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 our weekly Wednesday night pop up of Indian street food by the very talented Jaldee Jaldee, Thursday to Sat see’s our scrumptious Southern Belle menu 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)

Jaldee Jaldee - Wed

From 6pm

Lovingly homemade authentic Indian street food, creating delicious flavours and textures with our own little twist. We hope that our dishes demonstrate that vegetarian and vegan food can be delicious, fun and healthy!

Mogo Chips (GF)

A hearty plate of delicious fried cassava chips, served with tamarind dip and green chutney

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.

Thur, Fri & Sat

From 6pm & 12 on Sat

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 menu below...

Fish & Chips

Lightly battered South Coast Cod with lemon pepper mayonnaise and hand cut chips

Beef Cheeks

Slow cooked beef cheeks, red wine jus, creamed mashed potatoes, neaps and greens

Pork Belly

Slow cooked pork belly with crackling, black pudding, baked apple and potato mash with hiney jus, served with steamed greens

Southern Belle Burger

Prime steak beef burger served in toasted brioche bun with tomato, gherkins, lettuce and garlic mayonnaise. Comes with handout chips. Add bacon £1 | Add mature cheddar £1

Southern Belle Burger (V & Vg)

Falafel, halloumi, flamed red pepper and tzatziki served in a toasted flatbread or a brioche bun, with hand cut chips and salad. Please advise if you are vegan so we can adjust the ingredience)

Mezze Sharing Plater

Sharing platter for 2 - Falafel, burnt aubergine dip, olives, hummus, hallumi, flamed red pepper, kohlrabi slaw, picked and toasted flatbread.

Crispy fried ham hock

Crispy fried ham hock with shallots, capers, gherkins & chutney

Spanish Calamari

Spanish style slow cooked calamari, chorizo, fresh tomato & black olives served with artisan bread

Deep fried Sussex Camembert

Deep fried Sussex camembert served with spiced tomato and apple chutney

Salt & Pepper Squid

Crispy salt & pepper calamari with sweet chilli sauce


Hand Cut Chips with aioli or Marinated feta & olives served with fresh focaccia

Cheese Board

Sussex Brie, Tuxford Stilton, Sevre Niortaise (goat's cheese), Tornegus and Somerset Cheddar with homemade chutney, fruits and biscuits


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

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.