The Tempest Inn

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Swigging next to the seafront comes a brand new Brighton boozer with something wholly unique under its belt. Utilising the space that once was Life, The Tempest Inn is beachfront boozing with literal cave craft. 

Boasting cool cave interiors and lantern lit lighting with a dozen booths to book and choose from, The Tempest Inn is one of the most unique craft caverns yet. Hailing itself as a pub and refusing to adorn the beachfront club theme, The Tempest Inn promises not only a wholly distinct theme, there's a large room to be found above where supper clubs, live music and events are set to take place.

Guests looking to gorge on lush liquids at The Tempest Inn will be able to lock their lips around cocktails the likes of an Espresso Martini and Seagrog; while those looking for beer can get your mitts on Laine's Pale Ale, Caledonian Three Hop and more.


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


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The Tempest Inn
169-161 King's Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB


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Our Review

Tempest Inn - Brighton Bar Review

Tempest Inn - Brighton Bar Review

Cave themed capers? The Tempest Inn is a seafront bar and restaurant aimed at locals and those wanting to avoid the tourist hotspots; I couldn't wait to take a visit to see if it delivered. The Venue Just opposite West Street and a stone’s...

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Perfect location right on the beach, lovely for night and day drinking! They open up a hatch in the summer so you can stay outside and the queues are less busy :)
13 Jun 2017 by

This is a great place to be in the summer. They open up a tiki bar next to their beach seating area. Really nice selection of craft beers and they also let us eat our own fish n chips!
08 Mar 2017 by

Great place to go on atmosphere and excellent prices on drinks. The doorman nearly ruined the evening as it was my husbands surprise 30th birthday where people had travelled all over from Brazil, Australia and Europe. He refused him entry he looked about 18 himself! The manager had to allow him in. There was no apology for the inconvenience or the attitude from the doorman which was entirely inappropriate. Would have got 5 stars but the first impressions weren't good Rik visited The Tempest Inn on 17 Sep 2016
21 Sep 2016 by

The place is fantastic. Great vibe, right at the seafront, great service. The only detail is the horrible booking service, which only allows reservations until 20.00 at the latest, and staff are not really helpful on that matter. Daniel visited The Tempest Inn on 15 Jul 2016
10 Aug 2016 by

Very cool, quirky, central venue. Good music, vibe and drinks. Will be back next time we are down Brighton. Were very accommodating when we weren't able to make our earlier booking, slotted us in later. Cheers! Will visited The Tempest Inn on 23 Jul 2016
26 Jul 2016 by

Amazing! Insanely beautiful interior deco! Reasonably priced drinks!!! Staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful!! We all had such an amazing night!!! Wish I visited this place earlier!!! To top it all off there is a photo booth!!! nivethika96 visited The Tempest Inn on 10 Jun 2016
12 Jun 2016 by

Great night as always! Lovely food, great music and staff very friendly!! Bec (the manager?) got back to me very quickly regarding my booking and tried her best to accommodate my needs. Paula visited The Tempest Inn on 07 May 2016
09 May 2016 by

Becky & Matt were fantastic with helping me arrange a work function at The Tempest Inn. They were really friendly and looked after us all night. The food was incredible and everyone had an fabulous evening. Highly recommended. ninalomax visited The Tempest Inn on 06 Apr 2016
08 Apr 2016 by

We'd booked 2 of the caves for 10pm on a Friday night and had a great time. The drinks were nice and staff accommodating - important as it was a bit of a reunion occasion. lizabaron visited The Tempest Inn on 26 Feb 2016
28 Feb 2016 by

The Tempest is a great place to grab a seafood feast. The Crab Boil is a must - it is absolutely delicious and good value. The staff were great and the place had a nice atmosphere. Controversially, If I had to choose between Riddle and Finns and the Tempest the Crab Boil would win me over every time!
15 Feb 2016 by

Fantastic staff. Excellent food and fabulous location. Had the new Crab Claw menu, the dishes were amazing and very big. Congratulations to Becky and her team. Can't wait to go again and already booked in to take friends. andymagrae visited The Tempest Inn on 27 Feb 2016
06 Feb 2016 by

Brilliant night on Friday for my partners birthday Ben and all the staff were great and friendly and helped to make it a great night. nothing was too much for them . we all danced for hours to classic 70's disco music . would highly recommend this venue for our age group 50 - 60 as Brighton does not really cater for us anywhere else DJ had all original vinyl records to add to the authenticity. Caves are really great and makes this a very unusual venue . Will definitely go again Tnx 4 a memorable night Jonathan visited The Tempest Inn on 22 Jan 2016
24 Jan 2016 by

A very lovely and atmospheric venue- booked the upstairs function room for my 30th and it was great.var opened upstairs at 9 and the DJ was there-although only thing was I didn't know he was going to be there in the room so it was just a bit too loud-only criticism! Sakera visited The Tempest Inn on 07 Nov 2015
14 Nov 2015 by

The staff were extremely helpful on the phone granting me a choice of table and insuring that we were greeted with out wine and bar snacks on the table. The scenery was very atmospheric which made it a perfect venue for a first date. conradbruce visited The Tempest Inn on 03 Nov 2015
05 Nov 2015 by

Reserved the upstairs space for my birthday. Perfect! A little private space but still getting the music from the DJ. Staff were polite and brilliant. Definitely recommended for your celebration.
14 Sep 2015 by

Fantastic venue for our joint birthday parties. Staff were attentive without being intrusive, great selection of drinks, our DJs had all their needs met, dancing outside. What more could we want. Would like to do that all over again.
29 Jun 2015 by

Fantastic evening. We reserved the space upstairs. Matt was so attentive and nice - ensuring that our food was out on time and that only we had the space. The music was turned down in our area so that we could hear ourselves. Great food, beer, music, location. Couldn't have wished for a better evening.
21 Jun 2015 by

Booked a table for my birthday - had an awesome time, great atmosphere, buzzy but not so loud we couldn't talk - stayed for hours, drank the world (great choice of drinks!) and the lovely staff looked after my pressies for me until the next day. Amazing views also. Loved it.
15 Jun 2015 by

Great food, the best view in Brighton and a nice change from the usual Seafront places. Try the Scallops or the meat sharing board both are very delicious. The Tempest also has lots of Ales that are locally brewed and an extensive wine list.
25 Mar 2015 by

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