Fitzherberts is an extremely small pub/bar on the edges of North Laine. On an average day in Brighton (i.e. your typical English weather: drizzly, rainy, cold) it’s an OK little watering hole to sit down in with a pint. It’s naturally very dark inside, but little fairy lights everywhere give it a nice atmosphere. When this place really comes to life is in the summer though – the seating spills out on to New Road and suddenly their customer capacity increases tenfold.
The crowd are generally young student-types who enjoy their music. Often in summer they have a live band or music playing out into the street, so it’s a great place to chill out in the sunshine and watch the Brighton people traffic saunter by.
I was in here the other night (rather late) and they had their upstairs area open. I’ve never been up there before, mainly because it never seems to be open, but it turns out it’s an equally little bar/dance area – shabby, a little bit grimy, but pretty cool all the same.