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The Cricketers

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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15 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
+44 1273 329472
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolute joke, pricing is horrendous, not feasible or affordable- in fact i'm convinced they target tourists and deliberately over charge them to maximise profits as the pub seems to be full of locals who surely cannot be paying such extortionate prices. Oh, and when i say extortionate, i mean it... wait for it... £14.50 for a spritz and a pint... More 

Thank George L
Dudley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my partner, expecting a reasonable price. Pub looked nice from the outside, inside filled with tack and miserable faces. Ordered a white wine spritzer and pint of Amstel. Came to a shocking £14.50!! Could not believe it. Ashamed that I actually payed. Place did not deserve any of my money. Staff were messing around flipping coins all... More 

Thank amyh19871
Hove, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've used this pub on and off fro about 50 years and can remember the times when it was run by a charming and caring landlady who expressed a genuine interest in her customers. By contrast there is no evidence of a manager these days. Instead there is a mix of friendly and competent bartenders alongside a number who seem... More 

Thank mikeinh0ve
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the cricketers many times as a couple or as a family, never disappointed The bar is very atmospheric and the covered courtyard is lovely. The bar staff were excellent and the food very good and reasonably priced, what more do you want from a pub. A lovely place to spend an hour or two at lunch.

Thank N304fa
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Brighton a lot, and The Cricketers is my favourite pub, whether just drinking or for a meal. The staff are all great, friendly and well trained, the food is fantastic, and the atmosphere welcoming and warm. I will be back soon!

Thank Luckyaston
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In England for my sons school soccer team trip and he and my husband went to the Brighton vs. QRP and I went tour with some of the ladies on the trip. Stopped in here for lunch, great fish and chips, the tarter sauce was just as great! Would go back if I was in the area again!

Thank reiffmt
Newhaven, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub that normally we visit very quickly as we are heading round Brighton stopping for one at each place so I've never really taken it in. Saturday we decided to actually go and have more than one and just suck up some festive spirit from the place. A lot of people rave about the food so we... More 

Thank sbick82
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at The Cricketers this evening, the pub chosen mainly due to its proximity to our hotel on a chilly evening. To our surprise the food was first class, and the service provided by Richard equalled it. The ham hock accompanied by a crispy boiled egg is not to be missed!

Thank EllieThorpe
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Carpet a bit sticky, but has a good atmosphere and friendly staff. Always visit this place when in Brighton.

Thank Westendgirl2015
Bisley, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We came across this place whilst looking round the area for dinner options and went here for dinner before a show in town and were very pleased that we did. The pub itself was quite busy despite being quite early in the evening, it was very hot too, so we carried on into the old courtyard beside the main building... More 

Thank GTSSurrey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 329472
Great home cooked food created with Local ingredients in the Oldest Pub in Brighton.

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