The Best Spots For Al Fresco Drinking in Hove

The Best Spots For Al Fresco Drinking in Hove

When the sun graces the picturesque town of Hove with its presence, there's no better way to savour the moment than by relaxing in one of the town's charming pubs or bars with outdoor seating. With a plethora of establishments to choose from, read our top spots to unwind in the sun with an al fresco drink while enjoying the fresh sea air and vibrant atmosphere that Hove has to offer.

1. The Garden Bar

Nestled in the outskirts of Hove, The Garden Bar is a (decreasingly) hidden gem loved for its fantastic and recently expanded outdoor space, live music nights, good pub grub (the Sunday roast is a hit), and laid-back atmosphere. The pub's lush and large garden patio creates a perfect oasis to escape the hustle and bustle with kids and dogs always greeted with a smile. Visitors can indulge in an extensive selection of craft beers, ciders, and specialty cocktails while soaking up the sun. The Garden Bar is the ideal spot to kick back with friends, enjoy a lazy afternoon in the warmer weather, or even book for a private gathering.

2. The Urchin

For those who think there’s nothing better than enjoying a plate of oysters with a pint of stout by the sea, The Urchin is for you. A true gem for seafood lovers, this Hove favourite offers a charming outdoor space with wooden benches and nautical touches, welcoming patrons to breath in the fresh sea air while enjoying simple, fresh shellfish and hand-crafted beer or a glass of thoughtfully selected wine. In 2018, they installed their very own mini brewery on-site, so customers have the added experience of sampling their own home brews on tap.

3. The Palmeira

Last but certainly not least, The Palmeira is a vibrant neighbourhood pub known for its sunny terrace, making it a favourite among locals. This much-loved haunt offers a wide array of beverages, from classic cocktails to locally brewed beers, all to be enjoyed al fresco. The Palmeira's outdoor seating area provides the perfect spot to soak up the sun with a spritz or a cold pint in the heart of Hove. Whether you're looking to unwind after work or spend a leisurely weekend afternoon, The Palmeira will welcome you with a smile.

4. Hove Place

Away from the hustle and bustle of the seafront, Hove Place is a bit of a hidden gem when it comes to al fresco drinking in Hove. The lush, Italian-esque garden with white columns and statues aplenty offers a beautiful and tranquil space to enjoy a tipple or two on a sunny day or under the heaters in colder months. Also serving food in their stylish garden, the deli boards are the perfect accompaniment to the changing list of locally brewed ales, with a wide range of breads, meats and cheeses to select from. Ideal for sharing with friends after work or on a lazy summer afternoon.

One of the top perks of living in beautiful Hove is the outdoor lifestyle and soaking up the fresh sea air. If you’re seeking the best spots to enjoy a sunny tipple with family or a heated beer garden with friends, these pubs and bars offer the perfect blend of ambiance, delicious produce, and a place to relax and unwind al fresco, enjoying the unique charm that Hove's outdoor drinking scene has to offer.

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