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Black Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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14 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
+44 1273 711884
12:00 - 04:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 01:30
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 01:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 04:00
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent pork belly and pickled red cabbage yesterday (served on a board the only downside as bits tend to fall off the edge) and roast lamb with beetroot spinach and dauphinoise potatoes. We've been coming here on and off for 13 years but the train troubles mean we don't get to Brighton as often as we'd like. VERY pleased to... More 

Thank daveysmum
Matlock Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Sunday roast. Courteous bar and waiting staff. Good value for money for Brighton (which is generally overpriced anyway).

Thank David B
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very noisy but great atmosphere and staff. Good selection of drinks and great service. Didn't eat there but food looked decent.

Thank Imogen P
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to The Black Lion to take part in their Escape Room challenge. We were in two groups so while one was completing the challenge the other chilled out in the bar. The staff are lovely and welcoming. A good range of drinks and cocktails to choose from. The Escape the Room challenge was fab...I don't want to say too... More 

Thank LauraReeves
Staines, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the off chance for lunch, great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and tasty roast chicken with great wine

Thank Mandy7796
Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for drinks and live music on a Wednesday night. Lovely atmosphere and friendly bartenders.

Thank emdipiere
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was absolutely throwing it down with rain and to be honest we weren't really looking for this place As soon as we entered the bar area we were greeted by front of house lady called Hollie who helped us off with our wet coats she gave us time to settle in and came back about 10 minutes to ask... More 

Thank Foody-Buff
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just saw a recommendation on google for veggie roasts at the black lion and decided to come in and try! Wow! The food was fresh, portion was huge and the taste - amazing. Fantastic value we will be coming here each time! Thanks!

Thank Annalisa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came in on my own on my way into town, just fancied a half pint. The music was great and the manager (Connor I think he said his name was), he was extremely polite, funny and very talkative! An asset to the pub! :)

Thank Andrew F
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service a bit slow to take orders but picked up. Food was presented with all sides and sauces steaks cooked to perfection with cheeseboard to follow .all plates were left clean No room for any thing more

Thank Michael G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
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
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 food until 10pm (9.30Pm Thursday, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays) to a consistently busy late night bar... And everything in between!! ... The Black Lion is all about live music, served up 6 days a week. Up-and-coming local bands, live and authentic Blues, swinging live Jazz Sundays, Brighton's most popular Funk and Soul bands - right through to renowned names on the DJ circuit... We've got the lot! ... Our fantastic DJs have a simple brief: "keep 'em smiling, make 'em dance" We play anything from Northern Soul, Motown, Funk, Rock & Roll, Ska, Mod Revival, Indie, Reggae and Old School Hip Hop... It's a fairly eclectic blend, but we find it attracts lots of the right kind of people, and they seem happy when they stumble out at 3am. ... On Sundays we're the 'Live & Swingin' Lion' - our in-house band plays a rotating mix of gypsy jazz, swing, blues, soul and funk. Serving fantastic home-cooked roasts all evening until they run out, as well as our full menu (advanced booking highly advised), we can't think of a more perfect end to the week. ... The Black Lion is fast becoming the go-to place for top-class, affordable cocktails in Brighton. With an extensive list made from quality, fresh ingredients, the best Bloody Marys in town, and weekly changing creations, you'll find something for every taste - always made with care and a flare by our inventive bar team.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?