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Shakespeare's Head

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££ - £££, British,
1 Chatham Place, Brighton BN1 3TP, England
+44 1273 329444
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (17 reviews)
“mustard gravy” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Chatham Place, Brighton BN1 3TP, England
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here on our first day in Brighton, staff were lovely and choice of sausage and mash was great. I had veggie sausages - I was disappointed they weren’t homemade... or at least nice. Sainsbury’s do better shroomdog sausages! The cheddar mash was nice...More

Thank Traveller7586
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as a group of friends on a Saturday afternoon to both try the food and as a general get together. The choice of beers was excellent, the pub has a great selection at the bar. The selection of sausages, mash and gravy offer...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of friends for a catch up, the pub has an unfussy feel about it, the staff were all friendly & very helpful. The beers they had on tap weren’t the usual run of the mill “big brewery” ones, there were lots...More

Thank cgrum
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Had Sunday dinner with friends, there were 10 of us with kids too. Had to prebook our orders by 1300 pm to make sure they did not sell out. Some of us ordered the Beef but the chef came out and apologised after they had...More

Thank Paulie H
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely sized portions and the vegan roast was wonderful! Great board games to play too (we played trivial pursuit)

Thank Cassy C
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Trying to have a roast for a couple of weeks, finally managed to book. Really good well-presented and yummy roast. I ordered the lamb shank and my partner had the pork belly. The lamb shank was so very well cooked that I didn’t need to...More

Thank Bettygraf
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Drawn in by promise of bangers and mash. Not let down at all. Menu had a huge vegetarian vegan choice of all courses. Great atmosphere amongst happy locals.

Thank Dai H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

As far as pubs in Brighton go it is definitely on my list of favourite places! Having been here numerous times over the years I've tried all sausages and mash options on the menu and can attest- it's a great comforting food! We just had...More

1  Thank Marzena W
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The Shakespeare's Head is a Brighton institution! Pick and mix sausages a mash options with insanely good gravy to go with. All in a lovely cosy space near seven dials. Often bring friends in when they are visiting as it's bloody ace.

Thank Carla Louise T
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I went here with friends. We started early, around five, which was good, as the place filled up quickly. It seemed everyone had come to eat. The menu centres around sausage and mash. I was pleased to see that there are four vegetarian options and...More

Thank Pabloex10
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Response from Mj712 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is still very good. I have been there several times this year
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11 August 2016|
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Response from Natalie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Enjoy the food cos it is AMAZING. 🐶
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Chatham Place, Brighton BN1 3TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 329444
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