A popular pub known for its live music has reopened under new management.

The Greys in Southover Street, Brighton, reopened on Thursday under the management of Sharon Barr.

The pub has suffered a turbulent 18 months since long-serving landlords Chris Beaumont and Gill Perkins left in 2012 followed by the most recent owner Marc Tozer leaving earlier this month citing financial problems.

Ms Barr, who owns The Zone Bar in St James’s Street and also ran the Gay Village Party at Brighton Pride in 2012, is hoping to bring in some much needed stability.

She said she planned to continue the traditional Monday music night and look to expand it while £10,000 worth of new sound equipment had been installed in time for the next Monday night event.

Chef Mohammed Azaduzzaman is returning to offer Indian, Bangladeshi and Goanese food from the pub’s kitchen.

Ms Barr said: “If you speak to a lot of people, they have great love and affection for The Greys and there was a lot of sadness that it had shut down.

“I think it needs to settle down and get some sort of routine to it again after all the changes.

“If people support the pub it won’t have to close down again, sometimes people mourn a pub when it is gone but don’t use when it is there.”