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Basketmakers Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD, England
+44 1273 689006
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of ales, food menu looked very nice too although we didn't eat there. Staff friendly and the pub was very warm, cosy and welcoming. Kind of place where you could spend the afternoon! Defo recommend.

Thank Mark E
Burgess Hill
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213 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little off the beaten track, the Basketmakers Arms has good beer, good food and a great atmosphere. A fine example of a traditional local pub that is worth seeking out.

Thank Laurie P
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to experience Fuller's ESB and a great steak when away on business. The pub is understandably popular so may need to wait for a seat otherwise, thoroughly recommended.

Thank Dave S
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

The fact that this place is always busy speaks volumes. At all times there are sufficient staff so service is excellent, friendly & well informed. The have a Great range of beer, whisky & a comprehensive wine list to boot. The food is fanastic with quality pub classics and imaginative foody dishes, often locally sourced. I had spicy squid salad... More 

Thank fingerpoppingdaddio
Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We've walked past this place so many times and it's always busy and they proudly display all the awards they've won so we had to try it. We went on a Sunny Friday evening and being the summer there were lots of people spiller out on the pavement having a drink. We ordered food at the bar and it arrived... More 

Thank Ben C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Cosy, traditional British pub on a quiet street. Upon entering, the place instantly feels like your favorite neighborhood pub. Good selection of real ales. Good selection of traditional pub fare. My wife and I had the fish and chips which was excellent.

Thank The_Petrel
Stamford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Dropped in for Sunday dinner. Sun shining so sat outside. Staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive, and even lowered the canopy for us. Good selection of ciders. Roast beef was cooked just right – decent portions, all very tasty. Inside is friendly, and the interior is a delight...proper pub filled with old fashioned decor. Loved it. Try it and you... More 

Thank SimonToyne23
Fareham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Only found this because a local directed us there. Great proper traditional pub. Excellent pub food. Really nice staff. Can't fault it

1 Thank amanda20162016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Great sanctuary from all the hustle and bustle of the Lanes , village style old school pub. Loads of interesting genuine olde worlde paraphernalia on the walls. Great selection of beers and wines , always bustling atmosphere with mix of locals and day trippers alike . Food is meant to be very good , traditional English food as fits the... More 

Thank Gmickbrighton
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Excellent selection, service with a smile, reasonable prices, cosy premises and old-fashioned general feel to it.

Thank Pools23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?