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Basketmakers Arms

Address: 12 Gloucester Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AD
Telephone: 01273 689006

Basketmakers Arms, Brighton

Basketmakers Arms, Brighton

The Basketmakers Arms is located on a quiet residential corner in the North Laine area of Brighton. It’s about 10 minutes walk from the station and it’s definitely worth passing a few pubs for.

The cosy interior obviously used to be originally split into two bars but they have been connected together some years ago. The pub is not large inside and given its popularity The Basketmakers can get very busy. A bit of patience will generally lead to a table becoming free eventually though.

Many years ago the Basketmakers was a free house and then it became a Gale’s pub. After the Gale’s takeover it’s now primarily a Fuller’s pub. The real ale selection reflects that with London Pride and other mainstream Fuller’s beers being accompanied by Gale’s HSB and usually one guest from another brewery – often Butcombe. The beers are always well kept.

On the bar at the Basketmakers Arms, Brighton

On the bar at the Basketmakers Arms, Brighton

Food is available all day and the quality is very good. You can order from the standard menu or from the varying specials chalked above the bar. Portions tend to be large so make sure you’re hungry. My personal favourites include the excellent fish and chips or the whitebait with a chilli mayonnaise.

In my view the Basketmakers Arms is the best pub in Brighton and it always features on my pub list whenever I visit the city – often as part of an evening pub crawl (see An Evening Out in Brighton).

Basketmakers Arms website

Last visited: June 2014

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 5 stars out of 5

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3 Responses to “Basketmakers Arms”

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  2. Lars Torders says:

    The Basketmakers Arms is in the North Laine (not Laines!) area of Brighton.

  3. The Beeralist says:

    Thanks for pointing that out Lars. 😎

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