If there’s something the people of Brighton love most in the summer, it’s sinking a good old fashioned pint in one of our many beer gardens. But first, which one to choose? In BN1’s new series for the summer, we whittle down the best pub gardens in the city – so you don’t have to.
The George Payne
Tucked away in the back streets of Poets Corner in Hove, The George Payne is a traditional British pub with a warm and welcoming feel. It has a friendly and relaxing atmosphere instantly when you wall in, with its bric-a-brac decorations making you feel like you are at home. The pub beer garden is a real feature hidden away at the back of the pub, it has a magical feel with its shepherd hut seating and astro turfed play area complete with cottage playhouse. The garden is a real sun trap during the warmer months while the huts provide a cosier place to hide with heaters on wet and cold days.
The pub serves real ales, ciders, good quality wines and a focus on rum cocktails, perfect for a sunny day in their beer garden. Head chef Colin has also just launched his new summer menu full of sharing platters, small plates, tasty salads plus plenty more.
The George Payne is great for any occasion from a quiet pint to a private party. Pub lovers can check out further information, food offers and events on the pub website at www.thegeorgepayne.co.uk
Located in the heart of Kemptown The Sidewinder really has it all! Boasting not one but two huge beer gardens, there’s plenty of space for you and your pals either on long picnic tables or in cosy heated booths. The main garden features a little touch of Cuba with colourful fairy lights, street art and even a Mojito bar!
The second garden is home to Plonk crazy golf, much more fun than so-called proper golf! Complete with 9 holes of loops, hills, ball runs and daring drops, all with a drinks stand next to the hole
so the drinks don’t get in the way of the action!
Feeling peckish? The food caters for meat eaters and vegans alike with a selection of delicious burgers, hot dogs and loaded fries until 9pm daily. They pride themselves on their rotating craft beer selection and the big gins are the perfect tipple on a hot Summer’s Day. At weekends they’re home to some of the best DJs in town so bring your dancing shoes!
Keep an eye out during the summer for more in our guide to the best beer gardens in Brighton and Hove.