The Greys is bold outside and cosy inside, where they offer punters excellent local craft keg and live music

105 Southover Street

01273 232615

The Greys Brighton

Hanover’s cosy, colourful pub option for fantastic keg options, plus regular live events


You can’t mistake The Greys Brighton for anywhere else, with its name emblazoned in bold capitals on the outside of the chocolate-factory purple corner property.

An impressive collection of local brewers are supported on the taps and 3 hand pulls on the bar, though not all of them were pouring on last visit. The cider options also seem to have been reduced since opening, which was a rare offering for a Brighton pub. Generally though The Greys is showing confidence and a lot of freedom in its drinks offerings and focusing on some of the region’s best brewers, such as Bedlam and Abyss, though there’s also Guinness, cider and mass-market lager taps.

The Greys is compact without feeling stuffy, wood clad and nicely furnished; there’s plenty of seating options but not crammed in to the point that it feels overcrowded. A log fire is situated at one end, and at the other end a snug area hides under the staircase. In between there are a couple of comfortable long benches and tables, which make for a communal shared space but also cater perfectly for large groups.

If you’ve passed by on a busy sunny day you might have noticed punters congregating outside on the pavement across the road to soak up the rays. Following lockdown however the owners can now offer some outdoor seating as they’ve cleared a side section to make a small yard area complete with benches.

The event calendar at The Greys is busy with a variety of live music on Mondays, which tends to gravitate towards acoustic acts, plus some monthly comedy events. The Sunday roasts are excellent and feel like great value for money for the quality of the ingredients as well.