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The Sussex Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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33 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff remembered us which was really nice. Really friendly pub good selection of drinks. Worth a visit

Thank Wellykaynie
London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly, polite, accommodating and service good with our meals. We managed to get a table at front of pub once people disappeared after football showing. We were two couples and everyone enjoyed their food. Only thing I'd say I'm afraid the back area does smell of the toilets (strong type of urinal cake type smell) and hence... More 

Thank RIGGSY666
Jonnyboyrocks, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hi Riggsy666 Thank you so much for your recent feedback. We're so glad that you enjoyed the food and drink and found the service good. We are, however, disappointed that there was an issue with our toilets. We have recently had a leak which has now been fixed, so we hope that when you visit us again you will find... More 

Caterham, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a beer to watch a game of football. Asked the manager if the game was on but he said there was a different match being shown. However, his colleague then asked what game and then changed one of the TVs over so we could watch our match. I thought this was a nice touch / gesture. Bit... More 

Thank kdw72
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Dear kdw72 Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, we do try and to make sure everyone has a pleasant stay, so we're glad we were able to show the right match for you to watch whilst you were with us. We hope to see you again very soon! With Thanks, Guest... More 

Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I called in here for a drink with my wife and 16 year old son last week. The manager nodded to the bar maid to alert her to my son's potential underage status. They seemed keen not to serve us. They told us that in the UK, 16 year old's must have ID. We live in the UK and visit... More 

Thank John M
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hello John, Thank you for your feedback. We are really sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit in our pub. We may not have been very clear about the ID check, indeed the premises license does not allow us to serve alcohol to everyone who is under 18 even if they are with an adult, this is why we have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter had a uni interview so we stayed in Brighton .... stumbled across the Sussex arms, a lovely friendly welcome. I had the steak and ale pie which was large and full of meat, I chose chips and a mixed veg of carrots,peas and leek. My daughter had the burrito which came with nachos and sour cream dip....I highly... More 

1 Thank Linda J
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hello Linda! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I remember your visit, both of you were really lovely! The burrito is really nice indeed and we had a lot of good reviews about our pies as well, we are really glad that you enjoyed it!!! I hope that your daughter's uni interview went well and that we will... More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
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586 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

On one of the entrances to The Lanes is this very welcoming Greene King pub. Appears to have had a refit and very nice. Lots of wood and hard floors. Decent range of Greene King ales though a little pricey but probably due to location.

Thank bparkercars
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your review and yes indeed we had a refit last year in September!! The decoration and the furniture were a bit outdated. Our beer seem a bit pricey but regarding our location, really close to the seafront and in center of town, it appears that you are cheaper than many pubs in this area. We... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We went last night cold n wet. Good choice of beers. Decided to eat. Lamb shank shepherds pie was tiny! Small portion of meat, topped with small amount of potato.Five slices of carrot and a dessert spoon of peas. Appalling value. Other meal Special Fish n chips.. not sure what made it special. Fish was nice apparently,chips soggy, with slices... More 

Thank Stephen C
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hello Stephen, Thank you very much for your review and I remember very well your visit, we are really sad to hear that you didn't enjoy our food. As I said to you when you were here I hope to see you again even just a pint!! Regards, Julie More 

Burgess Hill
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Been here many times, one of my favourite pubs, despite the price of the drinks. But since they spruced it up, it's lost some character and charm. The (long overdue) bathroom update is welcome, although I miss the old London map wallpaper and the cubicles are so small you can hardly get out of the door (and I'm only little!)... More 

2 Thank Bonnotgirl
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry to hear that you don't like the changes in the pub. Indeed the London map wallpaper was awesome but now instead we have some amazing pictures of Brighton and it is kind of more appropriate for a Brighton pub. We are aware of the size of the ladies (I... More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We came in for a few drinks before dinner, staff were very helpful and friendly and there was a good choice- spirits and cocktails. Overall a really nice pub! We will go back for food at some point - the menu looked yummy but unfortunately we already had plans for dinner! It Looked lovely all decorated and lit up for... More 

Thank CharlotteHenderson1
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really glad to hear that you liked our pub and our Christmas decorations! We have indeed a wide range of drinks so we can satisfy everyone. We really hope to see you again so please next time let us know we will be happy to meet you. Looking... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

One of my favourite pubs in The Laines, I like to sit in the window to people watch at the same time as spending time with friends and have had some really good times here. Only stayed for the 1 drink today as unfortunately they had suffered a leak , leaving part of the pub seating and the ladies toilet... More 

Thank ZoeBailey72
Jonnyboyrocks, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Dear Zoe We're delighted to hear that we're one of your fav pubs. We are aiming to be everyone's place to be here in Brighton. We are glad that you enjoyed your recent visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Kind Regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +441273327591

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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