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Walrus

Brighton, Brighton and Hove

1 hire on Bark.com
(172)
Walrus logo

Walrus

Brighton, Brighton and Hove

1 hire on Bark.com
(172)

Reviews (172)

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Michael Mccavana

29 July 2019

Excellent pub, great food.

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David Fernandez

28 July 2019

Great atmosphere and food, a bit pricy though

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Alistair Pardoe

26 July 2019

Fantastic, cavernous traditional-ish-feeling pub. Great staff, fantastic food in both the bar and restaurant, and a yorkshire pudding to die for.

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Dan 'Guaradian' Judges

24 July 2019

Great food and atmosphere, backed by excellent service.

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Des Day

23 July 2019

It's my regular for a Sunday ròast these days. The service and food is great. Really terrific flavoursome beef.I really like the fact they have either the pub to dine in with lots of little nooks a crannys for tables or a more formal restaurant vibe upstairs.

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Mel Davis

23 July 2019

Me and my husband had lunch here today. Amazing food and lovely atmosphere. Staff are very helpful and friendly especially Rob and Molly who were enjoying their day off and still found time to help us choose our great meal from the menu. Will definitely visit again.

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Kendall Deck

23 July 2019

One of my favorites in Brighton. So many different parts to it so there’s something for everyone. You can even enjoy their club late night if you are up for it. Have to check this place out!

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Rianne Mollart

23 July 2019

One of the best roasts I’ve ever had in a classic British pub. The Walrus lies just off the beach front and slightly before The Lanes. In interior is fantastic, ambience is wonderful and staff and general vibes are great. The pub also has a wide selection of ales and other beverages.Would definitely visit here again when in Brighton! More...

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Edgars Shmits

23 July 2019

Very good, simple and elegant place with a grate food.

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Salomi Abdou

23 July 2019

Sick beer garden

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Peter McNeil

16 July 2019

This place has everything. Food. Beer. Dancefloor. Restaurant. Private room. Lovely beer garden. I am always recommending it to my friends, worth a shot for everyone.

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Zed Zeddlington

16 July 2019

Jack was great!

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James McCartney

16 July 2019

Great pub and lovely atmosphere.vyet to try the food but will soon.

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Lasse Baagøe

16 July 2019

Great beer and food

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Simone Pescatore

9 July 2019

Great sunday roast.

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Kezia Kezia

9 July 2019

Cool

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julz asher

2 July 2019

Fantastic Sunday roastI went for Sunday roast without making a reservation. I sat in the bat area with my girlfriend and we had roast lamb and one roast pork with crackling. Both roasts were superb and tasted very good quality meat. There was plenty of vegan a huge Yorkshire pudding. The service was superb and I would recommend and return for food or drink again More...

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Alana Stanton

2 July 2019

Andy behind the bar has amazing service!! The bouncer Joe is the friendliest and will really look after you!! Definitely recommend!!

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Jake Carden

30 June 2019

Quaint pub and friendly bar staff. Only downside is it doesn't have any televisions.

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Cameron Bromiley

30 June 2019

What a gem. Went here on a Saturday night, basement area with dancefloor was opened and cheesy 70/80s bangers played all night, brilliant. Friendly staff, drinks not horrendously priced, nobody looking for a fight, just people having a good time.cant really ask for much more More...

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Barry Lynch

30 June 2019

Seems nice enough. Much bigger than it looks

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Samuel Michon

30 June 2019

Wonderful pub. Two levels of beer gardens. Clean restrooms. Friendly personnel. And they carry my favorite bitter, Harvey’s Best Sussex Ale.

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Lorraine Fetton

30 June 2019

Very popular with the after work crowds

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blues boy70

30 June 2019

Good food. Nice ambient

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James Taylor

30 June 2019

Great food. Great pub.

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Jo De mare

30 June 2019

Great roof space, great bar and lovely clean toilets

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patsie Palmer

30 June 2019

Very tasty food

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Giovanni Luciano

30 June 2019

Luogo dove puoi mangiare bere fumare e ballare.. Cosa vuoi di più?

