Hop Poles, Brighton
One of the more Gastro-oriented pubs in the area, the Hop Poles still usually does a fair job at being a proper pub. The interior is cosy - sometimes too cosy - and the cute back garden a real draw in the warmer months. There's not a huge selection of ale, but a big deal is made of the food and although we've yet to try it the sheer number of people eating in here speaks volumes. There's an interesting selection and it's well priced. Overall, worth a trip midweek, but watch out for weekends, when it proves almost too popular and free tables are virtually non-existent.
13 Middle Street, Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AL
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How to find the Hop Poles pub
Exit the train station and walk straight down Queens Road towards the sea. Eventually you'll see Boyce's Street on the left and at the end of that Middle Street. The pub is on the right.