The Hobgoblin is a cheap and cheerful pub just outside North Laine, which is very popular with Brighton’s students. The inside has a strong pub vibe with a dark green bar, exposed brick walls and vintage pictures. Relax in some of the old battered leather chairs and enjoy a pint. The Troll’s Pantry their in-house kitchen, also serves up great pub grub, with a range of gourmet burgers. The legendary burgers change week from week, but they’re all more decadent than the next. Past legends have included the Trollkano, an aged beef patty topped with their rum and chilli BBQ sauce, a slice of melted chilli marbled St Giles cheese, fresh jalapeños, their chilli-chocolate bacon jam, crispy lettuce, chilli and garlic mayonnaise and spicy, fresh salsa.
31 York Place, Brighton 01273 682933
La Choza is a popular Mexican restaurant in North Laine. Whilst serving up fantastic Mexican cuisine in their day of the dead themed restaurant, La Choza is also a great place to get a mean cocktail or enjoy a beer. All drinks are very reasonably priced, with many only around £4. But for a treat, try the Passionfruit Margarita, or for something a bit different, the Bloody Maria, made with El Jimador tequila, hot sauce, Worcester sauce, and tomato juice. For more info on their fantastic food, check out our list of the Best Restaurants in North Laine.
The Earth and Stars is a haven for Brighton’s eco-warriors. Powered by a solar panel on the roof, and serving up a range of organic beers, ciders, spirits and more, it is the perfect place to grab a pint with a clean conscience. Inside the Earth and Stars is well decorated with hops hanging from the ceiling, twinkling lights, and old wooden floorboards and exposed brick walls. The Earth and Stars is a great place to meet friends for a quiet and mellow drink in the week, or if you’re looking for something busier and more upbeat, pop in at the weekend to meet some of Brighton’s interesting locals. They have a constantly changing menu, with a great mixture of meaty and vegan dishes, all lovingly prepared in their in-house kitchen.
46 Windsor Street, Brighton 01273 722879
The North Laine Brewhouse is a great place to find your perfect beer. The Brewhouse believes you should drink beer brewed only a few feet away, not flown thousands of miles to get to you, so you’ll find a huge selection of beers with many being brewed on-site. From beers perfect for novices, to those for the experienced enthusiast, you’re sure to find something you like. Try the IPA for a strong, individual flavour, made from 4 different types of hops. Check out the great food on offer too, perfect to compliment your frothy pint.
27 Gloucester Place, Brighton 01273 683666