A Hanover pub has reopened under new management after a £314,000 refurbishment.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP joined residents to celebrate the reopening of The Setting Sun on Friday (April 5).
The pub, owned by Star Pubs & Bars, has been taken over by new licensees Fynn Chamberlain and Kathryn Joyce.
Nicola Delmege, a local book keeper living on The Hill and former regular at The Setting Sun, said: “It’s nice to see The Setting Sun being championed when Brighton has lost so many pubs. The Setting Sun was one of the places you could enjoy the last rays of sun. It has a spectacular beer garden with great views, which is pretty rare up here. The Hill also now has decent food, something that has been sadly missing till now.
“There’s been a lot of excitement locally as people have been eager to see what is happening. The community vibe Fynn and Kathryn are creating at The Setting is very much needed and welcomed by us all.”
In addition to introducing pub food and barista style coffee, Fynn and Kathryn plan to hold bi-monthly quizzes and from May open mic nights. Later in the summer they will introduce regular artist fairs for the many local Hanover based artists to showcase and sell their art.
Fynn said: "Everyone loved the new look and our plans for The Setting Sun. It was a real pleasure to meet our neighbours and to say thank you for putting up with the noise and disruption during the building work. We're really looking forward to becoming part of the community and to hosting our first event - a children and family Easter egg hunt over the Easter weekend."
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP said: "It's great to see investment in The Setting Sun, new jobs created, and the pub open its doors once again. As a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for pubs I value the wealth pubs bring to local communities and I am glad that this investment ensures this pub has been secured for years to come. Investment in itself though isn't enough, they also need people like Fynn and Kathryn to breathe new life into them and create the sort of warm and welcoming environments we all love. I wish them well."