About us

The George Payne was established in May 2012 by Enterprise Inn’s tenants Zoe & Steve with the aim of creating a traditional British pub offering a warm welcome, quality drink selection focusing on real ales, ciders and good wines alongside home-from-home cooking in a friendly, relaxing, inclusive atmosphere.

The refurbished George Payne – formerly known as The Kendal Arms – has been embraced by the local community from the moment its doors were opened.

“With tremendous support from our local community we are building a thriving business by turning The George Payne into a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike. In September 2013, just a year and a half after we opened, we were immensely proud to win the award for Best Turnaround Pub of the Year at The Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s Great British Pub Awards. (Zoe Rodgers)



Community focus

We love getting involved in local community events that reflect the needs and wishes of our friendly, highly diverse neighbourhood. Our aim is to provide something for everyone in our bright pub in a quiet street tucked away in a pleasant corner of Hove. We’re family and pet-friendly and are always open to new ideas. Locals and visitors are equally welcome at our many social activities including our regular open mic nights, running club, live music and DJ nights; Halloween celebrations, street parties and plenty more. For younger visitors we have designed and built a safe and fun Astro-turfed children’s play area with a Tardis and cottage play-house. Colouring sheets and our games cupboard are always available.



Quality food and drink

At The George Payne you will find dishes served in a home-cooked style, featuring daily food specials and a children’s menu. Fresh coffee is available all day from 12 to 12 alongside a selection of cakes and biscuits. Our Sunday menu consists of a good selection of meat and vegetarian roasts accompanied by a range of home-made puddings reflecting our individual style, plus locally sourced ice cream.
Our drinks selection includes real ales, ciders, good quality wines along side a varied selection of soft drinks.



Private events

We are happy to discuss catering for events and gatherings, whatever the occasion – just contact us to let us know your requirements.



Come along and join us

It’s our aim to make your visit go smoothly – so whether you fancy a quick pint or coffee & cake, or something more substantial, pop in and see us. You’ll find a friendly welcome waiting for you.


The George Payne