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Yes, the secret’s out: by the time Brighton & Hove Beer Week is upon us we’ll have a new brewery in the city! Since 2016, Holler have been brewing their quirky, tasty beers on a farm in East Sussex, but their connection to the city has always been strong. Last year, for example, they brewed a collaboration with The Bevy – a red rye ale called The Beast of Bevendean – and donated a percentage of the profits directly to the community pub.

And now, drawn by the big city lights, they’re opening up a new brewery in the centre of Brighton & Hove! We wish them well and look forward to giving them a proper Beer Week welcome!

Holler Brewery
Facebook – Holler Brewery
Twitter – @HollerBrewery
Instagram – @hollerbrewery



The Lord Nelson


If Harvey’s beer is your tipple of choice then The Lord Nelson – appropriately situated near the top of Trafalgar Street – is your spiritual home.

One of Harvey’s managed pubs, this is their flagship venue in the city. And, although you can pick up a pint of Harvey’s Best Bitter in a large number of pubs in Brighton & Hove, you won’t come across such a wide range of regular and seasonal brews in one place. So pull up a chair, settle yourself down, and prepare to sample beers from a brewery founded at a time when Horatio still had both his arms.

The Lord Nelson, 36, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED
01273 695872
Facebook – The Lord Nelson Inn
Twitter – @LordNelsonBN1
Instagram @lordnelsonbrighton

Whilst you’re there, why not try Idle Hands or The Basketmaker’s Arms?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Beer in the Blood

The Watchmaker’s Arms

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If beer tastes best in the company of lovely people, then it’s no surprise at all that the ale at The Watchmaker’s Arms is always flawless. Brighton & Hove’s first – and still only – micropub opened in a former shop in 2015 under the management of two teachers, a teaching assistant and an IT professional – four of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.

Drinking in The Watchmaker’s Arms provides nourishment for the soul as well as the body and, just a short shuffle from Hove Station, it’s in the perfect location from which to plan your onward journey

Ruth and Ali from The Watchmaker’s Arms spoke to Emma Inch of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio on Radio Reverb back in April 2017. You can hear them discussing micropubs and their own journey into managing one here:

The Watchmaker’s Arms, 84, Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3RU
01273 776307
F- The Watchmakers Arm’s
T – @WatchmakersArms
I – @thewatchmakersarms

Whilst you’re there, why not try The Westbourne or Bison Beer Craft House Bar & Bottle Shop?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Go East: Run / Walk / Stroll, Go West: Run / Walk / Stroll, Langham Brewery – Meet the Brewer, Music at The Watchmaker’s Arms, Beer Launch & Meet the Brewer at The Watchmaker’s Arms, Street Food & Craft Beer Night 

The Westbourne

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When a local brewer you respect tells you that he thinks The Westbourne is the best beer pub in Brighton & Hove, you just have to check it out. The Westbourne is a large, community-focussed, corner venue with a quirky two-bars, two-front-doors set up, and a really good range of beers – some local, some from further afield – on the bar.

The Westbourne’s Twitter account says it is located in ‘deepest, darkest Hove’, and it is indeed the most westerly of all the Brighton & Hove Beer Week venues. But, in reality, nowhere is that far away in this city. Even Hove. Actually.

The Westbourne, 90, Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5DN
01273 823633
Facebook – The Westbourne
Twitter – @westbournehove
Instagram – @westbournehove

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

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Spotlight on Sussex Beer at The Westbourne, Garden Party at The Westbourne, Beer Quiz at The Westbourne & Consuming Sussex: A 3-Course Dining Experience