Beer Gardens In Brighton

Don't get us wrong, we love the beach, but sometimes you can't beat an afternoon in a lush outdoor spot - especially with an ice-cold drink in hand. You only need to look a little closer to uncover the swathes of green havens that are dotted all over this seaside town. From secret sun-soaked courtyards to rooftop terraces, check out our picks of the best beer gardens in Brighton.

Last updated on 29th November 2022

Open House

475 user reviews 4

Heated areas, cute wooden huts, beautiful greenery and a great drinks menu make Open House a popular spot during summer. Book out one of the cosy booths for you and your group, or nab a table if you fancy sinking some craft brews while topping up your tan.

The Stoneham

388 user reviews 4

A stylish gastropub just outside of Hove, The Stoneham is a top choice for your days of alfresco drinking in the town. Not only is its beer garden a real looker, with flowers, pretty lights and wooden booths, but the food being whipped up here is second to none.

The Hare and Hounds

1 user review 4

Fancy a few sun-soaked sips? There's a reason that The Hare and Hounds have gained quite a name for themselves in the town. Check out their gorgeous outdoor space adorned with gorgeous plants, pagodas and plenty of nooks to rest or relax during a sunny afternoon.

The Dorset

145 user reviews 4

Having opened nearly 200 years ago, The Dorset is bringing you a side of history alongside their sunshine sips. Grab a streetside table at this much-loved North Laine watering hole, and top up your tan as you enjoy tasty cocktails or craft brews.

Blind Busker Hove

109 user reviews 4

Setting the mark high for beer gardens in Hove, The Blind Busker is a charming boozer with an all-day menu and fully stocked bar. Swing by the outdoor terrace to watch live sport, sip on summer spritzes and keep toasty by the heaters as dusk falls.

Fronting a gorgeous roof garden with panoramic scenes of the town, Trading Post Coffee Roasters is well worth a visit. Located in Kensington Gardens, this fabulous venue has a lineup of entertainment, alongside a tasty range of bevvies or snacks to delve into. 

The Thomas Kemp

286 user reviews 5

Seeking bars with beer gardens in Brighton? The Thomas Kemp has got you covered for craft beers and classic pub grub in an alfresco setting. Just a hop, skip and jump from the sea, this place is perfect for a light lunchtime bite or a more hefty meal.

White Rabbit

103 user reviews 4

Soak up the rays with a trip to The White Rabbit's secret suntrap. Whether you've taken to the tables out front or the intimate little beer garden, it's a quirky gem and ideal for a few brewskis before heading inside to watch some talented musicians.

The Actors

1 user review 4

Fronting a gorgeous little covered and heated garden to the front of the pub, The Actors is the perfect place to settle down for a pint outdoors. Otherwise, there's cosy fireplaces, a choice of DJ or quiz nights, and theatre performances inside.

La Plage

35 user reviews 4

So this one might not have the greenery that some of the other beer gardens in Brighton do, but it's coming up trumps for views. Located on the actual beach, La Plage will be sorting you out for lunch, dinner and lip-smacking cocktails.

The Brunswick

28 user reviews 4

Sun's out, huns out. If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy alfresco sips, Hove's The Brunswick boasts a sprawling beer garden. In the summer, you can expect a delicious BBQ sizzling away, as well as a few open-air live music sets.

Mash Tun

47 user reviews 4

Located in the centre of all the action and with a tonne of tasty craft brews on tap, The Mash Tun is a no-brainer when it comes to Brighton pubs with outdoor seating. Be sure to grab a table on their cool streetside terrace, while delving into their mouthwatering range of burgers and bevvies. 

St George's Inn

21 user reviews 4

Looking for a space to relax in the sun with a cool pint in the warmer months? Head to Kemptown's St George's Inn. This traditional boozer touts a fabulous south-facing beer garden, perfect for sipping on drinks and enjoying some pub grub classics.

The Exchange

98 user reviews 5

The Exchange is serving up two types of outdoor seating for sunseekers. Along with streetside tables, this haunt also has a diddy courtyard area, touting a long communal table as well as separate booths under a cover. 


302 user reviews 4

One of the best bars in Brighton with a beer garden, Sidewinder is the ultimate alfresco chill-out zone. Make your way to their chic little suntrap during the warmer seasons, while a covered section keeps you cosy when the weather inevitably turns.

The Connaught

1 user review 5

With its south-facing seating and a laid-back atmosphere, it's not hard to see why The Connaught is in the running for the best beer gardens in Hove. The traditional pub has a lovely alfresco space, excellent real ales and comforting food - what more could you want?

Good Companions

2 user reviews 3

When the sky's blue and the day is toasty, this Seven Dials beer garden is abuzz with drinkers. The extensive outside area and front terrace mean you can stretch out or relax in your own space, while Good Companions' well-stocked bar will keep you coming back for more.


3 user reviews 5

Boasting alternative murals and the occasional foodie pop-up during summer, Hobgoblin is bringing something a little different to the table. The pub embraces all things quirky and eclectic, so expect to see a fun and inclusive crowd, alongside DJ sets and a mouthwatering menu.

Hove Place

1 user review 4

Escape the hustle and bustle with a trip to Hove Place. A more chilled and low-key outdoor offering, this charming bohemian retreat comes complete with white iron seating, plush palm trees and some top-notch pub fare. A date night pick? We think so...