The Black Lion


A Brighton institution favoured by both clued up locals and Brighton visitors looking for excellent food and great music selections - The Black Lion, just one block away from the beach in the heart of Brighton's Lanes, is a pub that can be as laid back as it can be raucous.

Found on Black Lion street (funnily enough), the pub has been around since its days as The Black Lion Brewery in the mid 1500s. Now, with its people-watching-friendly front terrace, deceptively large beer garden, local artwork and murals and friendly, speedy service, it's a great all rounder every day of the week. The Black Lion has changed greatly over the centuries, yet still manages to maintain that local boozer charm, whether you're there on a weekend for their DJ nights of hip hop, funk, soul, ska & indie, to a quick tipple and some food with a live band during the week. 

Sunday roasts always draw a crowd at The Black Lion, where hearty classics are made using locally sourced ingredients. But what about something of the liquid variety? Whilst The Black Lion boasts a cool selection of local craft beers and ales, there's a cracking cocktail surprise in store too. From famed classics and signature concoctions to the best Bloody Marys in the city, The Black Lion has all your booze bases covered. 

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Sunday Service
Worship at the altar of fun as The Black Lion give you a final party before the week starts. The Sunday Service takes place every week and has…

Every Sunday

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The Usual - Live
A lively 5 piece band from Brighton, making Sunday feel like Friday! FREE ENTRY Plus Industry discounts on drinks all night. Open til late

Sunday 23rd June 2024 and 13 other Sundays

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Offer Availability
Two for £12 Cocktails
Two for £12 Cocktails
Wednesday 20:00 – 23:00
Happy Hour on Beer, Cider, House wine & House Spirits
£4.50 Amstel. £5 Cruzcampo. £5 Orchard Thieves. £6 single spirit & mixer £8.50 double. £6 House wine £18 bottle
Monday 12:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 20:00
Thursday 12:00 – 20:00
Friday 12:00 – 20:00
2-4-1 Burgers
Any 2 burgers from our main menu, and the cheapest is free
Monday 17:00 – 20:00
Tapas Tuesdays
Two small plates for £10 / 3 for £15
Tuesday 17:00 – 20:00
Wings Wednesday
A kilo of wings for £10, with your choice of sauce
Wednesday 17:00 – 20:00


Gift Card
£5 - £50


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 0:00
Tuesday 12:00 0:00
Wednesday 12:00 0:00
Thursday 12:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 0:00



The Black Lion, 14, Black Lion Street, BN1 1ND


The Lanes


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, British, Burgers and Roast Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Our food is all about getting back to basics, using local, seasonal and fresh ingredients in classic dishes - keeping to traditional pub favourites - with a Black Lion twist. Expect great gastro comfort food, that's totally packed full of flavour. Book for one of the best Roasts in Brighton - served every Sunday with meat, veggie and vegan options. Kitchen opening times: Monday-Friday 12pm til 7pm Saturday - 12pm til 8pm Sunday - 12pm til 4pm / sell out

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