Those after a good old-fashioned Irish pub in Brighton may not be spoilt for choice, but Fiddler's Elbow, tucked on Boyce's Street, more than delivers. Bursting with character, great traditional food - the Irish stew is a favourite - real pints of Guinness and myriad events marking the calendar, Fiddler's fervently goes well beyond what's expected of a pub.
In true Irish tradition, expect to experience a vibrant four-day street festival of live music, Morris dancing and drunken merriment with a hundred strangers (or should we say new friends?) for St Patrick’s Day. The rest of the year sees regular pub quizzes, live music and a variety of events, including the Alternative Escape, offering more than enough excuses for a visit.