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The Jolly Poacher - CLOSED

100 Ditchling Road | Preston Park, Brighton BN1 4SG, England
+44 1273 683967
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (15 reviews)
“bream” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
100 Ditchling Road | Preston Park, Brighton BN1 4SG, England
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Reviews (188)
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Since my glowing review of March and a time before that, my latest experience was not so good. The approach to the service and food is a little casual, and staff seem to be sitting around relaxing and drinking more than attending to food and...More

2  Thank monty m
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Overpriced and mediocre food, the only good thing about this place is the barman/waiter he was the only reason we didn't make a fuss...

Thank LindaForde
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The place seemed quite ambient but was very quiet for a pleasant summer evening. Cocktails were good and tasted as expected.

Thank Artlover123456
Reviewed 14 June 2017

So sad that the Jolly Poacher has been reduced to holding a " burgers only" night every Wednesday! We had been recommended here for a special anniversary meal. Just down the road, the Open House pub does just as well for half the price. Come...More

1  Thank William F
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Staff seemed more intent in training rather than serving waiting customers ........ limited drinks choice, relatively expensive likewise for the food.

Thank RickyFernando
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Lunch at the Jolly Poacher is a delight. All the staff are very amiable and attentive. The resident chef really cares about the quality of the food he serves and the prices are definitely good for the quality. I would not say that the portions...More

Thank UkGlobespinner
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Three of us booked for Mother's day lunch. They had 3 courses ( £25) I had 2 (20). now here's the thing...Most of the food was wonderful, well cooked and presented. However it's the miniscule portions of food that I'm complaining about and it's that...More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I love this place. the food is superb, the wine excellent and the staff are lovely. One of my favourite restraints in Brighton. There are two chefs. One will do food exactly to my taste, and the other has a tendency to over-salt slightly. Not...More

Thank monty m
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A large group of us went for a Sunday roast today. The food was tremendous, especially the pork belly. The service was great - which wasn't easy because we turned up with more people than booked and were generally disorganised. We really appreciated the service...More

Thank SuperDaisy
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great gastro pub. Lovely couple that own/run it. Food is really tasty. This is not cheap but food quality is great and you feel well looked after. Its a great treat

Thank Elaine G
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Ditchling Road | Preston Park, Brighton BN1 4SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 683967
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