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The Cricketers

$$ - $$$, British,
15 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
+44 1273 329472
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ham hock” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
15 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
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1 - 10 of 447 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked very last minute for a Sunday roast- we were 12 friends and they accommodated us in our own room- amazing! The service was really good, we had two lovely young waiters who were incredibly polite and attentative. We ordered mostly roasts (lamb or...More

Thank Nicacll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were let down by another pub in town so The Cricketers was our next option. I’ve drunk in here many times and heard good reviews about their food. However I was very disappointed. Ordered the lamb, then were told by the waitress they’d run...More

Thank ahj1970
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

What a great pub! How pubs should be....warm, welcoming and friendly with a great atmosphere, beats a posh wine bar anyday!

Thank wellyboot126
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Chicken liver parfait was served with a slab of stale ciabatta which had been toasted, but left to go cold. The sea bass was a two-inch square piece of cold fish with no sauce, not even a slice of lemon and 'roast' potatoes that were...More

Thank Annie R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Each visit to Brighton we usually end up in here at some stage. Quite simply - it's because we have never once had anything less than excellent service, great food and nice drinks. Food wise we had the excellent fish n chips, and the ham...More

Thank Lewis W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

we had a great night in here on friday, live music and a 21st birthday party going on, my only concern and my only gripe is to many people in the actual bar was horrendous, you couldnt move, and probably a bit of a fire...More

Thank sarojo
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We held a party here in November in their private upstairs rooms. The managers and the staff did their best to help make it a great night. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was good too. Being in the centre of Brighton made it...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We held a party for about fifty friends at the Cricketers on Friday. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, both before helping with planning and during the evening itself. We had our own very helpful bar staff upstairs and the food - particularly the...More

Thank louleg23
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We enjoyed fish and chips - very well cooked and served with bread and butter! Good value too as it was a 2 for 1 deal - we would thoroughly recommend. We would have returned had we been staying longer. Nice old building - lots...More

Thank U7862ZZlynnw
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Went there with a group of friends to have dinner, the staff saw us sitting down in the table waiting to order food like for 20 minutes and didn't said a thing about going to order in the counter even if they pass us like...More

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11 May 2016|
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Response from Roger M | Reviewed this property |
The courtyard is certainly accessible but I think it would be a problem entering from the bar. The gents toilet is off the courtyard but I am not sure that it would be suitable for a wheelchair. Hope this helps and enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 329472
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Great home cooked food created with Local ingredients in the Oldest Pub in Brighton.
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