No sooner does the sun come out that our thoughts turn to long days spent drinking in the sunshine. So where are the best al fresco drinking spots in the city? Find out here.
As the name might suggest, this is the perfect place for a sundowner. The terrace is small but perfectly formed, with views across the rooftops and out to sea. Perched at the top of a steep hill in Hanover, the Setting Sun is a friendly neighbourhood pub serving real ale and good food.
Setting Sun, 1 Windmill Street, BN2 0GN. Map.
Bar de la Mer
Located in a lovely spot next to the volleyball courts and in front of The Grand Hotel, Bar de la Mer is a good place to sit and watch the world go by. Not as hectic as some of the other seafront establishments, it serves simple food, a selection of wines, beers, spirits and that all-important jug of Pimm’s. If you’ve got kids with you, they can play in the sand and annoy the volleyball players.
Bar de la Mer, 124a Kings Road Arches, BN1 2FN. Map.
Lion & Lobster
Don’t be put off by the garish lobster-coloured building, inside this pub is a warren of rooms, levels and rather splendid drinking terraces. And the food isn’t bad either – rumour has it that Brasserie Pascal’s old chef is now in charge of the kitchen. Enter through the front door, head for the stairs and keep going until you hit the bustling rooftop terraces.
Lion & Lobster, 20 Sillwood Street, BN1 2PS. Map.