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Basketmakers Arms

12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD, England
+44 (0)1273 689006
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Ranked #164 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

When it comes to food and atmosphere, it's hard to compete in Brighton, there's so much choice for places to eat, but the Basketmakers Arms beats all other pubs and restaurants in the vicinity hands down! The staff are rather unusual because they make you feel at home immediately with their warm smiles and friendly conversation. Customer service is about... More

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Prato, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This small, friendly cheek by jowel pub, decorated with wall-mounted tobacco tins, serves a variety of fish-based dishes. We tried the whitebait and the salmon, both fresh, perfectly cooked and tasty. Chips are home made. The real ale is well kept and there's a good choice of it. The drawback is that the benches and stools are not that comfortable,... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
365 reviews 365 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Plenty of atmosphere and good beer. A 'proper' pub with eight real ales on tap when I visited including Butcombe but I love the Fullers ESB which is not always easy to find. The bar staff were friendly and efficient. There was plenty to look at around the pub but people at the tables made it difficult to look at... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We had Portobello burgers which were way too small for the price - we were asked if we wanted cheese - we agreed and were then charged £1 extra which was not mentioned. Burgers arrived (tasteless cheese) super small - burgers + 1 home cooked chips & two beers = £27 - come on be fair. Bit of a rip... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were on a day trip to Brighton and visited here due to TripAdvisor. It was a great find, local ales, the pub tables and small but just fitted on our 4 meals- 2 moules and chips,and 2 huge local sausage and bacon baguettes! Great food,great value and a must visit

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brighton england
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a must visit pub with 8 real ales. Fresh locally sourced food. Friendly knowlegeble staff and a wonderful atmosphere away from the banging music and sports tv. Award winning year after year and I'm not surprised give it a go you won't be disappointed!!

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Verona, Veneto, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having lived in Italy for many years, and as a result being deprived of decent beer for 51 weeks at a time, the Basketmakers is an essential part of my expat existence on returning to Brighton. It's also the one constant in a city of change: no stupid name change, no banks of flashing fruit machines or TVs, no thumping... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited on Saturday, was down in Brighton for the football, previously recommended by a friend, this pub was all it was cracked up to be. fantastic selection of real ales. Serving my favourite beer Harvest Pale from Castle Rock Brewery. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers they were selling. The food looked excellent the sandwich we... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited the Basketmakers today this is now my third visit after discovering this little goldmine about six months ago. Great selection of beers, I had the roast beef sandwich with wholemeal. The beef was served pinkish which I like some may not. The sandwich was also served on a wooden board again that appeals to me but I realise others... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Looking for lunch and came here as do food all day. I like the pub for a drink anyway but had not eaten here before. Well, I had Sea Bass fillet with ginger strips, crushed potatoes and a tossed salad which contained sun dried tomatoes. Absolutely superb. Only £9.95 as well.

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