A restaurant at the i360 will close and be replaced by “the world’s first immersive cricket experience” next month.

Sixes Social Cricket will open a brand new venue at the attraction, promising to “reimagine cricket for the modern socialite”.

Guests will be able to look forward to precision sports technology alongside burgers, sharing plates and wood-fired pizzas, as well as a full menu of classic cocktails, beer, wine and shakes.

Cutting-edge technology bowls out soft cricket balls at visitors, with points scored depending on which targets are hit.

From cricketing novices through to the professionals, guests will be able to simply grab a bat, select their level and swing.

The Argus: State-of-the-art technology bowls cricket balls at visitors depending on their level of experienceState-of-the-art technology bowls cricket balls at visitors depending on their level of experience (Image: Brighton i360)

The attraction, Sixes’ eighth venue to date, will see the current West Beach Restaurant and Bar transformed into a “modern-day West Pier”.

Calum Mackinnon, co-founder of Sixes, said: “We have always dreamed about having a Sixes on the beach and our new location at Brighton i360 gives us just that.

“As well as our indoor nets, we plan to have three enclosed and weatherproof outdoor nets, which can be enjoyed all year round, with wonderful beach and sea views.

“We are super excited to be adding to the amazing experiences that Brighton i360 and the city of Brighton already offer.”


Julia Barfield, chairwoman of Brighton i360, said: “Our vision for Brighton i360 is to create a 21st-century beachside entertainment hub - a modern-day West Pier - offering our visitors an exciting mix of world-class attractions, entertainment, eating and drinking options.

“Sixes will add to the ever-popular Brighton i360 observation tower, the Nyetimber Sky Bar and the adrenaline-fuelled Extreme 360 activities.

“Social entertainment games bars are a huge trend at the moment, and Sixes Social Cricket is a fantastic addition to the Brighton i360 site, appealing both to our existing visitors and attracting new audiences.

“Nowhere else in the UK offers this unique combination of top-class entertainment options.”

The West Beach Restaurant and Bar will close on June 5 with Sixes Social Cricket moving into the site later next month.