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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...


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Online Table Bookings are here - Click a pub below to plan those pints

The Railway Inn

The George Payne
The Poets Ale & Smokehouse
The Stirling Arms 

The Basketmakers Arms

The Lewes Road Inn


Regular Events are back 

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july 19th


Here's what you need to know about joining us for a pint from July 19th

Guests will no longer be required to sign in by law: 

  • For guests that wish to continue checking in with the NHS app, our Track & Trace QR code will be available at entrances

Bookings can now be any size/mixture of households:

  • Bring your family, friends, work-mates and doggos

  • Kids welcome all the way up to 8pm

  • Well behaved dogs welcome (leads on, paws on floors etc)


Cases are still high in Brighton & Hove so we'll be keeping a few extra house rules for the time being:

  • All our staff will continue to wear face masks

  • We are maintaining our regular covid-cleaning schedules

  • All our staff will continue lat-flow tests before shifts

  • We ask that our customers please wear a mask when moving around the pub and ordering at the bar

We've had an incredibly positive response to table service since April, here's the scoop from July 19th:

  • Table service will be available to guests sitting indoors at all of our pubs

  • Bar service will also be available to guests that want to hop up to the bar and buy a quick pint

  • Outside tables will now need to order at the bar, please pop inside to purchase your pints

  • Bar service is back, but our bar stools won't be returning just yet

  • To help give each other space, we won't be allowing drinking at the bar for the time being

  • We are asking our guests to give each other space whilst queuing at the bar

  • We've cleared out the majority of our glass screens to help make space


Changes to Opening hours and Food service times:

  • ​We'll be making some changes to our opening hour and kitchen times

  • Due to UK-wide industry setbacks, please note that opening/food service hours are subject to change

  • If in doubt, please contact a pub directly over the phone

And finally:

  • Our team are working hard to keep your pub visits a safe, welcoming experience for everyone

  • We will be reviewing these changes to service every couple of weeks

  • A big thank you to all of our lovely customers for your continued support and understanding

The George Payne Pub Hove
The Lewes Road Inn Pub Brighton