Ladies Mile Patcham

Ladies Mile Patcham

A charming and welcoming community pub, offering art deco class and a variety of entertainment

Mackie Avenue

01273 554647

Ladies Mile Patcham

A charming and welcoming art deco pub hiding in the Brighton burbs

The curved frontage and sparkly columned entrance of Ladies Mile Patcham is inviting and with a touch of fun and a colourful bench seating space on the forecourt overlooking the green opposite would be just the ticket in summer.

Inside you are met by a fine looking and obscenely long curved bar and there’s a distinctly art-deco theme. The lighting, period ceiling and curvature of the bar all give off some very 1920/30s art deco vibes, and it’s characterful rather than dated.

The pub is split into 3 main spaces; the big central bar with spacious booth seating, some high tables and a TV in the corner, a large games room to the left with ample space for a pool table, a darts board and a few high tables, and to the right a space perhaps more focussed on eating with dining tables set out for larger groups.

We counted 6 cask pumps and if just half of them are stocked with different options, that’s still decent choice. Other than that the options are focussed on global brand lagers, ciders and Guinness.

Tisbury’s kitchen run the food at Ladies Mile Patcham and offer a good range of pub snacks, burgers, pubby mains and desserts that are priced fairly and gastro expensive.


Haus On The Hill Brighton

Haus On The Hill Brighton

58 Southover Street

01273 601 419

Haus On The Hill Brighton

A classic but contemporary 2 storey pub run by Brighton Bier

Upon entering this wide and wood clad space you immediately meet the bar with it’s huge array of options that fill the full width of the bar and continue around the corners, so we’ll start there.

Being a Brighton Bier run establishment there’s an excellent array of 5 cask ales and, for a tucked away local, a jaw dropping 15+ taps. Much of these are produced not far away at the marina by the Brighton based brewer, but there’s plenty of other great local options as well as a Bavarian guest named Rothaus, a small brewery in Southern Germany that Brighton Bier love so much they’ve installed their big branded tap serving their Pilsner and Wiess beers.

The decor is unfussy and warm touches of modern colour to keep things contemporary, but enough retained classic pub charm.  If you don’t want to mingle around the bar then to it’s right there is a side room and elevated seating space that feels a little bit more away from the action if you want your own corner.

Through the main bar there’s a rear yard with some wooden booths which provided shelter in bad weather, whereas upstairs you’ll find another decked seating area that catches the sun and a whole other bright indoor seating space as well.

With a stonkingly good beer selection, a pub as nice as this is well worth scaling any hill.

The Park Crescent Brighton

The Park Crescent Brighton

A charming backstreet pub and garden, and the place to find all your Badger Beer faves

39 Park Crescent Terrace

01273 604993

The Park Crescent Brighton

A Hall and Woodhouse connected local with a charming back garden

In a quiet crescent shaped backstreet sits The Park Crescent Brighton, easily missed if you don’t know it’s there, but a classic local to many.

The pub is charming and traditional, with wooden furniture, wooden floors, and a sleek central wooden bar which stocks many of the Hall and Woodhouse favourites in the Badger Beer range across 4 cask pumps and a tap. Other big brand largers and ciders are available.

The garden is a lovely waled off leafy retreat at the rear, bigger than it looks with a good number of tables spread out across the patio, some of which are under cover.

A good looking menu of pub faves is available and roasts are served on Sundays.

The Park Crescent Brighton claims to host the ‘best music quiz in Brighton’ which runs on the first Wednesday of each month, this must be put to a test at some point.
A definite unique quirk of the pub is it’s pinball machine. We can’t think of anywhere other than Dead Wax Social where you can get your pinball fix and a pint in Brighton.

Martha Gunn Brighton

Martha Gunn Brighton

A student friendly pub with great garden and lots of cask options.

100 Upper Lewes Road

01273 681671

Martha Gunn Brighton

A student pub, with lots of cask options… yeah really!

This off the beaten track student favourite takes it’s name from the famous Brighton resident and dipper, who became somewhat of a local legend for simply operating one of Brighton’s many bathing booths in the 18th century.

The Martha Gunn Brighton pub itself doesn’t date back as far as it’s namesake and while there are elements of a traditional pub around, the vibe is pretty modern, with a highly polished wooden bar, trendy lighting and a bright red pool table in an alcove.

For a student pub the drinks options veer suprisingly towards the old-school, with 4 cask pumps, yet only one tap dedicated to something that’s not from a global lager brand, on last visit Gun Brewery‘s Spin Drift IPA.

The garden is pleasant and spacious with benches spread out from one another. There are heated booths on the top decked area and even a childs play area in the bottom corner.

There’s a semi-operational piano (we checked) and the pub run a host of music nights, comedy and quizes to entertain students and locals alike. When the student’s aren’t all here throughout the summer Martha Gunn Brighton is a really relaxed pub to be in.

The Brunswick Hove

The Brunswick Hove

Great beer choice, a huge sunny garden, three storeys of rooms and a great live music venue combine to make this a top destination

1 Holland Road

01273 733984

The Brunswick Hove

A communal, independent pub and venue with a cracking beer list

Entering the dark wooden interior of The Brunswick Hove is a very comforting feeling. Rain or shine it’s a communcal pub that’s a sanctuary for settling in and relaxing with friends.

The wide bar lies in front of you beyond some high seating and left and right the booths and bench seats are usually filled with lots of lively locals and chatty groups.

You might not realise if you were just passing through but below you is a fantastic cellar space for parties and music events, and above you is another storey with 3 colour coded rooms, all available for private hire. Anyone who lives here long enough has been to a birthday party or event here.

If that wasn’t enough then to the right beyond a retractable wall is a fantastic and understated music venue, often decked out with tables and candles, which hosts an incredible variety of live music, comedy and other regular events. The event calendar is curated by part of Brighton’s own musical furniture, Jacko Hooper so quality can be relied upon.

Top that off with a huge decked sun-trap garden space and you have a winning formula for this part of town.

The beer range on the bar is exceptional with 9 craft taps and 4 pumps hosting anything from standard pales and bests, to niche stouts and sours, with local brewers usually always represented. They can come at wallet stinging tap-bar prices, but it’s a price worth paying for an exciting beer range in an independent pub.

A selection of pub snack and burgers are available with roasts served on Sunday.