Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas Eve ~ Pub hours 12pm to 10pm. Kitchen closes at 6pm.
Christmas Day ~ Pub is closed to the public. Private Dining event.
Boxing Day ~ Pub hours 12pm to 9.30pm. Kitchen closes at 6pm.
December 27th & 28th ~ Pub Hours 12pm to 10pm. Kitchen closes at 8.30pm.
New Year’s Eve ~ Pub hours 12pm to 1am. Kitchen closes at 7pm.
New Year’s Day ~ Pub hours 12pm to 10pm. Kitchen closes at 8pm. 


Welcome to The Better Half of Brighton & Hove

Doing things our way. Not the only way, but the only way we know how to… with care, skill and a smile.

If you’re after seriously good food, lovely wines and fabulous ales, enjoyed in warm and welcoming surroundings, come to The Better Half. We’re relaxed, friendly and easy going, and we’ll do whatever we can to make sure you feel the same way when you visit. 

Pop in for a pint, a Scotch egg and a laugh after a long week. Make a reservation for Sunday roast. Meet up for a lively charity pub quiz. However you choose to spend your afternoons and evenings, weekdays or weekends, The Better Half is the perfect backdrop.

 A pebble’s throw from Hove seafront. A million miles from ordinary.
We look forward to seeing you here sometime soon.


Check out the video of The Better Half made by Big Review TV



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There’s always something to see, listen to or participate in at The Better Half. Watch this space, then come and help fill it with laughter, joy and happiness.



Friday 14th ~ 8/8.15pm
The Martlets Traditional Christmas Choir 

Friday 28th ~ Vinyl Friday
Details below




The last Friday of every month, The Better Half welcomes a collective of DJ’s into the pub to play an eclectic mix of vinyl only.

Vinyl Friday
Celebrate with the DJ Collective
here at The Better Half


We welcome the Pottery & Pints team to The Better Half for their pottery on the wheel classes. They’re always fun and the first drink is always on them.

We also offer a 10% discount on your final bill if you book in to eat with us. Just reserve a table directly with us after you’ve booked in your pottery class.

Visit potteryandpints.co.uk for more information on how to book a class.


The class dates are:

2019 dates TBC ~ Visit the Pottery & Pints website for more information.



We're open Sunday to Thursday 12pm - 11pm
and Friday and Saturday 12pm - 12am

If you have any enquiries, feel free to call us on 01273 737869
or fill in the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


Brighten (& Hove) our door!

1 Hove Place, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2RG


A local pub with heart, soul and character. No.1 in so many different ways.