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Fox on The Downs

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291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
+44 7913 662590
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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the Brighton race course and as the Pub is only a stones throw away it was the obvious choice especially after reading all the excellent reviews, We was surprised to find the bar empty but people soon started to come in, Four of us in total all ordered and paid for our meal at the bar and... More 

Thank truereview90
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Small traditional pub next to Brighton racecourse. We popped in for a quick lunch on a quiet Monday and had the place to ourselves (though probably packed on race days). Delicious baked goat's cheese & beetroot salad with sweet-potato chips. Excellent and a very pleasant surprise.

Thank wolsties
Mary C, Owner at Fox on The Downs, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're so happy you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you again soon.. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Can not fault the food at this friendly, cosy pub. The food is delicious and plentiful, lovely fresh vegetables and super crisp roast tatties, hits the spot after a busy Saturday. Will keep coming back again and again. They also do a nice pint!

Thank krustykipper
Mary C, Owner at Fox on The Downs, responded to this review

Thanks guys look forward to seeing you again.. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I took my father here for Sunday lunch and was really impressed with everything about the whole experience. The pub/restaurant is situated in a good position opposite the Brighton Racecourse and is only a couple of hundred yards from Brighton General Hospital. Access is good, including for the disabled (there is a small step down - about 2 inches -... More 

Thank fcwg12
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Best carvery I've had much better than the toby carvery so glad I've found this i cant wait to come back banoffee pie was amazing too

Thank joho1978
Mary C, Owner at Fox on The Downs, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback guys.. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Superb Sunday lunch, great value and delivered by lovely Land lady Mary! Carvery, Pork, Turkey and Beef with loads of lovely trimmings. Highly recommended by our family.

Thank p2155evans
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal I had a burger my missus the specail jalfrezi curry ver nice indeed. Very friendly stuff good value.

Thank Scott S
Mary C, Owner at Fox on The Downs, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing you again... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017

popped in for a carvery on sunday and was surprised at the quality and quantity of the roast dinner, it was delicious will visit again and highly recommend it to friends and family.very friendly pub with excellent service! mrs sandra wood.

Thank Colin W
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Had intended having lunch at the garden centre opposite. Luckily - as it turned out - half of their menu was unavailable so we decided to try the Fox on the Downs opposite, having heard good things about their food. We found a (free!) parking space very close by but, if needs be, you could park in the garden centre... More 

Thank IrisTHorsebridge
Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very nice roast. Lovely and fresh-tasting. Plenty of choice. If I had to nit pick...it would be that I prefer home made yorkshires to frozen...but...it was very nice regardless and I would recommend.

Thank Bev R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 7913 662590

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?