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Pub of the Week: The Setting Sun

Pub of the Week: The Setting Sun
Tom Bull
  • On June 7, 2016

With summer fast approaching, it seems as though everybody is in the mood for a drink. When the sun is out spirits are high, and the only place to be is a beer garden with your friends. With that in mind this weeks pub of the week, The Setting Sun, might just be the perfect place to relax and soak up the rays.

Located at the top of Sussex Street Hill in Hanover, The Setting Sun offers a view that no other pub can compare too. From its patio beer garden you can see the whole of Brighton, and really appreciate where you are. As the name suggests, the best time to go is at sunset when you can watch the sun go down in the distance over the city as you enjoy your drink.  No pint will be more deserved as the walk up the hill can take it out of you, however the view is worth the tired legs.

The Setting Sun is a small pub, but it’s friendly bar staff do their absolute best to make the atmosphere as welcoming as possible. A great combination of tradition and modernity, the Setting Sun has the feel of a cosy family pub that works well in a busy city. Dogs and families are welcome to enjoy themselves in what is a relaxing and welcoming environment.

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There is a selection of house spirits perfect for summer cocktails

Offering a range of drinks including craft ales as well as cocktails there is certainly something for everyone. The food at the Setting Sun is also varied, with different specials each night. It is good value for good food, and perfect for anyone looking to treat themselves. The portions are generous and there are also vegetarian options available. For a small and busy pub, the food is a very high standard. The food ranges from Mexican dishes, to pizza or steak and of course there is a great value roast on a Sunday. And, as it is now the summer months, there is also a BBQ for you to enjoy.

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The view really does have to be seen to be believed

As well as offering different food and drink deals each night, the Setting Sun also hosts quiz nights and live entertainment with their in house piano always in use. From ABBA nights to karaoke The Setting Sun is never short of entertainment. Between the entertainment, the view and the £14 pitchers Pimms, the Setting Sun is the perfect place to go for a drink this summer. It does get busy, so be sure to call ahead and book a table if you want to enjoy the view!

The Setting Sun as a hidden gem in our busy city. It may be small, but it’s attentive and friendly staff will make you want to come back time and again to enjoy their selection of drinks and take in their amazing view.

The Setting Sun is located at 1 Windmill Street, BN2 0GN and is open from 16:00.

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