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Busby and Wilds

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8-9 Rock Street, Brighton BN2 1NF, England
+44 1273 696135
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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St albans
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a shame, it's our 3rd visit but tonight was poor, food was definitely below par tonight, wouldn't recommend and possibly wouldn't go back. We always thought this restaurant was excellent but tonight's meal wasn't great!!! I complained to the waitress about our chunky chips being revolting, but equally my veggie burger was rubbish and to be charged a extra... More 

Thank chunky3761
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Another great meal in this fantastic local restaurant. Emily is a great hostess and makes you feel really welcome. The food is good, the feel is just right and local art on the walls makes it even better. Well done.

Thank BrightonBen
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here one rainy Sunday on the recommendation of a food blog we'd read. The price is more than most of the roasts in Brighton but it is absolutely worth it. We had the crab starter, which was delicious, followed by the roast beef. The beef was melt-in-the-mouth tender and the veg was excellent. This is one of the... More 

2 Thank Lauren S
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently moved to KempTown and Busby & Wilds is a few minutes walk away. The pub is great and the food is divine. The last time I went with 3 friends and we were in central Brighton trying to find a restaurant that was not a chain, we didn't succeed and we all got a cab to Busby & Wilds,... More 

1 Thank Vikki R
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff, fantastic food, dog friendly. Love the gnocchi, and the drink selections. Nice garden in the summer.

1 Thank BirdyM_13
London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, I would like to say that the service was good and the waitresses friendly, so my poor review is a reflection just of the food itself. I went with three friends, all Brighton-based, who had been wanting to try the roasts here for ages and have tried MANY of Brighton's best. Having finally managed to get a table, expectations... More 

Thank Charlie M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We know Busby's as a consistently excellent gastro pub. We have dined there regularly for at least the last three years, through at least one change of chef. We eat out a lot so we know the competition well. There is nothing of the kind and price point West of the Pier that is better, although the Independent (Queen's Road)... More 

1 Thank bcb22_12
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I'd heard so many good things about the Sunday roasts, and we were really looking forward to trying them, but we all left a little deflated. It really was very underwhelming and nothing special. The meat and the gravy were cold, as the plates clearly hadn't been warmed. The portion of vegetables – which was supposed to be for three... More 

Thank Phil G
Emily A, Owner at Busby and Wilds, responded to this review

Hello Phil, firstly I would like to sincerely apologise for any disappointment on our part. We pride ourselves on making everything to the highest quality as we possibly can but it sounds like we have dropped the ball somehow. This is certainly not how our roasts should be sent. I will look into how this may have happened, especially as... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We've been here twice in November. The place is popular and it is dog friendly. The staff themselves were lovely, friendly and attentive. First time we went during the weekday in the evening and had burgers which were really good and it had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Second time we booked ahead a large table for friends and kids for... More 

Thank CatSP79
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal with excellent food, great service and a really nice atmosphere. Able to cope easily with a table of ten but I imagine a perfect place equally for a romantic meal for two

1 Thank Jools B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?