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The Cleveland Arms

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

Brighton The Cleveland Arms Brighton

Welcoming folk of the Preston Park area and beyond, The Cleveland Arms Brighton 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.

exterior of the Cleveland Arms Brighton

Friendly welcome guaranteed.

The Cleveland Arms Brighton is an independent pub that has been family-run for over 30 years. Current owners Sarah and Jamie 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.

bar area and lounge area of Cleveland Arms Brighton. wooden tables with blue velvet seats, flowers on the table and a dartboard in the background.

A blended menu at The Cleveland Arms

There’s a blended menu to suit all appetites at The Cleveland Arms Brighton. You’ll find a mix of modern small plates sitting alongside larger pub classics. The small plate menu cameos a single primary ingredient which is finessed with imaginative and skilful cooking and paired in ways that are as bold and daring as they are delicious. These are the sort of dishes that you might find in high-end central Brighton restaurants, but here they are served with the comfort of a friendly, stylish local.

Overlay of a wooden table laid with a selection of small plate dishes including prwawns grilled corn, burnt aubergine and glasses of red and white wine

Classic pub dishes re-imagined

As well as small plates you’ll find a menu of larger classic pub dishes on The Cleveland Arms Brighton menu. These include hearty favourites that have been elevated with high quality ingredients and thoughtful touches to make them stand out while retaining their ability to satisfy your cravings for classics.

fish and chips

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 cheese. 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 suppliers and again there’s a vegan option for kids growing up green.

close up photo of burger

Enticing offers.

The Cleveland Arms Brighton has exciting offers through the week, to keep you coming back. These include offers on their small plates during the week, where you can have three small plates for just £15. Two for one on cocktails on Thursdays and a Wine Wednesday offer to get you past hump-day. You can see all the current food and drink offers here.

Cleveland Arms Brighton | Award-winning Sunday lunch

Every good food pub needs a good Sunday lunch and The Cleveland Arms doesn’t disappoint. 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. In 2022 The Cleveland Arms earned a top-10 spot in the Brighton Restaurant Awards (BRAVOs), best Sunday roast category.

Huge Yorkshire pudding on top of a roast dinner at the Cleveland Arms Brighton. The food is on the wooden table with a dark blue backdrop.

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 Brighton.

two people at table eating at the Cleveland Arms Brighton

Private hire at The Cleveland Arms Brighton

The team at The Cleveland Arms Brighton are happy to help if you’re looking for a place to throw a little (or not-so-little) party. The conservatory area sits just off from the main bar providing a bright, sunny aspect and a degree of privacy. The conservatory can accommodate up to 40 and is free to hire with no minimum bar spend. They can provide you a bespoke set menu or a buffet. Get in touch with the team to find out more.


  1. LinnyC

    We found this pub as recommended for being dog friendly.
    We booked late but they found us a table with our dog!
    Very friendly welcome, the menu was excellent & there were a good range of drinks.
    All the food we ordered came hot & well served.
    The staff were all faultless & made sure we were well looked after all evening. The pub had a great “local” atmosphere & we were made to feel very welcome.
    It was a nice surprise to find a gem like this when visiting Brighton.

  2. Janice

    An excellent Christmas meal yesterday lunch!
    Warm welcome and brilliant service.
    Thank you.

  3. Dork

    You have to book a table to get a meal on Sunday

  4. Keith&Theresa from Cyprus.

    Excellent Sunday lunch good value plenty of choices.

  5. 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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