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#25 of 171 Bar in Brighton


Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

No hyperbole, this is a real gem of a pub in a town with some stiff competition. Sure, it’s very food focussed - but when the food is as good as it is, you won’t mind. The beers on tap are always delicious, varied and...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

12 of us visited for Xmas lunch and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Food was hot, tasty and plentiful. Good selection on the menu including vegetarian and vegan options.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2019

Popped in here on a miserable wet Saturday lunchtime. Lovely surroundings, good food and nice staff. Cracking range of beers but alas I was driving. Food was nice and well presented

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 November 2019

My family arranged an afternoon retirement get together at The Independent, staff fantastic,atmosphere fantastic,food beyond fantastic. A wonderful pub. Thank You!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 15 November 2019

In Hanover where I live we are lucky with the amount of good pubs we have and this is one of them, came for an early dinner. To start with I had the sweet potato fritters very tasty , then main I had the smoked...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 26 October 2019

We visited here for the Sunday roast, which was excellent. The meat (beef and lamb), Yorkshire pudding, vegetables, all of it was exceptional. It was a large portion size at a reasonable price. Service was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be visiting again!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019

Me and my girlfriend visited this pub on 13th of October for a Sunday roast. We had been to several other venues beforehand but couldn’t find a place with seating. The manager of the pub was very accommodating and found us seats quickly and provide...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

We weren’t eating on this occasion. However I ordered olives with our drinks. I wish I hadn’t as they were tinned, tasteless and watery. Drinks were exceedingly expensive as well. On the plus side the pub has a nice ambience and the man behind the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Matt R, Owner at The Independent Taproom & Beer Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2019

Hi Non M Thanks for taking the time to review us and of course for stopping by for a drink recently, feedback is always appreciated. I (owner Matt) served you for the length of your stay, and remember your visit well. Considering the amount of...More

Reviewed 1 August 2019

There are lots of fine pubs in Hanover and this is possibly the best. There's an amazing selection of great beers, the food is delicious and the staff are genuinely friendly and helpful. We booked The Independent for a reception and their help with organising...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 29 July 2019

Couldn't rate this pub highly enough: great beers, nice food and the staff were super-helpful. We hired The Independent for an event and it went so well. Matt the landlord really went the extra mile. Thanks!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Response from AnaSousaPassos | Reviewed this property |
Babies and dogs, are besides people, most welcome to the Independent: they all have a friendly manner and will do anything to make you happy... Trust me: I know for experience! ;-)
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    How is The Independent Taproom & Beer Shop rated?
    The Independent Taproom & Beer Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5