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The Geese

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16 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UA, England
+44 1273 693491
12:00 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:30
Fri 16:00 - 00:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is almost entirely bangers and mash but plenty of choice for bangers, mash and gravy. No doubt someone has worked out the number of combinations possible. Eton Mess suitably Etonian. An unpretentious corner pub but one that makes a non-Brightonian wish he did indeed live in the city, particularly when the sun is shining. Only downside was the slow... More 

Thank Alex450212
Brighton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visitors to the geese. Can't fault the sausage and mash on the offer on Wednesday. Roasts are one of the best in Brighton. Do need to book or get in early though as often fully booked

Thank JasmineSky L
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious roast dinner. Pork belly was perfect, gravy was rich and scrumptious, veg crunchy yet cooked, piggies were immense. Service was fab. Stuffing was slightly herby but still yum. Highly recommended. The tits

Thank albec
Watford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This place gets really busy we went around 5...but is well worth the wait, you can book a table for four or if there are less of you, then you can just walk in and the staff will do their best to seat you as soon as they can. I have been here a couple of times because my sister... More 

Thank wotters_k
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The Geese is quite possibly the greatest pub on this somewhat troubled rock crashing through space. The sensational Sunday roasts are unequaled as are the wonderful staff. They are dog friendly, which to me is a sign of dignity, integrity and intelligence. As God himself once said "Never trust a pub which doesn't like dogs"

2 Thank Samuel H
Matlock Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Called here for a Sunday evening meal and was very disappointed. The pub was packed which is always a good sign, but the the clientele are mainly students and let's face it, many wouldn't know quality if it hit them in the face. The food was very poor, dry and over cooked and portions of vegetables were inconsistent between different... More 

6 Thank David B
r0ba123, General Manager at The Geese, responded to this review

You know you sound like Donald Trump right? Thank you for your review and I'm sorry it was't to your exacting standards. How you knew that most of the customers are students is quite unclear, and as you assumed all the staff were students when not one out of a team of ten is actually a student shows how inaccurate... More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Initially the idea of eating in a pub that served just sausages seemed a bit odd, but it really is worth a visit, with a good range of sausages, different varieties of mash, and various vegetable/side dishes to accompany. Added to this is a very good atmosphere and a couple of interesting beers. Will be returning

2 Thank Ian J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Alright so a pub that sells almost exclusively Bangers and Mash (and alcohol of course) sounds like it could be a bit bland, especially for my wild (haha) north American taste that craves flavour and spice and everything nice. The Geese blew me right off my high horse and converted me to a Bangers and Mash sort of girl. It... More 

1 Thank Cassie K
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Friendly pub whether you are dining or just having a drink. Specialises in 10 types of sausages, 7 types of mash and several choices of gravy. GF and Vegan also catered for. Bar staff are excellent and beer is well kept. Good mix of students, locals and visitors.

1 Thank Addlened
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

On the recommendation of a friend, we crossed town to check out The Geese for their famous bangers and mash. We were both thoroughly impressed by the wide range of options, especially as my friend is vegetarian. The apple and cider sausage I had was perfectly balanced and the caramelised onion gravy was exquisite. Service was efficient and friendly, and... More 

2 Thank LadyLauren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 693491

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