Absolutely great venue for my 40th birthday party. Staff were helpful, food was fantastic and the space was perfect. Would recommend to anyone!
21st May 2016
If you’re trying to find a venue for your party or gig, look no further than The Brunswick.
I hired the Cellar Bar for a private party involving live bands and DJs and couldn’t have been happier with how the night went. Andy and his team were exceptional throughout and I can’t thank them enough.
The Cellar Bar has its own bar stocking a range of local ales, ciders and spirits – enough to keep everyone’s glasses full and spirits high all night. Its friendly bartender made everyone feel welcome.
As we had live music we needed a sound man and were not disappointed. He did everything he could to get the bands sounding as good as possible and his positive attitude and talent for live sound made the night.
Upstairs the bar staff were just as helpful and those that ordered food loved the authentic, home-cooked burgers. One of our guests was gluten-free and was very pleased to see an imaginative alternative to the standard menu choice – made especially for him.
All in all, very happy.
7th November 2015
I don’t really like formal parties but I do love having a few beers with my mates where you can truly relax . At The Brunswick, you guys just made everyone so welcome that straight away they felt like locals having that informal pint with a few friends. All my lot thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Also combining my 60th party with your regular gig was a real bonus – we’ll definitely come and see South Coast Soul Revue again – they were fantastic. Thanks again.
2nd November 2015
We had our wedding at this pub! And all day, all our friends and family kept saying how they wished they had done the same.
Where do I start? The location and reputation is what brought us here in the first place. We were already a huge fan of the excellent food served. Not to mention our love for the plethora of real ales on tap. We have enjoyed many an afternoon catching rays in the sun-trap garden. And of course, it is positioned just off Hove lawns and the seafront.
Once we decided it was the venue of choice for our wedding day, the manager Andy was so approachable and accommodating in helping us to plan the day itself. Even in my bridezilla moments, he took it all in his stride and was forthcoming with suggestions and advice. A big thanks goes out to the chef too, who put together some excellent menu choices and met with us to answer all queries.
The day itself was The Best Day of Our Lives. And this in no small part, was down to the professionalism and damn hard work of all the staff. From the decorations, to the service and the food and drink itself, the day was filled with nothing but compliments for the place. I cannot imagine having had our wedding anywhere else and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Trudi & Andrew (Bride & Groom)
22nd September 2015
We wanted a wedding celebration in our own terms, OUR wedding. After looking around and realising that most places want to sell you stuff you do not really want for an extortionate price, I was so relieved when I discovered that my best option was literally around the corner.
The Brunswick was the perfect venue to get together with our nearest and dearest and have exactly the kind of party we were looking forward to enjoying. The person who helped us through all the details was so responsive, helpful and understanding I thought more than once that it was all too good to be true. It was not!
We had a wonderful time, and everything worked so well. We eat lovely food, danced to an amazing Cuban band, drank and enjoyed ourselves a lot! Every single memory I have of that day makes me smile. The Brunswick will always be the place where we had our perfect wedding!
Maria Botero, Freelance Translator and Interpreter
27th August 2013
What’s not to love about playing at The Brunswick? Great music venue with professional management, friendly, helpful staff, excellent sound and a lovely, responsive audience that brings out the best in us. The pre gig promotion is great and the vibe from Andy and his team when you play there is friendly and supportive. If bands can have a ‘home ground’ then The Brunswick is ours – we can’t wait to start our monthly gigs there in September.”
Barc Thompson, Guitar, South Coast Soul Revue
18th June 2013
A huge thank you to The Brunswick Pub for it’s exceptional support and guidance to The Purple Teapot Puppet Company’s first ever Brighton Fringe. I have no doubt that a big part of our success in selling out every show was due as much to The Brunswick being the perfect family venue (with many of the parents staying afterwards to enjoy the delicious food) and the in house promotion of the shows both in the pub itself and via social media/facebook. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect venue for the shows and the support from all the staff and the technical support we received from Andy and Tom was priceless in helping make the shows run smoothly.
I cannot recommend The Brunswick highly enough to both performers and customers – The Brunswick is THE venue for Brighton Fringe shows and I look forward to returning next year to work with your brilliant team again.
Jonathan Pyle, The Purple Teapot Puppet Company
10th June 2013
A lovely pub with a great venue for hire. The perfect stage room for any showcase with great facilities and a lovely atmosphere. Perfect size, family friendly, helpful staff, perfect music venue and at a great cost! Would highly recommend and hope to use again and again!
Sam Black, Vocademy
18th March 2013
Just wanted to thank everyone at The Brunswick for helping to make the 12 hours of the “Harpin’ By The Sea Winter Festival” and “Learn to Play Harmonica Day” such a QUALITY event!
Many compliments re helpfulness and efficiency of friendly Brunswick staff, and for being such a great venue! And the 1pm mass lunchtime food serving for over 40 people… No problems and many good comments on quality and value!
Stuart McKay, Harpin’ By The Sea
20th February 2013
The Words FUN and indeed ‘Larfs’ (!) are back in my life after walking into the Brunswick one night for one of the many music events held there. Since then I host an evening there myself AND rock up to see bands as well as frequently popping back for dinners or drinks!
