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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 good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“burger” (23 reviews)
“lamb” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
1 Hove Place, Hove BN3 2RG, England
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1 - 10 of 224 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had totally forgotten about this pub as it is tucked away just behind the seafront in Hove Place. Was really impressed by how good it is today, good beer, great food and really nice staff. Their burgers are really good and cooked just right, rather...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here loads of times and always enjoyed the choice of beers and gin. It has a great atmosphere and good food with a good choice. Good value too.

Thank tonycoombs
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So very kind of you Tony! Really appreciate your positive comments on The Better Half. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fab place! If you haven't had the good fortune to find this quirky, cosy pub tucked away near the seafront in Hove, then you are in for a treat. The food is just fabulous, not the usual pub grub. The wine list and...More

Thank hollywinter1996
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! What a wonderful review Holly. We all appreciate you positive comments of The Better Half Thank you Simon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my daughters birthday and she chose her favourite local as the venue for her birthday celebrations. I have never been to the Better Half before and didn't really know what to expect. The pub is truly delightful, full of character and cosy which...More

Thank Teresa R
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Teresa, Thank you so much for your positive review and pleased you and your daughter enjoyed her birthday celebrations! We look forward to your company again soon. Regards Simon

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Very friendly pub with lovely food and a cosy welcoming atmosphere! Great for tasty nibbles, ale with a good wine list. Also lovely for a hearty dinner!

Thank Hannah Bridget L
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you so much Hannah for your positive comments for The Better Half We really appreciate it it. Thanks Simon

Reviewed 23 May 2018

I have just relocated to Hove and have been trying out the local pubs and restaurants. This is definitely the best I have found so far. The atmosphere and decor are great, the staff incredibly friendly, and the food and drink without fault. I didn't...More

1  Thank whipperwest
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you so so much for such a positive review of The Better Half. We really appreciate it. Thanks Simon

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We travelled 26 miles on a recommendation and with an email confirmed booking only to find no table reserved for us! Offered one outside with smokers - no thank you - only a very cursory apology and we left very, very annoyed...More

3  Thank ReviewInternational
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

"ReviewInternational" now let The Better Half respond to what actually happened on Sunday. After looking on the reservation sheet my barman DID find your reservation but took his time as the handwriting on the sheet wasn't particularly clear. He then showed you to your table...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018

Excellent food, excellent service and very friendly. Beyond belief that there are negative reviews of this place the land lord Simon has clearly put a lot of hard work into getting the place perfect (most immaculate WC's I've ever visited!) so I can only imagine...More

Thank lowesan
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

What an amazing review. So appreciate your positive comments and myself and the staff thank you for it! Regards Simin

Reviewed 7 May 2018

Great Sunday lunch yesterday. Wanted to say a big thank you for being so understanding when we kept changing our minds where we wanted to sit... inside, outside, inside again, chairs or stools! Nothing seemed like too much trouble, no eyebrows were raised. It was...More

Thank Caroline P
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hello Caroline, No problem at all. Pleased you had a nice time and appreciate you taking the time to give The Better Half a positive review. Thanks Simon

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Visited today for a pint, then we saw other customers tucking into a tasty looking burger. We decided to order the same and glad we did. The food was amazing and cooked perfectly. The staff are a credit to the place and the owner was...More

Thank Colin C
simon s, Owner at The Better Half, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Colin! Thanks so much for such a positive review of The Better Half Regards Simon

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27 May 2018|
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Response from simon s | Property representative |
Nurseanon, Perhaps you’d like to tell the trip advisor readers how you’ve sent me 7 unsolicited harassment emails. I do not like your insinuation. Trip Advisor has an algorithm that spots fake reviews. Thank you Simon... More
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Afraid not. It's meter parking 365 days a year!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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