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The Bright Helm

) #465 of 863 Restaurants in Brighton $ , British,
20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
+44 1273 224690
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This must be one of the worse spoons we have visited, it is dirty the tables are sticky and there were empty glasses everywhere and the staff just walked past empty handed. The chairs have seen better days are very uncomfortable to sit on and...More

Thank number1leadman
Reviewed 1 week ago

You know what you are getting with a Weatherspoon pub and it was very busy so obviously popular. The staff were good but there was not enough of them and queues were forming. They didn't have the drink I wanted upstairs and I was told...More

Thank kedav7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we stopped here as we had eaten here before last year before a concert up the road and were tired of walking around looking for places to eat It was my birthday and I didn't care where we ate as long as I could...More

Thank Julgilo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy central pub. Lots of groups, good value drinks and food. You get just what you expect. Friendly service and good location.

Thank luvtogo6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of beverages, serving tasty food to good prices. Central location in the city of Brighton

Thank Espen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Partner ordered pint of John Smith's, which was served flat as a pancake, ordered a second ( ddifferent) pint, also flat. The food was okay though. Floor sticky, and tables dirty. Very poorly managed Wetherspoons. Value is downrated as we wasted money on 2 undrinkable...More

Thank weekendbreakbedford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here as part of a stag on a saturday morning for breakfast and it was poor. I will state that they were jammed pack full of customers granted. We placed our order and it took on average between 35-40 minutes for our breakfasts...More

Thank Simon A
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Lack of buggy/wheelchair access. There was a second door but it was locked. One of the seats was ripped to shreds. And the service was slow as only one member of staff on the bar for a while. Once ordered the food came quickly but...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Sad wetherspoons, seating ripped to shreds, many people being served whilst had to much to drink, on Wednesday 7th June a crowd od 8 people came upstairs around 9pm and were eating there chineese takeaways they had purchased from outside !!! I did speak to...More

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Visited for evening meal. We both had chilli con carne which was served with rice, tortilla chips and a sour cream dip. The portion size was ideal and the food was hot and tasty and excellent value for money.

Thank Trisha H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 224690
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We are a J D Wetherspoon pub/ restaurant located in central Brighton. 5 minutes from the train station and just 2 minutes away from the beach. Located amid shops, restaurants, bars, clubs & hotels. Serving quality food, real ale and value for money deals.
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