North Laines for lemonade tea, a sausage roll and a cheeky drink
Meander around the former slum areas around the North Laines and you get to Gardener Street (like a little Camden of bygone years), Gloucester Road and Kensington Gardens. These once unkempt streets now brag the kudos of its infelicitous past, boasting the appellation, ‘Brighton’s Bohemian quarter’. Here you’ll find the Bluebird Tea Company, the first tea mixologists, where smells walk you through childhood memories of chocolate digestives, lemonade, and gingerbread.
A short walk on and you’ll get to Gloucester Road and sausage heaven. Here at the Brighton Sausage Company, you can sample their award-winning sausage rolls such as lamb and rosemary, honey and pork through to 50 other types using everything imaginable such as mango, marmite and maple syrup. Close by is the Basketmakers Arms, a cozy pub which stocks sour mash and bourbon. You’ll also pass Isaacs, which is a successful fine dining restaurant run by a troupe of talented boys – the oldest of whom is just 23.