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The Cyclist (Greenwell & Tipple)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brighton Bier - Free StateExceptional1
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPA Session (Citra/Chinook/Mosaic) Exceptional1
Brighton Bier - West PierExcellent2
Long Man - PodiumGood1
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPANot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Not Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0

Visits Details

05 Nov 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I arrived at Brighton station thinking I had two minutes for my train, but managed to spot that there was a fast train in 18 minutes, leaving time for a half in here.
Long Man - Podium4.40GoodAmber in colour. Heavily malty without being sweet. Good.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPA5.00Not Tried
27 May 2016 (ChrisE)
Just time for a pint before catching my train home. A good atmosphere in here with unobtrusive live music. The cakes on display looked very nice but I managed to resist the temptation to try one.
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00Excellent
08 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
14 minutes until the London Bridge train – time for a quick half in here.
Brighton Bier - Free State4.50ExceptionalWonderful , dark, hoppy beer that really hit the spot. A Red IPA or Brown IPA maybe.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not TriedHad been on when I passed earlier in the day, but ran out by the time I came into the pub.
16 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening before train back to the big city. Just the sort of pub I like. An increase to three pumps for cask beers since Mr Pirrip’s visit.
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPA Session (Citra/Chinook/Mosaic) 4.50ExceptionalTempted to say this is the best mid-strength, golden, hop-filled beer I’ve had the pleasure yet to try – from one of the country’s best up and coming breweries.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
04 Sep 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Bright, colourful and airy. Only a couple of customers. Always good to see real ale at a railway station. Friendly informative bar staff.
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00ExcellentIn fine form. £3.90 pp not outrageous
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried

About The Cyclist

The pub sign. The Cyclist, Brighton, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3XP.

The former Lost Property Office on the main concourse at Brighton railway station has been converted into a bar with restaurant area. It is run by the people who previously founded Geronimo Inns. It opened at the end of June 2014. Bareboarded with an eclectic range of tables and chairs. The bar counter is wooden topped but infilled below with old suitcases in every shape, size and colour from one of the co-owners' collection. As befits a railway refreshment room teas and coffees are sold but the main emphasis is on cask and keg beers and bottles. There are 3 handpumps selling local ales. There are bar snacks and full restaurant meals available all day. Alcohol is sold from 1100; the pub may close early if trade is slack. Closed February 2017, trade perhaps affected by the lengthy industrial dispute on Southern Railway. At a passing visit in early April 2017 the building was devoid of the pub's fittings and contents and contractors were working on site.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN1 3XP