The Lion and Lobster
24 Sillwood Street Hove, Brighton, United Kingdom
www.thelionandlobster.co.uk - 01273 327299
The Lion and Lobster Brighton Reviews
Great summer pub a short walk up from the beach Apr 02, 2012
The Lion and Lobster is a large Irish pub boasting arguably the best rooftop beer garden in Brighton or Hove. It's situated on the Brighton and Hove border less than 5 mins walk up from the beach and close to Hove Lawns.
The pub is frequented by all sorts, locals, students, professionals and tourists. It has a good friendly vibe. There are 2 bars, 3 when it gets really busy in the summer. The bars are staffed well, thus even when busy you don't have to wait an age to get served. That being said it can take a while to get food when it's a little crowded.
The food however is well worth the wait. It is excellent and reasonably priced as well. The range is good with a few great vegetarian dishes and of course the usual pub fare made to a very high standard. The second floor of the pub effectively boasts a dedicated restaurant. This is also one of the few pubs to server food after 8pm and pizza until an hour before close.
The pub shows live football matches and other sports as well downstairs around the main bar. The decor is pleasant and has a distinctly old Irish feel to it. Every week they have a live music night (most of the time it's Irish folk).
The beer roof top beer garden is split over two floors and has its own bar. It is also one of the main reasons to come here in the summer besides the food. It is quite amazing to behold and there's no other place I can think of that looks quite like it. On the second floor it’s like someone has ripped half the roof off the pub and on the top floor there’s plenty of seating of overlooking the bottom floor. It also has plenty of outdoor heating to keep customers warm as the sun sets.
The drink selection here is average with all the usual big brands behind the bar and the prices are usually average or slightly higher for some drinks.
This is a good pub to come to with friends for dinner after spending a day on the beach. Its beer garden and the food are among the main reasons to come. The best time of the year is late spring/summer.
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