Being part scallywag and lover of a good pub, I recently had the pleasure of having a meal in The Hanover. I hadn’t stepped foot in this hidden gem for quite some time and I was really rather impressed by the now Indigo owned pub.
The Hanover was the chosen location for an impromptu evening of beer and pizza with some delightful work buddies- it was close to all our homes to get back easily but far enough to count as an evening out. The 4 of us all had a pizza and depending on travel arrangements enjoyed soft drinks or a few pints.
Well first off… the pizza. I went in with low expectations, this is no reflection of the Hanover, which had a quirky beer mat themed décor, a lovely open kitchen area, lots of rich dark wood and plenty of inside and outside space. It’s no spit and sawdust place by any means with families coming in throughout the evening and the occasional red faced local. I just go into everything with low expectations and it’s all the more exciting when they’re exceeded.
Anyhoo, what I delivered to the table was a delectably crispy base, fresh ingredients and beautifully stone-baked treat. I went for the Four Seasons but they have 13 pizzas to choose from that, all bar one, could be turned into a calzone and extra toppings could be added for a £1.
The food came quickly, it was piping hot and exactly what the mid-week doctor ordered.
The beers and ales varied from your standard Grolsch to the more exciting Wild Beer Co. Bibble. There was a fine array of spirits and a pretty good wine list, however this evening was beer and pizza night and The Hanover delivered.
They have cheery, efficient and helpful staff who clearly have great taste in music as Motown and 80s classics serenaded us for the evening.
Overall it is a well-run, inviting boozer that is great before a big night out, for a bite to eat or to bring the family! Can’t wait to go back.
Check out their website: http://www.hanoverbrighton.co.uk/ for information on drink deals, special offers, a cracking pub menu and their cash prize quiz every Thursday.
Lovingly written by Sir Cross