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Every 4th Thursday of the month from 27th October


A delightfully dusty retro emporium of vintage wares and creative drinks, The Black Dove is a pub in Brighton that delivers more that first meets the eye. 

A Victorian inspired den of dusty collectibles and retro wonders, The Black Dove feels encased in a cool Twentieth Century time warp. From its deep mahogany colours and indulgent Galleon inspired basement snug brimming with rich curtains and collectibles to its amalgamation of vintage furniture, books and crackled chandeliers, The Black Dove has hit the nail on the quirky head.

Boasting a 'Cocktail Bible' of creative concoctions, thought up and created by their master mixologists, The Black Dove not only promise a cracking collection of unique tipples, it's probably one of the only places in Brighton quite happy to serve up a Sazerac. But cocktail connoisseurs aren't the only drinkers in for a treat; from international craft beers and locally brewed ales to unique tipples and Brooklyn Lager on tap, you'll be hard pushed to find some of these anywhere else.

What's on

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Every 4th Saturday of the month

Bringing back vinyl for every last Saturday of the month, Jazzology at The Black Dove will feature five hours of...



Every 4th Thursday of the month from 27th October

Running for nine years, Horseplay is a regular event at The Black Dove in Kemptown. Be brave and join in with other...

Mo' Taters!

Mo' Taters!

Every 2nd Friday of the month

Neil by Mouth of 'Stay Sick!' infamy spins a sweet selection of Latin American doozies, sweet Deep South sounds and bar...



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The Black Dove
74 St James' Street, Brighton, BN2 1PA


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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.70
Cocktail £6.50
Bottle of Champagne £45.00

Our Review

The Black Dove - Pub Review

The Black Dove - Pub Review

Kemptown? Where is the Devil's nostrils is Kemptown? If you're not a Brighton regular or local you may not know this up and coming suburb. But if you are? I'm pretty sure you've heard of eccentric boozer The Black Dove and its quirky amenities. The...

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Would not recommend. Popped in for a drink with friends, qued at a busy bar then the bartender asked me to step back as I was too close to the person in front of me, even though I had been talking to them. I actually thought he was joking. When I got to the bar he refused to serve me and the other bar staff asked me to leave Very embarrassing and totally unnecessary. Seems like it's the type of bar where if you don't know the bar staff they treat you as unwelcome guest.
14 Aug 2016 by swhappening30

Can't fault the beers and cider selection. I honestly dont feel like i'm in Britain when drinking here - kinda exotic.. maybe that's the booze. Making this a go-to place during the week as it's a little quieter too.
15 Jan 2015 by howkin
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antique booze bar the and drink rituals made,from bar antique or better. dan g sparrow.that of wood or and drink be happy and merry.the good life.good or evil.
30 Aug 2014 by luckydan
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The basement cosy in this place is a junkyard dream, love me some vintage tat and cocktails combined!
22 Jan 2014 by Katie

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