Brighton & Hove Beer Week Venues

tHESE ARE THE VENUES THAT TOOK PART IN 2018 – STAND BY FOR EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE 2019 VENUES!

Nearly thirty of the very best pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants are taking part in Brighton & Hove Beer Week. These are the places where you’ll find the very cream of what Brighton & Hove has to offer in terms of contemporary beer drinking. Each venue is coordinating exciting events to showcase the city’s vibrant beer and brewing culture (and these will be announced very soon!).

The venues are spread right across Brighton and Hove – some a short stumble from the two main stations, others a little further afield. Check out the Map of Venues to plan your route. You’ve got ten days – so why not visit them all?

Just click on the individual venue’s name below to jump straight to it.

The Basketmakers Arms

BeFries

The Bevy

Bison Beer Craft House

The Black Dove

BrewDog Brighton

Brighton Beer Dispensary

Brighton Bierhaus

The Brunswick

Craft Beer Co.

Curry Leaf Café

Evening Star

The Greys

The Hand in Hand

Idle Hands

The Independent

Jolly Brewer Beer House

The Lord Nelson

Loud Shirt Brewing

North Laine Brewhouse

The Pond

Prince Albert

Quaff

The Watchmaker’s Arms

The Westbourne

The World’s End

Map of Venues

There are around thirty of the very best pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants taking part in Brighton & Hove Beer Week. These are the places where you can find the very best of what Brighton & Hove has to offer in terms of contemporary beer drinking. Each venue is coordinating exciting events to showcase the city’s vibrant beer and brewing culture.

The venues are spread right across Brighton – some a short stumble from the two main stations, others a little further afield. You’ve got ten days – so why not visit them all?

Just click here to read about all the venues.

 

Brewing in Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove has a rich history of brewing. Around the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries there was a proliferation of breweries right across the city, including Tamplins, which was for a while the city’s largest,  and was based at the Phoenix Brewery behind Richmond Terrace. As it did in many other cities, independent brewing declined with the rise of the ‘Big Six’ breweries. Tamplins itself was bought by Watneys and eventually disappeared altogether. But, this being Brighton & Hove, the independent brewing spirit never completely died and, even in the 1980s and 1990s, new breweries – like Kemp Town brewery (based at the Hand in Hand) and Dark Star (founded in the cellar of the Evening Star) – continued to open up.

The contemporary brewing scene within Brighton & Hove – like the city itself – is small but also diverse, innovative and award-winning. As with many other things, the city punches well above its weight in terms of the quality and choice of beer produced here.

Make sure you check out all the city’s breweries during Brighton & Hove Beer Week – that’s where you’ll find some of the freshest and tastiest beer in town! And look out for those Sussex breweries too – there will be some very big names in town for Beer Week!

Just click on the brewery’s name or scroll down to find more information:

Brighton Bier

Hand Brew Co.

Holler

Loud Shirt Brewing Co.

North Laine Brewhouse (Laine Brew Co.)

 

 

Bison Beer Crafthouse

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Bison? Roaming the streets of Brighton & Hove? We would never have believed it either until, a little over three years ago, Jack Cregan and Nick Vardy brought their special brand of bottle shop to the city. Now spread over three locations: the original bottle shop in Brighton’s East Street, a Bar & Bottle Shop in central Hove, and a recently-opened venue in the heart of the North Laine, Brighton’s beer community is becoming very familiar with Brad Bison and his herd.

The Brighton Bottleshop was the first shop to bring draught ‘growlers’ to the city. These amber-coloured, American-style, glass bottles hold nearly two litres and, with the state-of-the-art counterflow pressure system, you can buy a beer on draught in the knowledge that, unopened, it will stay fresh for weeks. But who’s going to keep gorgeous beer like this unopened for weeks…?

The North Laine Bar, Kitchen & Hideout opened in July 2018. Spread over three floors with food provided by Humble Plates, this is definitely the place to be seen this summer.

And at the Hove Bar and Bottle Shop you can enjoy cheese and charcuterie with your beer whilst sitting on the terrace or tucked inside next to the smart, well-stocked fridges. Alternatively, you can grab a few cans and head down to the beach (making sure you leave not a trace of rubbish in your wake, of course…). You’ll find one of the best beer ranges in the city here – including quality brews from local, domestic and international breweries. The staff are knowledgeable, welcoming and enthusiastic. And they’re not all roaming across plains with big hairy heads, tiny horns and cloven feet. Honest.

Bison Beer Craft House – Bottleshop, 7 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HP
01273 809027

Bison Beer Craft House – North Laine Bar / Kitchen / Hideout, 103 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YW
01273 695358

Bison  Beer Craft House – Bar & Bottle Shop, 57, Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BD
01273 774266

http://www.bisonbeer.co.uk
Facebook – Bison Beer
Twitter – @bisonbeer

Whilst you’re there, why not visit The Brunswick or The Watchmaker’s Arms?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Wild Things at Bison Beer, Beach Beers at Bison, Bison, Blues & Burgers, and Burning Sky Tap Takeover

 

Jolly Brewer Beer House

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Tamplins was once the biggest brewery in Brighton. Based at the Phoenix Brewery behind Richmond Terrace, it owned and supplied hundreds of pubs in the local area. The brewery was acquired by Watneys in the mid-1950s, and all brewing ceased on the Phoenix site in 1973. But you can find remnants of it in pubs right across the city, nowhere more so than outside the Jolly Brewer Beer House, where a large blue and gold mosaic keeps the Tamplins name writ large.

The Jolly Brewer Beer House is an unusual building, complete with a tower and a dome. Like many things in Brighton & Hove, it’s up a hill (but, thank goodness things are or we would all slip into the sea). Recently under new management, this place is putting beer back where it should be – front and centre – in particular, championing local, independent brews. Get yourself up there and check it out!

Jolly Brewer Beer House, 176, Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JA
01273 500295
http://www.jollybrewerpub.co.uk
Facebook – The Jolly Brewer Beer House
Twitter – @jollybrewerbeer
Instagram – @jollybrewerpub

Whilst you’re there, why not try Quaff or The World’s End?

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