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David Horlock

30 June 2019

Nice food and very cool terrace

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John F

30 June 2019

Great atmosphere, plenty of different beers and friendly staff

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Fahrenheit

30 June 2019

Its nice pleasant place to have a drink after work.

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roseanne bowes

30 June 2019

Absolutely amazing for gluten free. The fish and chips was delicious with a light crispy batter! The staff are wonderful and the prices are great!

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Raul Corboveanu

30 June 2019

classy establishment

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RickSara Evans

30 June 2019

Great atmosphere

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Konrad Kaminski

30 June 2019

Very good food.

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jeanpierre lecouf

30 June 2019

Très bien, chaleureux et un brunch le dimanche

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Rhys Williams

30 June 2019

Very friendly staff, lovely decor and great food!

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Giovanni Oppo

30 June 2019

Good vibe, usual beer, no much about wiskey

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Luke Dove

30 June 2019

Nice pub its kinda like a Tardis in there - its huge with a very pretty roof terrace

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Julian F Mateus Rodriguez

30 June 2019

Nice pub!

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Claire Rowan

30 June 2019

Very nice interior, didnt eat but ive heard the food is good. I would come back for lunch

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Peter Smyth

30 June 2019

Love it

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JUAN PEDRO JIMENEZ SANCHEZ

30 June 2019

Todo muy bueno. El Sunday roasts bueno y abundante

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Tristan Mills

30 June 2019

Great Sunday roast, lots of different areas hidden from the outside

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Martin Hayler

30 May 2019

great Brighton pub brilliant atmos

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Jemme Dustoor

30 May 2019

Never eaten here but a quirky pub restaurant where every floor offers something different including the top floor that is open to the elements making it airy and sunny on a warm afternoon.

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Anastasia Skamarauskas

30 May 2019

Great old interior that has lots of separate spaces and is really big inside

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Iain Neary

30 May 2019

They were the best of times, they were the worst of times. Nice pub, huge roof garden.

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Mathieu Fontaine

30 May 2019

Nice place to have good time !

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Jon M

30 May 2019

Excellent Sunday roast - it’s rare that lunch defeats me, but the portion sizes here are huge! Delicious food, and great value.

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Robert Ford

30 May 2019

I am the Egg Man

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Tim Hanson

30 May 2019

A hidden gem. Live music space downstairs and lovely atmosphere.

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Kathrin Wendt

30 May 2019

Beste Klos ever

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Kevin W

22 May 2019

It's huuuuge! Although a very large place, it still feels very cosy with all the little nooks and levels. There's a two level roof terrace with plenty of room. The food is good and the prices are pretty standard for Brighton.The times that I've been there the staff have always been friendly and helpful. More...

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Zach Cleary

15 May 2019

Really cool pub, with an amazing smoking area. If you can get here before it gets too busy then it's perfect for a weekend drink. Can be pretty expensive though depending on what you're drinking More...

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Ray Sellars

30 April 2019

Great pub, nice food, great beers.

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Greg G

30 April 2019

Excellent atmosphere and food is amazing. Excellent choice for vegetarians as well.

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Cliff Saran

30 April 2019

Brilliant veg starters

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Brett Powell-Cullingford

30 April 2019

Good pub with a nice selection of beers and serving good food. Lots of different areas to sit in with a terrace for those who smoke or want to be outside.

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Cian Noonan

30 April 2019

Really good food with top notch service in the restaurant area

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Pollie Barden

30 April 2019

Offers gluten free beer. Good food fare as well.

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Patricia O'Gorman

30 April 2019

Lovely place, great atmosphere

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Michael Burke

30 April 2019

Fabulous evening here

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Robin Brown

30 April 2019

Lovely place and good service

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tasteel2009

30 April 2019

Lovely food and atmosphere

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Heiner Tappe

30 April 2019

Very stilish pub!

