The Earth and Stars is one of the most quirky pubs in Brighton. The character of the place is apparent before you even go in, where on the exterior wall their resident blackboard can be found lamenting its choice of career as a chalkboard, complaining about its hay fever in the height of summer or pointing out the other chalkboard’s spelling errors.
Located just off Queen’s Road, this place is in a great location for Brighton Station, the city centre and North Laine. Inside, the darkened candlelit atmosphere and chunky, rough-hewn tables and chairs make it seem incredibly cosy and comforting. They also have a rather snug upstairs area that they’re willing to reserve for private functions. The only problem is that is gets SO warm up there you feel like passing out after a while – so avoid it in the height of summer if you can!
The great thing about this place – and indeed about so many of these gorgeous, unique, atmospheric local Brighton pubs – is that all their food is locally sourced. I have to say that I’ve heard tell far and wide of their amazing sausages, made by The Brighton Sausage Company. A massive pub lunch of sausage ‘n’ mash here is definitely very near the top of my ‘To Do’ list. Watch this space for sausage-centred updates!