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The Royal Sovereign

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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66 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HE, England
+44 1273 323289
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Popped in here early evening to sit with old friends and catch up over a beer and get out of the horrendous wind! The Royal Sovereign in very welcoming, lovely fire and comfy chairs. Good selection of beers and very polite bar staff. All in all a lovely place, we shall return!

Thank tinker2010
Hove, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

As a dining group of friends, we like to try different pubs for their Sunday roasts and meals. We have been here for drinks several times and decided to try their Sunday roast. The staff were very accommodating as we were quite a big group. Service was efficient and staff helpful. A member of our group had a dog with... More 

Thank Linda H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We spent a few hours here on the way back to our hotel on a Saturday evening. I used to visit "the Sov" many years ago when working in Brighton and it was a great pub then, and it's even better now! The interior has been completely re-designed without compromising on the warm, homely atmosphere. Despite being the wrong side... More 

Thank Mike E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I needed a beer and this place was closest! At the bar I discovered that they have Sharps Cornish Lager which is one of my favourite beers so we ended up staying for quite a few of those! At this point, we decided that lots of beer and no food wasn't going well so we looked at the menu and... More 

Thank earltubthumper
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice pubby pub in amongst all of the more clubby pubs and bars of Brighton. Off street garden / smoking area at the back.

Thank SteveSiggs
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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644 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A bargain! 2 courses at £5.95 from an extensive lunch menu deal. I had an excellent prawn Pad Thai (4 in the portion at no extra cost). Gas log fire adds warmth and atmosphere. Friendly barman and wifi. What's not to like? I will be back. Highly recommended.

Thank Jilliana R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Lovely pub, just found the music a little loud. Arrivedcearly evening so felt it could have been turned up later, made it difficult to have a conversation between my friends andmyself.

Thank Helen G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here over the years and it used to be a venue for a great Sunday roast. Glad to report that it is again! Homely large portions cooked to perfection, very enjoyable. Add that the staff are friendly and impeccability professional, a good range of fine ales and wine and you have the recipe for a very satisfying... More 

1 Thank Niall C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Popped in here for a wee dram on Saturday night with the hubby and really chilled out. DJ who was a bit quirky ended up playing some really good tunes so had a little sit down boogy. Maybe a little dad dancing from the hubby! Staff were friendly and it seemed to be fairly popular but not too busy.

2 Thank cavalierscott
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent choice of craft beer, even if on the steep side, with a fantastic ambience and decor both inside and out.

1 Thank JoeyHossain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 323289

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?