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The Connaught Pub, Hove

written by Eshé Brown October 18, 2015
fried chicken at the connaught in hove

The Connaught Pub on Hove Street is a lush little spot for a drink. It’s cosy, sophisticated and the staff are really friendly. I’ve eaten here a couple of times and I would recommend it.

After a long walk in the country a few weekends ago, I knew I needed a good meal cooked for me, somewhere relaxed where I could just rock up as I was. I was in Hove for a change and the Connaught sprang to mind. I rang up, requested a table for half an hour’s time and there was a spare table on a Saturday night, result!

When we arrived we were welcomed warmly and a jug of chilled water was already waiting at our table – excellent service.

The Connaught Pub Hove

The menu had changed since my last visit, but I was pleased to see one of my favourite fish dishes was now on the menu – Pan Seared King Scallops with Pea and Ginger Pureé, Pancetta and Caper Butter – £7. There was also another new temptation I had to try – Buttermilk Southern-Fried Chicken with Mexican Corn Salad and Chilli Fries – £13.50.

STARTER

The scallops were beautifully cooked, melting in the mouth and the pea and ginger puree was divine. The pancetta made the dish a little on the salty side for my liking, but those with duller taste buds won’t mind.

Pan Seared King Scallops with Pea and Ginger Pureé, Pancetta and Caper Butter

MAIN

The Southern-Fried Chicken skin was spicy and crispy and came as a huge portion – but not a succulent as I would like. Those skinny chilli fries though… so good.

Buttermilk Southern-Fried Chicken with Mexican Corn Salad and Chilli Fries

OVERALL VERDICT

PRICE: £85 for 3 people (2 courses + wine)
RATING: 4/5

The service was excellent, the atmosphere warm and welcoming and there were lots of things I wanted to try on the menu. I would probably stick to the fish dishes for a main though next time, as the chicken wasn’t on par with the sea bass and mussels I’ve had here before. Definitely get yourself down here for a roast too. Oh and at the request of a reader I’ve found out that this is a dog-friendly joint. Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden but not in the restaurant – just as long as they are kept on a lead, even in the garden.

PHONE: 01273 206578
ADDRESS:
 48 Hove Street, Hove, BN3 2DH
WEBSITE: www.connaughtpub.co.uk
TWITTER: @ConnaughtPub

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3 comments

Tom Flint October 18, 2015 at 12:59 PM

I’ve not eaten there, looks pretty decent will give it a go sometime.

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Eshe October 21, 2015 at 9:12 PM

Have you been to the Ginger Pig over the road from it. That’s really great!

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Tom Flint October 21, 2015 at 9:15 PM

I have, I’ve got a review on my blog towards the beginning

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