Pubs in Brighton - 20 of The Best!

Did you know there is 1 pub for every 250 residents in Brighton?
And with so many superb places to enjoy a jar or two we thought we would give you our top twenty Brighton pubs. These could already be on your radar and appear regularly on your social calendar, or perhaps they will become a new local hangout to frequent, either way they are some of the best venues in the city as far as we are concerned - why not try them out?

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Better Half, BN3

Better Half

If you’re after seriously good food,lovely wines and fabulous ales, enjoyed in warm and welcoming surroundings,come to The Better Half. We are relaxed,friendly and easy going, and we’ll do whatever we can to make sure you feel the same way when you visit

Chimney House, BN1

Chimney House

Located just a short walk from Seven Dials, The Chimney House offers something for everyone. From a pint of Harveys, ploughmans lunch or a dirty little burger to a glass of Prosecco and a relaxed three course meal with seasonal & local ingredients.

Cleveland Arms, BN1

Cleveland Arms

Traditional family run pub overlooking Blakers Park in the Preston Park area of Brighton. Serving great food, local real ales, fine wine and warm welcome.

23/04/2019 Parent and baby/toddler Pilates — Join us at The Cleveland Arms every Tuesday for pilates for parent and baby/toddler sessions with Caroline Horlock from 9:30am - 10:30am. View
24/04/2019 Pilates — Join us at The Cleveland Arms for pilates with Caroline Horlock from 9:30am - 10:30am. View
30/04/2019 Parent and baby/toddler Pilates — Join us at The Cleveland Arms every Tuesday for pilates for parent and baby/toddler sessions with Caroline Horlock from 9:30am - 10:30am. View
31/01/2019 Thursday's 2 for £20 (until 25/04/2019) — How about a pre-weekend treat? Every Thursday between 5pm to 9pm get two main courses off our main menu for just £20! Call up now to reserve yourself a table! 01273 502396 View
04/02/2019 Lunch Special (until 03/05/2019) — Choose from our tasty £10 2 course lunch or 3 courses for £12.50 served Monday to Friday 12-3pm View
19/04/2019 New Spring Menu (until 22/04/2019) — To celebrate the launch of our new seasonal Spring Menu, over the Easter bank holiday weekend we are offering 2 main meals for £20 (excluding steak). With the nice weather hopefully staying too, sounds like the perfect excuse for a get together with something for everyone to enjoy at The Cleveland Arms. To book a table please call 01273 502396. View
14/04/2019 Apprentice Chef (closing 15/05/2019) — Apprentice Chef opportunity for newly refurbished pub & growing food business in Brighton A brilliant opportunity to start a career as a chef. The Cleveland Arms pub is in an affluent part of Brighton and we are looking for an apprentice chef to join our team. We will pay for your college education, chef qualification and other food & hygiene training. We've already successfully trained 2 other chefs’ since starting the business 18 months ago. The successful applicant will work alongside the Head Chef and gain experience across the full menu. A unique opportunity to learn and develop skills quickly. A small kitchen provides the opportunity to prepare and cook a range of dishes. Working with an ambitious team will enable you to be proactive and develop your own ideas. Committed to delivering a high standard in the kitchen is essential covering everything from cleaning to food hygiene. Weekly pay, share of tips and pension benefits also come with the salary and training package. Start date: Now Hours: 40+ Salary: to be discussed Apply to Sarah Davies, Owner. Email [email protected] and telephone 07766000131. View

Dorset Street Bar, BN1

Dorset Street Bar

The Dorset stands out as a true Brighton Classic pub; relaxed, welcoming and full of character. It is popular with a unique and friendly cross section of shoppers, local residents, theatre goers and day trippers.

28/08/2014 Sagres — Bottled beer so no branded glass View

Ginger Pig, BN3

Ginger Pig

Listed as one of the Top 10 Pubs in the UK by GQ, we serve traditional food sourced from Sussex’s finest suppliers. Our menus are updated regularly offering fresh inspiration and seasonality. We also serve a separate bar snack menu and mix seriously good

Hartington, BN2


Whether you just fancy an after work pitcher of cocktails, a 3 course dinner or a star-studded Sunday lunch…we’re here serving the community & families, drinks and lots of entertainment 7 days a week.

Hop Poles, BN1

Hop Poles

A Brighton institution known for its intimate atmosphere, quirky outdoor terrace and fabulous ever-changing menus that are as incredibly tasty as they are creatively written. Often hand delivered by the chef, you know this is food he is proud of.

Hove Place, BN3

Hove Place

With our stunning Italian gardens and our creative and tasty bistro food we can confidently claim to be one of Hove’s best secrets!

Independent, BN2


As we are free of any brewery, pub chain or tie, The Independent is a true freehouse pub in the Hanover/Queens Park area of Brighton.

Joker, BN1


Born in winter of 2014, the award winning Joker Public House is nestled in the heart of the vibrant London Road quarter of Brighton. Passionate about atmosphere, we set the scene for you to kick back with friends and enjoy the good times together.

Lion & Lobster, BN1

Lion & Lobster

Spread over three floors, including a pub area, the Regency Restaurant and a wonderful hidden terrace, The Lion & Lobster is one of the oldest and most traditional pubs in Brighton and Hove.

Mash Tun, BN1

Mash Tun


Mesmerist, BN1


A dapper looking lounge bar in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes that spans three floors and offers a choice of individually styled rooms and spaces to enjoy a quality food offering or an expertly mixed cocktail or two.

Urchin, BN3


Back in the day, it didn't need to be a special occasion to enjoy a plate of oysters with a pint of stout by the sea. We're keeping the dockyard spirit alive by serving you simple, fresh shellfish, craft beer and wine in a relaxed environment.

13/05/2014 Fantastic pub and very friendly — Great pub with a great menu, very friendly staff and great secret garden out the back View

West Hill, BN1

West Hill independent, family-friendly pizza pub perched high upon the hillside just 2 mins walk from Brighton station.

Western, BN1


A hearty Brighton boozer found in the very centre of town, The Western is a popular haunt thanks to its bustling street side tables in the summer and central plot just shy of the beach. Boasting two floors of good ol' fashioned pubbin'