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 updated on 27th July 2023

The Brunswick

Found near the beachfront in Hove, The Brunswick is a cosy den that's ideal for casual craft beer sipping, as well as evenings of live music. On top of that, this also makes it onto our list of top pubs in Brighton, as there's a first-class beer garden for BBQs come the summer.

Park View

Overlooking the gorgeous Preston Park, this relaxed pub has a family-friendly policy. Offering a selection of wholesome eats, from gourmet bangers and mash to 28-day aged rib-eye steaks, this is the ideal pitstop for a midweek pick-me-up.

The Stoneham

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. Tuck into flavour-packed eats, from crispy confit belly of pork to salmon burgers.

The Dorset

Perched between Gardner Street and North Road, The Dorset has been going strong for over 200 years. Whether you're grabbing a table on the outdoor terrace or sitting down on a mismatched chair in front of the open fire, this hub is an ideal venue all year round. 

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.

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.

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.