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The Basketmakers Arms

The Basketmakers Arms Brighton

The Basketmakers Arms Brighton is a very popular Brighton pub in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. It’s a traditional pub with low ceilings and cosy corners and is generally quite busy. It’s a popular meeting place for locals and city visitors, combining all the best bits of a traditional pub with Brighton’s bohemian spirit. 

exterior shot of the Basketmakers Arms Pub in Brighton

At the Basketmakers Arms Brighton, you’ll find a menu of modern pub fare emphasising freshly landed seafood. Behind the bar, there’s a good selection of well-kept Fullers cask ales and beer. There’s a modest but quality wine selection and an extensive range of single malts. 

The Basketmakers Arms Brighton. Name of the pub written in gold with a creamy white facade. In the foreground you can see the pubs window box flowers.

The Basketmakers Arms is child and dog friendly

Welcome to one of Brighton’s Most Popular Pubs

The word ‘institution’ is bandied around a fair bit, but it’s true to say that this is so of The Basketmakers Arms Brighton, a Brighton pub often of national acclaim. They consistently rank in the Brighton Restaurant Awards (BRAVOs) for Best Local, claiming the top spot or top 3 on a number of occasions.

interior shot of the Basketmakers Arms, wall filled with mini boards, stickers, and specific decocations, dark green bar area, yellow bar chairs

On sunny days the crowd overspills into the quiet residential street, mingling with neighbouring pubs. There’s a fun social atmosphere as the crowds track the sun, cold beers in hand, converging in the last rays. Friendships are made and we wonder how many fledgling romances were kindled in those chance meetings!

interior shot of The Basketmakers Arms, brown furniture, wall filled with various decoration, dim lights

Pub Grub at The Basketmakers 

Food at the Basketmakers Arms Brighton is freshly prepared in-house offering good quality modern and traditional pub grub. You’ll find classics such as pie and mash, fish and chips and Sussex wagyu beef burgers. It’s well worth checking out the specials board for freshly landed seafood options. 

pie and mashed and greens served in the white plate and with glass of beer at The Baskemakers Arms

As this is Brighton you’ll also find plenty of veggie and vegan options including battered tofu and chips, wild mushroom gnocchi and vegan sausage and mash. The Basketmakers Arms Brighton has it all. 

wild mushroom gnocchi and vegan sausage and mash

There’s also a small plates menu which is ideal if you just want something to graze on over drinks.

On Sunday this classic Brighton pub serves up a classic roast. The Basketmakers Arms Brighton one of the pubs where you’ll be able to get the full Brighton ‘Sunday session’ experience. Friends and families come together over a substantial, quality roast, some drinks and still be home in time for a school night.


  1. Mia

    A lovely cosy, classic Brighton pub. Great food, great beers and great staff!

  2. Robin

    Delicious food, great beers and friendly staff x

  3. Andy Hopewell

    A Brighton institution. Get there early so you can get a seat. Amazing ales. Always voted best pub in Brighton. Love it!

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