5 Gastropubs In Brighton You Must Check Out

Brighton Pier | © Valcker/flickr
Brighton Pier | © Valcker/flickr
Photo of Eve Bidmead
1 December 2016

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.

The Ginger Dog

Restaurant, British, European, $$$
Duke Street
Duke Street | © Dominic Alves/Flickr
The Ginger Dog is a hugely popular local pub offering craft beers, real ales and fine wines alongside a hearty menu of traditional pub food. Come in and soak up the atmosphere in the cosy pub while you drink some fine cask ales and munch on some good British meals. In the preparation of their food they use only the finest, seasonal ingredients.

Pub du Vin

Hotel Du Vin and Bistro Brighton
Courtesy of Hotel Du Vin and Bistro Brighton / Booking.com
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

Pub, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
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

Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, UK - 30 March 2017: The colourful Lion and Lobster Pub, Hove - the i360 pod is seen rising in the background
The Lion and Lobster Pub | © Scott Hortop Travel / Alamy Stock Photo
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

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
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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