A community cafe-come-bar with a relaxed country parlour pub aesthetic
129 Islingword Road
A community-saved parlour style pub with a bedded-in homely feel
Village Brighton offers a charming selection of leather armchairs, stools, tables and rugs scattered about to create a relaxed lounge feel. Towards the rear the pub hasn’t lost touch with its musical past, with a stage space that hosts regular live bands and folk music as well as sports and quiz nights.
The bar itself is small and only has room for a couple of cask options, sporting Long Man on our visit, and a couple of tap lagers. However they do their best to make up for limited fresh options by stocking a wide variety of wines, spirits and bottled beers that fill the shelves behind.
This community-focused space is a cafe during the day and bar later on. The award-winning brunch menu is available every day until 4pm, when they switch to a mouthwatering Thai menu.
The local community rallied to save this pub from redevelopment into flats, and with Village they have been rewarded with a comfortable loungey pub where you could easily lose yourself in a good book or while away the hours chatting with friends.