Pub of the Week: The Regency Tavern, Brighton

Posted: 06 May 2014

Blog category: Pub of the Week

One of Brighton’s best-known pubs, the Grade II listed, lavish Regency Tavern dates back to 1700 when part of the pub operated as a toll, where people could pay a ha’penny to promenade around Regency Square.
Harking back to the splendour and glamour of Regency Brighton, the pub is richly decorated with fine furnishings, cherubs, paintings and ornate mirrors. Even the gents’ and ladies’ lavatories get in on the act, with their sparkling walls and mirror balls hanging from the ceiling.
The character of the pub has been enhanced by a piano dating back to the 1930s on which three talented pianists perform a variety of music, from pop to songs from the shows to light classical music, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
The Regency Tavern offers a wide choice of traditional cask ales and distinctive international lagers as well as an excellent wine selection, sourced from independent producers around the world.
The pub is used by community groups such as the Regency Square Area Society and the Federation of Small Businesses and has full disabled access.
Both the lunch snack menu and the more formal dinner menus make the most of locally-sourced, seasonal produce from South Coast producers, and all dishes are freshly prepared on the premises. A traditional Sunday roast is on offer each weekend, with diners serenaded by a pianist from 1.30 to 4.30pm.
The Regency Tavern is building a reputation for its spectacular desserts, which make the perfect, indulgent finish to a warming Sunday lunch. The pub also hosts regular themed food evenings, including a vegetarian night.
For bookings of more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone (01273 325 652) or via their website.