At the time of writing, cloudy skies are likely for an existential crisis, and if our memories are right for us, 2022 has given us a total of four sunny days so far. This is your sign to write to your local MP and ask that whoever is operating the golden chariot and dominating the skies in 2020 on it should re-establish their role immediately.
BUT in the name of trusting the process and expression of Aperol Spritz on the rooftop (without blankets), we guarantee that you’ve got a list of pub gardens at your fingertips for when the coast begins to call its name. friends, you won’t be wasting your time wandering around Brighton looking for a watering hole with a decent plot of land.
There’s nothing better than a cooler in the sun, so don’t let it go by random, mark these beer/wine/snack gardens as soon as possible in our handy map below and secure your seat for the Jubilee.
L’Atelier du Vin – Best for Wine & Charcuterie
L’Atelier du Vin was one of B Town’s best kept secrets, until we arrived and unfolded our big goals. Sorry fellow Brightonians, we have to learn to share.
Not only is it off the beaten track in the Seven Dials bougie neighborhood (which made an unexpected Sales twist), its covered champagne garden is a wonderful, complete sun trap. Perfect for sunbathing with a bottle of Bollinger on the rocks.
Inside, you have a unique bar-style atmosphere for laid-back evenings and intimate date nights with a great cocktail or a rare vintage in hand. They also do 10/10 picky bits, so you’ll have a choice of savory snacks to soak up the vino.
It is also known to be one of the best reserve champagne groups in Sussex. Calling all discerning sun worshipers and those who fancy themselves something more stylish after a few Savvy Bs, this is the place to be.
Flint House – Best for Luxury Drinks & Small Plates
If you can get a spot on the terrace at this place, you’ll be as happy as a clam. While not technically a ‘pub garden’, Flint House is a great spot to people watch from above, put your face on the signature Sweet Donuts and Jalapeno Mayo. them (while at Flint House) and a few hours away with a glass of English Sparkling Wine from the Ridgeview winery in the South Downs. If you like your garden elevated and your wine world-class, head to this spot on bustling Hanningtons Alley.
Ohso Social – Best for Sunset & Sea view
The beachfront cafe-bar is a great spot for those who want a real taste of Brighton with its live music and stunning ocean views. Enjoy classic fish and chips, sharing plates, and a vegan breakfast served with houmous beet and pepper braised goby, all while soaking up some of the most iconic views in Brighton. In the mood of a sunbathing host?
Choose someone to share Disco Inferno cocktails for up to 6 people – Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, Captain Morgan Dark Rum, Triple Sec, Pineapple, Orange, Lime, Grenadine with a bottle of Prosecco and serve at prom. What a time to be alive. If the sun should disappear completely as usual because: Brother, don’t be afraid. Ohso Social has covered it with a heated outdoor terrace.
The Ladies Mile – Best for the whole family
Ladies Mile is a dog-friendly pub in the suburbs of Brighton, offering casks, a variety of beers, ciders and liquors. With plenty of front seating and a kid-friendly garden with play area, this is a beer garden for the whole family.
The menu boasts all of your hearty bistro classics including Sunday roast, slow-cooked pork belly and shepherd’s pie along with filling fries and sharers From fried chicken wings to salt and pepper squid and grilled whole garlic and rosemary. Sign us up!
The Sidewinder – Best Playlists for Gin & Party
Creating pub classics and impeccable plates, The Sidewinder is the perfect spot to enjoy your first Pimm of the season. A little further away from the hustle and bustle of central Brighton in St James’s Street Kemptown, this lively pub boasts not only one but two of the finest beer gardens in the city.
Worth a chat Uber ride, huh? The menu offers everything from beer-brewed fish and chips to vegetarian dogs, tacos and roast dinners, so whatever you’re craving, The Sidewinder has you covered. Expect the best DJs in town, live music, games, events and all the boho vibes fit for a queen.
Post House – Best for Location
A cafe by day, restaurant and bar by night, this casual meeting place is located in the bustling lanes of historic Chinatown, tucked away on the corner from Cafe Coho. A word of warning, it’s easy to miss if you’re a busy person/dog sitter (guilty).
Behind an enticing tasting menu and stylish interior, you’ll discover a secret beer garden in the back, complete with colorful, highly-branded murals and plenty of benches for you to enjoy. and your close friends sit. Serving a fine selection of beers, wines and classic cocktails, we really see no reason to go anywhere else. Eat, drink and have fun!
The Mesmerist – Best for Bottomless Brunch
Whether you’re looking for Prosecco or are starving and craving 10/10 pubs, Mes is a Brighton must-have. With bottomless parties every Saturday and legendary Sunday roasts, you can enjoy delicious food or indulge as you please while admiring the views from the lush rooftop garden overlooking Road lane.
Perfect location to get the most out of Brighton and bask in the sun all day. Bottomless Brunch costs £28 for all the mimosas, bellinis, Blood Marys or Laines you can drink in 2 hours.
Good Companion – Best for Space
For larger groups looking for somewhere between Brighton and Hove, head to The Good Companions at Seven Dials. With a front terrace and spacious rear garden complete with benches and pavilions, it’s a great place to park for the day and to spend a good time.
If you need any more convincing, this is your cue to dump him and drink Aperol. Dear delegates: her.
Rockwater – Best for Instagram group listings
A tour of the pub gardens wouldn’t be complete without the unique Rockwater. We use the term ‘pub garden’ very loose because, make no mistake, there isn’t a sticky floor or a toothless man clutching a bet slip in sight in this place.
The vibes are simply immaculate! Located on the picturesque Western Esplanade, this relaxing beachfront destination is a great place to be on a sunny day (if you can book a table). Head straight up to the rooftop terrace for sunshine, seafood and girls or book an indoor table in the bar and kitchen area with the doors open and enjoy the best of both worlds. two worlds as you watch the waves roll in. If you’re looking for something more casual, order from the shack and rock on the beach deck – no reservation needed.
Hove Place – Best for a relaxed atmosphere
For fine dining and a tree-lined Italian-inspired garden, stop by Hove Place at the top of First Avenue. A favorite with locals but easily overlooked by expats, it’s a hidden gem offering modern British food and a laid-back vibe in the heart of Hove.
And for those of us who shudder at the thought of alfresco dining any time of year, you’ll be glad to know the garden is heated… because while the weather is British unreliable, pubs in Brighton are always prepared.