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Preston Park Tavern

88 Havelock Rd, Brighton, England
+44 1273 542271
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Ranked #463 of 838 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner have the happy coincidence of being located in the flats above the Preston Park Tavern. We are frequent visitors, we enjoy the friendly nature of the staff, the great selectition of ales and ciders, the lovely food we have had and the nice atmosphere. We could not have hoped to be so near such a lovely... More

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Sussex
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26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We used to enjoy the former restaurant but there are plenty like it. This was needed in this area - a pub where you can just drop in and get a decent burger, chips etc. Decent cuppa even though you'd forgive them if it wasn't - being a pub. Prices not bad. Seats not very comfy but that was the... More

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Bion, Manche, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

OK, yes, I know it has changed....but accept it, life is about change!! Get over it and move on. The old PPT served excellent meals, but it was a restaurant, not a pub. Nothing wrong with that, they were good at what they did and I/we enjoyed it while it was here. Now the PPT is a pub, you can... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Living locally we used to love the PPT and would take friends and family there whenever they came to visit. Now it's some dodgy looking theme pub with an embarrassingly shoddy decor and annoyingly smug/rude staff to boot. Food is over-priced and you have to eat it at these little round tables that look like they are from the 1970s.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've been to the PPT a few times since it reopened and must say I find it much improved and a great local pub for the community. It was previously more of a restaurant and now it's been redone with a proper pub feel and it's much more welcoming and probably the one of the best places locally for a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We live locally and used to visit the Preston Park Tavern on a regular basis with our family and always enjoyed great food in a lovely, bright and friendly atmosphere. We were keen to see what the newly refurbished place was like. We made a reservation for dinner at 7.30 and when we arrived we were shown to our table... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Haven't been in quite a while but returned today and wasn't disappointed although my meal sounded slightly nicer on the menu than it did in real life which is why I didn't give a 5! Really lovely friendly staff and a great beer garden :)

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Have visited to drink on a couple of occasions and will eat soon, first impressions are attentive staff, big choice of beers (no Harvey's apparently as they charge too much) and a nice atmosphere. Reading the other reviews here it appears it appears some locals miss their restaurant, personally I'm happy to have an innovative and welcoming pub near my... More

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Brighton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We have Been in the PPT a few times since it's reincarnation and have been impressed, it's always busy. The staff are jovial and they seem happy if you want to have a meal or just a drink, which is a change as it was previously basically a restaurant, they used to be quite annoyed if you just wanted a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I don't want one hundred different beers from around the world, I want a pint of Harvey's Sussex Best. The refit has managed to achieve something remarkable, the low stools are too low to eat dinner comfortably off the low tables, and the high stools are too low for the high tables! Get a woodsaw and take an inch off... More

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