Our Guide To Brighton
We are getting SO excited for our first event, ‘Push The Prom’ which will be taking place in Brighton on June 21st in celebration of International Go Skateboarding Day!
With the FAB after party that’s lined up, lots of you are making a weekend of it so we thought we would put together a little Brighton Guide for ideas on quirky places to visit on your stay, from bars to eateries, coffee shops to skateparks – we’ve got this covered!
Fancy a Coffee?
Why not pop into your local red phone box and grab a latte? That’s totally normal, right?
Earlier this week, The Red Box Company launched Brightons smallest coffee shops, inside two red phone boxes near Brighton’s Pavilion Gardens. These have been transformed into self-contained units supplying locals and tourists with coffee and ice cream!
The aim of the project is to preserve defunct telephone boxes while raising funds for local causes. 10% of every Red Box Coffee shop purchase will go to Friends First, a charity set to help people to break cycles of homelessness, dependency and unemployment.
Go grab yourself a cup of coffee to wake you up Saturday morning for the 3 miles push along the promenade!
The Troll’s Pantry is a street food sensation that has been rocking the city of late.
Once upon a time these burgers were being served out of a pop up trailer on roadside locations around Brighton and Hove, you’ll now find Troll’s in the covered beer garden at the back of the aptly named Hobgoblin pub, a big old, gussied-up Victorian boozer on London Road. Each burger has a different theme, e.g: The Imperial, The Stinky Breath, The Hunter and The Smoky Mountain with limited availability specials including The Drunken Knight and The Trollkano making random appearances!
All meat, dairy and other animal products are organic, from local, high welfare farms. The beef all comes from a “Wild Range” conservation project in Sussex where the rare breed English Longhorn cattle roam free, all year round, leading a wholly natural lifestyle.
Who doesn’t love a happy cow?!
Food for Friends specialises in the art of cooking simple, delicious & innovative vegetarian dishes using only the freshest, finest and locally sourced ingredients.
Voted Best Restaurant at the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards 2012, they also feature in the Good Food Guide 2013. Food for Friends sits in a super cool building in the buzzing and historic ‘The Lanes’ (just off Brighton seafront), the restaurant offers a light and vibrant atmosphere serving vegan and gluten-free options for many dishes on the menu, as well as freshly baked vegan and gluten-free breads, cakes and scones.
Fancy a trip to the beach?
If a three mile skate along the promnade doesn’t satisfy your lust for the seaside, then go check out Brightons Sand Sculpture Festival. 15 professional sculptors have carved 4000 tonnes of sand over 9 days to create the exhibition!
This year’s theme will take you on a magical journey ‘Around the World…in Sand’
Visitors can experience the wonder of this magical art and will also have the chance to get involved. Sand sculpture workshops, live demonstrations, unique photo opportunities, a children’s sand pit, café, gift shop and much more will be on offer.
Fish & Chips Anyone?
Whilst Brighton has SO much more to offer than your standard sea side town fish & chips, sometimes a fish & chips on the beach is all your heart desires.
Bardsleys is a four generation, family run business since 1926, which tells you something (if not everything) of it’s fresh, top quality produce sourced from sustainable stocks.
From Cornish Blue shark steaks to Scarborough fresh-dressed crab, the range of fish is bewildering and the quality peerless.
Bardsleys promises a friendly atmosphere and ‘authentic’ Brighton fish and chip experience!
Fancy a skate?
If you’ve got time / can actually manage a skate after all that food and wanted to check out a different park, try to hit up Woodingdean! A rad little skate park designed by Freestyle on Bexhill Road, it’s perfect for beginners & veterans alike.
Check out this 10 tricks with Lucy Adams on the whippy quarter…
Fancy a Tipple or Three?
Sticky Mikes Frog Bar is a two floor bar and live music venue on Middle Street, covered floor to ceiling in colourful murals by local Brighton artists.
Open from 6pm – late, here you can enjoy speciality beers alongside one of Sticky Mikes famous Pizzas (for just a fiver!) including Chicken Pesto & Vegetable Piccante. Choose from their famous slush puppy cocktails, organic bottled beers, chilled lagers or draft ales. Perfect!
We’re really looking forward to seeing all you guys next Saturday the 21st June! Meet us a Hove Lagoon Skatepark at 10am! 🙂
If you need help on getting to Brighton, CLICK HERE!