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Fortune of War

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Above Average Beach Bar, Beer Served in GLASSES!

The Fortune of War is one of the better beach bars on the Brighton seafront, located near Brighton... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Offenbach, Germany
A fortunate drink

What better way to idle away half an hour, than to sit perched on a bench outside of this beach... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Above Average Beach Bar, Beer Served in GLASSES!”
4 weeks ago
“A fortunate drink”
Having opened its doors way back in 1882, the Fortune of War is far and away the oldest seafront watering hole, and hence the only pub amongst numerous clubs and bars. It is also the only venue in the whole of Brighton to be shaped like an upside...more
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157 Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB, England
+44 1273 205065
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fortune of War is one of the better beach bars on the Brighton seafront, located near Brighton Palace Pier (use the stairs from the promenade). It's one of the very few places where beers are properly served in GLASSES, not plastic cups. Makes a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What better way to idle away half an hour, than to sit perched on a bench outside of this beach bar. I enjoyed two iced lattes and my partner enjoyed...I should really remember but I was in the toilet when the drinks were being ordered...More

Thank Monsieurslinky
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Monday 27th August. Only stayed for one drink, as not much of a draft selection. Was a nice looking bar and bar staff were friendly. Quick service as well. Was nice sitting outside looking at the sea but unfortunately also looking at the toilet...More

Thank A4364FDmattc
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Visited this pub on a number of occasions since my daughter moved to Brighton and has been fine. I was with my son and girlfriend this time. One of the real ales we bought unfortunately was knocked over when we found a seat. The partly...More

1  Thank anitamike504164
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely bar staff, good choice of drinks. Always enjoy coming here for some proper Brighton vibes. Thank you!

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Great little pub right on the seafront with a brilliant DJ. But my god this must of been the slowest barman known to mankind! Speed it up mate! Rubbish choice of rose wine too.Shame as this place is kinda of cool at least you can...More

Thank Meadvalegirl
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Great place for a pint on a sunny afternoon. Funky decor, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Can’t stop going back.

Thank johannadavis78
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I don't drink alcohol, but I like this pub for food and atmosphere. I also enjoy the ginger beers. It's a blazing hot May summer day and I asked for a soda water before getting a lunch menu. I was told 'No' to the free...More

Thank TomosW1
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this bar by the beach. Good array of drinks. Highly recommend the seaciders variety. Bar staff friendly. Only gripe was the toilets. You had to go up a few steps next to the bar, all the way down the inside of the pub...More

Thank hfen85
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent pub in an excellent location right on the sea front. We visit this pub every time we are in Brighton as the outdoor seating is perfect for relaxing and enjoying many sunny weekends in summer. This is defienetly our favourite venue in Brighton. Many...More

Thank rachelschofield21
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