Foundry Street pub

Photo:The Foundry pub in Foundry Street, 2008

The Foundry pub in Foundry Street, 2008

Photo by Maureen Brand

Five names since 1858

By Jackie Fuller, North Laine resident

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

The current (2008) 'Foundry' pub at 13 Foundry Street was first opened in 1858 as 'The White Horse'.

In 1862 it became the 'Labour in Vain' and then briefly 'The Lamb'.

In 1869 it changed its name to the 'Pedestrian Arms' and remained with that name until 2007, when it became the 'Foundry', reflecting the name of the street in which it stands.

(Information from:  Rose Collis, Brighton Boozers: A History of the City's Pub Culture, Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Museum, 2005)

[Previously published in the 'North Laine Runner', No 178, Jan/Feb 2006]

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