After long day walking in Brighton, we found this cosy pub on North Road, conveniently located close to Brighton station. We were impressed with the various beers on tap and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The space is relaxing and cosy, serves Thai food, and has Thai beer on tap; I had to return again to try the food. So delicious!
3 Jolly Butchers
59 North Road,
Tel: 01273 608571
Lunch @ 13.00-15.00
Typical weekday pub lunch but not so busy. It’s very relaxing.
- Minched pork Stir-fry with basil and chillis
- Thai style fish cake
Served with Steamed Thai Jasmine rice.
The 3 Jolly Butchers pub is on North Street, central Brighton. The pub is cosy and friendly with both local and Thai beers on tap. I visited this place with my Thai friends and we really looked forward to trying the Thai food here.
We went there for lunch on a cold day. The pub was nice and warm as soon as we walked in. The Kitchen Menu (and Take Away) is really simple and clear. It was easy to choose and order.
The starter course starts at £4.70. There are meat and vegetarian options.
Meat: Pork Spring Roll, Chicken Satay, Fish Cake, Chicken Wings
Vegetarian: Thai spring Roll, Corn Cake, Mushroom Satay, Veg Tempura
For Mains: £8.20 ( with + £1 for King Prawns) All Mains Served with Jasmine Rice ( +£1 for Egg Fried rice, Organic Brown rice, sticky or Coconut Rice)
Two Courses £10.50 ( with + £1 for King Prawns)
Three Courses £13.50 ( with + £1 for King Prawns)
Lunch Special £6.50 Until 3pm (Green Curry, Massaman, Pad Thai or Pad Kapow)
The resident Thai chefs are Chef Somkid and Chef Nittaya.
The Thai Singha beer on tap goes well with the Thai food of course.
Overall, the price is very good. Lunch menu is very tasty. We told them that we want extra spicy :). We had a great time.
Cosy pub with local beer and quality Thai street food.
Minched pork or Chicken Stir fry with Basil and chillies ( Pad Ka Pow) – £6.50 : This dish is my favourite and really authentic. It’s a typical Thai person’s lunch. I requested to have minced pork, or you can have it come with lovely chunks of pork if you prefer.
Using real Thai Holy Basil in this dish is what makes it so authentic and so fantastic. It gives a kick to stand aside the spiciness of the Thai chillies. Sweet black soy sauce is also a secret ingredient of a great Thai pad kapow, and has been used here.
Lovely presentation with banana leaf on the plate, which is a really Thai touch. Love it!
Thai style fish cake (Tod Mun) £4.70 : I miss this dish so much as it’s not easy to make at home. So we really enjoyed it. This dish is very popular among Thai people. Tod mun was delicious and prepared nicely with the right amount of spiciness. It came with a sweet chilli dipping sauce, which was also lovely and sharp, and a beautiful presentation of salad.
The pub has a very friendly welcome and is warm and cosy. It has a central Brighton location, is child friendly, and shows major sporting events – what isn’t to like?
The bar staff were friendly and knowledgable, both about the drinks they serve and the Thai food they offer. We talked about Thai food in general and they asked if I had any special requests, such as to make any dishes more spicy. Behind the bar, you will find the usual selection of beers such as Guinness, Peroni and Kronenbourg 1664. But what I really love is that they represent both Thailand and the local area with their beer choices: Singha draft on tap from Thailand, and Harveys on tap from Sussex. Pint please!
Last point to note is that after receiving our food, the chef came to our table personally to ensure everything was to our taste and that we were happy.
10 out of 10, can’t wait to go back.
Credit Photos: Sasithorn Sriwat
About me: Cherie Jones
Thai & British living in Hassocks, West Sussex.
Food lover, blogger, recipe developer and instructor for private Thai cooking classes in Sussex and beyond.
- Essential Cooking Certificate ( Leiths School of Food and Wine, London UK)
- Certificate of Thai cookery and management for Thai Restaurant in Abroad (M.L. Puang Dinakara The Royal Exquisite Thai Cooking School,Bangkok Thailand)
- Certificate of Bartending Course (Harry’s Bartending Academy, Bangkok)
- Level 3 Food Safety & Food Hygiene for Supervisor (City & Guild accredited)
- Level 2 Food Safety & Food Hygiene (City & Guild accredited)
- Level 2 Food Allergen Training ( Institute of Hospitality Endorsed)