grimey bar always leaves me a little dissatisfied with this place.
Often can be seen to be putting all dayers on and with the live music and cheap drinks can make for a good day out but just be prepared to feel a bit dirty!!
I can't help but feel a little grimy after an evening in here. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for “shabby chic” - but there's shabby 'chic' and there's just... well... shabby. Unfortunately, Hector's House falls within the latter category. A favourite haunt of Sussex University students as well as those desperately trying to hold on to their student-hood, this place is full of piercings, tattoos, dreadlocks and VERY loud music. Although it's the kind of place I would have eagerly dived into every Friday night as a wannabe rebellious sixth-former, now it just makes me feel a bit depressed.
The fact that this pub has managed to establish itself as a live music bar must be testament to the fact that they have a regular, solid client base because this is one of the worst places ever to see live music - the acoustics of the place are awful and in between sets the music is so loud you can barely tell when the live stuff starts.
It's also isn't really that cheap, which would at least justify it being so dingy. The furniture is cramped in some places, sparse in others and the place is irrevocably dark. The toilets are all the way down in the basement, not particularly nice and covered in scratched and scribbled graffiti. I know for a fact there are many people that love it in here, namely most of Brighton's student population, but I'm no longer one of them. And for the record, I didn't much like it here when I was.
This is a very studenty bar which often plays host to live music. The bar itself is quite run down with a balcony overlooking the main floor, however drinks are cheap and there’s usually a buzz about the place due to the amount of young people usually hanging out there.
A basic student pub with cheap drinks. Not bad for a night out but wasn’t really my kind of thing. It’s a bit scummy and the music is always so loud, even during the day, you can’t have a conversation
I went here recently having not been there since a student 10 years ago - and was delighted that it hasn’t changed a bit !
Still packed - still cheap - still great atmosphere !
My drinking tastes must have matured over the years as for the first time I asked if they had a wine list. The reply was that they have a list of two - red or white !
You’ve got to love it !
This is a fantastic pub which is nearly always extremely lively and you’re almost guaranteed to have a massive laugh here. The drinks are cheap and the manager is hilarious and always welcoming. The place is a bit grotty but that’s part of its charm. D.I.S.C. nights which are now once a month on a friday are a free night that everyone should go to, with some of the best djs in brighton.
Actually called Hectors House! A fab pub in Brighton, away from the hustle and bustle of the lanes. Loads of live music - bands regularly play here interspersed with local DJs playing a big variety of music. There’s a pool table and grotty toilets to complete the feel of the place. Good range of drinks, from ale (Harveys) to lovely cheap shots like tuaca and their own cocktails. On occasion Hectors also puts on theme nights - I was at the dress like a pirate night in September and it was excellent, packed and a bit frightening! Recommend in particular the D.I.S.C. nights there.
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