Caxton Arms, Brighton
Caxton Arms, Brighton

History

The Caxton Arms opened in 1928 as a community pub to support the now closed dairy on North Gardens. The pub is named after William Caxton an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer.

He is credited for introducing the printing press into England in the 15th century He was also the first English retailer of printed books, the first book known to have been produced at his press in Westminster was an edition of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

In 2002, William Caxton was voted one of the top 100 Greatest Britons in a BBC poll.