Combining bedded-in comfort with a leafy courtyard garden which has become popular in recent years
The Crescent Brighton
A calm and comfortable pub that’s off the beaten track
The Crescent Brighton is located in the quiet residential side streets off Seven Dials and offers some good seating options. Theres the leafy courtyard back garden, a large open-plan main bar/restaurant, or you can perch out front in the dying rays of the afternoon sun.
The main bar area is standard and unfussy, a wide wooden space with a snug seating area to the left and and a large raised section to the right, furnished with bench seating and different sized tables.
The courtyard garden at the rear has seen a fantastic upgrade over lockdown. What was previously a bit of a secret garden, is now known far and wide as an excellent outside hangout area. There’s now a retractable roof should it rain which makes it very popular with the local community and often buzzing with people on the weekends and warm evenings.
Long Man Brewery ales and Asahi are almost always available here which is reassuring. The beers always taste fantastic suggesting good cellar management. Besides that, options on cask or tap are pretty mainstream lagers, ciders and Guinness.
The menu at The Crescent Brighton offers modern pub fare, burgers are 2-4-1 on Wednesday evenings and they serve Sunday roasts that people swear by. I recently happened upon this pub on a Thursday and they were trialling a wonderful Caribbean cuisine. Whether this continues or not, and I sincerely hope it does, it shows that the owners are willing to trial diverse things to keep it interesting.