Locals Only: ID Required

I was just walking back up from meeting a friend in North Laine, where we’d had a drink in the friendly (if a little pricey) White Rabbit pub, when I noticed the Bear Inn off the Lewes Road had a sign in its entrance that I hadn’t noticed before: ‘LOCALS ONLY’, it said, ‘ID REQUIRED’. I stood there and stared at it for a few seconds to make sure I hadn’t misunderstood – this is Brighton, after all – and then continued on my way.

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