Cosy Pubs In Brighton

Searching for an escape from the torrential rain and icy seaside winds? In a town filled with toasty watering holes, you're never far from a boozy haven. So whether you're after somewhere with an extensive beer selection, delicious food or just some squishy sofas to slump on, take a gander at our choices of the best cosy pubs in Brighton.

Last updated on 16th November 2021

The Stoneham

274 user reviews 4

Taking a trip to The Stoneham in Hove? You'll enjoy open log fires, cosy sofas and some real homemade grub. This dog-mad destination is perfect for your pooch too, so it's the spot to slide into at the end of a long walk.


278 user reviews 4

With twee corners and bookcases filled with a cracking assortment of reads, The Signalman is a no-brainer for those nippy months. Handily situated by London Road station, this boozer is a great place to bunker down in on a rainy afternoon over a good book, warming food and a couple of drinks.

The Dorset

88 user reviews 4

If you're searching for that snug watering hole to hunker down in near North Laine, The Dorset's mismatched chairs and roaring winter fire are calling. These guys are also a dab hand at fresh seafood dishes, such as their to die for fish pie and moules marinière.

Grand Central

10 user reviews 5

Just a few steps from the station entrance, Grand Central is one of the best pubs to book in Brighton; primed for gastro dinners and post-work tipples alike. And when the sun comes out? Be sure to check out the rooftop terrace where you'll find one of the most serene spots around.

The Hope & Ruin

16 user reviews 4

The Hope & Ruin is the most chaotically decorated pub and grass roots music venue in Brighton; a characterful cavern that's perfect for a winter evening. And for when tummies start rumbling? Kings of vegan junk food BEELZEBAB are serving their famous kebabs and loaded dogs for you to chow down on.

One of the best pubs with open fires in Brighton, The Royal Sovereign also has a stonker of a happy hour. From their classic choice of rainy day chomps and rotation of fine ales to their homely crannies and eccentric decorations, this beauty promises to cater to your every need. 

Brimming with vintage nit-bits and classic charm, The Wick Inn is one of the cosiest pubs in Brighton thanks to its unique interiors. Snuggle up with a beer on one of their tables and enjoy an easygoing night of chat, banter and boozing in town. 

The Prince George

1 user review 4

Craft brews, plush seats and plant-based nosh? They're all on offer at The Prince George. Named by PETA as one of the top 10 veggie restaurants in the country, this spot is perfect for anyone looking to escape the bustle of town and enjoy a cosy night out in Brighton.

Good Companions

2 user reviews 3

A corker of a neighbourhood pub in Seven Dials, Good Companions is an enchanting gem touting walls covered with retro pictures and roaring fires for those chilly months. There's also a menu of popular comfort food dishes, including burgers, toasties and roasts galore.


3 user reviews 5

Vintage furnishings, DJ sets and Mexican dishes are all up for grabs at Hobgoblin. A favourite for their old-school posters and pinball machines, this quirky drinking den is a top choice for an entertaining evening with mates any night of the week.