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#98 of 165 Pub in Brighton
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£3 - £11
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Went for the first time today and we had the roast lamb which was great! Really good sized tasty roast, my only criticism would be we weren’t keen on their twist on the Yorkshire puddings! They were yellow and had a taste we weren’t so...keen on. Some things are great as they are and don’t need the twist on them. Otherwise good roast recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

I never write reviews. The chef at the Dover modifies the menu for me as a follow a ketogenic diet. Today he did pan fried hake on a bed of shredded cabbage with some slivers of tomato served with broccoli and cauliflower. (And probably other...stuff) The seasoning was superb I cannot think of any fault or any way he could have made this better. I never give top marks. This was 10/10More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2022 via mobile

Lovely little pub. Great staff. Pub food with veggie options. We only called in for afternoon drinks but it was very enjoyable. Lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022

Came for lunch with friends, I had the bear cheese burger , with chips, it was very tasty, lots of choice of ales and beer and great service

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

There are several pubs along Southover Street, Brighton but the Dover Castle has always been my favourite. It has changed hands several times during my intermittent visits over the last 25 years, which has resulted in changes to decor and food but I have enjoyed...them all. However after my visit the other Sunday, I'd say that the current landlords are definitely leading the way with the food! The roast dinner was outstanding. I had the beef and my friend had the roast chicken. Loved all the different types of veg, the gravy, the lot! It was a good job that we'd missed breakfast because it was a very generous portion too! Topped off with friendly service, this is still my favourite Southover Street pitstop.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 October 2021

One of the few pub near us with heated outside and partially covered space where you can eat and drink at reduced risk. Staff friendly but not always masked,I know it's personal choice etc but if you want to go to pub and sit outdoors...this is our pub of choice these days.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2020

Lovely dog friendly pub. Visited on Sunday with family. The staff were were very friendly and welcoming. The roast were amazing and up there with one of the best I've had. Thank you for a lovely experience. X

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

This pub is so great. I love the relaxed atmosphere and the great choice of lagers. The bar staff are always brilliant, friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this pub x

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

Service was great and I think atmosphere is always really good in the pub. The roasts came with an abundance of veg, Yorkshire puds on all and the meat tasted quality. The only downfall was that all our meals were on the cold side. Shame....Might put us off visiting again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 October 2019

Came for dinner with new housemate. Had a burger the wild one, it came with blue cheese. Was delicious. Nice ales great staff

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

A crowd of us were sampling the delights of the Southover street hostelries ie out on a pub crawl and this pub came out as our favourite. Lovely ambience and bubbly barmaid, good selection of drinks. Lovely pub.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

The bar staff were lovely, but didn't make up for the rubbish food. They had run out of Sunday roasts, fair enough, but what we were served instead was insulting, I had ordered a salad which was really poor guacamole as advertised was not added,...'leaves' was some shredded round lettuce which from the amount of grit had clearly not been washed. Cauliflower cheese as a side dish was cold. My partner had burger , good, but the fries were barely cooked. No salad as ordered or garnish of any kind. Very disappointing. Heading back to'the geese' down the road.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 17 March 2019 via mobile

Lovely pub on Hanover’s Southover Street, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, great food and a warm welcome from owners and staff. Live music most weekends and amazing half price burgers every Monday

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 February 2019 via mobile

We had such a great time celebrating my partners birthday at the Dover Castle - the communication about the big group booking was prompt, helpful and really friendly. On the day the food was delicious - the best roasty friends and I have had in...Brighton for ages. The service was great - they were really busy - but nothing was too much trouble, the waitress that served our table was really friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was relaxed, we had a few children and babies with us and we were made to feel really welcome. Overall a really wonderful afternoon! I would throughaly recommend heading to the Dover Castle! :)More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch, kids portions and menu too. Lovely staff and cosy atmosphere. Definitely worth the walk up the hill to get there!

Date of visit: October 2018
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The Dover Castle Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5