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Busby and Wilds

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8-9 Rock Street, Brighton BN2 1NF, England
+44 1273 696135
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8-9 Rock Street, Brighton BN2 1NF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in good time for an early Sunday lunch as midday was the only table available. The welcome was warm and we were all set for a happy get together at a good local restaurant. However, the wait was longer than acceptable; meanwhile, the...More

1  Thank BathCharlie
Emily A, Owner at Busby and Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, The beloved irony is that I had actually asked the kitchen to refire your table (causing the extra delay) as the portion of vegetables wasn't up to our normal standards, I have started saying no occasionally to extra veg when there is more than...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely airy New England style restaurant...Delightful staff and the Beef Roast was a Divine....I got a table without a reservation so I was very grateful for their kind hospitality...I walked away very very happy....Unlike many popular restaurants the portions were Large so it...More

1  Thank Dayworker
Emily A, Owner at Busby and Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed it. Was our pleasure indeed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends ahead of the Brighton half, had a decent enough dinner but sadly somewhat lacking overall. We had fish & chips, fish pie and a burger with a selection of starters. Portions quite small, starters were nice but the mains were quite bland...More

1  Thank HattyB
Emily A, Owner at Busby and Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello I have say we are somewhat bamboozled by this review. B&W have never been accused of being stingy, if anything we get that our portions are too big. I'm not actually sure if we could make them any bigger. I apologies if the service...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner took me here on Valentine’s Day for a late supper and we enjoyed it very much. Our two waitresses Mary and Elle were attentive and friendly. The salt and pepper squid was amazing! The gluten free menu is not large but was VERY...More

Thank Sara M
Emily A, Owner at Busby and Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello I am very glad you enjoyed your evening with us, I must apologies wholeheartedly regarding the desert, it wasn't until later we realized the recipe had gone slightly wrong. If you do come again please let us know & we will buy you an...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic little restaurant. Great atmosphere, relaxed and calm. Service very good, friendly and helpful. The food is just as other reviewers have said, spot on. Thank you team Busby and Wilds for a super evening, we’ll be back soon.

Thank Hyrag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had fish pie and I had steak, both were beautiful. We had chocolate orange mousse which was very nice but hugely over priced and possibly the most delicious sticky toffee pudding ever! With one soft drink, two beers, 2 mains & 2 puds...More

Thank Sallylindsay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s fantastic . Have the firestarter and wine deal and you won’t be disappointed. House red so good.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Very disappointed, thought I would try the beef, something I never do as invariably disappointing, but thought it would be fine here. Unfortunately not so. Did check that it would be pink in the middle, but came in very thin slices, and pink right up...More

Thank lindabee2015
Reviewed 25 January 2018

driven past the corner busby and wilds sit on and have always told myself i need to stop by, when i finally managed to go i was not disappointed. food was classic gastro pub but with a couple of surprises and all to a very...More

Thank Freddie S
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Another great evening meal when you don’t fancy cooking in this friendly neighbourhood restaurant. The staff always make you feel really welcome. The food is good, the feel is just right and local art on the walls makes it even better. Well done.

Thank BrightonBen
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Response from Emily A | Property representative |
Hello, it is street parking, but blue badges are apllicable if you can find a spot. There are double yellow line immediately outside which I think you can park on also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 Rock Street, Brighton BN2 1NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 696135
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Busby and Wilds is a family owned, neighborhood public house, which prides itself on its quality of ingredients; all freshly prepared to order. We have a love of Food and Drink, all at a reasonable price in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
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