• Chimney House

Chimney House

Chimney House

28 Upper Hamilton Road

Brighton

BN1 5DF

This almost rustic hilltop hostelry just off Seven Dials offers wooden floors, flowers and  a food list that shouts out well-sourced and home-made. If you get a taste for their own jams, chutneys and sourdough bread you can even take home; order in advance for the sourdough. Not that you wouldn’t want to spend quality time in the Chimney House drinking (Harvey’s Sussex Best Bitter, perhaps Arundel Sussex Gold) or dining (they source fish from Shoreham and Newhaven, fruit and vegetables from local farms as well as meat from Garlic Wood Farm. Beef from the latter is the basis for their bargain £4 Dirty Little Burger, a classic compilation of beef, gherkin rounds, onions, melted cheese, salad and ketchup. Their home-made sausage rolls are pretty special, too, but check out some of their more leftfield creations – appetisers of crispy caragheen and sour cream or pickled mussels, each £2; a six quid starter of cured cod, sloes, buttermilk and hogweed seed; and perhaps for your main smoked pork loin with bilberries, pickled elderflowers, beetroot and baby gem (£16). Puddings push the boundaries, too. We recommend the pear, rapeoil cake, douglas fir, crab apple and buttermilk ice cream (£5.50).

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