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Fortune of War

Open Now: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open today: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Nice seafront bar.

We popped in here to have a drink and they had a charity gig on, the upstairs area had a band... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Great view, great beer

Really nice little pub on the seafront, the beer was good and not expensive. Service was very... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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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 9 June 2016 via mobile

Great bar, perfect location , good vibe, outside seating right on beach front. Prices pretty good for the beach bar area. Perfect :)

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 1974darren1974
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

What a really friendly bar in a superb location on Brighton Sea Front ! Served quickly with a smile and decent selection of Beers and ciders ! Would recommend this Bar to anyone

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Always busy, always good, fantastic view, great drinks, great location - Staff helpful, looking forward to going back!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Carl E
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We popped in here to have a drink and they had a charity gig on, the upstairs area had a band playing and the music was African/Caribbean which gave the place a real summery vibe. The drinks were reasonably priced, the staff friendly and it...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank CariTJR
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Excellent choice of bar, good music and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, we will, without a doubt be back.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Sandie H
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Great Irish coffee! Wide range of alcohol, some food but I have not tried. Great sea view from 1st floor window. I will come back there definetly upon my next visit in Brighton.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Damian P
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Really nice little pub on the seafront, the beer was good and not expensive. Service was very friendly and the view from the upstairs seating was great, could've sat there all day.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Dave140390
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We visited here this weekend, it's quirky, and staff were welcoming and friendly, good music and drinks average price..location perfect right on the sea front. The only thing that really let this pub down is the toilets, they were vile!!! the smell was horrendous unacceptable...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Hailie C
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Located on the sea front front this pub offers friendly staff, great views and good beer! What more could you want. If your lucky enough to get a window seat you can waste hours people watching and staring out to sea!

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Kym G
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Drinks warm, served in plastic. Pizza cardboard thicker than the pizza! Worst we have ever had. Four pieces of pepperoni! Dont waste your money.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Penny P
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