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The Better Half

££ - £££, , British
1 Hove Place, Hove BN3 2RG, England
+44 1273 737869
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (33 reviews)
“burger” (30 reviews)
“potatoes” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
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LOCATION
1 Hove Place, Hove BN3 2RG, England
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1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yes, it was a busy Sunday, but we had booked and waited for several minutes at the bar, apparently invisible, whilst three members of staff worked on a round of drinks for a table of five. Eventually, it was us who got a member of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank beckyeh26
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello We appreciate you positive comments about our food and take on board your comments. Gratuity here at The Better Half is split equally with bar staff, chefs and kitchen porters who clean. A team effort. Thank you Simon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been dining here many times and always choosen burger,but this time we decided to change,we had a rib eye steak cooked perfectly and a grilled halibut. Food was spot on,nothing less to restaurant. Nice atmosphere,nice staff and congratulations to the head chef Mircea...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 903carmenf
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Carmen. Thank you so much for your glowing review! We really appreciate it. Thank you Simon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived the table had been set for 4 not 5 and there was only four chairs which was a little annoying. We were sat right by the door and I would advice anyone to ask not to sit near the door as there...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank lilydrennan
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lily, Thank you for you comments of your visit to The Better Half. I will take on board your views on the service and appreciate your positive views on the food. I am sorry the extra chair wasn't present on your arrival. I think...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local family friendly pub close to the sea front . Lots of local families and probably the best sausage and mash I`ve ever had in a pub . Good selection of beers etc and all modestly priced .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrew H
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Andrew Happy New Year to you. Thank you so much for your positive review to kick off 2019!! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Better Half very soon. Regards Simon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being one of our favourite pubs, my family booked a Sunday lunch at The Better Half before my girlfriend and I went away for Christmas. Being celiac, my girlfriend was delighted the the crumble was on the menu as gluten free, however when going to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mollolz93
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry for the confusion as regards the dessert for your girlfriend and the time delay for getting it to your table. I do apologise. Please feel free to contact me so I can offer you and your...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

The Landlord Simon Stern was absolutely excellent and incredibly helpful when I was planning my half century. With over 100 people arriving to help me celebrate, I’d left the food organising pretty much up to Simon and his tremendous chefs. The pub is excellent and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank peterdD5032BF
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Peter D It was an absolute pleasure!!! We thourgly enjoyed it too. We always welcome you Thanks Simon

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Having spent the day prolifically walking in Glynde and dodging bullets as it was the pheasant shooting season, my partner Joan Trotter and I had arranged to meet my daughter Margaret and Aunt Andreas for dinner at the Better Half, Hove. Initially we were a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Libby300362
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

What a lovely review! Thank you so much. I will pass on your comments to Joel. So pleased you had a good time here at The Better Half Regards Simon

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Brilliant pub nestled between Church Road and the seafront. Friendly, on the ball Staff. Good selection of beers and wines. Warm, welcoming and clean. The food was great - we had mussels to start (delicious!) and I had the halibut in saffron sauce which was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Julie P
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Hi Julie P Thanks so much for your positive review of The Better Half. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Regards Simon

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

First time I have been here and will be heading back. Writing this straight after lunch today. In fact I have already booked for their 2 4 1 burger night. Expensive lunch but only because I had 2 large glasses of wine and my partner...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D45UWsuel
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you so so much for such a glowing Rey! We look forward to welcoming you for Burger Night. Regards Simon

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Had wanted to try this place for ages as their specials and roasts always have been rumoured to be good! Had the special tonight which was meant to be chicken supreme with potatoes and red cabbage and was properly disappointed. Now I know specials are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank AliceM564
V4539ORsimons, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Alice M I’m sorry you were disappointed with your meal here at The Better Half. I hope you come back and try our new menu and hope it will be more to your liking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hove Place, Hove BN3 2RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 737869
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