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The Evening Star

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55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PB, England
+44 1273 328931
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this pub, always great Dark Star Ales on tap. The thing that stops it getting 5 stars is the price of the guest ales. £6.20 for a bottle of Timmermans when it is £3 elsewhere? Also other guest pimp ales over priced. Come on guys, don't rip us off. Apart from that, it is a fantastic place.

Thank Ian F
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100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Nice little pub near the station, birthplace of Dark Star Brewery, and still serving their wares. Was a little sad that the Hophead was off the night I visited.

Thank myjlcr
Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The best beer in Brighton. Close to the train station. Always miss few trains as its hard to leave. Lovely staff, friendly atmosphere, amazing selection of beers and spirits (we tried spiced rum - never had such a tasty rum before, have to go back to get the name)

1 Thank kat r
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local and well worth the walk. Outstanding beer selection and mercifully Fosters and Guiness-free. Bar staff helpful and interested in beer. Lager-drinking partner rated the Boho highly.

Thank aussiewilll
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have been going here, on and off, with friends and solo, for years, but I reached a decision, the last time. The following factors , have not changed; the staff, allowing for turnover, have been sometimes great and friendly, but usually are unengaging or rude. The clientele, ok, everyone has a gaff where they feel at home, but travelling... More 

1 Thank SussexBalancer
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A great selection of beers on tap good friendly place enjoyed a couple of hours here. Busy place not to far from station .

Thank Jasonwake
Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great choice of ales. Great staff. Definitely worth a visit. The manager is really friendly. All staff are knowledgeable about all the products sold.

Thank dr191075
Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this pub. The staff are very friendly and have great knowledge on all the drinks from beer to gin! It is a place where you can go on your own and not feel lonely! There are even amazing photographic portraits on the walls of all the regulars and staff. Highly recommend.

Thank denisewills1
Leeds, United Kingdom
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595 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

One of my favourite Brighton pubs, and the first place I came across the fruits of Dark Star. Great beer in a nicely friendly place. Definitely recommended.

Thank AliAl-Asfa
Chichester, New York
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited many times over the years, fantastic micro pub since before micro pubs were even a thing. Has all the decent Dark Star beers, with the APA my personal favourite, and a diverse range of guest beers and bottles in styles and breweries. Friendly knowledgeable staff too

Thank Spanish D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 328931

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?