St Patrick’s Day is being celebrated this weekend, and it’s a time for communities across the country to rejoice in the wonderful things the Irish have brought to the world. In honour of the day, Jamie Walker has checked out the best Irish pubs in Brighton

Fiddler’s Elbow

Boyce’s Street, Brighton

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If you ask people on the streets of Brighton what their favourite Irish watering hole is there is a high chance they will say the Fiddler’s Elbow.

This quaint pub, tucked away just off West Street, may not be the biggest but it is always jam-packed with Irish cheer.

Anyone who has enjoyed the Six Nations rugby there, or taken part in their weekly live lounge sessions will be able to tell you what a fantastic atmosphere the pub generates.

They also blare out traditional Irish music on the first and last Sunday of every month.

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day the Fiddler’s Elbow is throwing what they call the “hoedown of all hoedowns”.

Having started on Thursday, the four day party runs until Sunday and will feature traditional Irish music, a number of live bands, Irish stew and dancing.

And for any sports fans not wanting to miss out on the big events this weekend, they will also be showing coverage of the Cheltenham Festival and Six Nations rugby.

To find out more visit their Facebook page.

TripAdvisor commenter bjmullen said: “Very nice Irish pub with a lovely atmosphere and great music.

“Well worth a visit.

“Not tried the food but the beer is great and I was told the Guinness is good.”

Molly Malone’s

West Street, Brighton

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Another well known Irish hotspot in the city, Molly Malone’s is also putting on a bumper weekend of events to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

This traditional pub is always busy on Saturday nights, as punters flock into Brighton looking for the best place to drink and dance.

Molly Malone’s puts on live music every night and is fantastic for people looking for the best craic in town.

St Patrick’s Day is no different, and even amps up their usual fare.

Like Fiddler’s Elbow, the pub will be showing all the action from Cheltenham and the Six Nations.

They will also have traditional Irish dancing and a whole host of live bands playing throughout the weekend.

Bands will be playing all day, like a mini-festival.

There will even be face painting.

PeterH, on TripAdvisor, said: “Finished off my 50th Birthday here.

“Great vibes and no thrills Irish boozer, live music great.”

The Bugle Inn

St Martin’s Street, Brighton

Another fantastic traditional Irish pub.

It may be a bit further out from the city centre than the previous two, but for anyone celebrating St Patrick’s Day in or around The Level this is the place to go.

More great live music and a quaint and relaxed atmosphere is the order of the day at the Bugle Inn.

Unsurprisingly, The Bugle will also be showing the rugby, and with Ireland taking on Wales in a huge home nations clash tomorrow the pub, as well as others in the city, is sure to be jam-packed with punters.

Shortt’s Bar

St James’s Street, Brighton

Shortt’s Bar is the self-proclaimed “only Irish live music venue in Kemp Town”.

It is a flag they fly with pride and with live music seven nights a week, a fantastic atmosphere and a brilliant beer garden there is plenty to enjoy at Shortt’s.

The bar will be featuring live bands from Friday until Sunday, and will be serving their popular Sunday roasts as well.

Like other venues on this list they’ll be featuring the Six Nations, but will also have the Albion game on for any football fans who want to get in the Irish spirit.

Val Redmond, owner of Shortt’s, said: “This is my fifth St Patrick’s Day here and it’s just got bigger and bigger.

“There’s always a great atmosphere, people come from all over the city to be here.”

Wherever you head this St Patrick’s Day remember to drink responsibly and have an amazing time.