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The Sussex, Hove - pub details


Address: 17, St. Catherines Terrace, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2RH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3137) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hove (0.7 miles), Aldrington (0.9 miles), Portslade (1.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.8/10 (rated by 17 users)
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This pub reminds of the rhyme about the little girl who was good when she was good she was very very good and when she was bad she was horrid. This is the Sussex, Hove - totally inconsistent. I thought I could rely on the chicken and bacon salad which is usually delicious. Today the crisp cos lettuce and cherry tomatoes turned up as just a mess of limp soggy leaves and pale, elderly tomato. The "crunch garlic croutons" were bits of damp bread cut into squares. Maybe some of it had been "lightly toasted," but very lightly, most was just plain bread. No excuse, Sussex, you can buy croutons ready-made!

Previously, I've enjoyed beautiful, crisp chips, but last time I had their battered fish and chips, it really didn't taste good. Also, their bowls of chips generally vary in quality. Last time I sent some back, the barmaid said, "Well, sometimes the oil needs changing." What?

Such a shame. I should stop eating there but it's my local and even though sometimes the food is dreadful, at other times, it's great. Perhaps the great chef who turns out the great food should be put in charge of training the others.
MaggieC - 30 Oct 2012 20:23
I like the place. It has always been the same for the past 30 years or so. A good place to meet and chat. It has always been popular. Well worth a visit.
flagship - 1 Jun 2011 00:12
Have to say I agree with the consensus of the last four comments.

- it does feel like a Travel Lodge [thatís a bad thing]
- it does feel like a Weatherspoons [a very bad thing]
- service can be a bit ropey/surly

Last time myself and friends went in there it was coming towards the end of the night so the bar staff switched off the half of the lights. This would have been okay if 2 men and 2 women weren't using the toilets at that point. When the bar staff were questioned as to what they were doing they poorly feigned surprise. Im surprised it stays open to be honest.

pub_gooer - 13 Aug 2010 15:49
a bit like a wetherspoons - but not as clean and with less ale selection. However it is cheap, and you can actually see the sea from some points. ok if you're desperate/skint. Oh, nice garden/orangerie out back.
kidsmoke - 29 Jun 2010 13:58
Went in here today for some lunch (1pmish)

Plate stone cold, chips and peas obviously re-cooked (at this time of day?), pie almost acceptable (hint, guys: re-heating pies in a microwave generally buggers up the pastry)

For almost £7, not very good vfm.

Pleasant beer garden though

However, could be so much better
brighton_toffee - 11 Aug 2009 17:40

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