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The Cricketers, Brighton

15 Black Lion Street
Phone: 01273329472
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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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john gray left this review about The Cricketers

This is the sort of comfortable feeling style of pub that I would use if I was a local.Friendly bar staff.Went for the Veterans -pale .dull and golden.

On 13th April 2018 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Cricketers

Established in 1547, this was another former Tamplin’s house, later Watney’s. This is also a rock pub, as in mentioned in Graham Greene’s novel, Brighton Rock. More importantly, it also has a CAMRA Regionally Important Historic Interior, which is the pub’s main selling point.
Horse brasses decorate a fine dark wood bar back with lettering to the top reading ‘Foreign Brandies’. The ceiling is low with black beams from which hang chamber pots – hardly bog-standard décor. There’s flock wallpaper and fantastic brass uplighters on the bar, but the most striking ingredient of all is the swathe of studded cerise velour upholstery to the seating. In all, it’s a bit like drinking in a gypsy fortune teller’s parlour.
Ales: a very friendly and helpful barman served me with a half of Caledonian Brewery’s Golden XPA at a rather steep £2.25. I’m not a fan of Caledonian’s ales at the best of times and this example was a bit off, the only truly duff ale of the day.
This is a fantastic, visually striking pub but if I had been able to peer into a crystal ball, I’d have opted for a different beer. Rated 6.5.

On 31st March 2018 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Cricketers

Despite the claimed date, this is a Grade II-listed Georgian building with a distinctive full-height double-bowed frontage. The impressive Victorian interior of the main bar and rear rooms is deservedly on Camra's regional heritage list, and the upstairs function rooms commemorate its association with the author Graham Greene. Also has pavement tables at the front for the better weather. Three of four handpumps in operation when we visited: London Pride, Caledonia XPA and 303 Golden Ale from Veterens Brewing (£2.00, half).

On 31st March 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Brighton, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
London Road (Brighton), 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Hove, 2.01 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cricketers, Brighton
13th Apr 2018, 22:00
Review submitted by john gray
31st Mar 2018, 12:36
Review submitted by Tris C

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - Midnight
Wednesday11am - Midnight
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday11am - 2am
Saturday11am - 2am
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