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The French Horn

82 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3JD, England
+44 1273 721285
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“raclette” (5 reviews)
“lovely lunch” (2 reviews)
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Bar, French, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
82 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3JD, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We met here to celebrate a friend's birthday and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and when I asked for a glass of Malbec, which they didn't have, I was given a taster of two reds so that I could choose which I wanted...More

Thank LadyR2012
Neil W, Owner at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your occasion here. We look forward to next time!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We came here for Sunday lunch with friends and family. The younger kids had burgers and fries (both excellent). The rest of us went for raclette, something I'd not tried before. Consisted of lots of top grade cheese and meats which you got to cook...More

Thank Emlyn R
Neil W, Owner at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Very kind. Glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place, the menu is mostly French - Cheese boards to die for and an unbelievable raclette on a Sunday as an alternative to the rather often, somewhat dull traditional roasts everywhere else. They fully cater for vegetarians and often have creative pop...More

Thank Samuel H
Reviewed 3 March 2017

What a lovely lunch we enjoyed here. The raclette was superb and so much of it...it had been prepared with love! The wines and beers were great and the team very friendly and helpful. A great experience and a great change from roast chicken!!

Thank Michele J
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Counter pub with reasonable atmosphere if a little expensive for this area. Near seven dials with a selection of beers and wines. Guinness was £4.40 a pint which is a little steep. Bar was full of very loud regulars so won't be coming back.

Thank Ultimate007
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic raclette lunch. Very generous and authentic! Would thoroughly recommend skipping the roast!

Thank Domjones24
Reviewed 14 December 2016

After having moved back to Hove recently I have frequented the French horn a number of times and all have proved a great night. Friendly staff and a nice venue with great food - would definitely recommend.

Thank MegaSteve4
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Pretentious, snob and no class. Bland atmosphere with even blander decor. Rather pricey, I would really avoid it as a romantic outing, it's not.More

1  Thank RoquetQueen
Neil W, Owner at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Dear RoquetQueen, We're sorry that your visit here was not up to your expectations. We are primarily a "boozer" community pub with an authentic selection of home-made French & English pub fare adapted for the boozer atmosphere. Our prices are lower than all other pubs...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

My Brighton friends took me to this fantastic pub. The atmosphere is great. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. The bloody Mary I had was perfect. The food is delicious and the menu is varied. Would recommend it for a good night out.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I've never eaten here but I go here fairly often with friends to have drinks. There is a lively atmosphere but it's never too busy that you can't have a conversation. Staff are what make the place, absolutely lovely people.

2  Thank catherinedelves
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Romany M
28 January 2017|
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Yes, dogs are allowed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, French, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 721285
  • E-mail
A welcoming pub with a friendly local's atmosphere.
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