Kemptown’s own Gingerman group outpost, in a lovely street corner site, is aptly named, being dog-friendly to the extent that the barman has gravy bone treats on offer for our furry friends. Two-legged punters do rather well with a menu based, as across the chain, on a wealth of trusted suppliers. Excellent craft beers in a local ambience give it a pubbier feel than Hove’s Ginger Pig and this is mirrored slightly in the food offering. No, we’re not talking pork scratchings. Game season brought Red Legged Partridge (£18) with Crown Prince Squash, Black Cabbage, Pearl Barley and Bacon Game Chips, which had to be followed by a Treacle Tart With Blood Orange and Nutmeg Ice Cream for £7.50 (a quid of which went to The Rockinghorse Appeal, an independent charity aiming to improve
life for sick children in Sussex and Surrey). Kemp Town has its fair share of meat-free devotees. The Dog does them proud with its £14 Vegetarian Tasting Plate, consisting of
Crushed Bean Hot Dog With Fried Onions and Ginger Dog Sauce, Kentucky Fried Butternut Squash, Beetroot Slaw, BBQ Corn on the The Cob and String Fries.