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Tree McCauley

30 April 2019

A real TARDIS of a pub this one! It goes on forever! Multiple floors including a traditional pub on the ground floor, dance classes and gigs on the first floor, a restaurant floor... Then, not one, but TWO semi outdoor floors up top offering a comfortable smoking area! Beautifully upholstered seating, excellent food and friendly staff! Unsurprisingly this place is always quite busy but you never have to wait long to get served. Highly recommended! We use it a lot for special occasions as there are lots of books (or even separate rooms) which hold a good sized group and can be reserved in advance. More...

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David Parsons

30 April 2019

Excellent meal, competitively priced. We had five different meals off the menu and all five was first class and large portions.

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Luke Steele

30 April 2019

Top atmosphere! Cracking pub

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frances palmer

30 April 2019

Great atmosphere.

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Jan McKay

30 April 2019

Came here a little while back on a friday evening with a few friends. The interior is rather impressive and massive. Garden at the top is lovely. However, I felt one concern. a dozen of the staff seemed to be on training or trial shifts and due to the hectic environment, looked overwhelmed . Consequently they did not have the information to help with enquiries from customers and they also did not seem to be given enough guidance from manager. I am sure however that this may not be fault of management and most pubs are chaotic on weekends anyway. .Would return again (but maybe on a week night!) More...

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Faraday Loughlin

30 April 2019

Great space

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Eloise curtis

30 April 2019

Best beer garden in Brighton. I have to say though, I’m a regular and have never seen customer service quite like Kitty’s. She was an utter delight, working the bar solo, looking after every single patron and having a laugh with us. The pub would probably only get 3 stars without her! More...

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Harrison French

30 April 2019

Great pub, Donna on the door was very polite.

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Saffron Naylor

30 April 2019

Wonderful staff

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Stuart Bestwick

30 April 2019

Very comfortable and lovely friendly staff. Great food.

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gill spencer

30 April 2019

a massive pub that is always really busy, serving decent ales and with a good overall vibe. female friendly and very safe in here.

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graham lloyd

30 April 2019

Cool place

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H.-D. H.

30 April 2019

Tolles Essen, tolle Leute, toller Laden.

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Carmen Perry

29 April 2019

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Would definitely go again.
The roof top garden is beautiful. Need to try the food next time as it smells devine!

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Jon Prideaux

29 April 2019

My starter of beef carpaccio was heavenly. The cheese board starter was also great. Plenty of vegan options. The decor was Victorian and well done. My only problem was with my burger, after the starter, I had expected it to be great, but, unfortunately, it was average. Next time I'll pick something else... More...

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William St MARTIN

29 April 2019

Was in the restaurant part upstairs, very stylish and cosy. Good food with generous portions. Lamb was excellent, pork belly was gorgeous too ! Staff very friendly. Only criticism I would give is the gents are a bit run down. More...

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Alex Howell

29 April 2019

Lovely pub. It’s super spacious yet super friendly at the same time. Amazing roasts, from meat to vegan. I will be going back!!

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Chris Speight

30 March 2019

Deceptively big pub. Totally feels like a TARDIS as you walk through it. Lovely friendly staff, beer priced the usual for Brighton so can't complain at that. All round enjoyable place. Go for a few beers and the next thing you know you are dancing the night away! More...

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Mark Krysinski

30 March 2019

Nice bar maid with bad leg top pub.

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Paul Manser

30 March 2019

Nice decor, good atmosphere, friendly doorstaff, but the DJ was amazing, a fantastic blend of 70/80/90's pop/funk and soul.

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Robert Flaherty

30 March 2019

Great Sunday roast good food and plenty of it. Staff fantastic looked after us and great baby facilities. I'll be back

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Jasmin Bielert

30 March 2019

Nice bar, smoking floors / levels upstairs, disco downstairs. Good prices, amazing atmosphere. Can strongly recommend.

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Stuart Jordan

30 March 2019

Delicious Sunday Roast! Very busy though....ensure you book! Also double check the bill ...we inadvertently had extra wine added to it, but resolved quickly and without fuss! Would visit again!

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Brandon Billingham

30 March 2019

Good vibe good service

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Jenny

30 March 2019

Never been in this pub before and I'm so glad I've been now. Great atmosphere and fab decor.

