The Hanover area of town used to have a vibrant pub on each corner. Over the past few years some have closed, others have had the threat of closure come uncomfortably close. But The Independent – on the edge of Hanover and Queen’s Park – is thriving, and represents that perfect equilibrium achieved when a pub is both embedded in its community, and also a destination worth travelling to.
Climb up Albion Hill – one of the steepest roads in Brighton – from the centre of town, and you will most definitely deserve a refreshing beverage at The Independent. One of Brighton & Hove’s true free houses, here you will find sixteen rotating taps – twelve keg and four cask – more than enough choice for the weary urban hiker! But nowhere is too far away in Brighton & Hove, and from The Independent you’re in a great position to explore venues in Kemptown or to drop down into the North Laine. Or you could just stay and enjoy the beer right here.
The Independent, 95, Queens Park Road, Brighton, BN2 0GH
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