The Neptune, Hove8/10 The Neptune is a fantastic traditional real old fashioned pub, serving a good selection of ale’s and reputedly the best pint of Harvey’s in Hove.

This is what a pub should be like, not an ounce of chrome in sight and certainly not conforming to the trendy bars of Brighton, The Neptune has individuality and a whole lot of character… View Map

The first time we went into the Neptune after overcoming the usual apprehensive feelings of entering a local’s pub we were prepared for silence and staring as we entered but were delighted to find friendly staff and patrons alike. It was Easter Sunday and the bar was laden with pickled onions and cheese on sticks. It instantly became my favourite pub in Hove.

The Neptune, Hove

At £2.50 a pint of Harvey’s its one of the cheapest pubs I’ve been to so far in Hove, positioned on the seafront The Neptune is a small pub with not a lot of seating or standing room but each time we have been we managed to get a place to sit.

Fridays and Saturday nights are host to live music with a leaning towards Jazz and Blues. I’ve not been yet but I am hoping to attend the Neil Young and Bob Dylan tribute night on the 3rd of June. The last visit was slightly tarnished by a drunk crazy fat welsh man unprovoked insulting a friend but these things are to be expected when drinking in Hove, I’d rather the ramblings of a drunk local than being beaten up by a townie on west street.

Price: 9/10

Atmosphere: 7/10

Overall: 8/10

The Neptune

10 Victoria Terrace,

Kingsway, Hove,

East Sussex,