TESTIMONIALS

HEAR WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

September 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
We recently had our wedding reception here. From the minute we enquired we were met with warmth and helpfulness. We were won over by the size of the garden and the friendliness of the staff. We booked and from that point the staff (in particular Annamari) were helpful, thoughtful and literally kept us in the loop of everything. They went above and beyond to make our day stress free and special. We knew from the get go that we wanted a pub reception but this venue can be so much more – if you want something more formal, I know that The Garden Bar would be accommodating and it would be perfect! Even in windy Hove we truly had the best day and were treated with such kindness and care. The food was enjoyed by all too. We would recommend this venue to anyone… (we have also been for food and drinks quite a few times over the summer and this too has been lovely).

September 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
A great bar for all functions and just a nice drink. Food amazing service great 

August 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Hired a function area for a 40th birthday and was really worth it, a smart clean pub with really warm friendly staff.

August 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
My daughter had her wedding party here. The venue is lovely, food was great, staff were fantastic, cocktails were delicious (& strong) Would definitely recommend. 

July 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Probably one of my favourite pubs to pop in on my way past, nice big garden and staff are great.

June 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Such a nice bar and the food is unreal!!! Such a lovely beer garden.

June 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Excellent place to book for a function. The staff really look after the group.

May 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Stunning Sunday roast. I had beef, my friends had pork and lamb. We all loved it. Staff were also great. 100% recommend

April 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
I hosted my charity event at the garden bar on the 15th April and I have to say, it was the best decision I made. I was meant to have it on the 6th of May but then the king’s coronation was announced. Annamari and Lisa contacted me and helped me find a different date.

The communication they had with me over the months leading up to the event was more than I expected and this made me feel more positive about how the charity event would turn out.

On the day of the event, the staff on duty were so hard working and went above and beyond my expectations. Having great staff like this, really makes a difference on someone’s experience.

I had also ordered different canapé’s for the beginning of my event and once again I was more than impressed. The food throughout the day was so lovely and I heard so many others say the same thing. A lot of people had come to congratulate me on my hard work but I honestly don’t think it would have been as successful as it was if I didn’t pick the perfect venue so thank you to everyone at the garden bar. You’ve left such a great impression on me.

April 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪
Nice pub, great beer garden

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Excellent service and the food was simply amazing. I had the pork belly and my wife had the chicken. Both arrived promptly and piping hot, roast beetroot and potatoes were perfect. Faultless, will definitely be back.

March 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪
Great place to watch the rugby. Classic pub food with fantastic portions. Really enjoyed the burger /wings and fries

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Roast today was top. Had a lovely time, great atmosphere and the staff were ace.

March 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Lovely venue for family party great buffet brilliant service

March 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Amazing roast dinner, friendly staff & great atmosphere! Won’t go anywhere else now on a Sunday

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We booked the East bar at The Garden Bar for an 80th birthday celebration.  Annamari made the whole process of booking and arranging the get-together easy, checking details by email. The team were friendly and professional throughout the evening and there were so many compliments about the food. It was a really busy night for the staff but I don’t think anyone waited too long for attention at the bar. I would definitely recommend the Garden Bar if you are considering a function. They helped to make the evening special.

February 2023 – Trip Advisor – ✪✪✪✪✪
We had our engagement party at The Garden Bar and it was the perfect venue! The food buffet we picked out was amazing and everyone enjoyed it! The bar staff were lovely and attentive! We had the best night, highly recommended!

February 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Very trendy, good food, nice selection of drinks and polished serviced style…. Will defo visit again and again.

February 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Top place to eat and drink, lively staff very welcoming!

January 2023 – Google – ✪✪✪✪
Lovely meal, big portion size and the open fire was a real treat. Easy to park nearby after 7pm.

December 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
We held our wedding reception at The Garden Bar in November 2022 and had a fantastic night! The staff went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly – and were on hand throughout the planning process to answer any questions. The food was excellent and the place looked beautiful. The bar staff were helpful and friendly, and our guests had a lovely time. We couldn’t recommend The Garden Bar enough as a wedding venue! Excellent value too, when compared to some of the other venues we looked at.

