Pub du Vin

Price guide: Mid-range

7 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AD

Price guide: Mid-range

Pub du Vin

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#7 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Nightlife, People watching, Romance, Shopping, Trendiness

Best for Dining alone - Expert review of Pub du Vin

Great service, a cosy atmosphere and superb beer give this venture the edge.

The people behind the Hotel du Vin chain have done wonders for this characterful, slightly rickety Regency building. It used to be a fun but shabby late-night drinking den and party venue, but thanks to a light sprinkling of designer flair it’s now a place to be seen once again. At the front is a vintage-look bar hung with old photos of the city, while at the back is a gloriously romantic function room.

Food and drink: 

Eating here is simple and satisfying. There’s a short, changing menu of old-fashioned pub favourites such as steak and chips or fish pie, prepared from top quality ingredients, plus snacks such as pork pies and pickled eggs. Several excellent local beers are available on tap, and are served in pewter tankards - a very nice touch.

Ambience: 

Perhaps because there are so many genuinely traditional pubs in the area, the Pub du Vin hasn’t quite caught on with locals yet and its customers are mostly people staying in the upstairs guestrooms or the Hotel du Vin next door. Families are welcome, and there are lots of good perches for people dining alone. See Hotel du Vin and Pub du Vin for my separate hotel review.

Service: 

It's practically faultless.

Location: 

It's on the edge of The Lanes, a few steps from the seafront.

Price advice: 

Most main courses are comfortably under £15.

More information on Pub du Vin:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Pub, Restaurant
Food:
British, Modern, Snacks, Steak, Traditional
Address:
7 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AD
Telephone:
01273 718588
Website:
http://www.hotelduvin.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun noon-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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