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
Hove
BN3 1JF

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.

The Exchange Hove

The Exchange Hove

Wander the residential streets by Goldstone Villas and you can't miss this modern pub

8 Goldstone Street
Hove
BN3 3RL

01273 821677

The Exchange, Hove

A modern option in Hove’s residential backstreets

The decor of The Exchange in Hove is a combination of exposed brick and wacky touches, and there’s ample space with tables and seating set out open plan. Smokers have a small beer garden and a row of neon picnic tables out front.

A log fire is situated to the right of the bar, while to the left is a stage area for live music. There are two big screens round a corner where live sport is regularly shown.

There are quite a few lagers on offer, and being a Laine Brew Co establishment there’s a varied selection of Laine Brew Co pales, and cask ales, as well as some niche guest options such as seasonal ales and sours.

The kitchen is outsourced to Dirty Shack, which offer a classic selection of burgers and wings, advertised as ‘Cajun cuisine’, and a few vegetarian dishes.

Dog friendly and wheelchair accessible, The Exchange is a great example of a local pub well modernised.

 

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Laine Brew Co

Laine Brew Co

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North Laine Brewhouse Brighton

North Laine Brewhouse Brighton

A cavernous pub providing fun and top quality beers, some brewed on site

27 Gloucester Place
Brighton
BN1 4AA

01273 683666

North Laine Brewhouse, Brighton

A pub and microbrewery that’s fun, without compromising on quality

The cavernous North Laine Brewhouse is perfect for big groups, with its beer hall offering space for even the largest gang of friends.

The front section has a characterful traditional feel. Towards the back things take on a playful and colourful sense of humour.

The long bar boasts cask options and a multitude of taps with an emphasis on craft keg beer, some sourced incredibly locally, as 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. The team don’t compromise on the quality of beer served.

Events at North Laine Brewhouse include two quiz nights, ping pong, DJs, a Saturday bottomless brunch and axe throwing. You feel this selection probably targets a younger crowd.

The menu is a modern twist on pub grub: burgers, sharing plates and wings. But on Sundays it’s back to the tried-and-true with excellent roasts, with veggie and vegan varieties available – all served from the built-in ice cream van kitchen, naturally.

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Freehaus Brighton

Freehaus Brighton

It's fun and games at Brighton Bier's Freehaus with lots of keg, cask and bar games

1 Howard Road
Brighton
BN2 9TP

01273 692484

Freehaus Brighton

A loungey pub specialising in a unique collection of bar games

The Freehaus,​ just off Elm Grove in Brighton, is a two-floor bar: upstairs a cosily lit comfortable pub space, downstairs a dedicated games area and good-sized pub garden.

There’s an impressive variety of options for both keg and cask; and this being part of the Brighton Bier empire, their own excellent brews feature heavily on taps and pumps but guest brewers are also rotated.

There’s a bit of an American theme running throughout, from the signage on the walls and the regular Whiskey Preachin DJ night, to the kitchen offering burgers, fries and associated sides.

The pub itself would be a great place to go as a pub in it’s own right, but Freehaus Brighton then throw in a unique downstairs games areainto the mix. We’re in danger of gender stereotyping, but it is the ultimate man-cave down there with foosball, toad, an arcade game and a couple of dart boards on offer in a spacious and stylish environment.

This pub is a great hangout for all ages but seems to have captured the local student clientele for good reason.

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The Gladstone Brighton

The Gladstone Brighton

A very down-to-earth pub that's welcoming to all and vibrant inside and out

123 Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 3QB

01273 620888

The Gladstone Brighton

All are welcome in this vibrant and energetic pub

You won’t miss the sunny yellow exterior of The Gladstone when strolling down Lewes Road in Brighton, and that vibrancy continues inside.

You’ll find an clamourous mix of students and locals here and the pub is very welcoming, down to earth and dog friendly. The back garden is leafy and vast, with various sections of boothed heated seating and central communal benches.

There are up to four cask options on the bar, usually supporting local producers, and three different cider options on tap; however there’s only one keg pale – Punk IPA on our most recent visit.

There is an excellent value and big-portion mains and burger menu, with good veggie options.

The good-sized event room at The Gladstone hosts an eclectic variety of entertainment and is always free, so your visit could last longer than you planned!