Do you even live in Brighton if you haven’t heard of the Hobgoblin? With its alternative wall art and quirky retro vibes, this pub oozes liveliness. There is never a dull moment in this not so hidden massive beer garden. Whether we’re in the middle of the harrowing winter temperatures and cuddling under the heated booths or gasping for some fresh air in the summer heat, this cosy and modest drinking oasis will welcome you with open arms. Known as possibly the best pub in Brighton, the Hobgoblin is the ultimate hangout spot for a dash of youthful buzz and evenings to remember.
31 York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU
Named after perhaps the most famous ‘dipper’ in Brighton, this fairy light infused garden creates the quintessential spot to rejoice over a tasty Sunday roast dinner accompanied by a refreshing alfresco drink. This corner situated pub is the ideal concoction of food, drinks and live music events. It is a place to enjoy a contemporary and modish take on the traditional English pub which can’t lack the iconic wooden floors and brick walling. If you’re looking for a more family friendly and pleasant atmosphere, given Martha a try!
100 Upper Lewes Rd, Brighton, BN2 3FE
If you’re a fan of the cosy, unpretentious and homey atmosphere, then this fairy lit haven might just be the perfect escape for you. Amidst the chaotic Brightonian environment, the Black Lion offers all-day outdoor entertainment from live music to DJ spins. Though small and snug, this colourful beer garden is filled with energy and positive ambience. Located in the heart of The Lanes, it is an assured successful hangout spot for when you’re in need of a fun dance-off or chilled evening with your mates. So go enjoy a refreshing pint under the stars (or fairy lights) served with a side of possible regretful decisions.
14 Black Lion St, Brighton, BN1 1ND
Still unsure whether a garden or a jungle, the Open House Pub is exactly what it sounds like: an informal and welcoming pub located right behind London Road station. It serves as the perfect quick getaway after work or on the weekends. Friendly and relaxed, this spacious beer garden offers a great scene to unwind and taste test a list of international foods and local beers. Whether you’re enjoying the local artwork displayed indoors, or the warmth of the gleaming sun outside, this pub is sure to create a pleasant vibe for you to indulge in.
146 Springfield Rd, Brighton, BN1 6BZ
The Lion and Lobster
A certain favourite amongst the locals, this Hove-situated pub is the go-to spot for one of the best Sunday roasts in the area. Between the mouthwatering food and the unique interior adornment, it might be easy to miss the hidden blessing that is the two storey rooftop terrace. It meets all the essential needs for a great day in the sun or evening among friends. It is complete with a large TV for all the sports fans out there as well as an abundance of vibrant wall art and graffiti to appreciate. With countless nooks and corners to discover, this historical gem will have you lose all track of time.
24 Sillwood St, Brighton, BN1 2PS
The Hare and Hounds
Bringing small plates and loaded fries cuisine together with the traditional British pub ambience, the Hare and Hounds has one of the best-hidden beer gardens in Brighton. Complete with cosy heated booths and a foliage-infused setting, Brighton’s first brewery-fresh pub is a fantastic stamping ground. It provides luscious food as well as an uplifting and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone. Not convinced? What if we told you that they introduced a new all-vegan menu for all you non-meat eaters out there. Not to mention the incredible selection of craft beers and local ales they consistently provide!
75 London Rd, Brighton, BN1 4JF
If you’re looking for a place to hide from the city mayhem, preferably above ground level, and ideally right outside Brighton Station, then the GrandCentral beer terrace hits the spot. Situated right above the main bar, the beer terrace possesses quirky murals and colourful settings for a chilled and cheerful outing. Its bubbly and botanical theme will have you nuzzled up and never wanting to leave. Idyllic for the winter blues thanks to its outdoor heating and blissful for the liveliness of summer due to its tropical inspired decor, this eccentric beer garden is definitely one for the books.
29-30 Surrey St, Brighton, BN1 3PA
The Park View
This other addition to our amazing list of pubs, features a garden slightly further away from the centre of town. It is situated close to Preston Park to conveniently allow for the relish of all the nature surrounding you as you’re savouring an ice cold beer. Possessing one of Brighton’s largest beer gardens, it innately serves as a summer retreat for all locals. If you have an appetite for effervescent and vivacious climates, then the Park View is undoubtedly worth a visit, especially as those anticipated summer months approach.
71 Preston Drove, Brighton, BN1 6LD
The Mash Tun
This one may not technically be a ‘beer garden’, as it is situated right outside the Mash Tun pub, however, it is outside, and you can drink beer init. The only difference really is that you can actually lurk among the Brightonians as they walk past, in a non-creepy way of course. This indie space happens to be amongst the most hectic hang out spots in the city for the youthful locals. Not only is it famous for its juicy burgers and thirst- quenching drinks, but it is undoubtedly one of the most popular scenes to enjoy the sunshine.
1 Church St, Brighton, BN1 1UE
This slightly more sophisticated yet still welcoming beer garden is equipped with contemporary and high-quality Spanish cuisine menu and craft beers.Conveniently positioned in order to soak up the sun at all times of the year, this exquisite sanctuary offers a friendly ambience complete with assured Instagram worthy backgrounds. This trendy haunt spot oozes a rather Mediterranean vibe for you to delight in and has been voted Brighton’s best garden for the past two years. Situated in the bustling area of Kemptown, it presents a modern twist on a traditional British beer garden.
101 St James’s St, Brighton, BN2 1TP