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Brighton

Aerial Picture of Brighton

Aerial Picture of Brighton

The vibrant city of Brighton and Hove is on the south coast about 50 miles south of London. Brighton has many varied distinct areas – from the mass market seafront and pier, through the touristy and sometimes expensive Lanes, to the more bohemian and eclectic North Laines area.

The residential areas encroach right into the heart of Brighton and it’s possible to walk along quiet residential streets and be only a stone’s throw from the bustling centre.

Brighton has many, many pubs and although the seafront area has lost most of its pubs it is still possible to find parts of Brighton that boast a pub on every corner.

The Train Service

Brighton has an excellent train service – not just from London but along the Sussex coast. This makes getting there very easy and as you can see from my blog post An Evening Out in Brighton it’s quite possible to enjoy a meaningful evening in Brighton starting and ending in London. The services are mostly operated by Southern Railway but First Capital Connect operate from London to Brighton too.

Brighton Pubs

Basketmakers Arms

Basketmakers Arms - full review

12 Gloucester Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AD
Tel: 01273 689006
The Basketmakers Arms is located on a quiet residential corner in the North Laine area of Brighton. It's about 10 minutes walk from the station and it's definitely worth passing a few pubs for. The cosy interior obviously used to be ... Read full review of Basketmakers Arms

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 5 stars out of 5


Battle of Trafalgar

Battle of Trafalgar - full review

34 Guildford Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3LW
Tel: 01273 327997
The Battle of Trafalgar is one of the closest pubs to Brighton station but is situated in a quiet street just up the hill. See a collection of larger photos of the Battle of Trafalgar, Brighton The pub has a bar area at the front as you ... Read full review of Battle of Trafalgar

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Craft Beer Co

Craft Beer Co - full review

22-23 Upper North Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3FG
Tel: 01273 325491
Popular single room modern style pub in the back streets close to the busy Western Road. I've often visited the Craft Beer Company's pub in Leather Lane in the Holborn area of London and I was delighted when they opened this pub in Brighton ... Read full review of Craft Beer Co

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Evening Star

Evening Star - full review

55 Surrey Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3PB
Tel: 01273 328931
Tiny and slightly quirky one room pub situated on the one-way system close to Brighton Station. See larger photos of the Evening Star. The Evening Star was the original home for the Dark Star Brewery but the brewery's popularity led to ... Read full review of Evening Star

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Hampton Arms

Hampton Arms - full review

57 Upper North Street, Brighton, E Sussex BN1 3FH
Tel: 01273 731347
Large traditional pub in the back streets close to the busy Western Road. Entering the Hampton Arms the bar is on your left hand side. The seating areas at the right and beyond the bar. Four or five and pumps dispense a good selection of ... Read full review of Hampton Arms

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3 stars out of 5


King and Queen

King and Queen - full review

13 Marlborough Place, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UB
Tel: 01273 607207
The King & Queen is located on part of the main London Road heading north out of Brighton from the Brighton Pavilion. It's a modern building but is done up as a mock tudor inn. Many years ago I used to visit the King & Queen with ... Read full review of King and Queen

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 1.5 stars out of 5


Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson - full review

36 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4ED
Tel: 01273 695872
One of the best pubs close to the station in Brighton, and a pub that has kept its traditional feel. There are two small bar areas as you enter the pub at the front. On the right hand side the bar opens up further into another seating area ... Read full review of Lord Nelson

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Office

Office - full review

8-9 Sydney St Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4EN
Tel: 01273 609134
Small one room open plan bar nestling in this busy shopping street in the North Laine area of Brighton. The interior is mainly wooden but it feels homely. The bar is on the back wall with all the seating areas in front of it. At times The ... Read full review of Office

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5


Prince George

Prince George - full review

5 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4EQ
Tel: 01273 681055
Popular real ale pub in the North Laines area of Brighton. The Prince George is a relative newcomer to the real ale circuit in Brighton. It is situated at the lower end of Trafalgar Street almost down to the London Road. As you enter the ... Read full review of Prince George

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5


Railway Bell

Railway Bell - full review

26-28 Surrey St Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3PA
Tel: 01273 326730
One room pub opposite Brighton railway station. In the absence of a bar on the station (open to corrections on that) I guess that the Railway Bell helps to fulfill that role. Unfortunately, in common with other station bars the Railway Bell ... Read full review of Railway Bell

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 2 stars out of 5


Shakespeare’s Head

Shakespeare’s Head - full review

1 Chatham Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3TP
Tel: 01273 329444
See larger photos of the Shakespeare's Head, Brighton Set in residential streets north of the station and away from the bustle of the centre of Brighton is this welcoming Hall & Woodhouse pub. As you enter the pub past the seats ... Read full review of Shakespeare’s Head

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Temple Bar

Temple Bar - full review

121 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AD
Tel: 01273 721501
Large and popular real ale pub at the western end of one Brighton's well-known shopping streets. As you enter through the central doorway the island bar is straight opposite. The large picture windows at the front give the pub a light and ... Read full review of Temple Bar

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5


Eating in Brighton

I tend to eat at pubs like the Basketmakers Arms when in Brighton these days but have often enjoyed the pasta dishes at Browns in the Lanes in the past.

Staying in Brighton

It’s many years since I’ve stayed overnight in Brighton but there are any number of hotels and bed and breakfasts to choose from. Suggest you have a look at the Visit Brighton website or the Smooth Hound website.

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