December 2022 – Trip Advisor – ✪✪✪✪✪
Fantastic roast, well cooked Al dente vegetables, crispy roast potatoes, delicious meat and the vegetarian option was well balanced. The service was attentive and efficient. Really cheerful staff who obviously love their work. Thank you, we will return.

December 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Amazing venue for celebrations! Super helpful and friendly staff both while booking and planning everything as well as on the day. We had a party with 30 people in the East wing with coffee and cakes as well as a buffet in the evening. The food was amazing. We all had a brilliant time!

December 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Lovely food, great staff, all my family love this pub.

November 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Recently I’ve been here for a roast dinner, it was delicious. Easily the best I’ve had in ages. Also been here for a function for a friend’s birthday and was great for evening drinks and dancing. Fab venue, would recommend.

October 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
We had our wedding reception at The Garden Bar last month, and we had the most beautiful day. Sadly we had to postpone twice in 2020 and 2021 and Annamari and the team were so kind in helping us rearrange. The day went perfectly, and all our guests commented how great the food was, the garden was lovely and the venue staff were a delight all day! Annamari particularly ensured we had the best day ever! We have always liked coming to the Garden Bar socially as well, and will continue to visit! Thanks Garden Bar for giving us such a memorable day!

October 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Staff are always pleasant and accommodating for families.

October 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Absolutely amazing staff, so helpful and friendly. Thoroughly recommend for events for anyone.

September 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Great wedding venue, food delicious, staff really hard working

September 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪
Pleasantly surprised. Have never been in before, great place. Clean, nice staff comfortable to talk to. Great outside seating area large, sitting inside for a lot yet well spaced out & very clean.

September 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Excellent pub and food.

September 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Lovely friendly pub great service

September 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Fabulous outside venue and indoors great as well. Friendly staff and good food and drink.

August 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪
Good food. Great garden. Friendly staff.

August 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Great place for a celebration

August 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Lovely food, spacious and relaxed atmosphere

August 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
The most amazing venue which hosted our wedding. I can’t thank the team enough for what they achieved to ensure everything about our day was simply magical. The venue was transformed into a beautiful space. Our guests were so complimentary about the venue, the amazing vegan food, and how helpful the team were throughout the day. The most important day of our lives was made even more amazing by The Garden Bar team. We can only thank you and we are so pleased we made the decision to host our wedding here

August 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
We had our wedding reception here just a few days ago and we were over the moon with everything the team put together for us. From first enquiry to last orders the experience help and support has been outstanding. The help to decorate the gardens and venue, the amazing vegan food that all our guests said was the best wedding food they had ever had, and the attentive service from the whole team through the day. Honestly we were overwhelmed with just how this lovely pub was transformed to a beautiful wedding venue – we could not recommend The Garden Bar more highly if you want to have simply the most fabulous place to host a wedding or party. Thanks to everyone there for making our most memorable day so special x

July 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Lovely place. Huge beer garden.

July 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Absolutely love this place great roasts and dog friendly Leo even got spoilt with dog treats and fresh water would highly recommend

June 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Great wedding venue for a fun party. Good food and vibes.

June 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Father’s day lunch Yet again a fabulous roast lunch at The Garden Bar, I had the roast lamb which was delicious washed down with a very nice Merlot red wine. Even though it was busy the staff couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful. Thank you.

June 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Went to the Garden Bar in Hove yesterday for Sunday Lunch with my sister, her partner and my nephew. My sister’s partner and I opted for the beef and it was delicious and a huge portion. My sister is a vegetarian and went for the vegetarian Wellington but was spoilt for choice with 3 vegetarian options on the Sunday lunch menu. My nephew had the kiddie roast which included a free scoop of ice-cream. We all agreed the food was delicious and excellent value for money plus both the waiting and bar staff were welcoming and accommodating so will certainly be returning soon and would highly recommend.

June 2022 – Facebook – ✪✪✪✪✪
Brilliant atmosphere, very friendly staff, and feels very relaxing in general.

May 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Went to the Garden Bar in Hove yesterday for Sunday Lunch with my sister, her partner and my nephew. My sisters partner and I opted for the beef and it was delicious and a huge portion. My sister is a vegetarian and went for the vegetarian Wellington but was spoilt for choice with 3 vegetarian options on the Sunday lunch menu. My nephew had the kiddie roast which included a free scoop Ice-cream. We all agreed the food was delicious and excellent value for money plus both the waiting and bar staff were welcoming and accommodating so will certainly be returning soon and would highly recommend it!

