The Poets Ale and Smokehouse is a modern British pub in Poets corner, Hove.

We serve delicious pub food seven days a week. From our famous smokehouse menu to traditional Sunday roasts and our kids menu,
we've got something for everyone to enjoy. We keep a top quality selection of cellar cool Harvey’s Ales, draught beers,
wines and spirits to enjoy in the main pub or our lovely beer garden.

The Poets is a family and dog friendly pub that is at the heart of the local community. We show a great range of live sports coverage for 
Football, Rugby, Tennis, F1 and more which can be enjoyed on our HDTVs dotted around the main bar.
We also have a cosy snug area around the other side of the pub if that's not your thing. 


We’re proud to offer something a little different from your average pub fare. Let our kitchen tempt you with it’s delicious dishes
from our onsite smoker and try out new and exciting flavours to tantalise your taste buds.
We also do traditional roasts on Sundays and we have a kids menu to keep the little ones happy.

We also offer a fantastic range of Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-free options so be sure to check out our menu  – Here – 

Ready to book a table? give us a call on
01273 272212 and one of our team will be happy to help.

Looking to book a special occasion with us? for private hire enquiries email us on 

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The Poets Ale & Smokehouse

*** Covid-19 Secondary Lockdown  - Thursday 5th November ***

In accordance with new restrictions coming into effect this week, from Thursday 5th November we will be temporarily closing our doors to the public. Once we have had confirmation of a safe reopening date from Public Health England & the United Kingdom Government, we will update all our online listings to keep our customers up to date.

We are taking Christmas Bookings as well as regular table bookings by phone,
please call us on 01273 271220 (The Railway Inn) during office hours Monday - Friday.


Due to the current lockdown and high volume of calls it may take a little longer than usual, however we will get back to each and every enquiry
as soon as possible. If you would like to enquire about Christmas bookings, please visit
where you can make enquiries via our Christmas form.

Thank you and take care x 

The Poets Team


Cellar-cool cask ales, fresh crisp beers, delicious wines and cocktail bowls. What'll it be?


American style comfort food is our business and business is good. Take a look at our full menu here.


Live sports coverage, sunny beer garden, function room available for private parties and more.


Say hello over the phone, email us, follow us on Facebook & Instagram, we want to hear from you.

The Poets Ale & Smokehouse - 33 Montgomery St - Hove - East Sussex - BN3 5BF - United Kingdom