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“shame !was a brilliant pub but like the other reviews its gone down hill”
Review of The Park View

The Park View
Ranked #682 of 1,133 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $11 - $20
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A Brighton pub you'll never be bored of.Just a stone's throw from Preston Park, you'll find a pub that's cosmopolitan Brighton at its best. Alongside our impressive range of speciality drinks and pub food at The Park View, you'll find a line-up of interesting activities throughout the week, such as Tai Chi Mat and the odd live band too, with the Peruvian nose flute making an occasional appearance.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“shame !was a brilliant pub but like the other reviews its gone down hill”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

i have been to this pub many times over the last few years and it was a very popular pub. Especially the large beer garden in the summer months as it gets rammed with locals.
Its a real shame the standards have fallen and the service is always slow even when the pubs empty,but its a nightmare getting served when its busy you can wait for what" seems to be hours"
just to get a drink.
The food was not that great and felt it was really expensive, we both had the burger and chips and two drinks not much change out of £30 for lunch .
i wont be going back unless i hear things have changed for the better.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank paul w
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Uninterested staff and a rude manager”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have given this place a numerous chances and on occasion have been rather pleased however, my last few visits have done nothing but disappoint. Uninterested rude staff and a miserable abrupt manager, its no wonder that it has been voted terrible overall on here. it saddens me that this is the case as it is such a lovely venue. It does however seem it is being run into the ground, and for the last few years has got progressively worse. Such a shame for such a captive market in the local area

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank calum m
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Whenever we go it's always a let down.”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

This venue has the potential to be an excellent pub but over the last ten years or so whenever we have visited the service has been appalling. Sometimes there are quite a few staff but as another reviewer states, it's desperately slow.

We gave it another try recently for a friend's birthday as it is a good central location but as usual we were disappointed. The normal slow service at the bar prevailed, despite it being a weekday, and when it came near to closing time my friends unfinished drink was snatched from our table by one of the staff while she was briefly in the toilet, the staff member should have asked someone on our table if the drink was finished but didn't bother, when we complained they simply couldn't have cared less and were clearly keen to clear the pub as quickly as possible of customers despite it being only about 10 45 pm.

This pub desperately needs a good manager, currently it's a miserable place to visit due to the on going rotten service. Avoid.

Visited December 2013
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5 Thank tolomey
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“New Years Eve, don't go!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve in the local, what a disappointment. Staff were their usual non smiley self, customers were like a coach load of saga holidays & the jazz band who were actually very good were stuck downstairs where adequate seating had not been arranged and at 9.30pm the pub manager was still sorting their sound system! When is this potentially lovely local pub going to get occasions like this right? The whole place needs a really good clean, it's starting to look grubby & as if it's taking its loyal local custom for granted. We left at 10pm & walked down to the Crown & Anchor where party poppers were given out at midnight, staff were so welcoming & a proper countdown was done at midnight. Small things but important. Come on Park View!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Carly L
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Dont go back!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Terrible experience, limited space to eat, staff were slow & untidy, particularly the american girl who acted if she owned the place. The food was average at best and lukewarm when finally received. A lot of tables were apparently reserved but nobody seemed to turn up! Definately one to avoid if visiting Brighton!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Tony W
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