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Brighton & Hove's favourite independent pub group

check out our venues

The Railway Inn Pub Portslade
The George Payne Pub Hove
The Poets Ale & Smokehouse Pub Hove
The Stirling Arms Pub Hove
The Lewes Road Inn Pub Brighton
The Basketmakers Arms Pub Brighton
Good Times Pubs & Bars is an independent pub group based in Brighton & Hove, UK

With Pubs in Hove, Brighton & Portslade we have something for everyone to enjoy across the city

Find out more about who we are and what we do...


Good Times Pubs & Bars

We're working away behind the scenes to prepare our sites for reopening.
Please keep an eye on our socials and check back here for updates. 


* New! - You can now book tables online for five of our pubs 

Pubs in Portslade
The Railway Inn

Pubs in Hove
The George Payne
The Poets Ale & Smokehouse
The Stirling Arms 

Pubs in Brighton
The Basketmakers Arms

The Lewes Road is gearing up for reopening this month. 
Please check back for more news soon.


Friday 21st May

Following extensive refurbishment, The Stirling Arms (formerly the Foragers) will be opening from 5pm on Friday 21st May.

Firedog Kebabs will be returning on the 29th with a brand-new middle eastern inspired menu for you to try.

For more information visit

june 21st

All indoor & outdoor spaces at all pubs reopen from June 21st to coincide with end of restrictions.

The Lewes Road Inn will reopen its doors to coincide with an end to all restrictions.
We will be returning with a jam-packed programme of entertainment and weekly offers.

For all those special occasions that didn’t get the celebrations they deserved, or if you’re a creative/promoter/performer looking for a space for your event, contact us at and we can discuss your needs and availability in our pubs.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


The Good Times crew x

The George Payne Pub Hove
The Lewes Road Inn Pub Brighton