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Basketmakers Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD, England
+44 1273 689006
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

We've had a drink in this place several times but never eaten as it's usually too busy. However, after the many good reviews both here and from friends we gave it a try. Not bad and not over priced like a lot of restaurant pubs. I wouldn't describe the food as exceptional, but ok for what we had for the... More 

Thank SOGofBrighton
Windsor, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Every now and again you come across a pub that restores your faith in the brewing trade. Excellent beers and ciders. Well kept and maintained. Excellent food! I had the seafood platter, lovely cod goujons, perfect whitebait, amazing mussels, terrific prawns and the fait accomplis, home made Tarter sauce! Tremendous!

2 Thank Jazzmouse1
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317 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Have been to the Basketmakers many times for drinks and it has been consistently excellent for real ale. Ate here the other day for the first time though and the food was very good. Had been recommended the burgers and they did not disappoint. Food was reasonably priced too. Will be returning soon and will certainly consider eating here again... More 

2 Thank jimmyt7
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

It takes a bit of finding but this is the place to eat on a Sunday lunch time - be things happen if you shun it for Bill's! - great choice of beers and wine and a Sunday lunch your mum would be proud of- fresh- lashings of it and great value - seek it out - but keep it... More 

3 Thank Will E
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great pub in the centre of Brighton, nice real ales if that's your thing and the food is pretty good. Well worth a try.

2 Thank BigLenny67
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This pub in Brighton had a really good atmosphere, busy but friendly. The choice of ales was excellent with a good selection of local Sussex ales. We decided to eat in the pub and the food was also to a high standard, the icing on the cake was for my wife, a vegetarian, who had the full Sunday Nut Roast... More 

2 Thank carlandmoira
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The Basketmakers Arms is a fantastic pub with a very traditional feel to it. It has a wide & varied beer selection & is always a busy Brighton hub. Thoroughly recommended.

1 Thank ShanghaiGoat
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

The range of craft beers in this pub are excellent, the atmosphere is cosy and friendly, whenever I am in town I always try to pop in

1 Thank Peter S
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Came here on my birthday and found it warm and welcoming. I have brought a few friends here and had food here do the first time and it was amazing would recommend it to anyone around the area, LOVE IT will definitely come back, and don't forget to leave a note in the tins 💕

1 Thank marthak143
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great pub with lots of tradition and local people . Very friendly . Not for a big group of people as It's on the smaller side Worth a visit

1 Thank Madalena L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 689006

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