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Andrea Hodder

30 March 2019

Great place for late night music and great Sunday lunch!

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Jenny Behn

30 March 2019

Really like the space of this place. Staff was lovely

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Aisling Ní Dhúill

30 March 2019

Downstairs seemed a bit dark, dreary and old fashioned but overall I had a great night there. Food was good.

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James Westerby-Jones

30 March 2019

Great pub

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Bruno Cohen

30 March 2019

Bonnes bières

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Pazzi Roberto

30 March 2019

Good

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David Trangmar

30 March 2019

Had meal with friends here for the first time tonight. Good menu choice with 3 main course vegetarian options. One friend had one of these and had no complaints. In fact all of our meals were v good. Fish cake starter was well presented and tasty. The resturant upstairs where we were had a nice decor, good atmosphere, staff were efficent and approachable. Good atmosphere. One small downside was it took a while for the main courses to arrive. Nice pub bar area downstairs. Worth a visit. More...

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carol junk

30 March 2019

Visited using a Wriggle deal. Friendly and fast service, and the food is wonderful.

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Adam Gordon

30 March 2019

Really cool bar. Love the smoking terrice and the staff are cheerful. A little pricy but I think it's well worth it for the atmosphere

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Samantha Arthur

30 March 2019

Best roast dinner!

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vane de blas

30 March 2019

Very nice big pub. Specially the restaurant is decorated to very good taste. Excellent food and very good selection of wine and beer.

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Pete Comley

28 February 2019

We came to the vegan supper club. Really loved it in that building - so atmospheric. Staff nice. Food portions large. Starter was brill - main course of 3 aubergines only so-so, but pudding brill again, so a rating of 9, 6, 9 from me. Wines were good too.

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Georgia Jones

28 February 2019

Just had our valentines day evening here off the set menu. Food was excellent but our service was better. Our waitress truly took her time explaining everything to us and made us feel very comfortable. Thank you so much Genevieve for making our night. More...

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Katie Boxer

28 February 2019

Wonderful place, delicious food, and brilliant service.

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Dave Blood

28 February 2019

I have visited the Walrus several times over the last few months for business and with friends. I love the atmosphere, space and the food

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Sarah Witherby

28 February 2019

We went for Sunday Lunch and it was superb - my beef tasted beefy and according to the others, the lamb was lamby, chicken chickeny and pork porky. This may seem obvious but often a Sunday roast just has the generic texture/taste of meat. This was exceptional. We ate in the pub rather than the restaurant and definitely will revisit. More...

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Matthew Ward

28 February 2019

Great pub. Great atmosphere

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Haydn Wright

28 February 2019

Cosy, nice bar staff and not too crowded.

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Sean Gibson

28 February 2019

Enjoyable. Busy but friendly

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Paula Retter

28 February 2019

Lovely pub ..one of my favourites in Brighton.. and so warm

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Scott Moorhouse

28 February 2019

Fantastic place for friends/family dining.

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Peri Slaughter

28 February 2019

I booked a room for a private function with my work. They were fast at replying to my emails about hiring a room even though it was very last minute, they explained everything clearly. When we got there they were very helpful, the staff were lovely and made sure we were happy. Would definitely recommend. More...

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Anthony Mernagh

28 February 2019

Great atmosphere and plenty of room.

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Minna Robertson

28 February 2019

Our son had his wedding reception at the Walrus on Valentine's day. Staff couldn't be more helpful, food was delicious, space was perfect and great variety of rooms to choose from. Thank you. Highly recommended.

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Ali Dodd

28 February 2019

Huge labyrinthine city center pub with an old style decor but modern vibe. Plenty of space and the rooftop 'garden' area is impressive but still a bit soulless and of course brighton prices. Have not tried the food.

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Sarah Joiner

28 February 2019

Great old pub - welcoming frieldly warm - looks great !! Enjoyed a few Jd's like to try again in warmer weather

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Mandy Beard

28 February 2019

Great place to meet up with friends.

