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The Pond

Certificate of Excellence
Asian, Thai, Pub
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49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a special trip to Brighton to visit The Pond and Thai restaurant. Very disappointed to find it was closed with scaffolding up. Sad news as have been before and always excellent food. Annoying as website doesn't say much

Thank Sarah M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This was in my opinion the best Thai restaurant in Brighton. In fact it was our favourite Thai restaurant in the UK. The service from the staff was always friendly and efficient and the food was beyond delicious- Singh Tong is definitely the best Thai chef I have known. Most if not all of his herbs and spices came from... More 

Thank GeorgesT1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I visited the Pond with some friends for a quick meal before going to a gig. Great choice, very quick service and really tasty food with friendly service. Brilliant.

Thank t0bygs
Brighton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Popped in on the off chance early Saturday evening. Immediate impression was of a friendly buzzy place with lots of people eating and drinking. We went upstairs and managed to get a table. The menu was great and specials boards clearly showing more delights. The waiting staff were prompt and courteous happy to answer questions about the food. We all... More 

Thank Mendesmob
Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I heard several times that they serve great, food. I made an effort to book a table and so excited. Mind you, It's an English pub but best Thai food I ever had in Brighton... I've visited few fancy Thai restaurant in Brighton but the food not even close. I've spoken to the Chef (his Thai) very friendly and humble........ More 

Thank sstaley
East Sussex
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here with work friends on a Friday night on the recommendation of one of them. Thai food served upstairs. Small cozy pub downstairs. Perfect. Food was delicious. Highly recommend. Reasonably priced. Friendly service. Looks as if pub being bought by new owner so all will change as going to be turned into a British pub selling craft beers. If... More 

Thank benjyk
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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652 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The first thing you notice is the large collection of chamber pots hanging from, of all places, the ceiling of the pub The Pond. Small lunch menu but good with a lively Thai chef with a personality! I ate downstairs in the small intimate pub which is up for sale! The Thai restaurant is upstairs but you can eat downstairs... More 

Thank Jilliana R
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on Friday lunch time with my sister for the first time- was really excited to try their £6.95 deal: a starter and a main course served mon-sat 12-3pm and it was great value. We both ordered a drink and the deal and the whole thing came to under £20! The food was great, authentic and delicious and... More 

Thank pearl-may b
Leeds, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Yes a lovely little pub that's quirkilly adorned with chamber pots. Very friendly bar maid and a good variety of music played. There's also a nice outside seating area.

Thank Tommy R
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Food consistently top notch. V small so worth booking a table. Good for couples or medium sized groups.

Thank ToddPolFamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273-62-14-00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?