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The Bugle is an Irish themed, traditional style free house and community pub with a huge selection of real ales and beers at competitive prices.
The Bugle was originally constructed around 1850 and is so called because it was a popular haunt for the soldiers of Preston Barracks, now the site of a B & Q superstore in Lewes Road. If the soldiers ventured further away from the barracks than the area of the Bugle, they would be unable to hear the the sound of the evening Bugler recalling all soldiers to barracks. The pub has an interesting history and stairs down to the cellar were constructed and the cellar was used as an air raid shelter by local schoolchildren during the 2nd world war. Many of these children later became regular customers at the pub. The old stairs still exist and are now used by us to store our wine bottles.
We have a private beer garden, comfortable smoking area and bbq at the rear of the building and children are always welcome in our garden and family room.
For the last 23 years the pub has been run by the McGrath family and plans for the future include a pub kitchen serving traditional pub meals and snacks.
The first photo on this screen was found when clearing out old rubbish from the beer cellar. We displayed it in the bar and a customer recognised his grandfather (2nd right in middle row) who was a dustman in the 1890's and a regular at the pub.