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I was speaking to Sean the caretaker of Kingsley Court the other day, telling him about my memories of the Abinger, which in my heyday 1970s Brighton was a pub/steak restaurant with bars on the raised ground floor with brick divided nooks and crannies to drink and chat in, carpeted throughout, jukebox, and a vibrant foreign student clientele. It had I remember a discotheque below ground level and a steak house restaurant upstairs which was reached by a carpeted sweeping stairway. A lot of good memories.  

By David Sanders (28/10/2009)

I was Chef at the Abinger, it had a restaurant on the ground floor and on the top floor, with a small bar in between as one went up the stairs, gazing at the huge pots which formed a waterfall suspended from the roof. As one entered the pub there was a bar on the right and the restaurant on the left. at the back there was a conference/function room. There was also a cocktail bar on the top floor for those awaiting a table - which was almost every evening.

Favourites were T bone steak, Dover sole upstairs, and Rump and Scampi, downstairs. Plus of course many other dishes.

I think that for families the favourite table was the Thruppenny bit, a multiple sided enclosed table upstairs.

I have fond memories of the place as it is where I met my wife, now of 46 years.

By Philip (20/08/2016)

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