Best Pubs In Brighton

Home to some of the finest boozers on the south coast, our seaside town knows a thing or two about freshly-poured pints and cosy corners. Whether you're wanting to sip cocktails while overlooking the sea or fancy a mega Sunday roast in The Lanes, there's a watering hole for every occasion. Need some inspo? Here's our roundup of the best pubs in Brighton.

Last edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 16th July 2024

The Kemp

Home to a spacious garden and a cosy indoor space that boasts bold electric blue walls, The Thomas Kemp is a stand-out Brighton spot. Grab a table inside, where you'll be able to tuck into cauliflower wings, cajun chicken burgers and loaded nachos.

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Old Albion

On the hunt for the best pubs in Brighton and Hove? Then venture to Old Albion, a unique drinking den and gin palace that will quench your thirst, and then some. With an excellent craft beer selection and over 40 different gins, this hub provides an eclectic setting for pours.

The Actors

A popular haunt among the LGBTQ+ community, The Actors really fronts a welcoming atmosphere. The all-inclusive space boasts a crackin' pizza menu for those after tasty grub, all before the lights go down for entertainment, including live DJs and quiz nights.

The Pump House

Just a short walk away from Prince Albert Street in the heart of Brighton, The Pump House is a traditional pub decked out in wooden walls, leather barstools and golden chandeliers. Dating back to 1766, you'll find plenty of history and character here, including a stone fireplace carved with the initials of the original owner. Enjoy a cracking selection of cask ales and spirits, as well as a classic British menu of veggie cottage pie, chargrilled ribeye steak or baked macaroni cheese, among many other tasty treats.

Earth & Stars

Home to crackin' Sunday roasts, Earth and Stars is one of the best pubs in Brighton for food. The weekday a la carte offering shouldn't be overlooked though - featuring everything from beer-battered smoked tofu to open ravioli, it's bursting with tasty delights.

Blind Busker Hove

With HD screens both indoors and outdoors, Blind Busker Hove is one of the best pubs to watch football in Brighton. Grab an ice-cold brew at the bar alongside some smoky BBQ beef nachos, before watching every boot of the ball.

St George's Inn

When it comes down to the best pub gardens in Brighton, St George's Inn in Kemptown is bound to impress. Tuck into some tasty grub across the traditional indoor space in the cooler months or make your way to the south-facing beer garden when the sun creeps through.

The Wick Inn

A Hove favourite watering hole, The Wick Inn promises more than your average pub experience. While its got some great local ales, this place also happens to boast a secret upstairs speakeasy that serves up some of the town's best bourbon cocktails.

The Urchin

If you're a seafood fan, then check out The Urchin in Hove. Home to fresh and sustainably-sourced fish, this is a great spot to enjoy some mouthwatering scallops, prawns and oysters, all complemented with a glass of crisp pinot grigio.