Restaurant Brighton's guide to

Where to watch the football

Our top picks

Where to watch the football in Brighton. This lively Brighton pub, venue and kitchen is one of Brighton’s best known spots and is located in Brighton’s Lanes. The Black Lion  serve popular pub grub, daily and cater for a wide variety of dietary needs. The Black Lion screens plenty of football games and you can enjoy the games on both the inside and outside screens so it has that big Brighton sports bar feel. The outside screens are usually for the bigger games. Book now to reserve a table. this venue is also well know for it’s nightlife and stays open til very late. 

The Dorset brings you everything you long for in a country pub – A rustic interior, a classic pub grub menu, alfresco dining and a welcoming, friendly front of house team.Only it’s not in the countryside, it’s set right in the centre of Brighton’s North Laine.

Making it a top meeting place and central spot to watch the football games. Not a Brighton sports bar, but a great place to watch the football in Brighton. 

The West Hill, or “Westie” as known to locals, has a prime position right next to Brighton train station.

They’re local, friendly and serve great pub food and drink. With four screens dedicated to football the Westie and extremely dedicated to making sure the footy fans get a great view of the matches and gives you that sports bar feel. This is a great locals place to watch the football in Brighton and perfectly positioned if you are arriving by train and you need to get to the closest football pub. 

Ohso Social is a spacious, lively and enviably situated venue, set right down on the stones and west of the Palace Pier on Brighton seafront. From mirrored disco balls to flying football’s these guys will have you covered. Watch only the biggest football  games here on their inside screen and then go cool off in the English Channel.

OhSo Social is a Brighton institution, known for location, events and cocktail sundowners too. Food menu is covering the Brighton pub classics, so it’s a great spot for traditional Brighton fish and chips at the seaside. 

Brighton is a city with lots of history and tradition, and The Cricketers is a slice of that past in the historic Brighton Lanes. A charming, centrally situated and locally celebrated pub that will be committed to screening the premiership football this season. Book now to secure prime tables for footy viewing fixtures. Very well known for classic Brighton pub food and in our opinion one of the best pubs in Brighton for atmosphere. They also serving a cracking fish and chips

Welcoming folk of the Preston Park area and beyond, The Cleveland Arms is the definition of a community pub. The venue itself is a modern, light but cosy and welcoming space. They’re showing plenty of premiership games and an incredible spot for some classic Brighton pub food. Table bookings are recommended to secure your seat.

Sunday roasts are also nationally acclaimed, so make sure you organise one for the Sunday football games. 

Watch all of England’s Euro 2024 matches at Shelter Hall. With food from seven kitchen residents, table service, and app ordering, fans won’t miss any action. Tables can be booked online for groups up to 18, and are reserved for the entire match. Shelter Hall invites friends, family, and colleagues to join for an unforgettable football experience.

The friendly Patcham pub Ladies Mile is well known and loved by Brighton footy fans for rarely missing a match. So, check in with them for any football game because its reputation serves them and they won’t let you down. Patcham is a 15 min drive from Brighton and there’s parking but if you fancy a pint with pals, and let’s face it, it’s the football so you will, there’s the 5A and number 5 bus which goes direct and frequently. This Brighton pub is also a spot where you’ll see Brighton and Hove Albion fans on matchdays enjoying the Seagulls. Very popular Brighton sports bar. 

With two floors, three bars and a roof terrace The Mesmerist has plenty of tricks up its sleeve to keep visitors on their toes. As well as this venue’s fantastic interior, nightlife and drink selection, the Brighton food offering is also a reason to visit too. They’re screening all the matches and for the big games, and weather permitting you can enjoy the football on their roof terrace

A centrally located Brighton pub, always guaranteed for atmosphere with plenty of different areas to enjoy.

Head to Hove Place to watch the football, while you’re there make sure you tuck into the outstanding bistro-grub that’s on offer.

You’ll also find everything you need to liquid fuel your footy fiesta and take advantage of the spectacularly decked out winter garden. 

One of the best beer gardens in the city in our opinion and a solid contender as one of the best pubs in Hove serving a quality Brighton Sunday roast.

Experience football fever at Tapestry, Hove’s vibrant neighbourhood bar nestled on Victoria Grove.

Indulge in their delectable small plates menu featuring BBQ Ox Cheek on Flatbread, Stracciatella with Smoked Beetroot, and more. Upgrade your game day with standout brunches like Croque Madame and bottomless options. Don’t miss their sumptuous Sunday roasts and classic cocktails to keep the excitement alive.

The Gather Inn is a pub restaurant on the outskirts of Hove, overlooking the wonderful lagoon. Whilst boasting a bright and spacious interior, during the winter months The Gather Inn is also cosy and welcoming, bringing almost a country pub vibe to Brighton’s seafront. Screening plenty of football games, so check in before you go and make sure they have the football on. Serving classic pub food

Head to Rottingdean and enjoy the idyllic setting of the picturesque traditional country pub. The Plough Inn will be screening the football matches and serving them alongside a healthy portion of their great pub grub and beverages.

Enjoy football excitement at The Longman, affectionately known as the Wilmy, where the traditional local pub experience is taken to new heights. Indulge in authentic Thai cuisine from Keng’s Kitchen, featuring Pad Thai, Green Curry, and more, served alongside the best Sunday roasts in Brighton.

With a vibrant atmosphere and multiple screens including 2 large projectors and 3 TVs inside & 2 outside, The Longman is the ultimate destination for football fanatics. 

Bierhaus, in Kemptown has three screens for you to devour the premiership.

So if watching the game and guzzling the good stuff (craft beer), and you know how good the Brighton Bier brews are, this is right up your street.

Book the Bierhaus and celebrate the footy season in full glory, or just turn up and I’m sure there will be plenty of space to watch the game.