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#34 of 167 Pub in Brighton
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A lively boozer in Brighton with crafty drinks and tasty food to mop it all up.
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (79)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a pint and have to say the interior is individual. Lots of in house brewed ales, think I spotted a larger as well. Can make out the brew tanks just behind the bar. The ale I tried was fab and super fresh,...so will go back and try some of the others. Great service as well.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Djheap22! Thank you so much for your lovely review of the pub. We're glad you love our ales as much as we do. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 21 January 2024

Rude and pompous staff make for an unfriendly atmosphere and miserable vibe. There are so many great pubs in Brighton. Unfortunately this is no longer one of them.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2024

Thanks for your review, we were expecting it after following the incident on Friday night. I have been briefed by the team leader on duty as to what occurred. Respectfully, sometimes we have to let customers know that, in respect of our license and the...More

Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

This is, without a doubt, my favourite pub in the world. Hosts all people from all walks of life. Best whiskey on offer in Brighton. Really reasonable prices. The music is literally *always* perfect for the vibe that day/night. Staff are perpetually lovely. Served by...Calum who ticked every box for me. Proper pub with proper ales. Never had a bad time there. If you’re in Brighton, go here; you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2023

Well, what can we say Leo, thank you for a lovely review. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Calum. Come back and see us again soon 🐱‍👤

Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Visited several times. Everyone was friendly & the staff were welcoming & helpful. Particularity enjoyed the evening they had a dj playing,

Date of visit: September 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2023

Aww thank you Joannah. We are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 8 September 2023

Great little pub in the heart of Brighton with very attentive staff, good selection of beers and excellent DJ nights 🤩

Date of visit: June 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2023

138mikap, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Great Eastern Brighton! reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Always a great vibe in this local favourite establishment. Great beer selection the music is top notch and knowledgeable staff, what more do you need !

Date of visit: September 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2023

Thanks Coastal15715002364! Our staff are passionate about the bar and are always on hand to help you out when deciding. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 8 September 2023

Really lovely place in Brighton. Nice friendly atmosphere, staff and great music. Will be back for sure! Recommend anybody who needs a break from shopping to pop in

Date of visit: August 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2023

Thanks so much for the lovely comment! We can't wait to see you again! Take care from the team at The Great Eastern!

Reviewed 7 September 2023

I love this pub - always busy, great atmosphere, always full of friendly people and the staff are amazing. Great music (played by brilliant DJs as well) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2023

Thank you so much for your lovely review Ian. We certainly agree with you there, our friendly customers really help us to stay motivated in doing what we do best! Our DJ's will definitely be happy to hear your lovely comments as will our staff....More

Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

I have visited this pub many times over the years and I have to say it has never failed to impress me , a great atmosphere, really good service and excellent ales in tip top condition . The staff are very friendly and recently the...music of all variations is spot on . I will be back again sooner rather than later , keep up the good work guys.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2023

Hi Bootifullondon. It is always great to hear that people are enjoying what we do, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. please do come back sooner, not later 😎

Reviewed 7 September 2023

For a city with such an abundance of puns, The Great Eastern is like an old friend. Always a constant in your life. A pub that feels like Brighton. Great staff, great selection of drinks, and you never know what you’ll hear musically, but it’s...always quality.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2023

Thanks Guuddesigns, that's what we like to heat. It's heart-warming to know there are people like you out there who feel the same way we do about this pub. We look forward to welcoming you again soon 😎

Reviewed 7 September 2023

Undoubtably the best pub in Brighton, full stop. Great beer, really friendly staff, and real mixed clientele. The music they play is just ace, both on a 'normal' night and the special DJ nights they have on. It's buzzy, bustling, and joyous. Just what you...want from a pub in the heart of Brighton. Ace!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2023

Great to hear that you enjoy visiting The Great Eastern, Del. Thanks for your kind words, they really mean a lot to us here. Make sure you pop in to see us again soon 👍

Reviewed 6 September 2023

This is a real pub for real people. Great beer, brilliant music, friendly bar staff and a unique and interesting blend of clientele.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2023

Aww, thanks Mitch, lovely to hear you enjoy the pub. We hope to see you again very soon 😃

Reviewed 6 September 2023

Lovely pub. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, Callum in particular was very helpful with helping us order a whiskey that was right for us. There’s a great whiskey selection if you’re so inclined. Can highly recommend for anyone looking for cozy pub with...a great atmosphere. Will be coming back soon!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2023

Hi Jake, thanks for the lovely review. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Calum. We look forward to seeing you again soon for a whiskey, hopefully😎

Reviewed 21 June 2023

Great pub, really friendly bar staff, especially Abbee. Loved the cosy feel of the pub. Really easy distance to train station too!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2023

Hi Danielle, thanks for the review, good to know you enjoyed your visit. We'll pass your kind words on to Abbee 😎

Reviewed 7 June 2023

Great Pub…..great whiskey and beer…..friendly bar staff and even better music…..will be popping back in soon !

Date of visit: May 2023
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Stonegate Group, Owner at Great Eastern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2023

Aww, thanks Nick, what a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon😎

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Great Eastern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5