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The Pond

49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
+44 1273 660277
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bao” (13 reviews)
“thai food” (17 reviews)
“kimchi fries” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Street Food, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit The Pond pub for lunch, but didn’t arrive until just before 3 p.m. We were unable to eat as they stopped offering lunch at 3 p.m. Food resumed again at 5 p.m. We then decided to take lunch elsewhere. Later, we...More

Thank Pisces232
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given that there are so may great places to eat in Brighton, the fact that we went to The Pond twice in as many months tells you all you need to know about the food. On our first visit we arrived late, AND it turned...More

Thank Eugénie K
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My guests are always impressed with the unusual combos of flavours. No reservations. Wifi. Noisy. Busy at lunch time. There is an upstairs area where the kitchen is. You order at the bar. Small outside area of the pub. Buns £5 and delicious!! Highly recommended....More

Thank Jilliana R
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We tried to book a table but was not allowed as minimum of 6 - my only complaint. Had to wait a while to get a seat - but staff were great and friendly. When we ordered the food was amazing - so nice to...More

Thank DonnaLHollick
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Nice change, to eat something different. Well cooked and tasty. Lovely friendly staff. Nice selection of beers.

Thank Nikkiserge
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Popped in several times since opening and never been disappointed with the drinks options, great range and well priced craft beer on tap and in the fridges. Lovely bar setting and design and great seating area alongside the cute outdoor front terrace. Now... The food!...More

2  Thank GrayGGGow
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The bao buns here are great. Go try some! The kimchi fries are really quite excellent too. The Pond itself is a pleasant pub with a decent atmosphere.

Thank Oliver W
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Ate here last night and was really impressed with the food. We had a selection of boa buns (fried chicken, brisket, pork) the special duck fries and kimchi fries and we were really impressed with the flavour combinations. Beer selection was good. Price wise it’s...More

Thank brightonbelle2015
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Loved it here. Been meaning to go for a while. Went yesterday and they have such a good menu, including lots of vegan options. We had the tofu bao, mushroom bao, vegan fries and vegan aubergine. Everything tasted great, so many flavours but not overdone....More

Thank MSonyaM
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Would highly recommend coming here to try some beers and the food. We tried most items on the menu and were not disappointed. Very good flavours and generous portions. The special fries and later the desert bao were probably our favourites. Although slightly expensive, well...More

Thank Abbie W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 660277
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Welcome to The Pond, it’s time to get your feathers wet. We’re an independent pub in Brighton's North Laine serving up delicious beer from all over the planet, including our very own Pondwater Pale Ale, and every month we'll feature one of our favourite breweries by buying in a big ol' pallet of their beers. Street Diner curate the kitchen, showcasing some of the finest culinary talent Brighton has to offer with the awesome Baby Bao doing their thing on the regular. We're open from midday to midnight seven days a week so pop in for a pint and kick back in our cozy boozer that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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