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Fox on The Downs

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291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place

Stopped off for family lunch, very friendly, great food and good value too. Would recommend and will be heading back again soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jamie E
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped off for family lunch, very friendly, great food and good value too. Would recommend and will be heading back again soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was once a well established armpit of a pub where you'd cross over the street in order to avoid walking directly in-front of it in case someone glassed you. I kid you not. I've lived in the area for 20 odd years. It is now a lovely little local pub situated just across from the Downs and racecourse, serving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The highlight was not only the good value but the fact it is so family friendly. Games provided for the children to keep them amused whilst we enjoyed our drinks. The food is of such a great quality it's difficult to understand how it can be sold so cheaply. I would recommend that you visit and try the food and... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I thought I would wait for a second visit before expressing my enthusiasm in case I got too carried away the first time but, no, a second lunchtime trip in just under a week found me as delighted with this little gem as the first. Despite having lived within a fifteen-minute walk for nearly 30 years, for some reason the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Looked up some local places to eat and get beer and we found this lovely little pub. Nicely furnished, very friendly staff and a well stocked bar. We ordered steak and it came out in good time, beautifully cooked to our liking. The chips were to die for too! We treated ourselves to a pudding and we're certainly not disappointed.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch on the recommendation of a neighbour and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Food was top quality and very reasonably priced. The general menu provides a wide range for all sorts of tastes. The experience was definitely enhanced by the staff and we left looking forward to our next visit. Not sure about the external colour that... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Just happened into this pub during the week, tried the food and was very pleasantly surprised. Great quality food and after talking to the very friendly and personable staff found out that it's all home made. During my stay I scanned the available offers and was very surprised by the 2 for 1 on steaks on Mondays at just 9.95... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

After much persuasion from a friend I finally visited this pub. What a great pub. Lovely welcoming staff and a nice buzz to the place from locals to visiting tourists. A good selection of beers and a menu to boot. Everything is freshly prepared and the portion sizes are out of this world. A splendid place to spend the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Welcoming, how they do such lovely food for the price I have no idea GREAT VALUE ! A well run and managed venue, def go back thank you.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I've been going to the fox for a year or so because it is the best Sunday roast I've ever had. They slice the meat or veggie roast then you can pick from all sorts of veg, loads of sauce, mash or roast potatoes. It's excellent value. The wooden benches and hanging baskets outside make this pub appealing, really nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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