April 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Always a lovely pub to visit especially in the summer months with the garden, great selection of draught beers and good food.

April 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Lovely garden great food nice staff and one of the top Sunday roasts.

April 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Nice place to sit in and enjoy some drink. Friendly staff and the whole place has a charm.

March 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Mother’s Day lunch…..just perfect couldn’t fault anything. Lots of perfectly cooked meat, unusual and tasty vegetables, perfect roast potatoes, huge Yorkshire pudding, copious amounts of gravy. Added stuffing balls and cauliflower cheese to our order not really needed but absolutely delicious. All washed down with a perfect Pinot Grigio rose. The staff were so friendly and it made for a relaxed and very happy Mother’s Day. Lovely dessert selection. Highly recommended pub. PS try the flat white espresso martini and the after eight martini….you won’t be disappointed!

March 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
I celebrated Mother’s Day here and we were not disappointed. Amazing food, service and the staff are just lovely. Very well done to all the staff as it was a smooth experience

March 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Had a fantastic Sunday lunch at The Garden Bar. We didn’t have a reservation but they managed to find space for us as a walk in and the staff were super friendly and welcoming. Very attentive to make sure we ordered and had everything we needed. Will definitely be back!

February 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Great cocktails, the After Eight one is a deadly yet amazing drink that I both regret drinking and yet want more of.

February 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
We chose the garden bar for the celebration of my late daughter’s life. The staff were incredible and made everything so easy for us that we didn’t need to worry about anything. They accommodated 80-100 people, allowed us to play our choice of music and play a video montage on their TV. And the buffet and choice was amazing and delicious. So many comments saying it was the best buffet people had ever had. I cannot praise and recommend this venue and the staff highly enough. Thank you for making a sad day special

January 2022 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Really good food and Corona on tap which is hard to find. 

January 2022 – Trip Advisor – ✪✪✪✪✪
We had a large family gathering to celebrate multiple birthdays and chose The Garden Bar as it’s spacious (and our daughter loves it there) and we’d heard great things… We were not disappointed! We all had the Sunday Roasts and they were just fabulous, loads of different veg, great value for money. Our group was a mix of ages; children ages 2 to 21 up to grandparents – the food and service was brilliant. We’ll definitely be back… sticky toffee pudding a must!

December 2021 – Facebook – ✪✪✪✪✪
Just hired the Garden Bar for my daughter’s 15th birthday party. From the first email until the actual day the manager and bar staff were superb and attentive. I’ve booked again for another event!

December 2021 – Trip Advisor – ✪✪✪✪✪
We booked The Garden Bar for our staff party and it was fantastic! This place truly is a real gem. Drinks were brilliant (lots of cocktails, lots of choice!!) The staff were friendly and attentive. We had a buffet which was delicious and had a whole side of the bar for ourselves – highly highly recommend! It was for our gym staff party, however I wish I lived closer personally as I would be in here all the time!! A must go in Hove.

December 2021 – Trip Advisor – ✪✪✪✪✪
Booked a large garden area for a friend’s birthday party! I arrived early to make sure things were set up. On arrival I realised they had booked an inside area for us also, as it was raining! Very thoughtful! The staff were welcoming and accommodating! Also great Wine and Gin selection. Loved the venue. First visit and will not be my last. Highly recommended for any gathering!!

November 2021 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
The Garden Bar looked after us fabulously for our family and friends celebration after our civil partnership. Our gathering was severely impacted by guest Covid results and The Garden Bar were great at last minute changes to our catering numbers. Staff were really helpful and the food was well made and delicious. A great location for our party, thank you so much.

December 2021 – Google – ✪✪✪✪✪
Enjoyed a lovely Sunday Roast here with family. Lovely pub to visit

August 2021 – rhea f – tripadvisor ✪✪✪✪✪
Booked this venue for my sister’s hen do and so glad I did! The staff were so friendly and proactive from start to finish. They were extremely helpful and after meeting face to face to discuss different types of menus to cater for up to 20 people I know this venue was a very good choice. The food was amazing! Thank you for all your help and for making my sister’s hen do the best possible!

