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Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Brighton Pub World Cup FINAL

Brighton Pub World Cup FINAL

Well ladies and gentlemen, here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s the final of the 2013 Brighton Pub World Cup.

Two heavyweights line up against one another in the ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN to decide the GREATEST pub in the GREATEST city in the GREATEST nation on Earth.



Route to the final

The Battle of Trafalgar has performed strongly at every stage of this contest and was the clear winner of Group D. It had no trouble brushing aside Group C’s runner up the Shakespeare’s Head in round two and then faced up against former giant the Lord Nelson in a quarter final tie that had everyone’s mouths watering. In the end it was a fairly straightforward win for the Battle and it then came up against the much fancied Prince Albert in the semi finals. In a tightly fought contest the Battle emerged victorious to earn its place in today’s final.

The Basketmakers Arms was the easy winner of an otherwise fairly weak Group E and faced off against the Windmill in a second round tie that was the most one sided of the entire competition. Breezing through to the quarter finals it found new kid on the block the Craft Beer Co standing in its way in a match up that many found very difficult to predict. Ultimately however the Basketmakers had the experience to defeat the young pretender and earned its place in the semi finals where it came up against the fans’ favourite the Evening Star. Although a closely contested tie, the Basketmakers did eventually come out on top and having despatched the Evening Star it will be confident going into the final today.

My friends, there can be only one victor. One pub. One Brighton. One vote. Use it

And here is the result, the winner has been decided, it’s been incredibly close but the ultimate winner of the 2013 Brighton Pub World Cup is:





The Battle of Trafalgar

Congratulations to the winning pub and I’ll see you all again next year





1 Comment

  1. A truly fantastic final between two of my favourite establishments. I make no secret of the fact that I love the Basketmakers. It is what it’s coat of arms above the door says (go and check it out).

    To me it is (as is the Battle) a real pub. A Friday evening after work in the Basketmakers will delight any drinker. It’s not just the ale and the food, it’s the sights and the sounds. A pub is defined by the sound of its clientele; the hub-bub of the conversation; the mix of peoples; the music (and it’s very careful sound management); the colours that strike the eye; the very sense of history through the weathered and carefully curated items adorning the space. The list goes on, and our finalist have it.

    But, the Basketmakers, for me the Basketmakers is Brighton.

    A truly epic final. Thanks for the competition.