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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
“burger” (17 reviews)
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
14 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 14 December 2017

It all started with a glass of mulled cider... we only wanted a drink but ended up having a 9/10 Sunday roast. And I have to say it was amazing! The place was pretty full when we walked in for a drink but we still...More

Thank TravellingNutter77
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is always lovely to hear that our food and venue has been enjoyed, we hope to welcome you back again! Kind Regards The Black Lion Team

Reviewed 4 December 2017

we had a great night in here and felt at complete ease and relaxed, danced the night away to some great tunes and was a good fins, definitely one to go to , although dark inside it is a good night venue.

Thank sarojo
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Keep an eye out for future bands and DJs as we have live music 6 nights a week. Best Wishes The Black Lion Team

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to the black lion a couple of times, but only for a drink or two. This time a group of friends and I decided to try their Sunday Roast. They took our reservation and we let them know which meats we wanted to...More

Thank SamitoTobrman
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We needed a place to sit down on a rainy afternoon and a drink after a long journey, somewhere that would let us in with our dog. This was the first place we came across. It was lovely. Although it was busy, the staff were...More

Thank Peter M
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hello Peter, Thank you for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We welcome feedback on our menu and will aim to cater for our vegan visitors as well. Hopefully we will see you again - our staff are big dog lovers...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Group of 5 of us, just travelled down from east anglia and this was the first pub we went to. Our AirBnb host recommended this place for a pint or two, we arrived in our taxi to only be told we aren’t allowed in because...More

Thank Edward B
Black L, Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Edward, Unfortunately, like a lot of pubs in Brighton, we have a policy that doesn't allow groups of 5 or more (of the same sex), especially during busy weekend evenings. We are sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused you, and hope you...More

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Malcolm S
14 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
15 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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