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Do you recognise this 'posh' place?
Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove

I have to admit that my troll amongst the photograph collection this week has completely befuddled me!

This establishment looks rather ‘posh’, so definitely not catering for the coffee bar clientele.

It looks sort of 1960 so I definitely cannot recognise it; I was being entertained by four
tousled haired Liverpool lads at around that time.

So come on MyBHers – can you solve the mystery?

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  • Regency Square, the west side, about 1/3rd up from Kings Road (sea front) probably get a good view of it from the top of the i360.

    By Peter Groves (15/08/2019)
  • Regency Square. 1960s. Five or six up on the Western side.

    By Tim Sargeant (15/08/2019)
  • Kelly’s, 1950s, gives the Albany at No 5, and the Leander Hotel at No 7, Regency Square.

    By John Hayes (16/08/2019)
  • The ‘Albany Club’ seemed to survive after the Hotel had closed as this is still listed in a 1970s Yellow Pages at No 5b Regency Square but the Hotel is no longer shown. There were lots of these drinking clubs in basement premises all over Brighton in the 50s and 60s. As long as you were a member you could get an alcholic drink long after pub closing time. I think most of them must have disappeared when licensing laws were more relaxed in later years.

    By Tim Sargeant (16/08/2019)
  • I knew the daughter of the owners of this hotel. She was Edith Pay, a pupil at Varndean Grammar School for girls and an excellent cricketer. Her parents took her to Fremantle in Australia in 1952-3 and I never heard from her again. However, I recall sitting on the stairs with her and playing records, including Donkey Serenade sung by Alan Jones(?).

    By mike Greenow (05/04/2020)
  • Just come across this thread.

    I was a regular at the Albany during the 70’s and 80’s and later.
    Great owners Alan and Sarah and very interesting clientele!
    Loved the club and many happy memories.
    One of the few places you could get a drink when the pubs were shut.

    By Mick Petrovic (22/02/2024)

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