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The Sussex Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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33 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
+441273327591
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter had a uni interview so we stayed in Brighton .... stumbled across the Sussex arms, a lovely friendly welcome. I had the steak and ale pie which was large and full of meat, I chose chips and a mixed veg of carrots,peas and leek. My daughter had the burrito which came with nachos and sour cream dip....I highly... More 

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1 Thank Linda J
Yateley, United Kingdom
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578 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On one of the entrances to The Lanes is this very welcoming Greene King pub. Appears to have had a refit and very nice. Lots of wood and hard floors. Decent range of Greene King ales though a little pricey but probably due to location.

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Thank bparkercars
Brighton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went last night cold n wet. Good choice of beers. Decided to eat. Lamb shank shepherds pie was tiny! Small portion of meat, topped with small amount of potato.Five slices of carrot and a dessert spoon of peas. Appalling value. Other meal Special Fish n chips.. not sure what made it special. Fish was nice apparently,chips soggy, with slices... More 

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Thank Stephen C
Burgess Hill
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Been here many times, one of my favourite pubs, despite the price of the drinks. But since they spruced it up, it's lost some character and charm. The (long overdue) bathroom update is welcome, although I miss the old London map wallpaper and the cubicles are so small you can hardly get out of the door (and I'm only little!)... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We came in for a few drinks before dinner, staff were very helpful and friendly and there was a good choice- spirits and cocktails. Overall a really nice pub! We will go back for food at some point - the menu looked yummy but unfortunately we already had plans for dinner! It Looked lovely all decorated and lit up for... More 

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Thank CharlotteHenderson1
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really glad to hear that you liked our pub and our Christmas decorations! We have indeed a wide range of drinks so we can satisfy everyone. We really hope to see you again so please next time let us know we will be happy to meet you. Looking... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

One of my favourite pubs in The Laines, I like to sit in the window to people watch at the same time as spending time with friends and have had some really good times here. Only stayed for the 1 drink today as unfortunately they had suffered a leak , leaving part of the pub seating and the ladies toilet... More 

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Thank ZoeBailey72
Jonnyboyrocks, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Dear Zoe We're delighted to hear that we're one of your fav pubs. We are aiming to be everyone's place to be here in Brighton. We are glad that you enjoyed your recent visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Kind Regards, More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Whilst visiting the sussex arms with friends,this weekend,we enjoyed nice refreshments and food at this busy establishment in the square,main door in East Street,but also side door in alleyway.

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Thank jantre
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hello Jantre, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in our pub, and indeed during weekends it is very busy here. We really hope to see you again soon. Regards, Julie More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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170 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

popped in after a meal at Cafe rouge,very friendly staff good selectionof beers and good music playing,will go back

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Thank peter_felsing1
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hello Peter, Thank you for your nice feedback. We are trying to diversify the music every day and play music everyone would like and usually we have very good feedback about it and that makes us proud. We really hope to see you back soon in our pub. Regards, Julie More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Lovely craft lager in a great traditional pub, good atmosphere and attentive bar staff. Next time we will eat in.

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1 Thank Wendy1862
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hello Wendy, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We will be happy to see you again next time and we will do our best for you to spend a good time again with us. Regards, Julie More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have visited this wonderful pub so many times and again the other evening as had pre drinks before having dinner at Englishes fish Restaurant which is just across the square, it's a lovely very clean pub with nice staff, they also do pub food and a warm fire at the back of the pub, they also have outside seating... More 

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1 Thank Barry S
Ju L, Guest Relations Manager at The Sussex Arms, responded to this review

Hello Barry, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Indeed we are trying to have a warm atmosphere in our pub so the guests fell comfortable. We are really well located as you said, this square is a very charming location in Brighton. Hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Julie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +441273327591

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