Welcome to the Caroline!

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Brighton's most exciting pub is a rock & alternative bar with an exciting 60-seater live comedy & music venue upstairs.

We serve great food and fantastic drinks; our real ales are Cask Marque-accredited for quality.

Our eclectic programme of events includes several regular comedy clubs, one-off shows by the country's top comedians, as well as live music.

We have a sheltered & heated courtyard garden, a function room available for party hire, and a friendly team of staff to welcome you and make you feel at home.

39 Ditchling Road, Brighton BN1 4SB (Map)

(01273) 624434

Musicians & DJs should contact

We open Sun-Thu: 12pm-12am and Fri-Sat: 12pm-2am. Drinking-up time is called 15 minutes before closing.


Food is served:
Mon-Sat 5:30-9:30pm
Sat 12:00-9:30pm
Sun 12-5:30pm

Our Happy Hour is from 4-8pm, 7 days a week. Pints of Carlsberg, Stowford Press and all real ales, and house vodka, gin, scotch or rum + standard mixer, and 175ml house white or red wine - just £2.95 each!

Students get Happy Hour prices at all times, on production of a valid NUS card.

Buy two burgers for just £12!


Food is served:
Mon-Sat 5:30-9:30pm
Sat 12:00-9:30pm
Sun 12-5:30pm

CAJUN FOOD - "The monkey's marbles" (What's On Guide)
All dishes £6.95 (two burgers for £12)

Stolen chicken, devil-fried, served with fries, salad & slaw
Alabama pork steak, pepper sauce and rice
Louisiana shrimp gumbo with sweet potato
Cajun crockpot: meatballs, mash & gravy
Prairie fire BBQ chicken wings, with fries, salad & slaw
El Gringo lime chilli con carne, with rice & guacamole
El Gringo lime veggie chilli, with rice & guacamole (V)
Fully loaded chilli con carne nachos, with sour cream
Fully loaded veggie chilli nachos, with sour cream (V)
Beef & pepper hotpot, with cracker dumplings
Creole chicken & chorizo jambalaya, with rice
Reservation vegetable stew with rice (V)
Classic mature burger, fries, salad & slaw
Tennessee BBQ burger, fries, salad & slaw
Jalapeno chilli burger, fries, salad & slaw
Chickpea & coriander burger, fries, salad & slaw (V)
Chickpea & jalapeno burger, fries, salad & slaw (V)


Cheesy chips with chorizo £4.50
Cheesy chips £3.50 (V)
French fries £2.50 (V)
Cheesy chilli bread £4.50 (V)
Cheesy garlic bread £3.50 (V)
Garlic bread £2.50 (V)
Chicago popcorn £4.50(V)
Hushpuppies £3.50 (V)
Slaw salad £2.50 (V)
Corn bread £3.50 (V)
Chocolate brownie £3.95 (V)
Ice cream £3.95 (V)

SUNDAY ROASTS - "The best and the tastiest" (Brighton Visitor)
All roasts £7.95

Free range chicken breast
28-day aged Scottish topside beef
14-day aged New Zealand lamb
Outdoor-reared loin of pork
Brighton Sausage Company veggie sausage (V)
Home-made nut roast (V)

All served with honey-drizzled roasted leeks, parsnips, carrots, broccoli, green beans, braised red cabbage, roast potatoes, stuffing and home-made Yorkshire pudding.

At the Caroline of Brunswick, we pride ourselves on offering an exciting, hand-picked range of drinks. We listen to what our customers want and accordingly tweak our drinks list from time to time.

We have earned our Cask Marque 4 years running for the quality of our real ales, and we now stock 2 local guest ales, as well as the classic dark beer Hobgoblin.

Our wine list offers an excellent selection of tastes from around the world, at reasonable prices, and unlike most pubs, even our house white, red and rosé are delicious.
Along with a range of draught and bottled lagers and beers, we are proud to offer no fewer than 7 different ciders: Stowford Press and Old Rosie on draught, Westons Premium Organic Cider, Green Goblin, Westons Perry, Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime, Rekorderlig Wild Berries, and Koppaberg Pear in bottles.

Our Upper Lounge Bar is available to hire for private parties, comedy shows, small gigs, film screenings, and other events, from fanzine launches to wedding receptions.

The capacity of the room depends on how the furniture is arranged, from up to 60 seated, with a stage in the corner of the room, to 90 or so standing. There is the option of a staffed bar.

We can provide a PA system, CD decks, a DVD player/projector with screen, and a separate (though small) dressing room area for performers. Catering for parties can be provided for all budgets, or you are welcome to make your own catering arrangements.

Hire fees can be negotiated and are dependent on a number of factors, but some small events can be accommodated free of charge.

Please enquire for details by phone on (01273) 624434, or via email –

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