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The Jolly Poacher

100 Ditchling Road | Preston Park, Brighton BN1 4SG, England
+44 1273 683967
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (15 reviews)
“sea bream” (8 reviews)
“rabbit” (7 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
100 Ditchling Road | Preston Park, Brighton BN1 4SG, England
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Lunch at the Jolly Poacher is a delight. All the staff are very amiable and attentive. The resident chef really cares about the quality of the food he serves and the prices are definitely good for the quality. I would not say that the portions...More

Thank UkGlobespinner
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Three of us booked for Mother's day lunch. They had 3 courses ( £25) I had 2 (20). now here's the thing...Most of the food was wonderful, well cooked and presented. However it's the miniscule portions of food that I'm complaining about and it's that...More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I love this place. the food is superb, the wine excellent and the staff are lovely. One of my favourite restraints in Brighton. There are two chefs. One will do food exactly to my taste, and the other has a tendency to over-salt slightly. Not...More

Thank monty m
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A large group of us went for a Sunday roast today. The food was tremendous, especially the pork belly. The service was great - which wasn't easy because we turned up with more people than booked and were generally disorganised. We really appreciated the service...More

Thank SuperDaisy
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great gastro pub. Lovely couple that own/run it. Food is really tasty. This is not cheap but food quality is great and you feel well looked after. Its a great treat

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I feel extremely lucky to have The Jolly Poacher just around the corner. I have had several mid-week lunches, dinners and a Sunday roast and they have all been fantastic. My last visit was last week and the venison main with fondant potatoes was executed...More

Thank rhyan_uk
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Had the 2 for £15 sausage and mash and it was very tasty with great gravy. Happy hour 4-7 and nice little pub for a meetup in a good location near the station

Thank Rob V
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The Jolly Poacher is literally 5 minutes away from where we live and as they were offering a New Years Eve food and general jolly up we decided to give it a go. £49 per person for 4 courses in my view given the time...More

Thank StefanoBrighton
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Christmas dinner at £35 should be good - but by the end we felt our wallets had been poached. Not jolly at all. A bread platter with dolls house size loaf on it, for sharing between six. Starters good; mains decent tho' with a very...More

3  Thank rbtravels2016
Reviewed 4 December 2016

So we spent £55. One starter, two mains, two glasses of wine and one pint of beer. I'd say that's pretty expensive and you would expect something reasonably good. What we got was bland and lacking in style. Only one beer available (admittedly a nice...More

Thank Dom D
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Is the jolly poacher dog friendly?
19 July 2015|
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Response from peter_felsing1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes when we have been there dogs are welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Ditchling Road | Preston Park, Brighton BN1 4SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 683967
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