The Garden Bar
The appropriately named Garden Bar boasts the biggest garden in Hove, complete with heated booths and a children’s play area, making it the perfect destination for summer drinks in the sunshine or one of their party barbecues. The interior is cosy for winter dining and drinking thanks to its burgundy walls, comfy seating and antique wooden floors.
The Garden Bar serves an upmarket take on classic pub food, and the dishes are appealing to the eye as well as the tastebuds. If your appetite is light, choose a healthy bar snack such as the pitta bread board or a more indulgent option like macaroni cheese bites with smoked bacon jam. Nachos, baked Camembert and spice-rubbed chicken wings are available to share, and there’s a great choice of hearty comfort food to have all to yourself. Fresh fish is always on the menu, and The Garden Bar specialises in slow-braised meats, such as the delectable fresh belly of pork with pear and apple compote, sweet potato mash and buttered greens. The Sunday roast, including four or five different meats plus vegetarian and vegan choices, is always popular, so booking in advance is highly recommended.
Be sure to save room for The Garden Bar’s homemade ice creams and sorbets, which come in unusual flavours such as hazelnut praline or beetroot and cherry cola. The tipples shouldn’t be missed either; the cocktails change with the seasons, local gin and prize-winning vodka are on offer, and there’s a great range of ale and lager.