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The Pond

49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
+44 1273 660277
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bao” (13 reviews)
“thai food” (17 reviews)
“kimchi fries” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Street Food, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here on Mother's Day for some food and a cheeky beer. Wow.....what can I say. The food was totally amazing......light bites .....so much flavour, beautifully presented in a chilled pub. No hesitation to recommend and cannot wait to come back for more.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is great, because there are smaller dishes which are great for snacks or sharing choices, and many vegan choices which were all so delicious, the fries are amazing!! The service was friendly and helpful, but the only problem is limited seating, so its...More

Thank Bridgette M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I moved down to Brighton from London more than 20 years ago and have regularly visited the Pond over those years. In recent years, I've favoured the Sussex Yeoman as a pub-near-the-station option for a drink and food as I now live a few miles...More

Thank Monty M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been meaning to go here for some time after hearing good things from friends. I wasn't disappointed. It was a rainy Saturday afternoon so we popped in. Ordered the house larger then perused the menu. Ordered pork belly and crispy tofu bao alongside the Korean...More

Thank Russy1915
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my other half as we were craving some Bao. The pub looks lovely from the outside and the staff were friendly and accommodating. We had to wait a few minutes for the seating and the food needs to be ordered from...More

Thank Kp2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times and it is by far one of my favourite places to eat in Brighton. As a vegetarian the selection is great (but I hear the meat options are great also) the buns are delicious and the fries are to...More

Thank jonathanhall7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit The Pond pub for lunch, but didn’t arrive until just before 3 p.m. We were unable to eat as they stopped offering lunch at 3 p.m. Food resumed again at 5 p.m. We then decided to take lunch elsewhere. Later, we...More

Thank Pisces232
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Given that there are so may great places to eat in Brighton, the fact that we went to The Pond twice in as many months tells you all you need to know about the food. On our first visit we arrived late, AND it turned...More

Thank Eugénie K
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My guests are always impressed with the unusual combos of flavours. No reservations. Wifi. Noisy. Busy at lunch time. There is an upstairs area where the kitchen is. You order at the bar. Small outside area of the pub. Buns £5 and delicious!! Highly recommended....More

Thank Jilliana R
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We tried to book a table but was not allowed as minimum of 6 - my only complaint. Had to wait a while to get a seat - but staff were great and friendly. When we ordered the food was amazing - so nice to...More

Thank DonnaLHollick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 660277
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Welcome to The Pond, it’s time to get your feathers wet. We’re an independent pub in Brighton's North Laine serving up delicious beer from all over the planet, including our very own Pondwater Pale Ale, and every month we'll feature one of our favourite breweries by buying in a big ol' pallet of their beers. Street Diner curate the kitchen, showcasing some of the finest culinary talent Brighton has to offer with the awesome Baby Bao doing their thing on the regular. We're open from midday to midnight seven days a week so pop in for a pint and kick back in our cozy boozer that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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