A bubbly communal pub with a fantastic sun-trap out front and a taste for gin

69 Upper North Street

01273 202475

The Windmill Brighton

Independent and friendly with an extensive gin menu

The decor of The Windmill Brighton is a comfortable mix of class, colour and kitsch and is not afraid to be in your face.

The main space is a square space that has recently had a bit of a redesign up making it feel bigger and brighter. It offers loads of seating options with a bench to the right, sofas to the left and booths, high stools and tables squidged in between. The bar runs along the left wall and beyond that is a little den with more tables for small groups to settle into.

The front garden benches are a really buzzy place to congregate and meet or make friends on any sunny day. Another room upstairs is available for private functions or big Sunday lunch gatherings.

The Windmill is not afraid to try trendy new things in order to set it apart from a standard venue. Comedy nights upstairs, a cask discount club, quizzes, live music, an extensive gin menu and free chilli Mondays provide an eclectic array of excuses for a visit.

There are usually a couple of cask options however craft beer options are quite limited. Yet those looking for a break from the bustle of the town will find that The Windmill Brighton, despite being just one street up from busy Western Road, manages to feel a world away.