Historic Brighton seafood fixture for sale

One of Brighton’s – and the country’s – oldest fish and seafood restaurants, English’s, is being marketed for sale at £1.75 million, having been owned by the Leigh-Jones family since 1945.

Praised in the 2022 Harden’s guide as a “usually buzzing venue serving great fish dishes, including lovely lobster Thermidor”, it has been a fixture of Brighton’s bustling Lanes since the late 19th century, when it was knocked together from three adjoining properties.

The Grade II listed building can serve 75 diners over two storeys, with another 40 seated on the terrace in good weather. It is being marketed by Brighton commercial estate agents Carr & Priddle.

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