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Black Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
14 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
+44 1273 711884
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The problem with England is there were so many pubs in town, picking-up a good one can be a challenge at time, however I had to admit this one was good!!!. Even, like a lot of pubs in all area, this one was quite old,...More

Thank Sivarnee H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and four friends had met in Brighton to enjoy the sun to be told one of our friends with us was having a Baby, at 8:37 in the evening we turned up and were turned away because we were in a group of four...More

Thank Elliot B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, quirky, fun - great live music on the Sunday and they serve my favourite gin - perfect!

Thank BrightonCoco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't pre-book but turned up early on Easter Sunday to see if we could get some lunch. Although all of the tables were booked, some weren't until later in the afternoon, so the staff agreed to squeeze us in :). We both ordered the...More

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this pub for lunch recently during a short break in Brighton. We found the staff very friendly and helpful, there was a good choice of beer which I was able to taste before buying, and a nice lively atmosphere including...More

Thank RocknRollFoodie
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I come to the black lion quite a lot when I visit Brighton-jack the barman realised upon the chat with my friend at the bar, that my phone was out of battery, he offered to put my phone on charge without me asking! So he...More

Thank Hannah G
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Hannah, Thanks for the lovely review about the pub and our staff - I will make sure to pass on your compliments to Jack! We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Brighton. Many thanks from the Black Lion team.

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Wow, great place to go if you want a Sunday roast, I had beef, my partner had lamb, couldn’t fault it. Great selection of vegetables , potatoes and a huge Yorkshire pudding. Great atmosphere, looks small from the outside you may walk by, but huge...More

Thank pompeygal2
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review on our food and staff. I will pass on your compliments to the kitchen and to Beth! Hopefully we will welcome you and your friends back soon. Many Thanks The Black Lion Team

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great pub, worth trying it. I didn't manage to try the food but I've been here a few times for pints and for a birthday party as well. I can definitely recommend it!

Thank Klecska
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend decided to try this place for dinner as we looked at the menu and thought it seemed nice . We found a nice table and looked through the menu and saw there was some specials . I went for a classic...More

Thank JaymeSwiftt
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hello Jaymes, Thanks for a lovely review! We have plenty of events coming up so pop back soon for more of the party atmosphere! The Black Lion Team

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Yes I was solo. Looking for a traditional British pub. Based on YOUR TripAdvisor inputs, I chose here. Quite the local pub appearance, wood tables, self seating, trough urinals (rare!), dark wood trim. Drink and beer selection varied well. Food selection also varied. I opted...More

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Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and nice to hear that other reviews helped make your decision to visit! It is always good for us to have some feedback and we appreciate the time spent to do so. Good...More

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Questions & Answers
Malcolm S
15 December 2017|
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Response from Puddledancer55 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Macomb, I didn't eat at the Black Lion, I went there for a drink and to listen to music in the evening, why not Goggle their menu and/or given them a ring.
25 August 2017|
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Response from Black L | Property representative |
Hi there, We don't just allow dogs, we encourage them! Please bring them along. The Black Lion
16 December 2016|
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Response from Black L | Property representative |
Hi there, We have wheelchair access through our beer garden! The Black Lion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 711884
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Here at The Black Lion, we aim to be the best at everything we do... And we do a lot!! From a fantastic restaurant serving fresh food 7 days a week, including roasts every Sunday, to a consistently busy late night bar... And everything in between... The Black Lion is all about live music, 6 days a week. Up-and-coming local bands, live and authentic Blues, Jazz Sundays playing gypsy jazz, swing blues soul and funk for a lively end to the week, Brighton's most popular Funk and Soul bands and DJs that will keep you dancing until 3am, We've got the lot! ... It's a fairly eclectic blend, but we find it attracts lots of the right kind of people. Don't forget 2 for £12 cocktails on Tuesdays, choose from our extensive list made from quality, fresh ingredients, and the best Bloody Marys in town, you'll find something for every taste. Perfect for any weather, our beer garden is the best place to spend sunny afternoons, or stay cosy inside on winter evenings.
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