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Shakespeare's Head

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1 Chatham Place, Brighton BN1 3TP, England
1273 329444
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely pub and good food

I have eaten here a few times and not had a bad experience. It does just sausage and mash but does it well

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Matt N
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here a few times and not had a bad experience. It does just sausage and mash but does it well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ended up at Shakespeare's Head when rain and a closed museum led to a sudden need to find a place inside. We chose this pub based on good reviews, and weren't let down! We've been to Brighton dozens of times before, and know that there are tons of great restaurants, but this will definitely be added to our shortlist. My... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went for a pub quiz with my friends, left with a good laugh, delicious meal and 1st place. Had the Pork and Leek Sausages with Bacon and Cabbage Mash and Port and Thyme gravy, randomly picked, but went down sooo well. Everyone had compliments for their meal. Staff were very friendly I've heard amazing reviews on the Sunday Roast so... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had been there previously, so we decided to repeat, last time we'd a good experience and the selection of small dishes was pretty good, but we were totally surprised when we saw that they had changed the menu ... I wanted to choose again ribs, since the last time it was incredible, but they had disappeared from the menu.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Perhaps not the best roast I've had but a fantastic quality for price. The beef option was only 12.5 pounds for a more than decent amount of nice tasty food. Service was friendly and super fast. The reason I'm taking a star off is because they have no bread and because you need to order in the counter.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Roast was delicious! we ordered the pork belly, the lamb shank and veg wellington,compliment of Yorkshire pudding, cardamom glazed carrots, lovely red cabbage, creamy cauliflower and cheese and stuffing ,gravy wash amazing. The staff where really friendly,Highly recommended !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Roast beef was amazing!! It was all home cooked and delicious! The staff where really friendly too 😊 would defiantly book a table though as the place is small and gets very busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Best bangers and mash I have ever had, and I've had a lot :) It was so cool that you could choose what kind of bangers, mash, sauce and sides you wanted! The service was also great. Felt right at home here :)

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Shakespeare's head is not a place to go if you're not a fan of the sausage, but if you've a hankering for bangers and mash I would highly recommend! They have a large selection of sausages available, in all different guises. You can also choose a type of mash, along with about a million different types of gravy. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went with our group there as they serve the best bangers&mash in Brighton. And I was not disappointed. You can chose between different sausages (also veggie options) and between different flavoured mash and a gravy to go with. I had the chilli sausages and the crushed new potatoes mash with a onion gravy - let me tell you that... More 

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Additional Information about Shakespeare's Head

Address: 1 Chatham Place, Brighton BN1 3TP, England
Phone Number: 1273 329444
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Bar, British, Vegetarian, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Chatham Place, Brighton BN1 3TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 1273 329444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Vegetarian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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