Best Pubs in Brighton

Home to some of the finest pubs on the South Coast, in Brighton it's never about whether to go for a drink, but where to go for a drink. No matter if you're looking for craft beer with a sea view, party pubs for some pre-night out drinks, or a cosy spot in the Lanes, this town's got a boozer for every occasion. So, from brewpubs boasting devilishly delicious burgers, to the best Sunday roasts, we've rounded up our top tips for the best pubs in Brighton to help you make the toughest of all decisions. 

Last updated on 18th October 2019




The Tempest Inn

23 user reviews 5

Enter a coastal tavern washed ashore onto Brighton's seafront and nestle into a cosy cove, your seats set into the rock and intricate drawings decorating the walls. With an extensive drinks list, tasty treats on the food menu and some great live music, head on over to one of the most well-known pubs in Brighton.

Idle Hands

4 user reviews 5

With slick but welcoming interiors, oodles of craft beer and delicious mac and cheeses 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.

Head to Hove where this unique pub and gin palace provides the perfect spot for quenching all your thirsts. From their excellent craft beer selection to their menu of over 40 different gins, The Old Albion provides a relaxed and eclectic setting to get your sip on.

Sidewinder

15 user reviews 5

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 hunker down and chow down.

Overlooking the gorgeous Preston Park, this fun and relaxed pub is the ultimate Sunday treat. Offering a selection of wholesome and hearty eats, from crispy duck salad and chicken katsu burgers to fish & chips and Sunday roasts. Open to all ages, it's a proper family spot with great beers and a lovely atmosphere to boot.

Earth and Stars

2 user reviews 5

Home to one Brighton's best Sunday roasts, it's always worth booking ahead if you're looking to feast at the Earth & Stars on a weekend. Their regular menus is quite the treat as well, with everything from beer battered smoked tofu to open ravioli and tasty small plates.

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, they've also got a secret upstairs speakeasy that serves up some of Brighton's best bourbon cocktails.

Arguably the most gastro of all the pubs in Brighton, this unique watering hole and restaurant offers a stunning selection of seasonal plates every day of the week. Head down to Kemptown or the chance to sample their line up of glowed-up pub grub and some very impressive wine and whisky lists.