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 13th July 2022

Fountain Head

7 user reviews 5

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.

St George's Inn

15 user reviews 4

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.

New Unity

69 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.

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.

Earth & Stars

172 user reviews 5

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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.

The Stoneham

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

Old Albion

113 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.


300 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 Brunswick

20 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.

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.

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. 

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.