A games room and golf simulator with a bar has opened in the city.

VGolf and Games Room Brighton launched this month in Brighton Marina.

The business has virtual golf, pool, darts and shuffleboard on offer for people looking for somewhere to go with their friends.

Rob Thompson, owner and founder of the business, said he had the idea when he moved to Brighton Marina eight years ago and thought there were not options for activities.

The Argus: One of the virtual golf areas with a tilting greenOne of the virtual golf areas with a tilting green (Image: Supplied)

The 51-year-old said: “We want people to walk away with a smile on their face. We are having that already even though we have just opened.

“It has been a lively atmosphere. We have a fully licensed bar, we want it to be a fun place for people.

“The original idea was the golf simulator side. We also decided to create a games room on the other side as well as arches inside so people could see what is going on across the bar.

“The reception has been amazing so far, everyone has booked for one hour and most people stay for longer.

“I moved to the marina eight years ago, I thought it needed an activity centre. I don’t think there’s enough to attract people to the marina, we need to bring people to the marina.

The Argus: The shuffle lanes and dart boards in the backgroundThe shuffle lanes and dart boards in the background (Image: Supplied)

“We had a lady with two children and they want to improve at golf in a nice environment. We have something for everyone.

“It’s been a tough journey getting here but the results are outstanding.

“I came from a sales background where I was struggling to get up every day and open my laptop but now I jump out of bed for this.”

The venue is available for hire for corporate events. The golf simulator starts at £25 for an hour for two people. It can rise to £40 on the weekend.

For three to six people it starts at £30 for an hour and rises to £45 at peak times.

Dart boards for up to 12 people range between £30 to £45 for an hour depending on when you go. It is the same for the shuffle lanes which cater for up to eight people.

For more information, visit https://vgolfbrighton.co.uk/