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Robert Rois-Miller

28 February 2019

Very Nice Reeb

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Daniel Carlton

28 February 2019

Good food for groups. Friendly bar staff and waitresses. Nice crowd in there.

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Sean Iannuzzi

28 February 2019

Pretty cool place.

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Paul James

28 February 2019

Post Xmas work-out. Food was very good and great value for money. Great interior and lovely waiting staff

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Rich Clarke

28 February 2019

Giant pub with good beer and service, large roof terrace, good quality toilets

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Mark Ashton

28 February 2019

Organised a tennis club night out for 40 people last Friday and had nothing but positive feedback from everyone that attended. We had a three course set menu designed for us and the food was great (far too much of it!) and the service fantastic. All the organisation before the evening was very smooth and Alan, the manager, was always very helpful dealing with any queries. The pub itself is such a great venue and had a lovely feel about it. Highly recommended. More...

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Callum Harris

28 February 2019

Cool place with a good amount of seating, comfy bar stools, good ambience and nice drinks

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Malcolm Elliott

28 February 2019

Feeling like a property English pub.Great variety of beer. Staff friendly and helpful. Services quickly desire being very busy.Will seen it out next time in Brighton. More...

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Ben Power

28 February 2019

Great food ,great atmosphere reasonably priced for Brighton

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sara tobin

28 February 2019

We booked the Rugby on Sunday afternoon and were shown to a table in front of a large screen. Every table was reserved so it was a controlled sized audience and therefore a comfortable experience. We booked a table upstairs for a roast after the game. Their roasts are very good apart from their Yorkshires which are oversized and on the tough side. Staff always friendly, welcoming and helpful. More...

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Crystobelle Mathew-Rosacorde

28 February 2019

really enjoyed the decor and the food , great vegan and meaty options for Sunday lunch , really good staff.

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Amanda Frankland

28 February 2019

Lovely olde worlde pub great decor and the drinks were great as well

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Kate Packham

28 February 2019

Absolutely brilliant pub in the centre of town. Set on 4 levels it's great place for a night out.

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Jonathan Moody

30 January 2019

How does a good pub stand out? Well there are certain boxes to tick on everyone's list -anyone for dirty loos and a punch up, for instance?. And then there are a few my own private Idaho's. Mine revolve mainly around lighting, punter ambience, type and level and noise and beer, selection and quality thereof. This TARDIS like emporium sits between the elegant Lanes and the kiss me quick seafront and pretty much ticks them all, and in a good way too. There is a large ground floor bar, second floor restaurant and a bizarre third floor space for the smokers, where the rain comes down through the skylights and there is still a gallery above you to watch the stars from, should the weather permit. I am most definitely an eggman for this place. Go back to rock school if you don't get that reference.. More...

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Michael Perry

30 January 2019

Great atmosphere, really friendly staff. Will be back.

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Bubbleton Fry

30 January 2019

Excellent pub, with friendly fun staff and a decent and unusual beer garden/smoking area upstairs. The basement had a club which was pumping out back to back 80's bangers and the manager Taye was particularly welcoming. Would highly reccomend.

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Stella Hafsteinsdóttir

30 January 2019

This was a fantastic experience to sit in this beautiful restaurant and have a good dinner, the service was excellent.

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Lens & Pixel

30 January 2019

Great Pub and music venue in the heart of Brighton.We were here working on a photo shoot for a Brighton choir. The staff were helpful and friendly.The food is good and well priced, and the bar is well stocked. More...

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Irishfaery Monkeys

30 January 2019

Food was amazing. Service at the bar could be a bit more professional plus more reasonable. But I will defo. Come back.

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Mattia Di Ubaldo

30 January 2019

Awesome life music here now and then!

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Joel Forward

30 January 2019

Great atmosphere, top pub!

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Danny Tucker

30 January 2019

Absolutely fantastic, can only be described as a tardis with great food, great drinks, great atmosphere, stylish, classy and lots of pleasant surprises,

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Vanilla Skys

30 January 2019

Charming!!! Simply charming!!!

