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Basketmakers Arms

12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD, England
+44 (0)1273 689006
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Ranked #161 of 813 restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: British
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The basket makers is a bit of a legend in Brighton, a good trad pub that is still going. Serving good ales and always busy. I've been going for years, not as a regular, but would pop in whenever passing. Decided to have a bit of dinner recently and couldn't have been more disappointed. The quality of the food was... More

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Barking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Spent a day shopping at Brighton and was aware this pub had a good reputation for food - what a great place to eat and drink. Very busy, absolutely buzzing, excellent food and reasonably priced wine. Certainly worth a try

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Worthing, Uk
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been here many times and will keep returning. Friendly staff, good beers and excellent food. Get's very busy so get there early to get a table.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Friendly staff, good food and a cosy atmosphere - what else is there to say? I had the lamb roast, which came with roasties, roast sweet potatoes, roast swedes, cauliflower cheese, carrots, sauteeed bacon, pea and leeks and a generous glug of gravy. My friend had the duck roast, which was the special of the day and came with the... More

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Sam I, Head chef at Basketmakers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review,it always makes me happy to hear about ppl enjoying the food/pub.hope to see you again Sam More

Andover
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39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We visited twice in two days. The first visit was on a Saturday evening and the place was heaving with people and the noise generated by this mass of people was overwhelming, This did not suit us but it was clear the pub is very popular. The beer was excellent, a good choice of Fuller's ales being available. Our second... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have just returned from a great birthday weekend in Brighton. In the run up I researched pubs that did great, locally sourced, food and also accommodate dogs as we had two with us and a teenage son!. We got to this very lively oasis at just before 6pm last night (Saturday) and the place was BUZZING and bursting at... More

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141 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

That was a very noisy night at the basketmakers... I know that's not the pub's problem - it happens! Otherwise that's a nice pub, a bit sticky everywhere, probably the tables aren't cleaned too often but that's quite original I guess!

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Sam I, head chef at Basketmakers Arms, responded to this review

thank you so much for your vague,offhand review which is of no use to anyone whatsoever, noisy? you didnt specify i.e music?other customers?life going on around you?. as your visit was in december im going to assume the noise was other people enjoying the run up to christmas by enjoying some of our award winning ales or eating some of... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Cosy atmosphere, great choice of ales, fantastic roasts and great staff - what else to do need? Have been visiting it during the last five years and had never been disappointed - except when couldn't find a table :)

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Sam I, head chef at Basketmakers Arms, responded to this review

thank you so much for your kind review, im glad you like the pub hope to see you soon More

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have visited the Basketmakers pub in the North Laines on many occasions for Sunday Lunch. They serve a traditional roast dinner with a selection of meats and vegetarian options. The meat is tender and the selection of vegetables is very good. Highly recommended!

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Sam I, head chef at Basketmakers Arms, responded to this review

thanks for your kind words,im glad you liked it,im constantly trying to make the roasts better and better,thanks again, hope to see you soon More

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Proper old school pub feel, nice beers & good food. Lovely people, good service & nice pub food, mentioned for its atmosphere - well done!

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