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The Basketmakers Arms (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
York - Otherside IPAExcellent1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)Excellent1
Lancaster - StrawGood1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleGood1
Fuller's - ESBAcceptable2
Fuller's - Saint Nick's Winter AleAcceptable1
Elgood's - Black Dog MildAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PridePoor1
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Bengal LancerNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Fuller's - Black Cab StoutNot Tried0
Fuller's - Discovery BlondNot Tried0
Fuller's - Summer AleNot Tried0
Hydes - FinestNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's FirecrackerNot Tried0
Fuller's - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Navigation - New Dawn PaleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Quintessential British Pale AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Basketmakers Arms, Brighton, East Sussex
Picture 2. The Basketmakers Arms, Brighton, East Sussex

Visits Details

14 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - ESB5.50PoorGreat disappointment. Poured and thus remained flatter than a witch's .........
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Not Tried
25 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. The masochist in me just wanted to see the mock Gale's brews in a pub where I remember drinking Gale's corkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - ESB5.50Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Firecracker4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
31 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Eureka, for once the pub did not smell of food and cooking. One arm of the bar counter has half a dozen tall imposing keg fonts, one of which was selling Fuller's 5.3% keg IPA at £5.50 pp!!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
York - Otherside IPA4.50ExcellentLip smacking bitterness
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not TriedA mockery in a former Gale's house
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not TriedA mockery in a former Gale's house
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
02 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening. The whole place reeked like a cafe food outlet so I was out before I was in. This must vie with the Lord Nelson as the most changed for the worse pub in Brighton.
BeerABVScoreNotes
27 May 2016 (ChrisE)
Superb. Excellent service and great beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Navigation - New Dawn Pale3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - Quintessential British Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
01 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Came in mainly to wind myself up to see 3 Gale's beers failing to declare their true Chiswick provenance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Saint Nick's Winter Ale4.50AcceptableFlattish, heavy and cloying
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Firecracker4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
30 Aug 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Immediately hit by the stench of chip fat and burning meat reminiscent of a kebab shop! I do like the large green metal YHA triangular sign and the enamel East Street Mayfield Post Office sign.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10PoorLacklustre bordering on unpleasant
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Summer Ale3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not TriedOne could easily be fooled in a former Gale's house
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not TriedOne could easily be fooled in a former Gale's house
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
17 Jul 2014 (HSB)
15:30 Lunch stop. Like the rest of the pubs, quiet. The sunny weather must have been keeping people on the beach.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Summer Ale3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Hydes - Finest4.70Not Tried
23 Jul 2013 (HSB)
15:07 Busy. Good barman, checked if Jaipur was ready to serve. Sadly not.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lancaster - Straw3.60Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
26 Jan 2013 (Andrew)
Very busy. Very nice pub. Had a wide feeling, like a playing field or a front room in a 1970's house in the hills.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60AcceptableGood condition but too much roasted malt.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Bengal Lancer5.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Black Cab Stout4.20Not Tried

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About The Basketmakers Arms

The pub sign. The Basketmakers Arms, Brighton, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good4
Acceptable3
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AD.

Former Gale's pub. Traditional corner pub in the Bohemian North Laines area of Brighton, south of Trafalgar Street. The central L-shaped bar serves one room. There are lots of early 20th Century tin and enamel signs and tins on the walls. The wooden bar is mirrored by the bare wooden floorboards. This feels like a comfortable locals' pub that is welcoming to passers by as well. 8 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN1 4AD