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Black Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
14 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
+44 1273 711884
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
14 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Rocketscientist3
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s my first time back in Brighton for my years and I stopped by the pier and then my mate and me decided to stop in the black lion pub amazing venue and amazing food and great service and great staff behind the bar and...More

Thank luis p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently came here with a big group of friends for a Sunday roast!! We all really enjoyed our meals and I for one was pleasantly surprised! Will definitely be coming back here!!

Thank Chris A
Black L, General Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Glad that you enjoyed everything and hopefully we will see you again! All the best The Black Lion Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous Sunday Roast! Many of the restaurant in Brighton have the roast until it runs out. So we decided very late in the day to go out for Roast and sadly many locations had already run out. A bartender at one of the...More

Thank Jeff G
Black L, General Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jeff, Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again. The Black Lion Team

Reviewed 21 January 2018

I have been to The Black Lion several times with friends from work and although the loud music isn't my cup of tea that's purely subjective and isn't something to criticize the place for given how popular it seems to be. However during my last...More

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

I would like to address a few of the issues raised in your comment with regards to your most recent visit. I can understand any grievance when being shortchanged, as you said this can be an accident. Having spoken to the staff member involved he...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Ate here yesterday with friends, a group of ten of us. The place was not heaving so food came out in a timely manner. A mixture of food was ordered and received praise all round. Brilliant for a Sunday even though I was skeptical as...More

Thank ChrisMetzner
Black L, General Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Chris, Glad to hear you tried us out on a Sunday - the pub does change so much on the weekend, we hope that we can offer a little something for everyone depending on when you visit us. Thanks for the review, hopefully we...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Great food, had a sharing platter, well worth the money! You will not be disappointed. Lived the music too. Will definitely visit when back in Brighton.

Thank Powder1000
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and good to hear you enjoyed what we are doing here! We will welcome you back soon hopefully. Many Thanks The Black Lion Team

Reviewed 1 January 2018

We were looking for a nice pub lunch on New Year's Day, and had been recommended The Black Lion by a friend. The decoration and atmosphere were amazing - really cosy and festive. We had nachos and a burger, which were both delicious. My only...More

Thank hrwilliams
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review from your visit. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, and sorry to disappoint you with your menu choice being unavailable. Unfortunately this can happen over bank holidays with busy days but we aim to inform our...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with our 2 kids aged 5 & 7. Lovely atmosphere inside, friendly welcome, good kids’ meals. Food was delicious. The wine list looked great but didn’t get a chance to sample. Would definitely go again.

Thank GtotheP
Reviewed 29 December 2017

On being recommended by our hotel we came along one early evening to have a few drinks and some food and on arriving had to utilise the bathroom and was shocked at the state of the facility. The Smell of stale urine was present as...More

1  Thank Paul S
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hello Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we welcome all feedback as with this information we can aim to improve our venue and service for all customers. Apologies for the experience you had on this occasion, we aim to...More

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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.
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CrystalPalaceLad
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
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U9913IRjohnw
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
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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Description
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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