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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
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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401 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Rottingdean, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, not enough out door seating but can always get a space to stand outside and have a drink whilst looking at the sea. Never eaten here but staff are friendly enough.

Thank simongrv
Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Real ale live music, great band! Went here by chance on a weekend visit . Nice variety of real ales. If I visit Brighton again will be back. Music is on Tues and Fridays I believe.

Thank Neildib
Luton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was gorgeous and quick, but the tap water was absolutely disgusting. Seriously, nobody could drink it. Never order tap water from there. Other than that, brilliant!

Thank 12345cats
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Me and my wife visited Brighton in October and found this lovely pub. Excellent range of Ales. Lovely place to unwind and find your legs to look round the Lanes Shopping Shops

Thank Tommy C
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Called in for a pint and had bar snacks which were both excellent as were the staff, this a historic pub with lots of character but the upholstery could do with an upgrade as it's very well used. I would certainly return as the sausage roll is more like meat loaf in pastry. A great afternoon.

Thank DougManchester
Ashford kent
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Recommended by a friend and on the first visit we could see why. Great food at a readonable price good atmosphere and live music in the evening. One of the best pubs in lanes area of Brighton

Thank Deanquinn
Southampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I ordered only two drinks: a pint of London Pride and a glass of red wine and they charged me £12. It was around 7 pm. I was stunned. What a rip off! Nice pub but exorbitant prices. Steer clear!

Thank Kathy E

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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$19
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?