Gastropubs In Brighton You Must Check Out

Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton, United Kingdom
Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton, United Kingdom | Photo by Ben Guerin on Unsplash
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A seaside town known for its diversity, its large cultural scene, and the many eclectic shops that fill its streets, Brighton is loved by many and attracts many tourists every year. Here’s a list of the top 5 gastropubs in Brighton to eat and drink to your heart’s content.

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Pub du Vin

Pub du Vin offers top notch food and drink in a relaxed pub environment. With a great selection of local and world beers, they also serve some quality wines and incredible pub food, including all the British classics, from midday till late every day. Come and enjoy their house beer battered fish and chips or their homemade signature pies in their elegant setting.

Busby & Wilds

Busby & Wilds is situated close to the grand Sussex Square. This family run pub puts a huge emphasis on their food, diners will not be disappointed. Their food is home cooked and they only use fine, fresh and locally sourced ingredients, and their Sunday roast has been touted as one of the best in all of Brighton. A great place to come with children, Busby & Wilds has a family friendly (and dog-friendly) approach and a welcoming atmosphere.

The Lion & Lobster

The Lion and Lobster Pub

The Lion & Lobster is an atmospheric pub which sits in between Brighton and Hove. A luxurious red décor welcomes customers in, who will then be tempted to stick around due to their great beers, fine wines and the brilliant home-cooked food. Their ingredients are fresh and sourced from the best local suppliers, and they offer various menus including a pub, restaurant, Sunday lunch and late night menu.

The Foragers Pub

The Foragers Pub, a warm and friendly neighbourhood pub, has won numerous awards. All their meat is free-range and organic, The seafood is caught daily by a family business on the Sussex coast, and they make the utmost effort to source all ingredients locally. The bar features a wide variety of wines and spirits, alongside Sussex ales from Harveys in Lewes. The pub offers a kids menu.

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