As one of the more bohemian and artists’ areas of Brighton, the Hanover area has long been regarded as one of the more desirable residential areas.
The Village now occupies a building where one of these pubs once stood. They came together to save it from being developed for commercial purposes. This handsome building is located at the end of Islingword road, Hanover, exactly where it should be.
Located in the heart of the village, Village is a café and bar with a cosy, rustic atmosphere. You can enjoy hearty breakfasts and snacks in Village all day, along with fantastic coffee and tea. There is something for every brunch fan, from granola, waffles to classic full English breakfasts.
During the evening, it converts to a bar and an event venue. The menu takes on a Mexican twist with burritos and nachos. You can enjoy some burritos and beer while listening to a live musical performance or comedy act.
Brunch at the Village
It’s a Saturday morning and I rode to Elm Grove, so I’m out having brunch today, and I’m quite hungry after riding. My eyes are immediately drawn to the menu that boasts excellent vegetarian and vegan choices. I can’t help but purchase Real Patisserie baked goodies to take home. I however prefer the Village Breakfast, some fresh orange juice, alongside a black coffee, essential components of any brunch.
It starts with coffee, and despite its robustness, the taste is quite smooth. It was a little bit stronger than normal as I needed it to help me get through the day. After that, I enjoy a glass of orange juice – the perfect drink on a hot summer day. It’s full of pulp, so I love it.
I am served breakfast ahead of schedule, and I’m presented with an enormous plate of everything I love about breakfast. On top of two thick pieces of bread are two sausages, two bacon rashers, scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes, halloumi cheese, hash browns, with baked beans on the side. As an accompaniment, a harissa paste is served, a condiment that goes well with this dish.
My stomach was so full that I didn’t need to eat anything else. In my opinion, Village’s brunch, which is served separately in a great setting, would be just as energizing after a night out or if you need some recharging time from your week spent at home.
A look at the interior
There are a variety of vintage items in the Village cafe and the kind of things that would look right at home in an old house. And guess what? I like it. It is filled with comfortable vintage leather chairs for reading, oriental rugs, and other pieces that shouldn’t be mixed, yet it is still a very quaint and charming place adorned with vibrant blooms on every table.
A community space that features live music, comics, spoken word performances, and other fun events, Village hosts the whole shebang. This is a good little pub that is unique among country pubs and Sunday roast joints in Hanover. Location-wise, it is ideal: safe, cosy, and suited for families. A great example of the type of thing you’d expect from the area where it’s located. Also, the staff are extraordinarily friendly.
Ride through the Village and see what it’s all about.
Village Brighton is a cafe-bar with a homely, countryside feel; we serve a huge range of drinks and snacks.
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No delivery
Address: 129 Islingword Rd, Brighton BN2 9SH
GPS: 50.83103787016834, -0.12787583068799857
Phone: 01273 689000