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Preston Park Tavern

88 Havelock Rd, Brighton, England
+44 1273 542271
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Ranked #376 of 812 restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lived in the road for 4 years and always loved the fact that we had a gastro pub for us to enjoy, to which we used twice a month making use of the loyalty card as well. Waited in anticipation of the opening and finally had a meal and a drink. What a shame, what a great shame that it's... More

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Brighton
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a local resident we used to LOVE our local - the atmosphere and the food. Although it was a pub it was a bistro too - going here for dinner felt like an occasion. All that is now gone. It has been replaced by a dark dingy interior which is so cramped it is laughable. Small low round tables... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

What a travesty we used to love coming here for beautiful food and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Every element of this pub that used to be good is gone. I'm now in mourning for the old PPT.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Live very close to Preston Park Tavern and enjoyed eating there at least once a week but no more. Gone is the gastro pub serving great food and wines in a bright and modern setting and instead it's been replaced with something that resembles the worst a chain can give you with decor that screams 1980s refit. The place was... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just walked into the pub and it is like a kinder garden!! Over run with screaming children & trash everywhere! Left for bus into town for a grown up pub!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Hoping for the best but was sadly disappointed. As local residents we frequently visited for food and drinks .i tried a snack , smoked mackerel with toast and pickled cucumber. When it came , it was burnt ciabatta with cucumber . When we questioned the dish we were told ' it was a typo on the menu and it's served... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Went with an open mind as they have a hard act to follow. Staff very pleasant, smiley and welcoming. Decor isn't my taste but just an opinion not a criticism. What I don't get is why beer wine and food is more expensive than their other pubs?

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Brighton, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We were real regulars to the PPT , eating on average three times a month so what a shame to go along with open minds to the newly refitted place and walk into an over styled pub atmosphere, dark and strewn with children's crayons and papers. It was 6.45 and there was one other customer at the dining ( if... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

First time I've been since it changed hands. Fish and chips - all batter no fish and what there was was watery plus soggy chips. Not what I had hoped it would be.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

For 7 years locals had a proper gastro pub. Quality food, bit pricey and pleasant environment. The new owners have returned it to a pub with a dingy red ceiling, bear mats stuck to the wall and it reminds me of the dump it was 8 years ago. Worst of all the kitchen remains but you cannot get a table... More

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