The Open House
The Open House is a big, warm and inviting pub with lots of Brighton charm. It’s on the outskirts of the city in a suburban area near Preston Park, next to London Road Train Station. There is a large and attractive outside area, split into three parts, with heaters and blankets available. Inside, interesting artwork from local artists adorns the walls.
The food always seems to deliver at The Open House. It’s child-friendly during the day (the fish and chips is a favourite with our girls), and the adult menu offers plenty of winners including a specials board that changes regularly. There’s a good range of craft beers too, many from nearby North Laine Brewhouse.
The sharing antipasti plate is perfect for lunch, and other dishes that might take your fancy include sticky honey and soy chicken wings; or beetroot, black bean and walnut burger with cheese and pickles. In our experience, whatever you choose will be well prepared and delicious.
On our last Saturday night visit, the pub radiated a pleasing buzz: not too busy but enough zing to create a nice atmosphere.
By Sally Bunkham, Brighton correspondent and founder of Mum’s Back
Photos: The Open House