Pub du Vin

Address: 7 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD, England
Telephone: 01273 718588

- Mid-range

4.6

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
4.7
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Service
4.9
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Food and drink
4.7
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Value for money
4.7
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.7
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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 [node:121561] for my separate hotel review.

Service

It's practically faultless.

Location

It's on the edge of [node:173590], a few steps from the seafront.

Price advice

Most main courses are comfortably under £15.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness

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