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Preston Park Tavern

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88 Havelock Rd, Brighton, England
+44 1273 542271
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Locals and foodies mix in this delightfully bright and cheerful...
Locals and foodies mix in this delightfully bright and cheerful family-friendly food pub – a hidden gem, which has remained busy and buzzy since it opened six years ago. Something of a local institution, this fabulous pub serves good honest food, prepared with skill and passion. Beautifully prepared roast meals are served on Sundays from 12 to 6pm. With superb Sussex reared meats, a vegetarian and fish option as well as small portions for children, it’s hard to find a reason not to visit.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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An excellent location, food mediocre, fish in batter was very greasy, minted peas,I am sure were pre cooked my daughters meal had to be sent back as it was cold.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Tina S
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I really like this place since it's changed. It feels homely and more like a local pub. Don't get me wrong - the food is still expensive, but I think most pubs with good food charge restaurant prices these days. The difference here is that the food is tasty and filling. I recommend the pulled pork burger, but the menu... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

An excellent location, food mediocre, fish in batter was very greasy, minted peas,I am sure were pre cooked my daughters meal had to be sent back as it was cold.

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

Have been several times now for lunch, the food is fantastic and priced extremely well. The waiting staff look after you and are very friendly which tops off the experience.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I appreciate this pub has changed hands but having now visited twice the food is still excellent, staff very friendly and overall ambience still very good. Last visit had a great fish dish, as my wife was away I was alone but was impressed the staff were engaging and particularly friendly. Most importantly the food is still seasonal, great selection... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The new chefs have really made their mark on this place. We had Sunday lunch for 12. The meals were excellent. Despite a forgotten meal, which was professionally dealt with and prioritised, we had excellent food. The vegetables too were superbly cooked, plenty of extra gravy for those who wanted it, fabulous choice of drinks with a warm welcome and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Brighton is notorious for its difficult & expensive parking, however this venue on the outskirts of the city has plentiful on street metered spaces at £1- per hour. The pubs beautifully planted hanging baskets compliments the residential location. The pretty and neat walled garden is a sun trap, although it was inviting to sit outside it was a cool day... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

As a local it is disappointing that our local pub no longer our pub of choice. Ridiculous choice of un drinkable overpriced beers,expensive wines, uncomfortable stools to eat from. What is wrong with having one or two time honoured beers in amongst the sea of supposed "cool" craft beers. Decor predictable old fashioned,I would expect this in an expat bar... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Having eaten some very poor meals recently in some much higher reviewed places in Brighton I was exceptionally impressed with the food at this pub. We ordered the sea bream and chicken main which were perfectly cooked, delicious and reasonably priced. Probably the best pub food iv had in my 4 years of living in Brighton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great local pub that has been going from strength to strength over the years. We came in for lunch on a Saturday with family who also live locally and were greated as always by the lovely team at the bar. Although it was busy it didn't take long to get our drinks order in and as always the team were... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After it was recommended to me, I visited the Preston Park Tavern with a friend recently and have been back a couple of times since. It has a lovely atmosphere which is really relaxed and friendly, and the food is amazing. At first I thought it was a little pricey but when the food arrived, it was incredible - the... More 

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Address: 88 Havelock Rd, Brighton, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 542271
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Cuisine: Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Havelock Rd, Brighton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 542271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children

Description

Locals and foodies mix in this delightfully bright and cheerful family-friendly food pub – a hidden gem, which has remained busy and buzzy since it opened six years ago. Something of a local institution, this fabulous pub serves good honest food, prepared with skill and passion. Beautifully prepared roast meals are served on Sundays from 12 to 6pm. With superb Sussex reared meats, a vegetarian and fish option as well as small portions for children, it’s hard to find a reason not to visit.

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