Brighton’s Best Local

We asked you to vouch for your favourite local pub, the one that has it all; friendly staff, great beer, delicious pub grub and a fun programme of events or entertainment. Because while it is true that your local needs you, it might also be true that you need your local.

This year’s Best Local category is sponsored by Brighton Gin.

1st place

In the 2019 BRAVOs, The Geese won best roast and it’s great to see this Hanover local pub once again landing one of your top spots. The pub keeps things simple sticking to a formula of classic good food during the week with a ‘build your own bangers and mash’ menu, sourcing locally. Drinks are quality ranging from well-poured pints to expertly mixed cocktails. Laid back vibes make this a local well deserving of your love.

2nd place

Is it the thirst-inducing climb of Souther Street, Hanover, that earns the same street two of the best locals in this year’s BRAVOs? Or is it that people are willing to climb the extra mile for a delicious brew from an award-winning local microbrewery, eat superb Caribbean food to the backdrop of a killer 90s playlist and a warm welcome from a cheery bar team? When it comes to Haus on the Hill, I think we all know the answer.

3rd place

The Cleveland Arms is a family-owned and run pub that’s knitted into the heart and soul of the Fiveways community. Their optics are stocked with local spirits, their pipes flow with Sussex craft beers and ales and their kitchen serves an award-winning, seasonal menu of elevated pub food. It’s a local you love for all the best reasons.

4th place

The Signalman

6th place

Hand in Hand

8th place

The Westbourne

13th place

The Bedford Tavern

14th place

Daddy Long Legs

17th place

The Watchmaker's Arms

19th place

The Bevy