You must
book in advance

You have to book our escape room games in advance. You can book online via our Book Now page, or call us on 01273 025525 if you’d rather speak to someone.

Each eSCAPE game can have
2-7 playERs
(8 players at the Initiative)

More than 7/8 in your party? Call or email us for options: or 01273 025525


Each experience lasts approximately 75 minutes. This includes a short introduction, up to 60 minutes inside the room and a de-brief and photo after the game.

We recommend allowing 90 minutes for the whole experience.

We charge per person

per player
per player
(up to 5)
per team
Not Available

PLease see our cancellation policy on your confirmation email
or call us on 01273 025525

Opening days
are Monday to Sunday

Wednesday to Sunday
The Bewilder Box Initiative

Friday to Tuesday
Judgement D.A.V.E.

Please note: The days we are open at each site can change depending on demand. Please check the calendar for up-to-date availability at each game.

normal Game times

Both escape rooms operate five or six games a day, starting at the following times:
10:30 or 10:45 / 12:15 or 12:30 / 14:00 or 14:15 / 16:00 or 16:15 / 17:45 or 18:00 / 19:30 or 19:45

Each game time slot lasts an hour and a half

You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your booked start time, and wait for collection in the bar downstairs.

For games outside these times, please email or call 01273 025525.

Bewilder Box escape rooms in Brighton
location & parking

Judgement D.A.V.E. is at The Brunswick pub

1 Holland Rd,
Brighton & Hove,

[see map]

The Initiative is at The Brunswick pub

1 Holland Rd,
Brighton & Hove,

[see map]

Norton Road Car Park is 10 minutes walk, or look for on-street parking closer by.


What is an escape room?

An escape room challenge is a room, or a series of rooms, filled with an assortment of mental puzzles or tasks which your team must work together to solve. When you solve one puzzle, you’ll receive a key, code or piece of information which will help you with the next, and so on. The challenge is to complete the entire game in the fastest time possible (and within a 60 minute limit).

… what’s the Bewilder Box experience like?

The Bewilder Box experience is a fun, mysterious, exciting mini-adventure that’s part puzzle game, part immersive theatre with a comic sci-fi storyline. Our challenges are played against the clock and involve your team working together and interacting with various unusual characters – both on screen and in person – to uncover the details of a mystery.

Our games are fully immersive, so if you get stuck on a puzzle, or need a nudge in the right direction, your in-character host is on hand to help you out. And on top of that, will inject your experience with a healthy dose of Bewilder Box humour!

How long it takes to escape from the room is down to your team, but the whole experience usually lasts between 75 and 90 minutes. This consists of a 10-15 minute introductory brief, followed by 60-ish minutes of gameplay within the room itself, then a short 5 minute debrief and photo opportunity at the end.

The game you book is just for you. We don’t put you in with any other players, even if you are a team of two. Conveniently, both our games are located in pubs, so you can also take drinks into the room with you if you wish. Both pubs also serve food, so you can always make a day/night of it.

A family playing an escape room at Bewilder Box in Brighton

You don’t need to worry

Bewilder Box escape rooms are suitable for everyone and are designed to be enjoyed by all. We’ve had families, friends, parents with babies, parents with teenagers, grandparents, work team building groups, stag and hen parties, and everyone else in between play our games.

There is no minimum age and although we recommend the game for players of secondary school age and over, younger children are welcome too, especially as part of a larger family group. You’re welcome to bring a baby if you have one, but they’re terrible at escape room puzzles.

You don’t need to be strong or fit – there are no physical challenges.

You can always get out of the escape room. You’re not locked in, so if you feel claustrophobic, you can leave and come back in if/when you want to. Call us on 01273 025525 or write to us at if you’d like to ask any questions or arrange to visit the game area before booking.

We have strobe lighting, but it can easily be switched off without impacting the escape room experience. Please let us know in advance of your booking if you’d like the strobe lighting switched off, so we can tell your host.

You don’t need to bring anything with you except your brain and your team mates; everything else you need is already there.

Things you should know

Please refer to our Accessibility Statement for full details of things to consider. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please call us on 01273 025525 or email

You won’t meet Hugo Myatt or Norman Lovett – they’re in our escape room videos and stories, not here in person.

Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult in the escape room and whilst on the premises. Teams of minors must have at least one adult with them.

Our escape rooms are located in pubs and licensing laws mean that under-18s can’t be present onsite after 8pm. If there is anyone under 18 in your group, don’t book the 7.30pm or 7.45pm game.

You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before your game start time and wait for collection in the bar downstairs. You’re welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy food, drinks and if the weather is nice, the awesome beer garden.

Drinks purchased at the bar can be taken into and consumed in the escape room. But please don’t drink too much. If we suspect anyone has had too much to drink, we will ask them to leave the room. You need a sharp mind if you want to succeed, so we recommend you do most of your drinking after the game.

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