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Bottom's Rest

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Bar, British, Pub
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16 Lower Market Street, Hove BN3 1AT, England
+44 1273 733513
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After another venue had let us down with some very poor planning, the friendly staff at the Bottoms Rest reserved half their pub for 25 - 30 of us at just 2 hours notice. We were lucky to catch them just as they were opening, and the setting and menu were absolutely perfect for our baby shower event. The food... More 

Thank Neil L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best I've had in Brighton / hove in a long time. Nice little tidy venue, friendly staff and good choice of drinks

Thank minterndavid
Hove, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not all that big, but really good ambience, friendly staff and menu - food is really good value (2 for 1 burgers on a Tuesday) Even on other days can get 2 meals for 20-22 pounds - can't argue with that

Thank Mark R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend dropped in for lunch midweek. The barmaid was friendly, the burgers were great. The chips were amazing. We've been here before for Sunday lunch and had an amazing meal. So we were very happy to see the midweek food was of a similar standard. Overall this place is lovely

1 Thank Tim H
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

So we were enjoying our evening at Bottom's Rest, not for the first time. My wife was taken ill, the staff assumed she was pissed, the whole clientele moved away. It was dreadful. To be treated like some undesirable element of society. I have to say I feel for gypises and Pakistanis and polish etc

6 Thank Brian M
Simon D, Owner at Bottom's Rest, responded to this review

Hi Brian, After investigating the claims in your review I have questioned all staff involved and reviewed the CCTV of the evening. Watching the footage it is clear that you were both there for a substantial period and purchased drinks throughout. When asked, the staff have stated that at no point was it made remotely clear that there was a... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I live in Hove and always stop off at the Bottom's Redt on my way into town. Great coffee, great food and lovely staff. One of the cosiest pubs in the Brighton area, so really nice if you want to relax, but equally perfectly suited for a private party if you want to hire it out for a large number... More 

3 Thank David S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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732 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 797 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Behind the Market Theatre just off Western Road is the cosy little pub Bottom's Rest. I met a mate here for a few drinks and we also had a curry on Wednesday night when the pub does a special deal for £7. It was surprisingly good. They have a great selection of beers on tap. It is also not a... More 

2 Thank John K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Just around the corner from the Little Fish Market restaurant, we book ended our fish based feed with some drinking time in this welcoming hostelry. Nicely lit, great atmosphere and a lovely selection beers, gins and wines. We had a lovely end to the evening here.

3 Thank markc2812
Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I've been to Bottom's Rest many times, both for lunch and dinner during the week and for Sunday lunch. I'd see that as a recommendation to start with! The pub is small and cosy and the staff are always friendly and helpful. A good place away from the crowds to go and relax. I've just returned from (another) Sunday lunch... More 

2 Thank Chris A
Brighton, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place is small, friendly and in-pretentious. Located behind The Old Market Theatre, easily missed if you don't know it's there.

1 Thank MarcusT007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Lower Market Street, Hove BN3 1AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 733513

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?