The top places to eat ribs in Brighton and Hove

Having a craving for ribs? Here’s our top places to get ribs in Brighton so that you can satisfy that craving….make sure they give you plenty of napkins!

The Old Bank Steak and Ribs, Kemptown, BrightonOld Bank Steak and Ribs, Kemptown

A reputation for serving the best Ribs in Sussex, the Old Bank Steak and Ribs in the quirky area of Kemptown is somewhat of an institution. Family owned and run, what makes their ribs so special is the meticulous care that’s put into them. First, they steam the baby back ribs to tenderise them, then they marinate them for a minimum of 24 hours before grilling them to a sticky perfection.

Burger Night, Smokeys Restaurant, BrightonSmokeys, Brighton Seafront

‘A slice of American heaven by the seaside.’ Smokey’s vision is inspired by the best of classic roadside cuisine from the heart of the States with a pinch of spice from the Southern border. The result? Some of the tastiest and stickiest Texan BBQ around. They do meaty pork ribs and a full rack of baby back ribs both smoked with their own glaze. Smoky heaven.

Dog at The Bull in HenfieldThe Bull Inn, Henfield

Located just north of Henfield, this traditional style pub welcomes the whole family (including the dog!). With plenty of space and a delicious menu specialising in freshly baked pizza we think this is a venue that will please the kids and adults alike! Not only does The Bull Inn serve up their delicious pizzas, but their ribs are pretty good too! Along with the ribs you’ll find burgers, chicken wings, pasta and much more to choose from so everyone leaves with a smile.

The Worlds End, London Rd, Pub, Brighton, Bar-B-Q ShackBar-B-Q Shack at the Worlds End Pub

The Worlds End pub houses the renowned Bar-B-Q Shack famed for some of the best Texan Ribs around. Award winning chef, John Hargate spent some time in Texas where he perfected the skill of proper ‘dirty’ Texas Barbeque. Luckily for Brighton, he came back and decided to share this skill. The ribs are smoked nearby then properly basted in John’s homemade sticky sauce, Texas style. Be prepared to go through  lot of napkins! Here is a Guardian article which made the Bar B Q Shack famous in 2011.

Dig in the RibsDig in the Ribs, Preston Street

Dig in the Ribs is a bit of a stalwart in these parts having been around since 1983. Located in the famed Preston Street, it’s got a reputation for some of the ‘dirtiest’ ribs around. A menu entirely focused on Tex-Mex it;s a smoky, sticky meat fest. The ‘Digs Dirty Ribs’ come as a quarter, half or in full and are served with homemade BBQ sauce, coleslaw and fries.