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The Preston Park Tavern, Brighton - pub details

Address: 88 Havelock Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6GF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30582) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations London Road - Brighton (0.4 miles), Preston Park (0.8 miles), Brighton (0.9 miles)

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This pub has just undergone yet another re-invention. It has now lost it's gastro pub identity and has been reincarnated as a trendy boozer which serves nice food and so called 'craft beers', also known as 'home-brew'. I visited yesterday and tried a sip of all the ales on offer and most of them tasted wrong, were insipid and warm. I had the best of the bunch and it had an aftertaste of coal.
I really don't know why these new wave trendy pub groups don't cater for all tastes and have a couple of good standards such as Harveys or London Pride to complement these no hope micro beers, which are truly horrible.
The staff said that this is what people want these days. Well I certainly don't and I would rather buy a beer which has a true pedigree and a long history, is consistent and reasonably priced. At about £4 a pint, I'd rather top up on my own home brew and finish up on lager at this pub.
Apart from that, its a nice pub and a good place to take the girlfriend, but make sure she gets topped up too as the cheapest wine is the best part of £18 a bottle.
flagship - 4 May 2014 21:03
Ate there this evening and cannot fault it. Very inviting builfing, attentive caring staff. The food was fantastic. Gastro pub for sure, but also bar area for drinkers. Hats off to the chef, he could see him checking / tasting food was going out spot on. Would recommend this to anyone and although 30 per head for two courses and a bottle of wine (two people), is worth every penny. Don't let the standards drop!
Simcol - 5 Nov 2011 22:08
A dull pub but amazing food. Recommended for a meal only. And probably a bit of an occasion too as it's not cheap!
whiskeydrum - 6 Oct 2010 19:22
Went there with my family including older relatives for my birthday.

Top quality food, best chips I've had in years and great service. Its more like a restaurant than a pub but its a lovely place to go.
qualitycounts - 30 Aug 2010 22:51
After wasting plenty VDT by emerging from the opposite entrance of Preston Park station and being in denial that we had picked the wrong one for far too long, we eventually came to our senses and headed back and found the PPT just the other side of the railway. It promised to be an earthy, non-nonsense local that according to the Good Beer Guide now hosts a wide range of cask ales for delectation.
It would appear that we couldn't have arrived at a less propitious time of the week, as of 6 pumps, only 3 were occupied, and 2 were duplicate Harvey's Best. We couldn't question the credentials as a beer boozer, as the multitude of diverse and colourful clips adorning the upper trim of the bar testified to a wealth of previous choice - just obviously not at 4 of a Thursday afternoon.
Still, what we did find was a clean and crisp half of Fuller's ESB, and very friendly patter from both sides of the bar. The lady behind it did say they were expecting 2 much more intriguing offerings to hit the spare pumps soon, but they weren't quite ready. I do hope they did, and that someone got to sample this pub's wares at their best.
I would return here although not being local it may be some time, and allow myself another chance with this pub as it has the makings of a real old-school classic.

NB- there was a surprising variety of crisps, sweeties and nutty bites available for those who might be put off by the previous comments regarding tough beef and hard veggies!

TWG - 16 Mar 2010 17:50

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