Owners Martin and Robin are both longstanding real ale enthusiasts and CAMRA members with a passion for British beers and breweries.

Though, relatively new to the pub scene, they have a breadth of experience and are often to be found behind the bar at beer festivals.

The premises, at 27 Sea Road, date from about 1900 and have previously been used, amongst other things, as a milliner’s shop (sadly ending up in the bankruptcy court), a tea-room, and in recent years as a restaurant and a wholefood shop. However, back in the 1930s, it was used by the nearby Lunsford Brick and Tile Manufacturing Co. who operated a quarry very near to today’s Ibstock quarry in Turkey Rd. Lunsford bricks, tiles, fireplaces and pottery can still be found locally and further afield and the name Lunsford is incorporated into our attractive mosaic tiled entrance step. For anyone interested in brick-making or local history, there is a fascinating archive film from circa 1934 in the Screen Archive South East collection http://screenarchive.brighton.ac.uk/detail/455/.

Their approach is to make the Brickmaker’s a warm, friendly and welcoming space for all sections of the community, encouraging conversation, in an environment where everyone can discover and enjoy good beer and cider. But hey, if you want to sit in a corner and have a quiet pint in the company of your mobile or book, that’s fine too!