This colourful and bonkers cafe-come-bar is every bit as fun as the decor suggests
52 Ship Street
As random as a bar can get, and a great visit for keg or canned craft beer
Enter Marwood Brighton and you enter a miscellany of the weird, wonderful, nostalgic, rude and hilarious, seemingly sneezed haphazardly onto the walls and ceilings.
There’s plenty of downstairs seating and, as long as there isn’t a live music event upstairs, plenty more up there as well. Those concerned with the lack of outdoor seating need only venture through a gate to the rear, past another eccentric little seating section, for a garden scattered with plants, and benches perfect for groups.
The bar offers a couple of good keg tap options and a large fridge of cans. It’s limited, granted, but you come here for atmosphere, not beer geekiness.
Also, we are well aware that Marwood is probably better known as a cafe, but just spend a couple of hours here and you’ll see why it rightfully deserves to be here among Brighton’s pubs.
The music is great – live DJs are often to be found here – and the staff at Marwood bring so much energy and fun vibes it sometimes seems like they are enjoying themselves more than the punters.