August 2021 – angie lee – facebook ✪✪✪✪✪
Fabulous afternoon bbq with 33 ladies. Amazing food. Highly recommend.
“creative cocktails, local hangout, great food, fun atmosphere.”

August 2021 – si harris – tripadvisor ✪✪✪✪✪
It’s so great to see this wonderful pub getting busier and busier and finally getting the recognition they deserve. We’ve been visiting frequently for many years and were absolutely gutted when it closed for the majority of 2020 so we’re thrilled it’s back and thriving. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and go out of their way to accommodate you and make you feel at home. The food is also fantastic – easily one of the best roasts in the brighton/hove area, they also offer a smaller roast for those with smaller appetites (or suffering a hangover) which is a major bonus. Although it’s tucked away a little between hove and portslade, it’s definitely worth the trip, especially in sunshine as they boast a massive pub garden (with booths also available). Would absolutely recommend! Thank you gbh for always making us feel welcome and providing such a great service, food and drinks!

August 2021 – reem metcalfe – facebook ✪✪✪✪✪
I had my baby shower in the garden and it was just perfect. The lovely team were so attentive and made sure everything went smoothly for me. We had great weather and the food was amazing. We had the cream tea buffet which was delicious. Couldn’t have asked for more, would highly recommend.
“perfect for parties, great value, friendly staff, great food.”

July 2021 – raddy hlasnik – google ✪✪✪✪✪
Amazing sunday roast. Had pork belly with a side of pigs in blankets and pork & cranberry stuffing balls! Loved the rosemary gravy and the pork scratching was the best!! Oh and forgot to mention how lovely and friendly the staff was!

July 2021 – debbie bennett – google ✪✪✪✪
Lovely garden and pub. Staff are very friendly. Lovely roast dinner. Couldn’t fault it. Will definitely return.

July 2021 – robert murphy-smith – google ✪✪✪✪✪
Brilliant little bar, dogs welcome, friendly staff, and plenty of space inside and outside, front and back garden.

July 2021 – kathryn fullbrook – google ✪✪✪✪✪
Staff were so helpful and went the extra mile to make our night special.

June 2021 – nikki terry – facebook ✪✪✪✪✪
We booked at the garden bar on saturday 5th june for a works get together. First one since december 2019. Annamari and her team had allocated us a section of the outside garden, including the sole use of 3 booths. We had ordered the buffet platters, which were delicious and the hot food, arrived just that. The staff worked so hard, and were amazingly attentive, providing table service not only to our group of 20, but to all the other customers too. We had a fantastic evening. The venue looked fab, and the measures they had put in place made us feel very covid safe. Well done and a massive thank you to annamari and all her hard working team. I would highly recommend visiting the garden bar. We are hoping to book another work do for late summer as can’t think of a better place locally to spend our evening.

June 2021 – angela moll – google ✪✪✪✪
Great place , lively, good atmosphere.

June 2021 – kimberley – google ✪✪✪✪✪
Great food, great garden, friendly staff and great range of drinks.

Nigel rogers – google – february 2020
“excellent roast lamb dinner. Lovely bar as well.”

Glen richardson – google – january 2020
“very helpful staff and pleasant when I was booking a function price was good as well.”

Facebook – december 2019 – louise james
“we had my daughter’s birthday party at the garden bar and it was perfect. Great food and staff could not do enough to help organise leading up to the day and great service. Will definitely be back, thank you all, especially lisa. Perfect for parties · great food · fun atmosphere”

Facebook – july 2019 – jacqui lock
“had a selection of starters halloumi fries falafel and fish goujons and a pitcher of pimms, perfect for a hot afternoon. Food was cooked fresh and hot, excellent. Perfect for parties · friendly bartenders · hip atmosphere · stylish interior · great food · local hangout · great value · free wi-fi · creative cocktails · big tvs · fun atmosphere · romantic atmosphere · live sports”

Alice kerr – facebook – june 2019
“I had my hen party here yesterday and everyone had the best time! The staff were so friendly and helpful with all my requests and helping set up the room for us. Thank you guys so much!”

