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The Basketmakers Arms (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Session IPAExcellent1
York - Otherside IPAExcellent1
Castle Rock - Elsie MoExcellent1
Fuller's - London PrideGood3
Fuller's - ESBAcceptable3
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Fuller's - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's FirecrackerNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)Not Tried0
Castle Rock - Session IPA 2.0v1.7 Simcoe - Ahtanum - ColumbusNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Basketmakers Arms, Brighton, East Sussex
Picture 2. The Basketmakers Arms, Brighton, East Sussex

Visits Details

06 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Chatted to a couple from SE London, down in Brighton celebrating 15 years since they first met in the town.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Session IPA4.20ExcellentFull flavoured, alas a bit too citrus for my real appreciation
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
28 Aug 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and reasonably busy with wet sales, this pub's contribution to Brighton Beer was to have their two guest ales from Sussex Brewers. I looked at the certificate from the Mild Marketing Board, the Gales Food Award and a John Smith's tray which were on the wall by where I was sitting. A good pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10ExcellentMy friends were a bit surprised when I ordered this but it suited my mood and London Pride is usually very good in one of their tied houses.
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPA5.00Not Tried
23 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Always busy here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Good
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPA5.00Not Tried
19 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Seems the whole of Brighton plus Brighton Festival visitors are on the streets and in the pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Good
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Session IPA 2.0v1.7 Simcoe - Ahtanum - Columbus4.00Not Tried
19 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Fortunately after end of food service. Always a wind-up to see all those Gale's beers failing to declare their true Fuller's provenance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70ExcellentWith its new non sexist pump clip
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
27 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Always enjoy espying the enamel signs and tins which adorn the walls and remind myself of the happy days when this was a Gale's house and one could get corked bottled Prize Old Ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - ESB5.50AcceptableFull flavoured but let down by no head, in fact as flat as a Shrove Tuesday pancake
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Session IPA 2.0v1.7 Simcoe - Ahtanum - Columbus4.00Not Tried
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 Beer)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.
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About The Basketmakers Arms

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good6
Acceptable4
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 17 times, seen 36 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN1 4AD