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The Bright Helm

20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
+44 1273 224690
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  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for quick drink mid afternoon. Tills not working, several draft IPA/ bitter unavailable, no lemon or lime slices available for a gin and tonic. Really? Basic bar management needed.

Thank Abraham45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well what is there really to say, it's a spoons. Never eaten here but have been ihere for a few bevvies, when it's busy the downstairs can be a bit of rugby scrum, so head upstairs and it's like a different pub altogether (unless Brighton...More

Thank MrBigDazza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brighthelm Cafe has the best coffee in town (sorry City), the food is fresh and really tasty. The venue is really interesting and has some fantastic performances and meetings there. And you can move in as well, your business I mean with really good quality...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large Wetherspoons in good position with helpful staff but the usual cold food unfortunately. Toilets in bad need of attention!

Thank 341spudulike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a day trip and not being before came across the pub which was very busy on Friday lunchtime. We ordered meal being served by Jay who was very helpful and friendly. Jay said food would be with us in 10mins,and it was!...More

Thank geraldhill4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beer ok and cheap never had a meal got two toilets upstairs and down so bit better than most need id for the younger ones that what to go in

Thank preseason
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visited on Wednesday 18th October for a drink about 8.00pm. When we walked in the place was fairly empty but the tables still had dirty plates and glasses after diners had left. We found a table and sat down, the chairs were torn and the...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Ate here over a year ago when last in Brighton. So convenient as just off Churchill Square. Only needed a panini this time and enjoyed the BBQ chicken & bacon ones. Perfect. Sat upstairs which was even more pleasant. A bright and airy building. It...More

Thank Tony36
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Quick efficient service and amazing value, Full English £3.59! Plus another 75p for 2 slices of tasty black pudding. Amazing and filling. Hash browns a little over done, as was the tomato, otherwise, I cannot moan for the money!

Thank BushfromHamble
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A very frustrating experience today. Started queuing up at 11.55am to order breakfast. Got to the till at 12pm exactly only to be told breakfast has finished. I said it was 12pm and you serve until 12pm but he said no. So I go back...More

Thank Chris C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 224690
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We are a J D Wetherspoon pub/ restaurant located in central Brighton. 5 minutes from the train station and just 2 minutes away from the beach. Located amid shops, restaurants, bars, clubs & hotels. Serving quality food, real ale and value for money deals.
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