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 while overlooking the sea or fancy a mega Sunday roast in the heart of The Lanes, there's truly a boozer for every occasion. Check out our guide to the best pubs in Brighton and Hove to help you make those all-important drinking decisions.

Last updated on 23rd May 2022

Head on down to Oculist on Boyce's Street for some tasty grub and stunning views. Not only does this hotspot offer a fabulous menu with a range of much-loved classics, but they also have a fabulous rooftop terrace for those Insta-worthy snapshots and sunny days.

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.

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.

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 their flavour-packed eats from crispy confit belly of pork to salmon burgers.

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.

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.

Looking for a first-class pub in Brighton? Then head on over to St George's Inn in Kemptown. Enjoy tucking into some tasty grub in their traditional indoor space in the cooler months or make your way to their south-facing beer garden when the sun creeps through.

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.

Bored of your local boozer? Add East Street Tap to your list. This city centre haunt is not only inspired by the cool Eastern shores of America, but they also pride themselves on serving up some of the finest bevvies from the other side of the Atlantic, including Trillium, Alchemist and Brooklyn. 

Tired of the same old boozers? A charming pub in North Laine, Foundation Head is a great shout for anyone on the hunt for good beer and even better scran. Enjoy chowing down on delicious burgers, nuggets and fries while pairing with a glass of vino or pint.

If you're a seafood fan, then be sure to 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 with a glass of wine. 

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, this place also happens to boast a secret upstairs speakeasy that serves up some of the town's best bourbon cocktails.