Just because the temperature outside is dropping, or it’s pouring with rain, shouldn’t mean you get stuck at home. There’s an abundance of cosy places around Brighton & Hove, where you can set up camp and while away a few hours with some delicious food and drink offerings. And we’ve managed to narrow down the most warm and welcoming choices for you.


THE CLEVELAND ARMS

Cleveland Road, Brighton

The Cleveland Arms, an independent family-run pub tastefully decorated. Cosy up by the log burner sipping mulled wine and Sussex Ales. The kitchen is open every day. Food is cooked in-house, with produce locally sourced. Meat is purchased from Barfields and their Sunday roasts won the Knorr 2019 Best Sunday Meat Roast.

They are proud to be part of the Brighton community and have a host of free entertainment in December from Christmas Singalongs around the piano to their 1920’s NYE party. The Christmas menu is either two courses for £20.95 or three courses for £25.95.


DOVER CASTLE

Southover Street, Brighton

A pub infused with Brighton’s bohemian flavour, Dover Castle is quirky yet contemporary, filled with striking murals, plants and a conservatory. The pub is packed with armchairs and sofa seating to ensure comfort and relaxation during your visit.

Their kitchen is fronted by Jason Bear to bring a menu inspired by Italian cuisine, including delicious pasta, paninis and fresh fish and meats. Enjoy top food and drinking with a calming atmosphere. The Dover Castle’s Sunday Roast is also served with an Italian twist. To read more about their roasts, head to page 42.


TWIN PINES COFFEE

St. James’ Street, Brighton

Situated in the heart of Kemptown on the bustling St James’ Street, Twin Pines Coffee is home to experts in coffee. The independent café is open daily and offers a guest blend on rotation each month along with their house speciality coffee. They also sell a range of espressos and filter coffees.

All their food is plant-based, the speciality chocolates are curated by the café and are from various international chocolatiers. The sweet things are made locally and the Cumberland sausage rolls (VE) are from Brighton Sausage Company. Seating is spread across two floors with an elaborate spiral staircase leading to their cosy seating area with warm lighting.


WOLFOX CHAPTERS

Preston Street, Brighton

The team at WOLFOX CHAPTERS is passionate about brewing quality coffee and serving nutritious dishes packed with flavour. They roast organic coffee in-house every day, so customers can watch the roasting process while you drink your fresh cup. Open every day from 8am, you can start you day with a carefully crafted cup of coffee, fresh juice or smoothie.

Brunch is served from 8am to 4pm as well as light lunch bites, pastries and cakes. WOLFOX CHAPTERS is now available for evening sittings Tue to Sat 5pm to 10am, with a menu inspired by the best local produce and provides for different dietary requirements. The venue also hosts live gigs in the evenings to accompany your cocktail or organic wine in their wine bar. They will be open on Christmas Day serving brunch and lunch.


WOLFOX CAFÉ

Gardner Street, Brighton

Determined to keep your immune system boosted during these colder months, WOLFOX CAFÉ puts your health and happiness first. Their juices and nut milks are made on site daily ensuring the freshest, most vibrant health drinks possible. They serve cold-pressed juices, health shots, superfood smoothies and sweet treats with the best ingredients.

WOLFOX also offers advice and packages on cleanses to unleash the natural healing power of the body by eliminating toxins built up from processed foods, sugars, alcohol and the environment. Their health-conscious menu is a great boost this festive season, also available to order on Deliveroo until 6pm.