Top 10 Pubs in Brighton

You can't knock a good pub. Serving hearty grub, pouring perfect pints and without doubt, the only space in which its socially acceptable (if not encouraged), to get boozy in the early afternoon, there is nothing quite like a charming watering hole in Brighton. After hours of careful consideration, we've managed to whittle down Brigton's pub offering to the Top 10. All sorts were considered: pub grub, craft beer, general atmosphere, layout and outdoor offering. So, we present to you: DesignMyNight's picks for the Top 10 Pubs in Brighton. 

Last updated on 23rd September 2016

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Despite being a former night club, the North Laine is a serene micro-brewery and gastro pubs that draws in guests from all over Brighton. With plenty of exposed brick walls, huge wooden barrels spread across the venue and walls covered in vibrant artwork, it's clear as soon as you step in that the pub prides itself on its eye for creation. Of course, the stunning menu of locally sourced ales and on-site brewed beers are the centrepiece at this great pub in Brighton.  

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North Laine

The Black Lion

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If it's a Sunday Roast you're after, it's a Sunday Roast you'll get at The Black Lion. Offering two premium beer gardens, a cracking selection of local beers and ales, and serving up the 'largest selection of Bloody Mary's in the city' (punters can test their resilience as they crank the heat up from 'Fluffy Clouds' to 'Satan's Breath'), The Black Lion isn't just any Brighton boozer.

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The Lanes

Purveyors of fine, crafty goodness, Brighton Beer Dispensary is the product of the sweet collaboration between Late Knights and Brighton Bier Company. This one boasts four ales and ciders on the bar handpulls, with a further three keg beers and a further six ales av-ale-able. That not enough for ya? Sample something from their selection of fifty bottled beers, or a tipple from their extensive wine and whisky offering. Damn delicious, if you ask us.

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Town Centre
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Referring to themselves as a 'never ending beer festival', Craft Beer Co delivers an impressive selection of local brews, craft tipples and other such thirst quenchers. They've got over 200 pints of the good stuff to choose from: be it a bold stout or something a little more fruity, the numbers speak for themselves. No questions then, as to why The Craft Beer Co is high on our list of the top pubs in Brighton.

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Town Centre

Mash Tun

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A hearty drinking joint in the North Laine, Mush Tun draws in an eclectic crowd of well dressed, friendly punters throughout the week. The interior boasts a selection of mismatched furniture, locally commissioned artwork and other such vintage wares, creating a charming space in which to sup away on something hella crafty and delicious. Fancy a drink al fresco? No bother - get yourselves out onto their beer deck to catch some sweet, DMN inspired rays.

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North Laine

Hobgoblin

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Pairing their penchant for unusual furnishings and tattered vintage items with a killer kitchen, The Hobgoblin is a cracking choice for a delicious beverage and a bite to eat. The Troll's Pantry serves up a sweet array of meaty treats for all you hungry folk to chow down on, all ready to be washed down with something hoppy. Look forward to raucous evenings in the beer garden, mighty Mexican dishes and tasty tipples aplenty.

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North Laine

The White Rabbit

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Excelling in kitsch fare, Sunday roasts and fish finger sandwiches, The White Rabbit is a delightful boozer in Brighton. Expect quirky furnishings, locally sourced decoration (we're talking Alice In Wonderland themed murals, bunting in its bounty and a log laden red telephone box) and an offbeat events calendar, there should be no doubt as to why The White Rabbit features on our list of the top 10 pubs in Brighton.

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North Laine

Good Companions

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Something of a gastro secret, Good Companions offers period features, traditional pub dishes and eight handpumps at any one time. The interior are hella cosy and the liquid offering is extensive and delicious; all important factors when deciding upon our top ten pubs in Brighton.

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Seven Dials

Serving up a hefty dose of laid back vibes and a plethora of bun based wonders, The Globe is a cool little spot in The Lanes and one of our favourite pubs in Brighton. Showcasing a whole host of ornate interiors, copper detailing and vintage brick-a-brack, alongside the infamous Krispy Kreme burger (it does exactly what it says on the tin), The Globe is a charming drinking den in Brighton. 

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The Lanes

The Black Dove

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Something of an emporium of quirky collectibles and retro wonders, stepping inside The Black Dove feels like walking into a twentieth century time warp. Boasting a plethora of deep mahogany, rich colours and crackled chandeliers, this is a charming drinking den in Brighton. The tipples aren't half bad either: sup away on one of their international or locally brewed ales, or order a Sazerac. Delicious!

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Kemptown

Nestled quietly in the bustling suburb of Hove, The Wick Inn is laden with historical trinkets, cracking pub food and an abundance of local ales. Plus, these guys boast 'the best pub quiz this side of France'. Give it a whirl, you boffins, you.

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Hove

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