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Review of The Exchange

The Exchange
Ranked #99 of 314 Restaurants in Hove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
Description: Tucked away near Hove station, nestling among quiet residential streets is The Exchange pub on Goldstone Street. Over recent years, you’d be forgiven for not having noticed it, partly due to an inconspicuous location but also due to an exterior and interior that harked back to days of yore. But not anymore! Wooden floors, green and bare brick walls, industrial pendant lamps, new furniture and a revised layout has made for a very attractive look for the place. Outside, there’s a lovely al fresco space for soaking up the sunshine, while for the colder months there's a cosy log burner to keep you toasty. General Manager, Cormac, has brought his love of art to the place, picking out some eye-catching artwork for the walls, as well as installing his own masterpieces about the place. The pub offers a great menu, provided by The Gorilla Grill, crafted to cater for all tastes and particularly to encourage families and residents to come and enjoy!
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Description: Tucked away near Hove station, nestling among quiet residential streets is The Exchange pub on Goldstone Street. Over recent years, you’d be forgiven for not having noticed it, partly due to an inconspicuous location but also due to an exterior and interior that harked back to days of yore. But not anymore! Wooden floors, green and bare brick walls, industrial pendant lamps, new furniture and a revised layout has made for a very attractive look for the place. Outside, there’s a lovely al fresco space for soaking up the sunshine, while for the colder months there's a cosy log burner to keep you toasty. General Manager, Cormac, has brought his love of art to the place, picking out some eye-catching artwork for the walls, as well as installing his own masterpieces about the place. The pub offers a great menu, provided by The Gorilla Grill, crafted to cater for all tastes and particularly to encourage families and residents to come and enjoy!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

used to like it and the staff nice, but f me the prices! Did a reccy for later in the week with some mates but have opted for elsewhere. way way too expensive.

Thank Mark B
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Sophie W, Manager at The Exchange, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mark, thanks for taking the time to write a review, we can only apologise that you found our prices too expensive! Unfortunately we have no control over this, however, we do offer a wealth of drinks deals throughout the week! Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 5-8pm when you can find large discounts on lager, wine, and cider. We always have an Ale of the Day, at £3.40, with no time restriction. Our Whisky of the Week is always £2.30, again no time restrictions! and we offer Fizzy Fun Time, which is daily from 6-9pm when you can get a bottle for only £16 and a glass for just £3! Happy hour includes Friday night, making the beginning of the night a little easier on the wallet. And we have 3 for 2 on shots of Tuaca, Tequila and Sambuca, deals on doubling up on house spirits, a single of Jack Daniels and coke is only £3.60! And jaeger bombs can be bought at a discount if you buy two, or three. I hope this information helps, you can always ask our staff for any deals on the day!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Amazing food, so tasty and really good range. A few service issue as new kitchen staff settle in but couldn't fault the food, absolutely delicious every part of it! Had Sunday lunch and was one of the best since moving to Brighton in August 2017.
Had mix of the sous vide lamb and the pork, both were stunning so delicious I couldn't fault it. The roast potatoes and Yorkshires were exceptional. The sides were super tasty especially the parsnip and truffle oil, yum! Cleared my plate even things I don't usually like were stunning and delicious, can't recommend this Sunday lunch enough!! Recommend booking as getting busier every week.

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1  Thank Rosie_BH2
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

My wife and I along with 8 others had roast here on Mother's Day. We had the sirloin of beef which was cooked medium rare (just how we like it) and some of the others had pork which looked absolutely lovely. Unfortunately we had to be served in two lots due to the size of the group but we were warned beforehand and ultimately this did not spoil our experience. The roast potatoes were cooked in goose fat and were gorgeous. It also came with Yorkshire pud, cabbage, carrots pureed parsnip and beetroot.Someone from the first 'sitting' did comment that the food wasn't very hot but ours was fine.
The pub was quite busy as it was showing a Six Nations match and there were a few other tables also having food, all in all a good atmosphere.
There was a list of live bands for the month on the wall between the ladies and gents and while the general look of the interior seemed to be shabby chic I do think the brass push plates (and the areas around them) on the entrance doors could have done with a clean. Shabby chic (if I have got the decor right!) is OK if you like that sort of thing but the push plate areas looked dirty and didn't look as though they had been cleaned/polished for some time.
Personally I believe that polished bar furniture and any brass or copper creates an impression of care and cleanliness. It won't stop me going there again as I'd like to try the weekday menu at some time.

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1  Thank Sam C
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Really disappointing. My friend ordered nut roast and I had the slow cooked roast pork. The nut roast was mushy and the pork was undercooked with no crackling as described on the menu. It def had not been cooked like no and slow!The gravy was
thin and tasteless and the carrots were hard and undercooked. The cauliflower cheese side dish was undercooked and hard. All the food was cold. We complained but the waitress just said sorry to hear that and nothing more... really bad won’t ever go there again

1  Thank Moira S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in on Boxing Day to watch football excellent space, lovely and open. Large screen to watch sport. Lots of snug areas and doggie friendly. Will be returning again

Thank JasmineSky L
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