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The Cleveland Arms

Community pub in the Fiveways area of Brighton, serving seasonal and locally sourced 'elevated' pub classics.

The Cleveland Arms

Welcoming folk of the Preston Park area and beyond, The Cleveland Arms is the definition of a community pub. The venue itself has been recently refurbished into a modern and light but cosy and welcoming space, overlooking the beautiful green space of Blakers Park.


Friendly welcome guaranteed.

The Cleveland Arms is an independent pub that has been family-run for over 30 years. Current owners Jamie and Sarah Davies have a long history in hospitality, in particular, pub and restaurant managing, and this is very obvious when visiting The Cleveland Arms. The team, both behind the bar and in the kitchen promise a friendly and welcoming visit and attentive service.


Bartley’s Kitchen

Chef Phil Bartley has curated a carefully thought through menu. Locality is central to the menu, both in sourcing ingredients and in crafting it to reflect the neighbourhood. Classic pub dishes such as line-caught battered cod and chips sits alongside a vegan wild mushroom ragu. The menu at The Cleveland Arms is seasonal ensuring dishes are full of the freshest of flavours and creating a menu that is reflective of how you want to eat for the time of year.

table laid out for two

Small Plates.

If you’re not stopping for a full meal, The Cleveland Arms serves a selection of small plates and bar food that is as well considered as the main menu. Here you can enjoy creative twists on classics such as salt and pepper chicken wings with Barkham Blue cheese dip, or local chorizo and bean stew with focaccia.

side of photo table laid out with dishes

If you’re stopping by for a few drinks with friends you can easily construct a small sharing meal that is a delicious talking point in itself. With The Great British Charcuterie stocking the charcuterie platter you can be guaranteed of the best quality in modern British charcuterie and cheeses. There’s even a vegan cheeseboard because this is Brighton after all.

charcuterie and cheese platter

Good food kids.

The children’s menu at The Cleveland Arms is full of things you know they’ll like, and because it’s all homemade, you know it’s full of the things you’ll like too; like fresh quality ingredients. Here you can find free-range chicken nuggets or sausages from local family butcher Barfield’s, and again there’s a vegan option for kids growing up green.

warm sausages

Inticing offers.

A weekday set lunch menu is available Monday – Friday between 12 – 3 pm with select dishes from the main menu available as two courses for £12, or three for £15. Pulled ham hock with fried egg, chips and parsley sauce followed by salted caramel and banana trifle makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, and affordable, humpday treat. Thursday evenings make for a good night off from the kitchen with two mains for £20. While you are there, and since it’s nearly Friday, why not take them up on there other Thursday offer of two cocktails for £12?

Sunday Lunch – Award-winning in 2019

Every good food pub needs a good Sunday lunch and The Cleveland Arms doesn’t disappoint. Phil Bartley knows roasts like nobody else and has refined and perfected his offering. Crispy roast potatoes, lashings of rich gravy, fresh seasonal veg and the main event using the most local and highest quality meat is guaranteed. Naturally, there is also a vegan roast option too.

The Cleveland Arms Brighton

Combine the fantastic food offering with the friendly team and broad, well-considered drinks menu and you have a destination that should manage to satisfy everyone. The roasts here have also recently won in Knorr’s ‘Great British Roast Dinner’ category, a massive achievement for the team at The Cleveland Arms.

two people at table eating


  1. Keith&Theresa from Cyprus.

    Excellent Sunday lunch good value plenty of choices.

  2. Rhys Trussler

    Lovely pub tucked away near Preston Park, super food with lots of vegan options – including a vegan cheese board which I didn’t try but love that they have it!

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