The Brewery Taproom Trail

Brighton is home to some exciting breweries an they also run some brilliant pubs and taprooms to try their beers in. We’ve created this Brighton pub crawl of brewery taprooms for all those that want to discover Brighton brewery beers as fresh as they can be

We start at the Bell Tower Industrial Estate in Kemptown and crawl back towards Brighton, but you could always do it the other way round. It’s a bit of a trek between Kemptown and Grand Parade but well worth it as the industrial estate is now home to 3 fantastic brewery taprooms


7 Pubs/Bars

Pub Count – 7
Distance – 3.4miles
Walk Time – 1hour 18mins


Brighton Bier Brewery and Taproom

Brighton Bier are firmly established and revered as part of the Brighton brewery furniture, churning out much adored beers for cask and keg, and their brewery taproom now offers lovers of the brand a new way to get closer to the beer.
An industrial estate car park may not sound like a classic location for a bevvie, but outside, bench seating is laid-out banquet style and the kind of pop-up feel of it all adds a fizz of beer festival-like excitement.

Full writeup here


Loud Shirt Taproom

Loud Shirt’s modern, largely US inspired craft beers are available to drink in the place they are brewed at the Bell Tower Industrial Estate in Kemptown.
From lower-league football fans to DJs and acoustic musicians, everyone feels very welcome in this little industrial unit. Of course It helps that their beers really are impressive and I have become a big fan of their brews as well as the people behind them.

Full writeup here


The Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand Brighton, or ‘The Hand’ to the regulars, has stood on this corner since the 1800s and is a real throwback.
The main Hand Brew Co brewery is now churning out top quality beers from in Worthing, but there’s still a brewery on site here which was installed in the 80s, which is used for small scale specials. This makes The Hand home to the oldest currently operational brewery in Brighton.
The chatty and welcoming landlady and brewery co-owner, Jen bestows a warm welcome to everyone. It’s a truly special place.

Full writeup here


Brighton Bierhaus

No other pub in Brighton has made sheer variety of options their niche like Bierhaus Brighton.
I counted 13 taps on the back wall and 5 cask pumps on the bar, all hooked up and pouring. But wait, there are a couple of ceramic beer towers providing an additional 6 taps, most of which are focussed on German imports as Brighton Bier really seem to have a thing for Munich’s breweries.
The corner fridge is stacked with German and Belgian staples, plus a few cans from other reputable breweries. The website boasts “over 100 beers” available, apparently the largest offering in Brighton.

Full writeup here


North Laine Brewhouse

The cavernous North Laine Brewhouse is the flagship pub for the North Laine Pub Co has some great beers made on site.
The shiny tanks behind the bar are not just for show. The working microbrewery here creates small runs of experimental concoctions dreamed up by the great Laine Brew Co team, only available here at the bar and at selected Laine pubs.
It’s perfect for big groups, with its beer hall offering space for even the largest gang of friends.

Full writeup here


UnBarred Brewery and Taproom

UnBarred Brewery and Taproom occupies a hidden-away refurbished backstreet warehouse just off Preston Circus and only five minutes from Brighton Station.
Beer-wise you can expect a whole range of UnBarred’s creative, boldly flavoured and sessionable brews. They very much focus on keg, love their hops, and you won’t get it fresher anywhere else. Take-out cans are also available from the well-stocked fridge.

Full writeup here


BRZN Brewhaus

BRZN are humbly doing what they love, and very much like BRZN themselves, this bar all about the beer.
Chatty manager Aleks is part of the team that started the brewery and will talk your ear off if given half the chance as he lives and breathes the beer they serve.
The bar is a bit limited space wise and there is minimal fuss in the furnishings – exposed brick walls, scaffold boards bars and barely a lick of paint throughout – yet there is still plenty of character in this taproom.

Full writeup here