Caught the distinct whiff of sausage in Seven Dials? Follow your nose and it'll lead you straight to Shakespeare's Head, or Shakies as it's known to locals. Head here for board games, vintage wares and their famous bangers and mash, including wild boar editions.
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.
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.
If you're in the market for hoppy treats and gastro pub grub, The North Laine Pub and Brewery is your perfect rainy day spot. Brimming with craft beer and stacked burgers, you'll never be short on stuff to keep you fed and watered. Topping all that off? Tours of the microbrewery and axe throwing.
Open House know how to great creative with their space. From exposed brick and dark hues to a grand mosaic behind the bar, this spot is stylish while retaining a traditional pub feel. Better yet? Improvised comedy will keep the good times coming as the evening draws in.
Found on Black Lion street (fancy that?), this cosy pub has been around since its days as a brewery in the mid 1500s. Nowadays it boasts all the same charm, but with local artwork, murals and tasty plates of nosh too. Our top tip? These guys boast the best blood marys in Brighton.
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.
If you're looking for juicy burgers, laid back vibes and vintage trimmings from your Brighton boozer, local favourite Mash Tun delivers on all fronts. The Church Street spot offers up premium patties, tasty dogs and all the welcoming charm you need this winter.
Sidewinder has all the Bohemian flair, traditional Sunday roasts and craft beer you'd expect from one of Kemptown's most charming watering holes. Hunker down on Chesterfields amongst totally unique interiors, discovering all the oddities of this carefully curated venue.
One of the most sought after cosy winter pubs in town, The Mesmerist stands head and shoulders above its rivals thanks to its quirky interiors, live music nights and cocktail menu. Relax in one of its booths or settle down amongst the mahogany for a pint or a heady concoction.
Dating all the way back to 1868, Bath Arms' classic features match The Lanes' historic and cobbled surroundings. From mahogany tones and dated furniture to exposed fireplaces, it's as rustic and original as a traditional boozer can get. So don't be put off by rumours of their very own Victorian ghost. Spooky.
While a cave-themed pub might not strike you as an obvious choice for cosy pubs, we beg to differ. Boasting intimate nooks, candlelit tables and hearty grub, The Tempest Inn Brighton is definitely worth checking out if craft pints and seaside views are your kind of thing.
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.
Home to one of the cheapest pints of Guinness in Brighton, Fiddler's Elbow is known for pairing its pints with hearty pub fare. This cosy little boozer boasts a central island bar circled by emerald green booths and vintage trinkets, for a charming atmosphere to add to the classic Irish hospitality.
Fronting slices of warming pizza, alongside cosy fireplaces and plenty of craft beer, The Actors is the perfect pub to settle down in once the weather takes a turn for the worst. Better yet, there's also a roster of live DJs, quiz nights and theatre performances to keep you entertained.
The Lion and Lobster Brighton oozes toasty vibes thanks to their ceilings clad in fairy lights and comfy snugs. If the roaring fire and mahogany furnishings don't win you over, the local ales and homemade pizzas will definitely have you coming back for more.
Just as the name suggests, White Rabbit is like a trip to Wonderland as the eccentric boozer boasts a mix of kitsch decor, quirky trinkets and candlelit tables. Topping it off? This Brighton watering hole fronts perfect pints and crackin' entertainment to boot, making it one of the most popular pubs with beer gardens.
Upcycled furniture? Charming vintage interiors? Retro collectibles? It's not just the fact this is one of the cosiest pubs with fireplaces in Brighton that gives The Exchange its charm. Leave modernity by the door as you head into the kitsch interiors and whimsical surrounds, tucking into hearty fare while you're at it.
Hailed as one of the oldest pubs in Brighton, The Victory has traditional boozing to a tee. Having managed to retain a lot of its original features, including vintage framed pictures and ship memorabilia, this classic spot keeps its punters coming back for more.
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.
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.