An honest, bedded-in pub with its own standout microbrewery on site. A rare gem of a pub.
33 Upper St James’s Street
Hand in Hand Brighton
Such a gem we really should be keeping this one to ourselves
Hand in Hand Brighton, or simply ‘The Hand’ to the regulars, has stood on this corner since the 1800s and is a real throwback – cosy, dimly lit, cramped, and scattered with a plethora of different wacky and accidental decorative touches that suggest years worth of accumulated ‘in-jokes’.
Pubs don’t come more real and eccentric than this, and the icing on the cake is the fact that they make their own incredible range of beers – all of which used to be brewed in this very building on a crammed in kit, but now have expanded to a larger facility in Worthing. There still is a brewery on site that’s used for small scale specials, and on the right day you might even be able blag yourself a tour of the facility, which boasts the accolade of being the UKs smallest working tower brewery.
The chatty and welcoming landlady and brewery co-owner, Jen, cultivates a true community feel here and bestows a warm welcome to anyone that enters with the right attitude.
We almost feel like keeping Hand In Hand under our hats, because if it gets too popular we may never be able to find a seat here again.
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