The Brunswick is simply one of the great reasons to be in Brighton or Hove – AMAZING! Fantastic value, delicious GOOD food (proper portions/elegantly served – A clever combo!). Order chips there and you won’t want another chip ANYWHERE! Drinks are great value and staff are sweet and charming. This, PLUS a seriously stylish music programme with a cool mix of great bands of all genres, an easy and warm atmosphere and affordable enough to make it a serious and WISE alternative to staying in weeknights, as well as weekends!
Can’t recommend this venue enough! Huge thanks to Andy Hillion – this to me is old-styley management ie. caring for your customer. They really bother and they REALLY get it right! My message to the Brunswick; Just don’t change!!! Lovin it!
Diana Laurie, Instant Theatre
20th February 2013
We recently had our staff christmas party at The Brunswick in ‘The Red Room’, the decorations were lovely and it made the occasion really special. The food was delicious and the service really attentive. Many Thanks!
Fenella Prior, The Children’s Society
10th January 2013
We recently held a very successful Christmas party for 40 people in the function rooms above the Brunswick Pub. The event was very well organised by Andy and his staff. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to ensure everything was right for us. We decorated the rooms to create a very cozy Christmas atmosphere and the food and drink was tasty and plentiful. Highly recommended – we’ll be back next year!
Friends of Brunswick Square Residents’ Association
21st December 2012
Our Grace Eyre Friendship group regularly meet in the Brunswick because the staff are very inclusive, really helpful and make us all feel really welcome. Yesterday we had our Christmas meal and had a great evening, everyone’s food was fabulous and very reasonably priced. We enjoyed the candles and crackers which made it feel very festive!
Kathy Agashi, Grace Eyre Foundation
19th December 2012
Thank you so much for making our xmas party really special this year. The food was great and the room beautifully decorated and Fergus was a great host. Thank you hope to see you next year!
14th December 2012
What a brilliant venue! We have worked with The Brunswick many times hiring out the venue for a showcase where young kids get to perform. They are very adhering to our needs and are very supportive of our company. The children love the venue as there is a great atmosphere. Perfect size for gigs, parties and showcase. The staff are very helpful and we would definitely recommend hiring out the live venue!
Sam Black, Vocademy
13th December 2012
We held a party upstairs at The Brunswick for my husband’s 60th Birthday last Saturday. From our very first meeting with Andy the service and attention to detail was totally professional and also very friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and any little extra request was simply supplied. The upstairs rooms are delightful, with the Green Room, leading to the Red Room and into the White Room. Each room seems to have a different atmosphere and we were able to decorate to our heart’s desire. You also feel like you have privacy upstairs, with our own coatrack, and toilet facilities. And although there was a gig going on downstairs, their was no disturbance upstairs.
The buffet was absolutely delicious and we were honestly advised not to over order and it was more than plentiful, with a very good selection of veggie fare for non meat eaters.
We were completely left to ourselves with the staff unobtrusively coming in and leaving more water, napkins, and tidying up too.
A great evening, thank you The Brunswick, and it has to be said, very good value and very competitively priced for such an upmarket and popular venue!
Jane and Davy Jones
11th February 2012
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work on Saturday for Sarah’s party. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and Sarah said it was her best birthday ever so i’m really pleased with how it went! We got loads of compliments on the venue and the food so a huge well done and my sincere thanks to you and the team. Your sound man also did a fantastic job with the sound and he seemed to enjoy himself too! Thanks again we’ll not hesitate to recommend The Brunswick to anyone who will listen!
Dan and Sarah
1st October 2011
The Brunswick has a great atmosphere – it seems really intimate although you can fit 100 people in there! The sound is great as well as the house soundman and the staff are really flexible and happy to meet our specific needs. It was also great to see a venue actively promoting all their nights, we saw posters for ours in the venue and at local outdoor events with a ‘Brunswick’ bar. I have seen quiet poetry readings as well as rock bands at The Brunswick and it can all be made to fit!
The Beautiful Word
12th August 2011
The Brunswick provided us with an excellent service. We are an arts organisation working with people with learning disabilities and The Venue is fully accessible with lovely friendly staff. The Brunswick team took full care of us throughout our event and provided an excellent buffet for our guests. We had an amazing time, thank you!
Sarah Hamlett, Carousel
4th August 2011
Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, however it can also be one of the most stressful. Thankfully, having our wedding reception at the Brunswick meant that all we needed to worry about was our vows, with Andy, Natalie and the guys alleviating all the anxiety of making sure our guests were happy and well catered for. The whole day went like clock work, but with such tight time frames to achieve all that we wanted to do on the day, the Brunswick made sure things ran smoothly, from the greeting of our guests with prosecco, to clearing the room in such a short time before the evening disco. I can’t thank them enough for making our reception such a fun and stress free time, and as the first couple of our large circle of friends to get married, everyone commented how they would have their reception just the same. This is testament to how good a time everyone had.
Ryan and Caroline Hodge
16th October 2010