Local Attractions

documented adventures near our retreats

Check out the latest venues we’ve visited - all local, all great, all personally recommended!

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Freemasons is a local pub owned by Laine, a Brighton based craft brewery. As such you’ll find live gigs and other shows on. A lot of the time you’ll simply find it a solid place to watch whatever sport is on.


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Small Batch Coffee

Small Batch Coffee has two locations in Brighton, one up at Seven Dials and the other at the end of Norfolk Road where Finch Lodge is located. During working holidays we’ve often forgone the coffee in house and gone on the short walk to Small Batch Coffee to pick up some fresh brew made by someone else. There’s usually a purchase of some cake as well.


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The Blind Busker

The Blind Busker is a short walk from Finch Lodge located on Church Road / Western Road - essentially the main road through both Brighton and Hove. At first glance it’s a standard mainstream pub, however, deep inside lies a secret only known to those that stay to eat…


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Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man is both a fantastic name and a completely unique pancake house hidden just behind Western Road on the same street as both Easy Tiger and the Craft Beer Co. We’re happy to report that when we say pancakes, we don’t mean french crepes, we mean chunky, fluffy and fully stacked American pancakes like this:


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The Boudica is a newly opened eatery and provided a core part of the energy we used revamping Finch Lodge over Summer 2022. Having a local business serving healthy breakfasts and lunches at the end of our road felt like cheating. Especially when the meals look like this:


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Easy Tiger

About 100 meters from Finch Lodge you’ll find Easy Tiger, a new age beer purveyor enclosed in an ideal pub, and by ideal I mean a healthy tap selection and a south facing beer garden.


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Craft Beer Co

In between our first boutique hotel Finch Lodge and Brighton Station lies the Craft Beer Co Brighton outpost, a traditional style pub with a modern serving of craft beers. Part of modern beer culture involves sampling and enjoying as wide a range of beers as possible and we’re happy to report that Craft Beer Co Brighton has over 24 taps hosting a variety of styles.