A sleek, up-market pub with a varied selection on the bar and a full menu

4 Church Street

01273 677572

William The Fourth Brighton

Great lighting, classy vibes and a varied selection on the bar

William the Fourth Brighton really stands out for its slick modern approach, which is in stark contrast to the previous iteration that stood here.

The colours are easy on the eye and the combination of hanging plants, convex mirrors, moon-like sphere lighting, exposed brick and leather seating combine to give this pub a refined up-market feel without feeling ‘OTT’ or exclusive. This might explain why it’s very popular with shoppers taking a break.

The central bar offers a really decent array of craft keg and a couple of cask options, while also finding space to provide the branded lagers. The staff we have encountered here have always been very friendly and attentive.

The menu caters for all tastes – spanning burgers, sandwiches and other classic pub mains – with a roast menu on Sundays.

There’s no garden to speak of at William the Fourth Brighton, but there is a small rear smokers’ space which has had some effort spent on it and, based on the decorative touches, is more than just an afterthought.