Life holds few pleasures finer than sipping a Sussex Martini while lounging on the Rocks’ bijou little terrace with a view down Rock Place to the sea. Inside is a maze of small quirkily decorated rooms over two floors that dissolve the boundaries between bar and pub. Retro rules from the roaring fire to the kitsch wall coverings to the vintage chesterfields by the bar. Indie burlesque nights, reggae gigs, high jinks aplenty during Pride all add to the gaiety of this decidedly indie haunt. Burger and hot dogs are the weekday food offering with a roast on Sundays; innovative craft beer and cocktails are the tipples of choice. Enrol in a cocktail class at £25 a head. For a bit more they’ll bring the classes into your own home – for £35 they even provide a topless barman!