Welcome to The Southern Belle

Built in 1828, The Southern Belle is a relaxed pub & hotel and is proud to be the oldest running pub and guesthouse in the Brunswick Area of Brighton and Hove. Brunswick Town (as this neighbourhood is called) is one of the most historically preserved Georgian planned communities in the South of England, and arguably the nicest neighbourhood in the Brighton & Hove area.

The best part of The Southern Belle is its location – just moments from the beach and Hove lawns. The blue skies and sea air offer a gentle breeze from the moment you step outside. The i360 is just a 5 minute walk away and Churchill Square shopping centre and the Brighton Centre are a 10-15 minute walk away. If you are looking for a great, comfortable hotel with clean rooms, friendly staff, a little bit of history and walking distance to the beach we are the place for you! We also house The Dukebox Theatre, a 40 seat micro theatre which has shows all year round.

This historic Brighton pub has a wealth of history and it’s relaxed bar still features the original back bar display and serves up a fantastic selection of craft beers, Sussex ales, stouts & porters, artisan gins, speciality whiskies and fine wines along with some truly great food one of the best roasts in Brighton.

Our lovely lounge area is also available to hire for functions, private dining or is a great quiet space for hotel guests and bar guests to enjoy a drink or meal in.

If you are looking for a venue for your birthday, wedding/civil ceremony reception or any special occasion then look no further as we have the option of our theatre & lounge room available for private hire and the advantage of your guests being able to book into the hotel rooms upstairs.

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Our Rooms


“Amazing and inviting staff. The warm welcome and the staff at the reception, clearing explaining where everything was. They also made our one night feel like a weekend"

“Wonderful stay excellent location next to beach comfy bed, friendly staff. Coming again. Loved the room and view of the sea from the sofa! Crispy croissants.. very ambient room with lovely 'feel'. The soft Egyptian cotton sheets. Friendly staff that were really kind"

“Exceptional - the Decor in my finished room gave it a very 1930's feel to it. I would say it was the nicest Hotel that i have stayed in Brighton. “

“Old world charm - Loved the old historic building and its old-fashioned quaintness, closeness to the sea, charm of the staff and excellent breakfast - very good value for money. “

"A hidden gem - This place is amazing! Large tasteful room, comfy bed, friendly staff, great location"