The Lion & Lobster

Opening Times
Monday - Thursday 11am - 1am
Friday - Saturday 11am - 2am
Sunday 12pm - 12am

Why we love it

There's a story behind the name and a history behind the pub. The Lion & Lobster is a long-loved independent, and one of Brighton's most popular drinking establishments. You'll find it hidden up Hove way, it's one of the oldest boozers in town, and has the real feel of an old-style public house. Yes - truly - it's a relic of traditional pub culture that has stood the test of time.

The space is colossal, three huge vast floors filled with nooks, crannies and multiple bars. Whether you head in mid-week or for a Sunday roast, you'll have to hunt for a table. The grub has won some serious awards, and the menus are impressive. Book a table in the smart restaurant, and tuck into twice-baked pork belly or wrestle with a whole cracked crab. Sit and soak up the booze in the bar with a plate of nachos, or a prime Sussex beef burger. A truly unusual and idiosyncratic place to make your favourite.


Noshing through a grazing board filled with gravlax and smoky haddock pâté
Pulling up a bar stall beside the real old timers
The secret roof terrace - stunning