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Andrew Howard

30 January 2019

Love this place. Real tardis. We came here for a quick drink after and stayed for the night. Smart looking restaurant on the first floor plus the roof terrace above. Food is deliscious but my girlfriend found portions too large. I liked it as I had hers as well. Really good pub, love it. More...

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patricia durand

30 January 2019

We had a roast last sunday in the pub section with a group of friends and it was perfect. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was very good and it was great to have different options as we had vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters in the group. The booking process was also very easy (I had a question about the menu and I received an answer within 24 hour). We will definitely come back ! More...

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Ben Manning

30 January 2019

I like it

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Fabrizio Miano

30 January 2019

Pretty cool place. Loads of seats. Great beers

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Kya Poat

30 January 2019

Had our Christmas meal here with work. Great food and a great atmosphere!

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Alvaro Moreno Juan

30 January 2019

Nice staff, good location and great beers. Very cool decoration. It looks like a place where to have a chill chat. Very interesting decoration

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Gellet55 Gellet55

30 January 2019

Good pub loads of space, lighting and atmosphere good

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Nantakan Samanpotirat

30 January 2019

Location is good. Many choices of GIN

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Stephen Kelly

30 January 2019

Nice food, good drinks. Great service.

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andy rowe

30 January 2019

The best traditional beautiful warm friendly pub in Brighton by a wide margin. I know they spared no expense making such a gorgeous stereotype of the perfect English Country Pub..The Roast dinners are to die for..Wine by the bottle is very reasonable for Brighton...Huge enclosed smoking room for the coughing crowd..It really is like walking your dream pub...All the staff are young...happy..and helpful...Absolute Drinkers Heaven....Enjoy More...

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Jon Stafford

30 January 2019

Great fun pub, made to look old, but works well.

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Jon Robinson

30 January 2019

Great pub, lovely staff.

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Barbara Taylor

30 December 2018

We had our staff Christmas lunch here and everything was perfect! The room was decorated so beautifully and very festive. The table was well presented with plenty of room. The service was top notch- attentive and very friendly. Every staff member we encountered was lovely. And the food Delicious! We all loved our meals! There was a slight problem, but that was handled so well that it didn't ruin our experience. I can't wait to return for a meal. More...

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Gracie Stewart

27 June 2018

Excellent food - both vegie/vegan and meat options. Great for a Sunday roast. A bit expensive but huge portions. Best to go when you’re really hungry! Amazing space outside upstairs, particularly when it’s a nice sunny day. But also good in cooler weather when you can snuggle up inside in a booth. Wheelchair/buggy friendly. Although the baby change table is very high up so I was changing a nappy at eye level (however I am only 5ft). All in all a wonderful place to visit. More...

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Sabine Eifert

26 June 2018

We were having a drink here on a Saturday evening with the Fifa World cup going on. Still managed to get seats (4 people).
2 of the people are smokers. They could smoke at the terrace while still sitting with us.
Beer and Cider were good. Nice and not too loud music.
Mix of all ages.
Not sure about food as we had eaten earlier on.
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neil masey

13 June 2018

Had dinner and visited the bars here tonight. Excellent venue; the food was amazing, the wine was delicious, great beers and the staff were the the best. 100% recommended!

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Anna Coley

12 June 2018

Lovely pub/restaurant. The terrace area on the top floor is beautiful and great in the summer. Can get very busy on big occasions but is huge and the food is great!

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Lewis Stafford

11 June 2018

Good pub. Looks good. Amazing upstairs terrace. Floors and seats for days!

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Fabrizio Oliveri

16 May 2018

The Vegan Supper Club - I'm not vegan but the food was amazing. Five courses and three glasses of wine at an excellent price. Very creative and rich dishes using refined ingredients. The place is also welcoming and elegant. The dining room is beautiful. Only two small downsides: was a bit too warm inside and they didn't specified on menu and flyers the 10% service charge. More...

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Amelia C.

