Welcome to The Independent

As we are free of any brewery, pub chain or tie, The Independent is a true freehouse pub in the Hanover/Queens Park area of Brighton.

As a freehouse, we are able to offer a more exciting choice of beers, wines and spirits. Currently we have four real ales alongside 12 keg beers, but these change weekly so we recommend popping by to see what’s new on the bar! A few of our past and present beers can be found here.

Our delicious menu mixes traditional British dishes with Mediterranean and other European flavours, including tasty vegetarian options. Everything is freshly prepared by our chef and made from the finest ingredients, and our menu changes daily – you can see a typical menu here.

And of course come Sunday, we serve a full meat and vegetarian roast menu.

We welcome dogs just as warmly as their owners, and we’re open every day of the week! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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5-11pm (Food served 5pm-9.30pm)


12-Midnight (Food served 12-9.30pm)


12-10pm (Food served 12-9pm)


  • Live Jazz

    Every Wednesday at 8pm

    Jazz Wednesdays!

    Latin guitarist Paul Richards is joined by a different guest player each week…

  • Mussels Festival

    Mar 2018
    - 12.00pm -
  • A Beer Tasting Breakfast

    Mar 2018
    - 10.30am -