The Basketmakers Arms

12 Gloucester Road Brighton BN1 4AD

So cosy and neighbourly that some of its regulars have been coming here for decades, this is one of the North Laine’s best-loved pubs. The secret’s in the barrels – the landlord keeps his bitter extremely well. The interior has bags of character, too, with hundreds of vintage tin boxes tacked all over the walls. If you open one and find a handwritten message inside, you’re supposed to leave another for somebody else.

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