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OUR PICK OF BRIGHTON PUBS FOR 2021

George Maguire

Brighton is home to estimated 900 pubs that span the range from old school drinking holes to edgy unique taproom serving experimental craft affairs. Home to a unique creative scene that infiltrates all aspects of the culture, a boring drinking hole likely wouldn’t last long so here are four of our favourites…
 
 
 
1 Brighton Beer Dispensary– link here
 

London based Brick Brewery’s Martini Sour. Link here.
 
 
 
Local favourite Brighton Beer Dispensary is a relatively small and cosy pub situated a short walk from the seaside. As you might think from a dispensary, the classic interior style pub has a wide variety of casks and kegs including Sandford Orchard ciders, a wonderful Wiper and True (Bramble IPA) and a somewhat experimental 11.5% strength Amundsen Bryggeri Neapolitan Ice-cream beer – one to be wary of. Currently installing a new kitchen and refit, the venue will be back in action very soon…
 
Where? 38 Dean St, Brighton BN1 3EG.
 
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2 Fortune of War – link here
 

Fortune of War interiors. Link here.
 
 
Opened back to 1882, Fortune of War is a unique spot shaped like an upturned boat. Continuing the strong nautical theme, the venue is perched right next Brighton Beach with incredible views. With entertainment commanded by manager Laurence Hill and Paul Jonas (who co-owns Brighton’s biggest record label) you can be assured the live music and DJs will be exceptional.  
 
Where? 157 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NB.
 
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3 The Wick Inn – link here
 

Go green with The Wick Inn. Link here.
 
 
The Wick Inn is a Victorian-style treasure trove of colloquial hedonism. Let’s take for example the award-winning Sussex Ales, the iconic green and red decoration, the great atmosphere or the somewhat unexpected Thai food menu. Last but not least; head upstairs from the pub and you will find a 1920s style Speakeasy bar emitting 20s jazz tunes, prohibition cocktails and American nostalgia. Perfect.
 
63 Western Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN31JD.
 
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4 The Prince Albert – link here
 

The Prince Albert’s well-known street art. Who can you spot? Link here.
 
 
The Prince Albert is on the one hand a charming pub (with a roaring fire during the winter months) and the other a lively music venue soon to be hosting regular gigs on Thursdays and Saturdays. The venue is famous for the mural painted in 2013 which shows musicians such as Hendricks, Bob Marley and Amy Winehouse alongside an original Banksy – Kissing Policemen. Due to its close proximity to the station, this is a perfect place for one last drink in Brighton if on the way out.
 
48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN14ED.
 
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