Welcome to The Better Half of Brighton & Hove, doing things our way, not the only way, but the only way we know how to… with care, skill and a smile.


If you’re after seriously good food, lovely wines and fabulous ales, enjoyed in warm and welcoming surroundings, come to ours. We’re relaxed, friendly and easy going, and we’ll do whatever we can to make sure you feel the same way when you visit.

Pop in for a pint, a Scotch egg and a laugh after a long week. Make a reservation for Sunday roast. Meet up for a lively charity pub quiz. However you choose to spend your afternoons and evenings, weekdays or weekends, The Better Half is the perfect backdrop. A pebble’s throw from Hove seafront; a million miles from ordinary.

We look forward to seeing you here sometime soon.

Food & Drink

Our food is just too better by half. Yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone says it, but in our case it really is true. Local and seasonal wherever possible.

Homemade with care, imagination and craft without exception. Our chef, Andy Keir, brings experience in award-winning pubs and restaurants to this kitchen. His style? Contemporary British food done simply, honestly and brilliantly.


From steaks to fish cakes, mussels to burgers, fish of the day to slow-cooked pork belly, apple & raisin crumble to sticky toffee pudding – everything is carefully thought through, attentively prepared and flawlessly executed.


There’s always something to see, listen to or participate in at The Better Half. Watch this space, then come and help fill it with laughter, joy and happiness.


If The Better Half looks different, that’s because it is different.

The Better Half
No. 1 Hove Place
01273 737869

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