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
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.