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Photograph of the Druids Head
Image reproduced with permission from Brighton History Centre
Photograph of the Druids Head, 2004
Photo by Mike Snewin

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  • I can remember in the early-mid 1960s that the Druids was so popular at the weekends that Gordon (one of the staff) stood at the door and counted customers in and out to stop it getting overcrowded. We had to queue to get in!

    By Ron James (09/07/2009)
  • I was in the Druids Head on a friday evening in 1964 having a drink with a friend, the place was busy as usual when a young man came up to me and fired a gun. It was a starting pistol and the blast stung my face, my ears rang from the noise. I screamed in fright and an off duty policeman grabbed the man and took him outside. I do not know why he did this or what happened to him. Does anyone remember this incident?

    By Loraine Braillard (24/09/2010)
  • I well remember the Druids. In the mid-70s, I had a Saturday job at the shop next door, The Butterfly Shop. I would pop in the Druids for a sherbert or two at lunchtime. Sometimes three. Happy days, with Nigel Winner, Tim Reynolds and Doctor Death. And the delightful Noreen who worked behind the bar, and Percy the Potman.

    By Marc Turner (20/07/2012)
  • The well known “pot man” at the Druids throughout the 1970’s 80’s, 90’s and beyond was Hinze!

    By Peter Groves (20/07/2012)
  • I worked with Heinze at KTM. He was also a member of the Brighton Trades & Labour club. I went to school with his children. He was a character! Sadly he passed away last year (2012). He will be missed.

    By Richard J. Szypulski (07/07/2013)

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