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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
11:00 am - 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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Braunston, null, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always try to get here whenever in Brighton. Great atmosphere, great range of beers, friendly staff and great food. Despite it being very popular and busy, never have to wait too long to get served and the Blue Cheese & Bacon fries are amazing!!! Lovely pub!!!

Thank Carl L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Brighton for new year, and had a wander near our hotel for a couple of drinks, we found the basket makers and with the music it was a great atmosphere, we ended up staying in here most of the night ,the locals were friendly, the pub was packed, but the bar staff kept things running smoothly,... More 

Thank ablb
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent beer alongside excellent service. Thanks very much and I enjoyed my visit and will return soon

Thank David W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

In town today Christmas shopping with the husband (he hates it!) so as a reward for good behaviour I decided to treat him to lunch at The Baskets. We both had the yummiest chicken and leek pie - home made of course - and it was like being wrapped in a comfort blanket. Ah, it's the simple things in life... More 

Thank MR07799
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

So, from the outside it looks a lovely place. Great character inside, lots of old fashioned decor. Definitely not going to visit again though... ❌The barman got my friends drink order wrong! ❌ My fish finger sandwich had a big black curly hair in it!!! Yummy! ✅on the plus, the bar lady did give me a refund promptly. Judge for... More 

Thank Tom K
Braintree, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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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220 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

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 November 3, 2016

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 6 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

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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, Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?