Ookateoo – trip advisor – may 2019
“we had our wedding reception at the garden bar on saturday 25 may 2019. We had an absolutely fantastic evening. Every one of our guests mentioned how joyful, informal & relaxed it was and that was largely down to annamari and her team. They were flexible and helpful around our putting up our decorations, and food choices, and just thoughtful and lovely throughout the day. The food was fantastically tasty and everyone complimented it. Annamari was helpful with suggestions in the meetings we had beforehand, and very well organised, and lucia was an absolute sweetheart, and nothing was too much trouble for her. The price really was very reasonable too for the service, food and venue. We would highly recommend choosing the garden bar for your wedding reception!”

Chrisbn3 – trip advisor – march 2019
“I’ve been coming to this bar for a long time, on sunday I decided to try the roast, which was lovely, all staff are friendly, I reserved a table as its very busy the week before, thebar staff remembered I had, how many for, and even what food I had requested which was a lovely touch. The garden is massive and a real sun trap in summer, very relaxed and perfect for a drink in the sun. Toilets are a bit grim but they seem to be currently being refurbished. All in all, nice bar, fab roasts, lovely garden, and brilliant staff. Well worth a visit.”

Danni bee – facebook – february 2019
“I’ve followed you on instagram purely for your roasts! And that was just how they looked when photographed! To say they were the best roasts we’ve eaten out is an understatement! Everything even down the carrot had its own flavours! I had the beef, which was beautiful and my wife had the chicken! And wow, the cranberry stuffing balls! Sitting outside in the garden under the sunshine to eat it was also an added bonus! Friendly staff all round! Thank you! We shall be returning and recommending.”

Dusty295 – tripadvisor – january 2019
“had my 50th birthday party here – from the initial enquiry to the actual event, their communication was great, nothing was too much trouble, staff were so helpful and friendly which made such a difference especially when I was feeling nervous before the party started. They were very flexible about food options and were happy to provide french bread, cheese and biscuits which was beautifully presented and at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.”

Toni powell – facebook – june 2018
“I hired the garden bar for my sister’s hen do on 9th june and I have to say I was very impressed. Being from london all the organising was done over the phone and over email. Annamari who was dealing with the arrangements always replied straight away and really helped me with any requests I had. On the night the staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. The food was great and lots of it. Would definitely recommend and would definitely hire again. Thanks for making my sister’s hen a night to remember.”

October 2020 – tripadvisor – buckr328
“a lovely old looking pub but probably isn’t as old as it appears. Good choice of draft and
Spirits. The staff are really excellent, especially our waitress grace. She was very attentive
But not annoying, happy and polite, you could tell she was smiling all the time even with her
Mask on. The covid measures are excellent, tables well spaced, cleaned regularly and the
Garden area is the biggest in hove so lots of space. I had a burger which was amazing, very
Thick patty not at all fatty. The wife had the fish and chips which was excellent and so large she
Couldn’t finish it. On the whole, you gotta eat here, or even if you just pop in for a drink it’s
Well worth it (20% off food at the time of my visit).”

October 2020 – google – natalie
“really lovely place. Amazing food that is all homemade and delicious! The drinks were excellent
And I would strongly recommend the espresso martini with salted caramel! The staff is really
Pleasant, friendly, and attentive. Could not recommend this bar enough!”

September 2020 – facebook – jennie
“we had 3 roasts today, beef, pork and chicken with extras of stuffing balls, pigs in blankets
And cauliflower cheese. I must say it was all fabulous, parsnips were perfect, carrots,
Broccoli cabbage, potatoes were yum, lots of sliced beef, nice hearty dinner highly
Recommended!”

August 2020 – facebook – lucy
“so lovely to be back in the garden on saturday afternoon. Drinks were served to the
Table, distancing rules were adhered to and the staff was as friendly as ever.”

CONTACT US

For all enquiries, please contact our dedicated team who will be happy to help.
Call: 01273 419 657
Email: info_@thegardenbarhove.com
Visit: 324 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5LF

 

Bar

Mon – Thur: 12:00-23:00
Fri & Sat: 12:00-00:00
Sun: 12:00-20:00

Kitchen open times may vary,
Booking is advised – please call (01273) 419657