Beer Gardens in Brighton

We know what you're thinking; 'why on earth would we want a beer garden in Brighton when there's a perfectly pebble clad one called 'the seafront' just down the road? Well my Vitamin D loving chum, with so quirky a collection, rampant back garden parties and pub grub pop-ups to be found, we think you'd be barmy not to give them a try. Check out our recommendations for some of the very best beer gardens in Brighton and prepare to sun yourself something silly (layer those factors, safety first). 

Last updated on 28th June 2018




The Black Lion

2 user reviews 5

Leave the sad, old-man pubs behind and join some of the city's coolest patrons for an adventure in The Black Lion's beer garden. Found in amongst the throngs of this cool indie hot-spot, the two beer gardens are full of fairy lights, have their own bar and boast a number of brightly coloured benches. Better still, when the weather's a bit glum, guests can relax underneath the cosy shelter.

The Lion and Lobster

721 user reviews 4

Brighton's best-kept secret when it comes to beer gardens? We think so pal, we truly think so. Not only do they boast a TV and many sun-kissed seating areas, there's also a rooftop garden to be found in this maze of a pub. Through winding stairs and passageways, you'll be happy that you took the time to uncover these two unique drinking spaces in the city. 

The Tempest Inn

21 user reviews 5

With a gorgeous scenic view of the beach front, this beer garden has the relaxed vibes of a holiday retreat. Tuck in around the quaint, rustic picnic tables with a pint or a tasty tipple and stretch out in the fresh air with your nearest and dearest. And don't worry, when you do have to drag yourself away from that sea breeze, rest assured the interior is just as impressive, with coastal nooks carved into the walls.

The White Rabbit

2 user reviews 3

Looking for a cosy little nook? Something of a secret sun-trap where you can dabble in a little summer supping? Then jump down the rabbit hole and soak up all the fun of The White Rabbit. Whether you've taken to the tables out front or the intimate little beer garden out back, you'll be relaxing in the swathes of a considerably quirky pub, laden in junkyard treats and Alice in Wonderland-inspired features.

Hove Place

1 user review 4

One of Brighton's more subdued escapes, you wont be subject to the blaring of soundsystems or late night party revellers at this beauty of a sun trap. Found in Hove, the beer garden at Hove Place is a charming little bohemian retreat, complete with white iron seating, plush palm trees and some top notch pub fare if the afternoon so takes you; sit back, relax and soak in some of that seriously sedating Vitamin D. 

Mash Tun

1 user review 5

Whilst it may not necessarily be a beer 'garden' per say, there's no greenery in sight here kids, it is one of the most bustling indie spaces when the sun doth begin to shine down. Found larking on the streets of North Laine and directly outside the doors of the Mash Tun Brighton pub, this bench laden retreat is a popular sunshine resort for the indie kids of the city after grabbing a cold bevvie and burger inside. 

Hobgoblin

3 user reviews 5

Boasting Brighton's alternative clientele and a group of alternative murals to match, this beer garden in Brighton is a hearty party affair. From foodie summer pop-ups to heated brollies and benches the like, the beer garden at the Hobgoblin just so happens to be one of the city's all rounders be you out back with a cold pint or nestled in your finest winter 'garms. 

Fortune of War

3 user reviews 4

Can you even comprehend the idea of a beer garden leading out onto the ocean? Get oudda town. But thanks to Brighton's heritage boozer The Fortune of War, you now can. Probably one of the most bustling beer gardens in Brighton thanks to its, literally, on beach location and top notch sun spot, The Fortune of War are boasting some of the best beer garden views in the city, pint in hand and ocean breeze in hair.