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The Basketmakers Arms, Brighton - pub details

Basketmakers Arms

Address: 12 Gloucester Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2502) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Brighton (0.3 miles), London Road - Brighton (0.7 miles), Preston Park (1.7 miles)

Brewery: Fullers

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 7.4/10 (rated by 204 users)
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This pub is in CAMRA''s Good Beer Guide. Well, I couldn''t fault the quality of the beer or the friendliness of the staff, but the pub? The best I can say is that it seems grubby. There were odd beer mats on the floor, our table had, among other things, the remains of a magazine/booklet stuck to it where it it had been put on a wet table and allowed to dry, the fabric of our seat had that crustiness which you get when many thousands of bottoms had sat there, mixed in with the odd spilt beer, crisps etc. The gents? Nasty, lots of deodorant blocks in the urinals, a liquid hand wash propped up on a waste pipe. (Although to be fair my wife reported that the women''s toilets were spotless.)
I didn''t care for some of the customers, either. One group of 6 plus 2 children managed to effectively push a woman off of her table by sitting near her then gradually encroaching on her space until they were practically sitting in her lap. She moved to another table eventually. They parked a push chair in the doorway, effectively blocking the way in. They seemed at home there so might have been regulars.
They do food here. It''s meant to be good but I didn''t want to risk it unless the table had been sprayed with a disinfectant spray first - something which seemed unlikely to happen very often, given the state of the table in the first place.
The whole place didn''t look like it had had a good clean since they brought in the smoking ban. They could do with taking all of the old tins off of the wall and giving the whole place a good pressure wash.
Trequites - 3 Sep 2017 18:49
Went in here for only the second time on the 12th of march. If this isn't the best pub in Brighton I want to know one better. The food was top notch(I had the fish and chips by the way) what a plateful my wife had a burger both were excellent.Great beer great food a friendly welcome and a varied happy crowd of people. Can't wait to come in here again.Also a quite amazing collection of nick-backs adorn the walls
Altogether brilliant a pub like pubs used to be
gpca - 19 Mar 2017 18:35
This pub is made by the really attentive staff who know their business and offer a real service.
Small pub that has a charming friendly atmosphere. A busy bar that attracts all ages and they are a very decent crowd.
A good range of beers but I stuck to the Seafarers on my visit as it was served spot on. One of the best proper pubs I have been to for awhile.

Did not try the food but it looked good and popular.
droggs - 21 Feb 2017 21:16
by 12.15 on a Saturday lunchtime, this pub was packed. Had the food - excellent. Love this pub even more now
Wilson_MacDonald - 27 Nov 2016 09:05
Excellent little pub, mainly Fullers beers. Great atmosphere.
Aztecgoat - 28 Oct 2016 10:08

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