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The Druids

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79 Ditchling Road | 31 York Place, Brighton BN1 4SD, England
+44 1273 680596
12:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Durham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I visited The Troll's Pantry (which is part of The Hobgoblin pub) for an early evening meal having read some interesting TripAdvisor reviews and looking at their website. The locally sourced, non-GMO, organic, sustainable ingredients all sounded good. So I ordered a pint and sat down to decide what to order ... in the end I decided on the Merchant... More 

Thank A H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I've eaten dozens of trolls pantry burgers over the years and I haven't had a single one that doesn't deliver massive flavour! The menu this guy puts together is seasonal, local and all prepared on site - although you pay for it in price it's worth every penny to know what is going in between your bun. The fries are... More 

Thank TravellingBudgie
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

On this occasion I picked a burger up, having been recommended by several people to give this place a visit. I order the 'nightfire' burger with a portion of beef dripping fries, and it has to be from the first bite to last one of the best burgers around. Every bite was incredible and my only regret was not doubling... More 

Thank Liam21VK
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Mate and I both had the half pound no frills top of the menu burger with beetroot chilli costing a tenner each. The best burger either of us has ever had. Up there with tastiest food I've ever had full stop. Think the random 'Mmm' noises we were making drew some funny looks.

Thank GregL77
Carshalton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

The silence at the table spoke volumes; utterly delicious food and great ambience. Possibly the best burger experience we've had. Well worth a visit!

Thank cshaw5
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

There's not really much to say except that you have to go immediately if you haven't already. The pictures speak for themselves.

Thank Jb17882
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

It is by far, the rudest, most insulting visit at any pub in Brighton. Will NEVER go back. Went for burgers tonight (22/10/15) with friends. I ordered a beer, they ordered soda waters with lime (no alcohol). With this we ordered a burger each, then went outside to wait for our food. After approximately 15 minutes a bouncer came by,... More 

8 Thank Alexandra W
Paul C, Owner at The Druids, responded to this review

Hi. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. I fully investigated what happened and can offer you some kind of explanation. The bouncer who accosted you was not in fact an employee of either the Troll's Pantry or The Hobgoblin but as part of a requirement from the police to monitor underage drinking in Brighton, is part of a... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Ive deducted a mark because the wait was unbelievably long, and it didnt seem that busy. But when it came I was really pleased with the burger which was delicious, probably the best I've had in Brighton and Ive been to most of the burger joints! The meat quality was amazing.

Thank VancvRR
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Having set a goal to find the Best Burger in Brighton, it took me some time to cross compare the most well reputed burger eateries in town. The Troll's Pantry delivers an exciting array of different burgers that often change dependant on seasonal availability of ingredients. Thematically named with examples including 'The Imperial Shadow' or 'The Burning Crusader', the composition... More 

Thank Edmund K
Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I'm disappointed to report that my experience with Troll's Pantry burgers is somewhat hit and miss. Whenever I've eaten there at the weekend when it's busy, the food has been absolutely top notch, and worth every single penny. Legit competition for Brighton's incomparable Burger Brothers, I dare say. But my two recent midweek visits left one heck of a lot... More 

1 Thank Delbongo
Paul C, Owner at The Druids, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write a review and sorry to hear your experience has been hit and miss. It's very rare we receive complaints about the food so it saddens me to read this. I would really appreciate it if you could email me the time and date you came in so I can work out who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Street Food, British, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Ditchling Road | 31 York Place, Brighton BN1 4SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 680596
Burgers, kebabs and bar snacks. Popping up at The Druids Arms every Wednesday-Saturday. Everything made from scratch using local, seasonal ingredients.

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