15 May 2018

I had prepared for our one-night stay in Brighton by shortlisting the restaurants I wanted to visit and purchasing tickets to the Royal Pavilion. Brighton is a kind of vegan mecca for England and we were ready to be spoiled. That night after freezing rain and wind, we went to a different restaurant to get a "proper vegan carvery". Carvery's and Sunday Roasts are a traditional dinner in England on Sundays and we knew that Brighton was one of the few places we could get one. When we arrived to the other restaurant ready to tuck into some traditional British fare, we were bummed to learn that they had run out of vegan servings for their carvery that day. This is when things got interesting... while we chatted with the barman trying to sort out where to go, a young patron sitting at the bar whipped out his phone and called The Walrus. He verified that they still had vegan servings left and got us directions. Three cheers for the friendly patron that went out of his way to find us dinner! We are thankful for you, stranger!Humming with gratitude that someone would go so far out of our way for us, we took the short walk down to The Walrus. Walking into the warm and cozy pub downstairs felt exactly like what we thought a traditional British pub and restaurant would feel like. Everything is dark and green and wooden, complete with mismatched chairs that aren't even trying to be cool but just are. Old photos line the walls and the entire space has a "welcome to your rich English aunt's house" vibe. We were offered a window sit upstairs, complete with a round table for two tucked into a stained glass alcove. Barely glancing at the menu, we selected the only vegan option... the Vegan Wellington dinner. Sipping our pints and looking out to the rickety street below, we waited for our plates.When these massive entree's arrived, our jaws dropped. Not only was it a vegan option, but it was a robust, well presented, ultra-traditional vegan option... which is practically unheard of. A golden flakey wellington stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and vegan cheese was over a bed of almond-mushroom gravy, it's perfectly crisp crust barely visible beneath the mountain of golden beets, stewed cabbage, perfectly cooked roasted potatoes, and a massive carrot and asparagus lay over the whole thing. The plate was finished with a Yorkshire pudding of epic proportions, which we knew wasn't vegan (the menu indicated that the plate was vegetarian, vegan without the pudding) but no harm, we just had them take those away. Trust me when I saw you will not miss that part, the food was so incredible and abundant I couldn't even finish. In fact, our dinner was so damn good that on our last night in England we actually took the train from our hotel near Gatwick airport down to Brighton just to have the vegan wellington Sunday dinner one more time. We were surprised when the heaped plated plunked down in front of us were different... While the Wellington, gravy, and roasted potatoes remained, the sides were replaced by a cauliflower au gratin that rocked my world and a pea-and-broccoli sautee. I could have eaten an entire dish of that cauliflower alone! This plate was more than good enough for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. We finished off both nights by sharing a slice of chocolate-orange tort accompanied by coffee ice cream, and the second night a very reasonably priced Shiraz-Malbec bottle. Our dinners ran us about 50 pounds for each night, which included two entree's, drinks, and a shared dessert. For all you vegans out there, I also noticed they have Vegan Supper Club events! Although The Walrus was not originally included in my over-prepared itinerary for our trip to the UK, it was one of the highlights of our trip and I'm so, so glad we missed our chance to eat at the original place I chose. This happy surprise, the awesome patron who sent us there, and the incredible dishes were absolutely worth it. I mean it when I say I cannot recommend this place enough. Whatever your dietary preferences are, make it happen and get to The Walrus. You'll be so very glad you did. More...

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Pav Brankovic

9 April 2018

Visited on Saturday 31st March. Impressed by the space inside and the older charm of the decor. Nice mix of people. And a log burner to boot to keep the chill out. Would have liked to spend longer there, but had dinner reservations elsewhere. I will definitely put it on my shortlist for another evening out. More...

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Paul Bowen

5 April 2018

Great place this, it's a cross between a pub, a TARDIS (srs, you would never believe from outside how big it is inside) and a rabbit warren. Quick, friendly service, real ale well kept, didn't try the food. Well hidden and HUGE dedicated sports bar, see if you can find it. ;) More...

