Best Pubs In Brighton

Home to some of the finest pubs on the South Coast, our seaside town knows a thing or two about freshly-poured pints and cosy low-lit corners. Whether you're looking to sip cocktails overlooking the sea or a mega Sunday roast in the heart of The Lanes, there truly is a boozer for every occasion. Luckily for you, We've created a guide to the best pubs in Brighton and Hove to help you make those all-important drinking decisions.

Last updated on 26th January 2022

The Brunswick

2 user reviews 5

Found near the beachfront in Hove, The Brunswick is the cosy watering hole that's ideal for casual craft beer sipping, as well as evenings of live music. On top of that, you'll find a huge garden that hosts BBQs in the summer, board games, good grub and more.

Old Albion

78 user reviews 4

Head to Hove where this unique pub and gin palace will quench your thirst, and then some. With an excellent craft beer selection and over 40 different gins, The Old Albion provides a relaxed and eclectic setting to get your sip on.

Earth & Stars

119 user reviews 5

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

New Unity

48 user reviews 4

Located amongst the buzz of London Road, New Unity is a wonderland of quirky bottomless brunches, live sports screenings and unbeatable drinks deals. A popular pub with Brighton's student population, this laid-back spot promises a fun night out that won't break the bank.

The Mesmerist

232 user reviews 4

Whether you're sipping cocktails in the 70s-inspired cocktail lounge, dancing 'til dawn on the roof terrace or chowing down food in the restaurant, The Mesmerist always guarantees a good time. Located just a stone's throw from the seafront, this packed-out haunt is a must-visit Brighton venue.

Grand Central

10 user reviews 5

Sitting pretty just shy of the train station, Grand Central is a stalwart venue in the town's nightlife circles thanks to its charming interiors, gastro pub food and hidden gin bar. They also have a stunning rooftop space, which is perfect for the warmer weather.


266 user reviews 4

Kemptown's favourite boozer, Sidewinder doesn't mess about when it comes to food and drink. From Sunday feasting and craft beer galore, to vegan hot dogs, hearty burgers and gin specials, they're a must-visit if you're looking for somewhere to settle in and chow down.

The Stoneham

292 user reviews 4

Based on the outskirts of Hove, The Stoneham is a popular haunt among those in the know. Decked out with fairy-lights, twinkling candles and quirky neon fixtures, it's as pretty as they come. And you won't go hungry either - feast on sustainably-sourced cuisine such as crispy confit belly of pork and handmade salmon burgers.

Idle Hands

4 user reviews 5

With slick but welcoming interiors, oodles of craft beer and drool-worthy mac and cheese on the menu, this town centre pub is an obvious choice whether you're in the market for a few post-work pints or a cosy date night destination.

One of Hove's favourite watering holes, The Wick Inn promises more than your average pub experience. While they've got some great local ales, classic fixings and a popular quiz night, this place also just happens to boast a secret upstairs speakeasy that serves up some of the town's best bourbon cocktails.