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.


The Exchange Hove

The Exchange Hove

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

8 Goldstone Street

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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Village Brighton

Village Brighton

A community cafe-come-bar with a relaxed country parlour pub aesthetic

129 Islingword Road

01273 689000

Village Brighton

A community-saved parlour style pub with a bedded-in homely feel

Village Brighton offers a charming selection of leather armchairs, stools, tables and rugs scattered about to create a relaxed lounge feel. Towards the rear the pub hasn’t lost touch with its musical past, with a stage space that hosts regular live bands and folk music as well as sports and quiz nights.

The bar itself is small and only has room for a couple of cask options, sporting Long Man on our visit, and a couple of tap lagers. However they do their best to make up for limited fresh options by stocking a wide variety of wines, spirits and bottled beers that fill the shelves behind.

This community-focused space is a cafe during the day and bar later on. The award-winning brunch menu is available every day until 4pm, when they switch to a mouthwatering Thai menu.

The local community rallied to save this pub from redevelopment into flats, and with Village they have been rewarded with a comfortable loungey pub where you could easily lose yourself in a good book or while away the hours chatting with friends.

The Dyke Alehouse Brighton

The Dyke Alehouse Brighton

A sleek, family-friendly pub with an excellent selection of beer and food

218 Dyke Road

01273 232358

Mon – Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 11pm

The Dyke Alehouse Brighton

A refined and revitalised community local

Back from the brink of extinction, The Dyke Alehouse Brighton was saved in a two-year campaign of committed community resistance and crowdfunding.

In its new guise the mix of modern and traditional decor is well balanced with the many tastefully highlighted period features and an elegant glass and brass bar overlooking a range of high tables at the front.

A large fireplace surrounded by club-style leather chairs feels classy and very inviting, and at the rear a section of regular table set-ups provides a flexible eating space for groups of all sizes and ages, with families welcome.

On the bar there’s a great range on offer to suit all tastes, with both keg and cask options rotated. The current landlord is also the Director of Veterans Brewing, so expect these to salute you from the cask pumps regularly.

Food at the Dyke Alehouse & Kitchen consists of classic pub grub options, with roasts available on Sundays.

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

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!