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The Bright Helm

20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
+44 1273 224690
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“rice” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here to escape the rain and to grab a light lunch. In hindsight, the general decor and ambience should have warned us - the whole place looks tired with ripped seat covers and huge areas of exposed foam on the benches. Food was disappointing...More

Thank 1977ryan
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and me spent a day at the races, then proceeded to stay in Brighton for the night. We looked around for somewhere to eat and either it was too spicy or not food to our liking we decided to eat at The Bright...More

Thank essexdutchie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty plates and glasses on all vacant tables. Bar staff cocky. Dirty table, serviettes and food all over the floor. Wiped the table myself. My friends meal went back as the chips were overcooked and returned a handful of minutes later with the same chips...More

Thank Sal T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited while on a day trip to Brighton. The Bright Helm offers a wide choice of food from light snacks to pub favourites such as burgers, pies fish and chips etc. The bar has a relaxed feel to it and the service was quick and...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off Sunday lunch time on our way to see Mamma Mia , was very packed but found seats upstairs bar area ...First drinks from down bar own stairs told sold out of Tobruk beer and slim line tonic to go with the gin only...More

Thank Happy One H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Brighton and have used this place for years but it is going downhill fast and furious the food is disgusting the service is worse and the staff are like a load of zombies the tables are never cleaned you ask for a...More

1  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar was given a dirty drinking glass. The seat was broken and many of visitors withdrew sitting there.

1  Thank susihunt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After retreating from the Post & Telegraph breakfastless I managed to get breakfast in this nearby branch of Wetherspoons. The service was excellent, the breakfast was to the usual W standard and all was well again. This branch is a more modern W shop which...More

Thank docs_holiday
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Never seen a Wetherspoons pub in such a state paid for 2 breakfast and had to walk out smelled terrriabe stains from floor to ceiling left over food and drinks from day before someone from Wetherspoons needs to have a look at this place shocking...More

1  Thank shaunbighands
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We called in to escape the rain and have a few beers. The bar area was vast with some good seating. Very short staffed behind the bar (1 person). Personally wouldn't like to eat here as the raised dining area looks like a school dining...More

Thank Trevor R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22A West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 224690
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We are a J D Wetherspoon pub/ restaurant located in central Brighton. 5 minutes from the train station and just 2 minutes away from the beach. Located amid shops, restaurants, bars, clubs & hotels. Serving quality food, real ale and value for money deals.
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