01273 734 806
The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AQ
01273 734 806
The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AQ


Welcome to The Southern Belle

Gorgeous relaxed bar and hotel

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. We’re not the only ones who love this place as we’ve been used a number of times for photoshoots and even music video’s!

One of best things The Southern Belle Hotel 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. With central Brighton just 10 minutes walk away, the i360 only a short 5 min stroll – the location is perfect for getting out of the town centre, but still having easy access to everything you could want!

Our lovely little hotel offers guests a choice of beautifully designed luxury bedrooms along with our very comfortable standard room (twin, double and triple rooms available) – so if you are looking for a great, comfortable hotel with clean rooms, lovely staff, a little bit of history all within walking distance to the beach – then we’re the place for you!

We also house a 40 seater theatre which has performances of music, comedy, cabaret and poetry all year round. Click here to check out what’s going on.

Blowing our own trumpet – we’ve also won some awards!
“2018 Winner of Best Roast in Brighton”, top 3 “Most Dog Friendly” and top 10 “Best Pub” at the Bravo Brighton Restaurant Awards 2018 which is voted for by Brighton and Hove public. Didn’t we do well 🙂

Eat, Drink and be Merry

Private dining, birthdays & weddings...

The relaxed bar still features the original back bar display and serves up a fantastic selection of craft blonde and black beers, Sussex ales, stouts & porters, artisan gins, speciality whiskies and fine wines.

Our kitchen  – winner of 2018 Bravo Best Sunday Roast Awards, serves up some amazing awarding winning food, featuring Tara’s Tiffin which serves up some amazing Sri Lankan & Indian street food Mon – Wed (6-10pm). Thursday (6-10pm), Fri & Sat (12- late_) you’ll find our scrumptious Southern Belle menu by Laron Solomon and Sunday is host to our legendary Sunday Roasts (booking essential).

The 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.

Relax and unwind...

Check availability & book a room

A weekend get away, business trip or a romantic night stay


Served Wed - Fri (from 6-10pm) & Sat - Sun (from 12)

Tara's Tiffin

Monday - chaat and small plates From 6pm

Lovingly homemade authentic Sri Lankan & Indian street food, creating delicious flavours and textures. Meat, Vegetarian and Vegan options.

Tuesday & Wed - Thali, Kotthu Roti & Small Plates from 6pm

Spicy dhal, a beautiful rich aubergine, creamy light spinach and salad and chutney accompaniments. Served with rice, papad and a traditional fried chilli! Meat or vegetarian or vegan. Kotthu roti served with tangy carrot salad and a fresh aromatic coconut sambal. Plus plenty of tasty small bites...

Aloo Tikki Chaat (GF)

Fragrantly spiced potato cakes, served with raw onion, a medley of homemade chutney’s, spiced yoghurt and sev

Sev Dahi Puri

Cold Indian crispy taco shells bursting with flavour, filled with chickpeas, potato, raw onion and sev, topped with our homemade chutneys and spiced yoghurt


An Indian feast for 1 or 2 people, served on a traditional large thali plate. Logo Chips with Chutney, Slow Cooked Black Daal, Paneer or Vegan Chicken, Malai, Baingan Bartha (Aubergine), Boondi, Kachumber, Red Onion Pickle, 2 Rotlis, Jeera Rice

Shaak & Rotli

Any curry from the Thali menu and 2 rotisserie, accompanied with red onion, homemade chutney and sev.

Laron Solomon

Thur from 6pm, Fri & Sat from 12

Our glorious Southern Belle chef not only dishes up Award winning, lip smacking roasts - he also can also cook up some of the best pub (restaurant quality food) in Brighton. Check out the sample menu below...

Black pudding croquettes

Black pudding croquettes served with a warm red onion and apple chutney


Hand cut chips with aioli.

Southern Belle Beef Burger

Prime steak beef burger, with tomato, gherkin, lettuce and roasted garlic aioli. Served in a toasted brioche bun.

Southern Belle Chicken Burger

Chargrilled chicken breast, with tomato, gherkin, lettuce and roasted garlic aioli. Served in a toasted brioche bun.

Southern Belle Burger (V)

Falafel with flamed red peppers, smoked aubergine dip, halloumi & tzatziki in a toasted brioche bun. £10

Southern Belle Burger (Vg)

Falafel with flamed red peppers, butternut squash, smoked aubergine dip and hummous in a toasted zataar pitta.

Fish sharing platter

Lightly battered local Sussex cod, salt & pepper squid, chargrilled tiger prawns and a smoked mackerel pate. With aioli, burnt aubergine dip, slaw & artisan breads. £24

Hand crafted short crust pastry pie filled with hamhock

Hand crafted short crust pastry pie filled with hamhock, chestnut mushrooms and a creamy tarragon sauce. Served with chips and steamed greens. £14

A rich beef bourguignon

A rich beef bourguignon with caramelized shallots and red wine. Served with maple glazed heritage carrots and nutty basmati rice.

Aromatic red Thai vegetable curry (V)

Aromatic red Thai vegetable curry served with fragrant jasmine coconut rice

Local freshly made pork sausages with creamed potatoes

Local freshly made pork sausages with creamed potatoes, buttered greens and our stock pot gravy.

Vegan sausages with apple mash (V & Vg)

Vegan sausages with apple mash, seasonal greens and our onion and mushroom gravy.

Fish & Chips

£12 / £7 small plate
Fish & Chips lightly battered south coast cod with our sexy tartare sauce and hand cut chips.

Beetroot carpaccio

£12 / £7 small plate
Beetroot carpaccio, Brighton Blue and charred spring onion salad. Sprinkled with crushed hazelnuts and an apple cider vinaigrette

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding served with a warm butterscotch sauce and clotted cream. £5.95

Sunday Roasts

From 12

Our award winning delicious Sunday Roasts are made using locally sourced, free range and seasonal produce. Served with rich stock pot gravy, maple glazed winter vegetables, steamed greens, roast potatoes & a Yorkshire pudding


Roast striploin of Beef, served medium rare.


Braised ballotine shoulder of Lamb, infused with rosemary, thyme and a garlic confit.


Roast supreme of Chicken, with crispy skin, seasoned with lemon, crushed coriander & thyme. Served with homemade stuffing.


Crispy Pork belly, with crackling and homemade apple sauce.


Mushroom, spinach, sweet potato & cashew Nut Roast. Served with caramelised red onion, chestnut mushroom, porcini & tarragon sauce (Vegan)


Childs portions available on request. Includes a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Cauliflower cheese or Pigs in blankets


Sticky Toffee pudding, with butterscotch sauce and clotted cream or Fresh vanilla creme brulee served with shortbread


We are always looking to make new friends. Our working hours are:

  • Mon: 2pm – 12pm
  • Tue – Thur: 12am – 12pm
  • Fri & Sat: 12am – 2am
  • Sun: 12am – 12pm


  • Wed: Jaldee Jaldee 6pm – 10pm
  • Thurs & Fri: Southern Belle Menu 6pm – 10pm
  • Sat & Sun: from 12am


Looking for a venue for a wedding or a party. Our chef can create the best menus for your budget. Everything is fresh and tantalisingly tasty. He’s also available should you want to hold a private dining event our lounge or can even cater for you at home.