The Black Dove


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

Bringing back vinyl for every last Saturday of the month, Jazzology at The Black Dove will feature five hours of brilliant jazz musicians, from…

Every 4th Saturday of the month

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Mo' Taters!
Neil by Mouth of 'Stay Sick!' infamy spins a sweet selection of Latin American doozies, sweet Deep South sounds and bar room blues every 2ndFriday…

Every 2nd Friday of the month

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

Every 4th Thursday of the month

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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 1:00
Tuesday 16:00 1:00
Wednesday 16:00 1:00
Thursday 16:00 1:00
Friday 16:00 1:00
Saturday 16:00 1:00
Sunday 16:00 1:00



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


Kemp Town

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Customer Reviews (4)

Our 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 Venue Enough room to swing a cat in? Whilst I dont…