Velvet Jacks – A quirky cafe bar in the town centre

A new cafe bar owned by the wife and wife team of Jackie Perry and Eve Pleavin has opened on Western Road in Hove opposite Norfolk Square.

Velvet Jacks

JACKIE and Eve became civil partners three years ago this September after a whirlwind romance.

Jackie a civil servant for 14 years, travelled the world and lived in America for three and a half-year before she met Eve.

Eve, a tattoo artist for the last 14 years lived in New Zealand before coming to settle in Brighton where three years ago she opened the tattoo parlour, Velvet Tattoo at 48 Norfolk Square, just a few doors away from Velvet Jacks.

Jaqi Nails, Jackie Perry and Eve Pleavin

Jaqi Nails, Jackie Perry and Eve Pleavin

The lovely Jaqi Nails makes up the team behind the bar.

Velvet Jacks, a quirky, boutique cafe bar with seaviews is located on Western Road on the borders of Brighton and Hove. It has been beautifully designed and decorated with the bar itself created from reclaimed wood.

During the day they serve Dury coffees, teas and cakes. If you want something more savoury try a 10 inch wood fired pizza priced between £7-£8 or rustic rolls and humous and olive snacks.

The bar offers a fine selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle. A bottle of Parini Pinot Grigio delle Venezie is £16.50 with a bottle of red Short Mile Bay Shiraz costing just £14.50.

A huge bonus is that the bar is located on the sunny side of the street where you can sit outside to drink on tap beer including; Oranjeboom, Asahi, Oyster Ale and Whistable Bay Blonde premium lager.

Velvet Jacks

During happy hour on weekdays between 4pm-7pm, you can buy a large glass of wine for the price of a medium. There will be a quiz night every Tuesday and regular live acoustic music performances.

As they are conveniently located just 200 metres from the start of the Pride parade, Velvet Jacks will be offering a pre-breakfast on Saturday, August 1 before the Pride parade starts.

Velvet Jacks is at 50 Norfolk Square, Brighton, telephone number: 07720 661290. Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am-midnight: Sunday noon-11pm: Closed Mondays


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