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Apiary is a unique all-day cafe and bar in Brighton, inspired by bees, honey, and everything from the hive. Owned by passionate beekeepers, their love for bees and honey is evident in the decor, menu, and ambiance. Centrally located opposite Norfolk Square, on the border between Brighton & Hove, Apiary is the go-to spot for quality cocktails, wine, mead, and local honey. They also offer an imaginative honey-infused food menu throughout the day.

Why you’ll love Apiary:

Apiary is a unique cafe-bar, serving an imaginative range of honey and bee-inspired cocktails, wine, and food. Opening in spring 2024, opposite Norfolk Square on the border between Brighton and Hove, owners Alistair and Noemi’s passion for honey is woven into every aspect of the venue. Inspired by Alistair’s old beekeeping textbooks from his Canadian beekeeping days, Noemi quickly developed a passion for beekeeping, completed a course at Plumpton College, and thus, Apiary was born. With Alistair’s background in cocktail making, they’ve created an all-day venue offering breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and small plates.

A honey cocktail with a bee cells garnish.

The venue is bee-inspired, featuring wicker hive-shaped lamps, earthy wood tones, and a ceiling with a honeycomb aesthetic. Apiary serves an array of breakfast and lunch options alongside Skylark Coffee, a non-profit supporting rewilding projects.

Enjoy fresh pastries, granola bowls, and toast with tempting toppings.

Apiary is family-friendly, welcoming children and dogs with dog bowls and treats available. Little ones particularly love the honey on toast and granola bowls.

Interior shot of Apiary with wooden furnishings.

The lunch and dinner menu offers an imaginative honey-laced food offering all through the day, using honey or hive-inspired ingredients. Dishes like Grilled Aubergine with Hazelnut Dukkah, and Black Tiger Prawns with Leatherwood Honey pair perfectly with their beautiful cocktails and modern wine list.Their cocktail menu includes honey classics like the Bee’s Knees, and Orchard Keeper, along with house specials like the Honeygroni.

Whether you’re stopping by for a quick breakfast, a leisurely lunch, or a date night, Apiary is the place to go for a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. 

King prawns displayed on a white plate at Apiary in Brighton.

RB loves the Taste of Honey set menu to share, if you can’t choose then let Apiary make the decisions for you with their exquisite tasting menu showcasing their Honey-based dishes.

A piece of cake on a white plate sat on a wooden stool.

The Essentials

  • Cocktails 

Apiary specialises in meticulously crafted cocktails, with honey at the heart of each creation. It’s the perfect spot for drinks, and their small plates menu offers a variety of options to complement your evening.

  • Wine List and Mead 

Apiary is one of the few places in Brighton where you can enjoy a diverse selection of mead, ranging from sparkling to still, flavoured to dry, and sweet. Their curated wine list features unexpected gems, introducing you to delightful new wines you may not have encountered before.

  • Alfresco 

Enjoy street-side seating where you can bask in the sun with a cocktail as it sets, or sip on a coffee with a granola bowl while reading a book.

  • All-Day Venue 

Apiary serves from breakfast through to late-night cocktails, making it a versatile destination for any time of day and any mood. Whether you’re making a coffee pit-stop on your dog walk or enjoying cocktails on a first date, Apiary welcomes you.

Cocktail being made and pouring the drink.

Community and Sustainability

At Apiary, products are sourced with a focus on sustainability, whether they’re organic, carbon neutral or negative, b-corp, or from beekeepers themselves.

Alistair and Noemi are committed to choosing items that not only taste good but also do good.


  1. A Bell

    Excellent cocktails
    Excellent food
    Excellent service

    What’s not to love!

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