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David Trangmar

24 March 2018

Had meal with friends here for the first time tonight. Good menu choice with 3 main course vegetarian options. One friend had one these and had no complaints. In fact all of our meals were v good. Fish cake starter was well presented and tasty. The resturant upstairs where we were had a nice decor, good atmosphere, staff were efficent and approachable. Good atmosphere. One small downside was it took while for the main courses to arrive. Nice pub bar area downstairs. Worth a visit. More...

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Sophie the Infallible

28 February 2018

This place is AMAZING, I only recently found out about it - the smoking area is huge and feels like the inside of a house, which is perfect if you are out at night with a big group of smokers. It is a big venue, which are few and far between in Brighton, and does not get overwhelmingly busy like The Mesmerist does. Would recommend! More...

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Rebecca S

20 February 2018

Best Sunday roast I’ve had in a long time, good service and I love the decor. Well done.

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GirlAnachronism0

13 February 2018

This is a fantastic pub and a must visit whether you're a local or just visiting Brighton for the weekend. Its a pub with great staff and has a quirky but traditional feel with its multi-level design and decor.

The first/main area as you walk in looks like most nice pubs with a few cool booth type seating areas towards the back but as you venture deeper in to the building you realise there is more than meets the eye! To the left of the back end of the bar is a small area that leads on to a whole other room and in it, along with more seating, sits a 'pretend' bar and a dapper pretend barman. There are a couple of Windows in this area pointing out to the main bar area, adds to the fun of the place. Before turning left to this area, further at the back, are stairs down to the very spacious and clean toilets and a room that is used for events or private functions. The other set of stairs go up to the restaurant area (stairs to this are also at the front end of the building). If you don't fancy stopping there then you can go up a further level to a covered smoking area, but not like most covered smoking areas I bet you've seen before; it feels like you're still sitting inside, which I thought I was.. wondering why people are smoking.. until a few drops of rain fell on me. Looking up you'll notice in the middle of the high ceiling is a grilled large hole for ventilation.. now it all makes sense.

I love this place and visit regularly now, discovering something new every time I go but the only reason for 4 and not 5 stars is the food, some items are nice but overall it's a limited menu of average quality. Now I'm only talking about what's served in the main area of the pub, I am yet to try the restaurant area and see what's on offer there.

In addition they often host great live music in the pub area and events in the function room downstairs.
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Vicki Crowther

8 January 2018

Went to The Walrus for New Year's Eve and had a fantastic time. Loved the way it has been redecorated and you can always judge a place by its toilets which were very good.
It was an ambitious menu, 5 courses, but well presented, and couldn't fault the taste
We sometimes had to wait for the next course but given the logistics I think they did very well. We were a very happy group
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Tom Ewing

18 December 2017

A friendly pub with a big beer selection. Real warren of a place. Lovely and cosy and nicely decorated. Would be Keen to try the food. They show sport downstairs so a real mixed bag. Will definitely be back! More...

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Jan Turner

17 December 2017

Top class venue, most accommodating for parties and group events plus a fabulous atmosphere for a wonderful night out. Excellent food and ambience. .. all round 5 star!!!

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Graham Redway

20 November 2017

A kooky place run by the same folks as the iconic Lion and Lobster. Spread over 4 floors, with a bar at the entrance, a restaurant serving great food (although usually disconcertingly quiet), a fantastic glass covered roof terrace, and a basement that they tend to have either live music or show sports. You can normally get a seat without a problem but bar service can be slow.

Unique and interesting venue that seems like it's been there forever but was extensively remodeled and opened in 2017.
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Steven Dawes

24 September 2017

One of the cities newest additions, and what a credit it is. Lovely old building that was previously 'Smugglers' the new interior decor has been done in a Victorian/colonial style and has a very comforting feel. There are numerous floors, the ground done out in a more traditional pub setting and has an ambience to match. The first floor is a restaurant and has a more laid back dining experience. The second floor is a roof garden and atrium area that also has a great vibe. The drink selection is very good with a large choice of wines, spirits and craft ales. The food is superb, one of my favourites being the 'Posh Lamb Kebab' which is gorgeous. The staff are very helpful and attentive. Since opening the Walrus has quickly become one of my favourite destinations in Brighton, well worth a visit. More...

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