The Black Lion

Description

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. 

What's on

Sea Ghost BF vs Dank SInatra
Bringing a retro futuristic sound to the Black Lion that mixes jazz, rocksteady and lofi hip hop. Expect live fx, chill beats, croon vocals and…

Tue, 14th May 2024 - Sat, 18th May 2024

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Smithereen Takeover
IT'S BACK! After last year's incredible event, The Smithereen Takeover returns to The Black Lion and The Mesmerist on May 16, 17, 18th. Smithereen…

Thu, 16th May 2024 - Sat, 18th May 2024

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King L
King L - Bringing the party tunes from 60's soul, 70's disco, ALL the Biggie and Pharoe Monch you can shake a East Coast stick at!

Fri, 17th May 2024 @ 22:00 - 3:00

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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 26th May 2024 and 15 other Sundays

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Vouchers

Gift Card
£5 - £50

Info

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

Hours

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

Location

Address

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

Area

The Lanes

Menus

  • 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

Private Hire

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