Billing itself as Brighton’s first ‘brewery fresh pub’, The Hare and Hounds on London Road is a fine mix of craft beer and Mexican street food.
The once grubby boozer has made itself over in to the sort of destination that’s attractive to almost anyone. Tattooed trendies sit next to London Road locals, white haired couples rub shoulders with kids on first dates, and young dads with prams take refuge in the corners.
Meantime takes centre stage with two tanks piping fresh, unfiltered beer direct into punters’ glasses. I’m sold on that. But there’s also Brew Dog, local favourite Dark Star, a whole menu of ‘craft on draught’ and bottled beer specials.
The food’s a focal point too, with Brighton Mexican La Choza serving tostadas, tacos and burritos bursting with pit-smoked pulled pork, slow cooked beef or catch of the day. Tasty.
Throw in a decent sized beer garden, a punchy playlist and pleasant staff and it’s no wonder this place has built up such a following since its launch earlier in the year.
Hare and Hounds, 75 London Road, Brighton