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 or email theatre@thesouthernbelle.co.uk

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 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

Romantic weekend, business trip or family fun - we have rooms to suit your requirements and budget.

For all Hotel enquiries email us on hotel@thesouthernbelle.co.uk


We regularly feature pop up's Mon- Wed from 6pm. The Southern Belle Kitchen runs from Thursday (from 6-10pm) Friday, Sat & Sun (from 12)

Summer Sunday Roasts

From 12

Our delicious Sunday Roasts are made using locally sourced, free range and seasonal produce. Served with rich stock pot gravy, seasonal vegetables, green cabbage in garlic, pepper & cream. Roast potatoes & a Yorkshire pudding


ROAST STRIPLOIN OF BEEF SERVED MEDIUM RARE. Homemade horseradish sauce available on request


SLOW ROASTED ROLLED SHOULDER OF LAMB. Stuffed with apricots & rosemary.


SAGE, THYME AND LEMON ROASTED BREAST OF CHICKEN. With crispy skin. Served with homemade stuffing.


16 HOUR TENDER BELLY PORK. With crackling and homemade apple sauce.


CONFIT OF JACKFRUIT, SPINACH & TOASTED SUNFLOWER SEED WELLINGTON. With a cashew nut cheese centre. Served with caramelised red onion & a stock vegan gravy. (Please advise if you are vegan as the cabbage & yorkshire’s are not vegan)


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


Cauliflower cheese or Pigs in blankets


Sticky Toffee pudding with vanilla cream


Apple & Blackberry Pie (vg) with caramel cream or vegan ice cream


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


  • Mon: Soul Bowl Kitchen (Hug in a bowl ) 6-10pm
  • Tue: Kitchen Kultur (Bao Buns, BBQ & Curry dishes) 6-10pm
  • Wed: Sepia Tapas (Spanish small plates and pinchos) 6-10pm
  • Sunday: Roasts – 12pm – sold out


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.