Removal of the Dyke’s original bar

Removal of the Dyke’s original bar

Last Wednesday morning (12 July) two clearance trucks were seen outside the Dyke Pub, one of them loaded with dark wood. Inside, the left hand side of the pub was being cleared – with an empty space where the original bar once stood. Witnesses were concerned...
Objecting on heritage grounds

Objecting on heritage grounds

Why I will be objecting to the plans on heritage grounds Susie Kyriacou, Architect and Local Resident When we talk about saving the Dyke Pub, I believe it’s important not just to think of saving a valued community hub, but also saving a significant piece of...
The Dyke Pub: an early timeline

The Dyke Pub: an early timeline

Thanks to Camilla from the Save The Dyke Group, we have a timeline of the early days of The Dyke (or as it was originally, The Windmill Inn). Also see our blog post on The Windmill Inn.  1861: James Trusler (and family), owner of Preston Mill (otherwise known as...
About the architect

About the architect

The Dyke Road Hotel was designed by local architect Charles Henry Buckman. Buckman carried out many residential projects around Brighton and Hove, and was used repeatedly by Tamplins Brewery for pub work; including designing the Station Hotel and the grade II listed...
The Windmill Inn

The Windmill Inn

The Dyke Road Hotel was built in 1895 to a replace a much smaller inn known as the Windmill Inn – the inn was a modest whitewashed building, thought to have been knocked together from two or three cottages, and was named after the adjacent windmill (owned by...
Haunted by ‘The Grey Lady’

Haunted by ‘The Grey Lady’

Did you know that the Dyke is apparently haunted by a ‘grey lady’?  According to www.ghostpubs.com, “A woman working here was cleaning the beer pump handles when she felt she was being watched. She turned around and, near the fireplace about three...