In the Pink – women’s accommodation in Brighton
My friend Catherine and I headed down to Brighton for a few days away from convent life. Brighton is such an icon of British seaside life, it seemed a good place to go, and I knew from the Women Travel the World website that there was also a women’s B&B there, so that was an added incentive.
The drive down was lovely, until we hit Brighton on a Saturday afternoon – wall to wall traffic. It took us some time to find The Pink House – Brighton’s only women’s guest house
It is in a quiet street right beside the railway station – so can I suggest you skip the traffic, and come to Brighton by train (better on the environment too).
Our host Sue Williams met us at the door, and kindly took Catherine off to find a car park for Turtle – her car. The Pink House is a cosy B&B, central to everything and Sue gave us lots of info for what we could do. Sue also invited us down for a lovely mulled wine one evening which was a treat. Breakfast was yummy mushrooms and scrambled eggs as well as the usual fruit and muesli and toast.
We headed down to Brighton Pier (of course that is what you do in Brighton!) where Catherine rode a digital horse, and I sat on a deck chair – also what you do in Brighton except it was bloody freezing.
Oh well, I can say I have done it. Along the waterfront diabetic Catherine introduced me to Brighton Rock – a fabulous candy shaped excuse to eat straight sugar. Yum.
Brighton was buzzing – even now in winter it is full of people – all the carparks were full. There were people shopping, street markets were open, restaurants while not packed were respectably full. It is a very gay friendly place with rainbow stickers all over, and gay bars and even some women owned pubs. It was a great atmosphere – and a great place for a break away.
The Pink House