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Fox on The Downs

$$ - $$$, British,
291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
+44 7913 662590
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffing” (7 reviews)
“pork” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I know this pub as have been several times for food, usually in the daytime, especially Sunday lunch, which is always superb. But went last night with a friend and felt compelled to leave a review!! I don’t go to pubs much to drink any...More

Thank ruthwood765
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Yep, a bit snobbish, but the pub looks a bit “worn” and was expecting a typical fosters and microwaved lasagne type place. I was very pleasantly surprised with the burger - ordered the cheddar cheese burger and it came with lots of cheese, a burger...More

Thank 700sib99
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Nice pub near the Racecourse and the food is good and the burgers superb but it’s a bit blokey and full of football types. You can sit outside but is on the top of a hill so can be windy. Reasonable prices too.More

Thank Ultimate007
Mary C, Owner at Fox on The Downs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thanks for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. You visited on the last home football match between Brighton and Manchester, and we did have quite a few of the fans from both sides as the football park n ride is located across...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch, very popular as we walked in lots of pre-booked tables! The barman and bar lady were very friendly and efficient. The dinner itself was very tasty and plentiful. The meat was cooked perfectly not dry like most commercial carverys. Will definitely be...More

Thank Harvey1985
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We visited for a Saturday lunch and it was empty, lovely food and lots of board games to play! We enjoyed our food and a game of scrabble.

1  Thank Katy T
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We booked a table here for Sunday lunch as we were going to the Antiques Fair at the racecourse. A very busy place with tables completely booked out for the whole of the lunch period. The carvery was very good, helped along by the very...More

Thank bizliz21
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Visited on 12/12/17 for a business lunch and was very impressed. The pub does not offer parking but there are parking bays in and around the area. Situated by the racecourse this could pose a problem on race days but luckily didn't effect us. Don't...More

Thank JamesBaldy
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Came in for a works Christmas lunch midweek. Was amazed at the amount and quality of the food! Full Christmas dinner and could not fault it in anyway. Often pop in here in the summer on the way home for a quick drink in the...More

Thank Janey M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived with out a reservation at 1pm on Sunday, every table was occupied or reserved, I explained that we had foreign guests with us and weren’t native to Brighton, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating in arranging a table and opening...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My wife and me was attending Brighton races and before we entered we decided to visit the Fox On The Downs Public House. The place had regulars in there already and racegoers. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a beer for me...More

Thank essexdutchie
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Questions & Answers
7 January 2018|
Response from Mary C | Property representative |
sorry no facility to take phone payments at the mo but you can book in advance.
7 January 2018|
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Response from Mary C | Property representative |
so sorry for the delay in answering but yes you can book for sunday lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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