The Mad Hatter

New look and menu at a historic pub

Once a station on the South Coast stagecoach route, this pub dates back to 1787. Renamed the Mad Hatter in 2016, its current incarnation and teapot collection pay tribute to a famous literary neighbour, Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) who used to visit his sister just round the corner at 11 Sussex Square. The menu, which includes snacks, a range of sandwich options — and on Sundays a selection of roast lunches and salads, is by not-for-profit Cherubs’ Kitchen, whose ethical manifesto pledges to share profits with the homeless and assist the disadvantaged to get a start in the catering trade. Cosy in winter (with a fire and comfy leather armchairs) there’s also a small but pleasant outdoor terrace for warmer weather.





Rock Grove 7
Brighton BN2 1NF The City of Brighton and Hove GB
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Sun - Thur: 1200 - 2300 Fri - Sat: 1200 - 0000