Basketmakers Arms reviews
I haven't been here often as I was leaving town. However, I particularly enjoyed the informal but friendly atmosphere. Readiness to point out menu specials. had a delicious meal with good friends who go
Look forward to coming back to Brighton for more!
By Rob H.
Posted on 06/11/2011
The best pub in Brighton... 8 real ales, loads of malt whiskies, tasty good value food, no TV screens, brilliant atmosphere created by customers enjoying the pub. Check out the tins on the walls they can be life changing.
wonderful atmosphere,great ale and extremely busy, fantastic
my fav place
love it all
By Kim F.
Posted on 08/11/2007
This is the best pub in Brighton. The food and drink here will be the best you have tasted.
Posted on 13/10/2007
One of the well worn favourites on the Brighton pub scene, the Basketmakers Arms is what boozers should all be like.
Most true Brightonian pub favourites are a little tucked away – probably because that way the tourists don't find out about them. The Basketmakers is a family run pub and that comes though in the friendly, comfortable and relaxed feel of the place. It's a classic old low-ceilinged pub with a host of pictures and pub memorabilia on the walls.
Real ale is a main attraction here and food is served from midday till late in the afternoon. It's a mixed crowd from dads and their sons to students and real ale lovers. Refreshingly, all of the staff are helpful and friendly and really know their stuff.
The Food and Drink
There's a good range of lagers and bitters on tap, including San Miguel, Fosters, Staropramen, Fellers ESB, London Pride, Directors and Discovery. There's also Glaes HSB and Butser and guest ales on rotation. But it's not just all about beer, they also offer over 90 Scottish and Irish malt whiskies and ten American bourbons.
The food is locally sourced and organic ingredients are used where possible. It's delicious and well-priced with mains such as chicken and ham pie coming in at around £6.00. For a cheaper option there are burgers, jacket potatoes and Ploughmans lunch from around £3.00 and sandwiches for just £2.00-£4.00.
The Last Word
A local favourite for all the right reasons, The Basketmakers Arms wholeheartedly deserves its reputation. Long may it flourish for many years to come.