The Watchmaker’s Arms Hove

The Watchmaker’s Arms Hove

An independent and comfortable beery destination that's an ale and cider lover's dream

84 Goldstone Villas
Hove
BN3 3RU

01273 776307

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 12-2pm / 5-9pm
Friday: 12-2pm / 5-11pm
Saturday: 12-11pm
Sunday: 12-3pm

The Watchmaker’s Arms, Hove

You know you’re in a beery place when there are casks under tables and hops hanging from the ceiling.

The Watchmaker’s Arms in Hove is an instantly comfortable place; compact, bright and unfussy, at night it’s romantically lit with filament bulbs and rope lighting, and dogs are most welcome. Some quirky decoration here and there nods to a historic use of the space as a… well the clue’s in the name..

This micropub has an enviable selection of quality beer listed on the chalk board, focusing mainly on cask but with one or two keg options. They even have their own concoctions available from time to time, as a local brewer has set up a microbrewery under the brand Beercraft Brighton.

Wine is also available, and if you get peckish there’s a sausage roll menu. You can order pizza to the pub and they run Sunday cheese evenings.

There’s no garden but in the summer tables and chairs appear alfresco out front.

 

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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Laine Brew Co

Laine Brew Co

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Hand in Hand Brighton

Hand in Hand Brighton

An honest bedded-in pub with its own standout microbrewery on site. A rare gem of a pub.

33 Upper St James’s Street
Kemptown
BN2 1JN

01273 699595

Hand in Hand Brighton

Such a gem we really should be keeping this one to ourselves

Hand in Hand Brighton, or simply ‘The Hand’ to the regulars, has stood on this corner since the 1800s and is a real throwback – cosy, dimly lit, cramped, and scattered with a plethora of different wacky and accidental decorative touches that suggest years worth of accumulated ‘in-jokes’.

Pubs don’t come more real and eccentric than this, and the fact that they make their own incredible range of beers – they start life two floors up, age beneath your feet and get served from the bar – is the icing on the cake. On the right day you might even blag yourself a tour of the Hand Brew Co. facility, which boasts the accolade of being the UKs smallest working tower brewery.

The chatty and welcoming landlady, Jen, cultivates a true community feel here and bestows a warm welcome to anyone that enters with the right attitude.

We almost feel like keeping Hand In Hand under our hats, because if it gets too popular we may never be able to find a seat here again.

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Brighton BierHaus

Brighton BierHaus

A smart, modern bar and the flagship outlet for Brighton Bier's excellent creations

161 Edward Street
Brighton
BN2 0JB

01273 686386

Brighton Bierhaus

Custom built by a modern brewer to enjoy great beer in

The clean, bright and modern beer heaven of Brighton BierHaus lies behind the dark painted facade of a 200 year old building. The space is long but not that deep and the small, intimate tables at each end create a sharing environment and interaction with others.

At the door you are greeted by a wide and tempting bar with 6 pumps and 14 taps offering many guest options as well as a couple of ciders, but principally Brighton Bier‘s locally produced eclectic range.

Also you wont realise it, but beneath your feet is a sophisticated cellar system that keeps beers at their perfect temperature and ensures there is as short a distance between keg/cask and bar as possible. All of which should deliver your beer the freshest it can ever be outside of the brewery.

The bar staff are very happy to talk you through the options and tasters and if you get peckish there are great value german frankfurters available, the same hot dog supplier as the German Embassy in London, wunderbar.

The event calendar at Brighton Bierhaus includes a mixture of TV sport, beery tasting events and other seasonal excuses to simply turn up and have fun.

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Brighton Bier

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