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Fox on The Downs

291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
+44 7913 662590
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffing” (7 reviews)
“pork” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with out a reservation at 1pm on Sunday, every table was occupied or reserved, I explained that we had foreign guests with us and weren’t native to Brighton, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating in arranging a table and opening...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My wife and me was attending Brighton races and before we entered we decided to visit the Fox On The Downs Public House. The place had regulars in there already and racegoers. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a beer for me...More

Thank essexdutchie
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely Pub, meal are home made and Steaks wow. This is due to a lively chef. ( toilets need a refurb)

Thank Gayemarie C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were a large party and the were helpful is getting us comfortable and moving tables around until we were. There is a nice little secluded back garden. Food was OK, nothing really special but quite OK, chips were nice. Prices reasonable.

Thank groucho007
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This joint is nestled at the very top of Elm Grove besides the racecourse it's a homely run pub which serves a fantastic freshly cooked roast which is basically a carvery so portion sizes are as big as your stomach. I opted for the veggie...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We were at the Brighton race course and as the Pub is only a stones throw away it was the obvious choice especially after reading all the excellent reviews, We was surprised to find the bar empty but people soon started to come in, Four...More

Thank truereview90
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Small traditional pub next to Brighton racecourse. We popped in for a quick lunch on a quiet Monday and had the place to ourselves (though probably packed on race days). Delicious baked goat's cheese & beetroot salad with sweet-potato chips. Excellent and a very pleasant...More

Thank wolsties
Mary C, Owner at Fox on The Downs, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we're so happy you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you again soon..

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Can not fault the food at this friendly, cosy pub. The food is delicious and plentiful, lovely fresh vegetables and super crisp roast tatties, hits the spot after a busy Saturday. Will keep coming back again and again. They also do a nice pint!

Thank krustykipper
Mary C, Owner at Fox on The Downs, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks guys look forward to seeing you again..

Reviewed 12 February 2017

I took my father here for Sunday lunch and was really impressed with everything about the whole experience. The pub/restaurant is situated in a good position opposite the Brighton Racecourse and is only a couple of hundred yards from Brighton General Hospital. Access is good,...More

Thank fcwg12
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Best carvery I've had much better than the toby carvery so glad I've found this i cant wait to come back banoffee pie was amazing too

Thank Jo H
Mary C, Owner at Fox on The Downs, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks for the feedback guys..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 7913 662590
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