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“This is how gastropubs should be done”
Review of The Jolly Poacher

The Jolly Poacher
Ranked #345 of 1,189 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Lovely space. well cooked, interesting food well worth a trip slightly out of town. Not cheap but well worth what is charged, this is head and shoulders above not just only most pubs, but most restaurants in Brighton too.

Well done.

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4  Thank pickledbrighton
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were disappointed when our nearest local pub became more of a restaurant, but we had one pleasant evening here, which encouraged us to come back. However our most recent experience was awful - over-priced wine can be tolerated if it tastes good and the ambience is right, but with a surly un-smiling manager and small children screeching, we say "NON". Back to the proper locals - the Railway and the Open House. Please try harder Jolly People if you want to win the affections of Roundhill residents.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Popped in here for lunch on a cold Saturday, did manage to get a parking space after driving around quite a bit. Had read reviews from Brighton restaurant guides, and wasn't disappointed.
We had the set lunch menu for 2 courses £13.95 each. First up was a wooden platter of some specialist breads. We both had the Leek and Roqufort tart for starters, it was really tasty and light, delicious. I decided to try the Sea Bream for my main course as I have never had it before, it was gorgeous, great choice, my husband had the Pork Belly, and he thoroughly enjoyed that too. Lovely 'Gastro pub'. It was a treat, and would highly recommend it.
A bit of 'Masterchef' on a plate...the good bits, that is! With great service.
Will definitely return in the evening next time and have a bottle of wine with the meal.

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5  Thank TheGlee's
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The food is very good without being too poncy ! , the wine is very good as well , and prices are about average for Brighton , our bill for 4 people was £150 all in with drinks and service and if you like your ale they do a very nice pint of Harvey's .
We shall certainly return here ( especially as it is only 15 minutes walk from home ) if you are visiting Brighton (as millions do) this venue is not in the centre of town , but is only about half a mile off the well worn grockle trail (A23) , any decent sat nav will get you to their door , and the surrounding streets still have free parking.

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4  Thank Peter-Maureen
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I don't really know this neck of town but this was a real find.
It is decorated in a modern way and had a relaxed gatro pub feel about it.
The service was excellent.
My friend and i had the very reasonably priced set meal. I am a bit of a fussy eater but i could have had several dishes off it. We started with complementary olives, i had a lovely leek and blue cheese tart and then pork belly with fab crackling.My food was tasty and well presented and not over-salted as i am tending to find these days.. They had a nice wine selection as well.

All in all a thoroughly lovely evening and i wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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4  Thank JajHove
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