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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8-9 Rock Street, Brighton BN2 1NF, England
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Friendly, professional staff look after you incredibly well in a relaxed atmosphere with pleasant decor. Excellent food and plenty of choice. A pleasing wine selection too! So glad that it's one of our locals!

2  Thank Nick R
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Came across this little gem while on a stroll through Brighton. The food was delicious, the service was friendly in a cosmopolitan way. Would recommend to anyone who wants a lovely meal away from the hustle and bustle of the main part of Brighton

2  Thank Ana M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Struggled to get a table here in the past few years, & when we did visit had a great experience. Also, dog friendly which is great for us. Rang late & got a Sat table no problem & when arrived was quieter than usual. Oh...More

3  Thank darrennorman
Emily A, Owner at Busby and Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

I firstly like to apologise that you feel your experience with us was so horrific. I can assure you that the fish was perfectly cooked (the fish was hake which is slightly more opaque & less flaky) but as it was not to your liking...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went with a friend on a burger night. The food was very good. Burgers cooked to perfection and the sticky toffee pudding was fabulous

Thank AnnG1951
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a shame after going to this place since it opened sometimes up to 3 times a week... I was spoken to like a three-year-old ... really not cool... i'm always very generous but this time I didn't leave a tip... feels a shame... maybe...More

4  Thank colin h
Emily A, Owner at Busby and Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We always try our upmost to make all of our customers happy and comfortable, it seems with you though, we did this on far too many an occasion. We welcome well behaved dogs with courteous owners, we have to ensure this does not impact other...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Recommended by a local B & B (The Twenty One), visited midweek at 6 pm. Very friendly staff and helpful. Ordered burger and chunky chips and fish burger, plus side of onion rings. Good selection of drinks. Food was incredibly fresh and piping hot. Chunky...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

What a shame that this gastro pub's food seems to have deteriorated since the last time we visited in December 2016. Trying not to be entirely negative, though, here are the good things: All 5 different starters were unusual, nicely presented, and delicious, the terrine...More

2  Thank Julie L
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were recommended to visit this restaurant from our B & B that we were staying at. This was a good choice. The food was excellent and the décor modern and clean. There was a really good choice of food and wine and everything was...More

Thank jillym7
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday night booking three hours ahead. Rustic inside good menu and wine list. Good beers and ale menu too. Delicious food and interesting menu. friendly staff. Only criticism was the dessert panacotta was served in a rimmed soup bowl...More

Thank ccredBuckinghamshire
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Have eaten here several times and came back for my wife's birthday. Visited on Burger night and we all had great burgers and chips. The house red is also very enjoyable. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

Thank moomans
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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.
29 June 2015|
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Very Dog Friendly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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