Eat, drink and enjoy the vast outdoor space at the top corner of Preston Park

71 Preston Drove

01273 541663

Starting life as a gentleman’s club in 1898, then rumour has it a brothel, and later a hotel, the Park View Brighton has it’s fair share of history.



You have a variety of seating areas to choose from at The Park View. Before entering the pub the outside tiered garden is huge, and makes for a great social space on sunny days and summer afternoons.

Inside, there are high tables to the right leading to booths hidden among plants running the length of pub. To the left is a really well light space for drinking or dining.

At the back of the pub they’ve added a classy hidden VIP space which is perfect for a more private dining experience.

Downstairs it’s as though a whole second pub has been dropped in with its own staffed bar. This makes for a great hireable event space.

I’ve always found the bar staff to be friendly and enthusiastic, and dogs are very welcome.



The long bar offers loads of options with 16 keg taps and five casks all sporting a comprehensive range of standard brands, international and local craft brewers, as well as cider.

The pub have a decent rotation going which keeps things interesting.


There’s a really extensive pub food menu which spans snacks and small plates, classic pub mains, sharers and a few desserts.

I’ve been many times over the years and never been disappointed. I fondly remember a fantastic pie I had here and the Sunday roasts are very good as well.



One thing the Park View Brighton has in spades is space. The pub can get pretty busy on the weekends, and yet if you’ve bagged a table it feels comfortable and not too close with an exciting buzz.