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Basketmakers Arms

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12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD, England
+44 1273 689006
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mableton, Georgia
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't eat here, but the beer was good, and we had fun, meeting old friends and some new ones. Everyone was so friendly. The place was extremely crowded, but a table of gents gave up their table for us and ultimately joined us for some great conversation. We also met up with some old friends there and enjoyed standing... More 

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Thank Barbara K
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome pub. I have never been let down on any of my visits. Great beer selection, friendly service, good atmosphere and awesome food. If I have friends/family visiting out of town I normally take them to the Basketmakers for a bite to eat and a pint.

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2 Thank OwenVictor
Hove, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely and popular old pub with a great selection of beers and malt whiskey. Staff are friendly and helpful but the food was a bit of a letdown to be honest. Would 100% go back for drinks but I'll either eat somewhere else before or after

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Thank 2housty
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great pub, great atmosphere, many many fantastic beers. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Always worthwhile dropping in for a pint or 6.

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Thank Keven T
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Probably the best all-round pub in Brighton - every time I go in here sometimes talks to you. It can be a little difficult to find a seat but it has a great atmosphere, good food, great selection of ales, other beers, and spirits. Watch out for the little tins on the walls which people hide notes in.

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Thank Jake S
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A great little pub off Brighton North Laines, with the most wonderful selection of beer, with a old world great atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Thank WilWardle
London
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

An institution. If you don't like this pub I'd suggest the proper british pub scene just isn't for you. Great pints and great food. Lively, friendly atmosphere and not overly expensive. We love our annual pilgrimage here!

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Thank Dylarolla
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My favourite Brighton pub, we've spent many hours in here. Probably even stayed for 2 meals at some point. Food is great, service is brilliant, drinks are great. Really cosy and always nicely buzzing. Weirdly- not that difficult to find somewhere to sit even when it's full. A magic pub.

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2 Thank Lpresidence
Reigate, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is a proper pub! A very rare thing to find a pub that feels like pubs used to be. Although they serve very good food this pub hasn't turned itself into a restaurant. I can't praise more highly - and everyone is so friendly too. It does get very crowded however the crush reduced a bit when the after... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We have been going to the Basketmakers for a number of years but of late we don't think that it is as good as it used to be compared with other nearby pubs. It is very cramped and noisy. The food was very disappointing. We very rarely complain, but the fish with the fish and chips that my husband had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 689006

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