Fortune of War

157 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

01273 205065

Opening Times

M11.00 - 00.00
T11.00 - 00.00
W   11.00 - 00.00
T11.00 - 00.00
F11.00 - 02.00
S11.00 - 03.00
S11.00 - 00.00

Having opened its doors way back in 1882, the Fortune of War is far and away the oldest seafront watering hole, and hence the only pub amongst numerous clubs and bars. It is also the only venue in the whole of Brighton to be shaped like an upside down boat. The main attraction, however, has to be the extremely large beer garden, otherwise known as Brighton beach - offering unparalleled views and atmosphere, even if it is a tad pebbly. Inside, the decor is traditional but the entertainment, thankfully, has moved on a little since the early days. Look out for a plethora of new DJ nights being unveiled by the music-mad new management, as well as incredible pub playlists.

Fortune of War

Hire us

We have DJ equipment avaiable, as well as a P.A. suitable for small bands, plus a 24 hour license!

To book please contact us on 01273 205065 or via email at

  • Capacity:

  • Price:

  • Requirements

    • Reserve an area
    • Hire whole venue
  • Available food

  • Entertainment

    • Live Band
    • DJ (venue has equipment)
    • My playlist (on iPod / MP3 / CD etc)
  • This Venue is available in the..

    • Daytime
    • Evening