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Basketmakers Arms

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12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD, England
+44 1273 689006
11:00 - 23:00
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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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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I can understand why this pub is so popular, it serves good beer and pub classics, has lots of interesting decor and is full of atmosphere and character. Needless to say, when I went there with a friend on a Saturday lunchtime it was packed....but I'm glad we waited as the beer and food were excellent.

2 Thank PVilly
Brighton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Visited here with family who were visiting as it was suggested to us as a great small pub. We weren't disappointed. Good selection of drinks and good food. Service was slightly slow but they were busy. The whitebait was particularly good and a large portion! Will certainly return soon, maybe on a quieter day!

2 Thank Hannah B
Reigate, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

My son, who lives in Brighton and frequents a great number of pubs and restaurants, tells me that this is his favourite pub. Having been there with him, I can see why. When we entered, on a chilly Sunday lunchtime in December, the place was packed to the rafters, but everyone was eating lunch, perched on chairs, tables, in corners... More 

2 Thank Robin S
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Had a fantastic meal in this cosy traditional pub, service was great and the food outstanding. Great selection, and good beers.

2 Thank kazlou
Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

The venue is fairly cosy but feels very traditional. They have a vast selection of Whiskeys which really appealed to me and I didn't expect it. The staff were really friendly but it was fairly pricey.

1 Thank Sam_H_Brighton
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

I went with my brother in law for a pre Christmas beer, the original plan was to visit three pubs, but we did not make the other two. We arrived just after 1pm on Wednesday and it was standing room only, though after a few inured we did get a small table. The pub has a very traditional feel to... More 

2 Thank Huggles2013
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Popped in yesterday with friends and was impressed. A great pub with all the trimmings. Beer was good. Surroundings were exactly what they should be. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank James S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

In the late 70s this was Brighton's premier biker's pub. The owners kept pushing excellent lunchtime food, but the regulars stuck to Gales HSB, and the occasional lurker - a half of HSB topped up with a bottle of Prize Old barley wine; if the Prize Old was on form it poured like toffee, leaving a sticky string behind it.... More 

1 Thank chris o
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?