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Rockwater Hove

Rockwater in Hove – Beachside Hospitality

Nestled right by the sea, Rockwater embodies Hove’s vibrant community spirit in stylish surroundings. A beautiful home from home vibe inviting you to connect with others, to relax, to eat, to drink, to celebrate and so much more. From sunrise to sunset Rockwater’s doors are open to cater for your every need. Set over 3 beautifully designed floors, there is a space for every mood. Champagne and Oysters on the Roof Terrace, family gatherings in The Lodge, cocktails and brunch in the Bar and Kitchen. For those needing to inhale the sea air, the Shacks by the Shore will offer up a hot coffee or a cold beer to suit the mood. The rich line up of events runs alongside the venues impressive hospitality offering is another reason to stay all day long. 

A view over a calm sea at sunset, in the foreground just out of focus are two chairs, a glass of wine, a cocktails and a single candle
Photo credit: Rockwater, Hove

Food at Rockwater

Rockwater really has thought of everything in terms of welcoming all through its doors when it comes to food. If you want a quick bite as you are walking the dog, head to the Shacks by the Shore for cakes, pastries and delicious coffee…a favourite of ours post sea-swim. For breakfast by sea, the bar and kitchen is a great spot for families to nourish themselves in nice surroundings. For lunch meetings, get comfortable in The Lodge with soup, sandwiches and pizza. The Roof terrace is the top spot in Brighton to eat surf and turf whilst marvelling at the endless sea view. Whatever the social gathering or dining solo, Rockwater really does cater to every whim…the problem is finding an excuse to go home. 

Food wooden platter with bbq ribs with a dipping sauce and red cabbage slaw and rice.
Photo credit: Rockwater, Hove

Rockwater Drinks

Cocktails at Rockwater are something special – you won’t find the word classic here. The mixologists have created a menu themed around the unbridled joy and wonder of childhood. Playful, inventive and evocative cocktails fill the menu – such as Run, Rum as Fast As You Can or Gimme S’Mores – are frankly delicious as well as fun. With a seaside setting and such an exciting drinks menu, it makes Rockwater one of the top cocktail destinations in the city. 

A man and woman sitting at a dining table with elegant cocktails and a carafe of water. They are speaking.
Photo credit: Rockwater, Hove

If cocktails aren’t your thing don’t worry, it’s safe to presume that Rockwater will have something to sate every thirst. Rockwater’s own Lager, Blonde & IPA are all on tap alongside some firm favourites. Hot drinks from hoogly teas, coffee, exciting and exotic lattes can be ordered with cold pressed juices. Extensive wines and spirits adorn the bar, all awaiting your order.

A picture of a modern bar with green tiles and silver pumps. A waiter passes through the image.
Photo credit: Rockwater, Hove

What’s On – Rockwater’s Excellent Events Calendar

Rockwater really has taken community hub to heart and has a very healthy and exciting calendar of events. Weekly live Jazz upstairs on the cosy Roof Terrace, beachside Yoga, chess club, book club, quiz nights and safe spaces to sit and chat. The new regular Saturday Night Perfecto Record x Rockwater event ups the tempo while comedy nights keep us entertained. Keep your eyes peeled for when Rockwater announces special guest performances – past gigs have seen Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim blowing the roof off. Superstar DJ’s on your doorstep, we’re here for it

Restaurant dining room at sunset with warm tones and textures on the seating.
Photo credit: Rockwater, Hove

What we Like 

RB loves the brilliant buzz of Rockwater – there is literally something for everyone no matter what kind of gathering at every time of day. It’s also the best place to people-watch whilst supping a cocktail – sunshine or storm. 

Image of a modern building with sun shining on the windows.
Photo credit: Rockwater, Hove


Family Friendly

The whole family is welcome at Rockwater, but they do believe in giving adults some downtime, so not past 8pm. There’s a dedicated menu for the kids, high chairs and changing facilities available.


There is a lift as you enter Rockwater for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams. The friendly staff are there to help.

Menu Tips 

The Bar & Kitchen, The Lodge and The Roof Terrace all have their own unique menu that can’t be interchanged. Top Tip: Check the menu you want before you make your booking.


Rockwater’s events calendar is one to bookmark. The venue embraces its eclectic community with a huge array of classes from yoga, painting, pottery to book club.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are welcome on a lead, with an optional complimentary biscuit. However, there were no dogs on the roof terrace after 8pm. 

Private Hire 

Rockwater’s enviable location right on the beachfront makes it a fantastic location that accommodates different styles of get togethers. The Roof Terrace and Lodge are available for private hire throughout the year. 

Open Water  

As well as everyone being fully welcomed through the doors at Rockwater, they have a subscription alternative called Open Water. Becoming an Open Water member will open up a world of other exciting and exclusive benefits for you to enjoy all year round, from tickets to sports fixtures, away days, priority booking and so much more. 

Opening Hours 

Roof Terrace

Tuesday to Thursday: 08:00 – 23:00

Friday and Saturday: 08:00 – 01:00

Sunday: 08:00 – 16:00

Bar & Kitchen:

Sunday to Thursday: 08:00 – 23:00

Friday and Saturday: 08:00 – 01:00

The Lodge:

Sunday to Thursday: 08:00 – 23:00

Friday and Saturday: 08:00 – 01:00


Monday to Sunday: 07:00 – Sunset



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