Beelzebab at The Hope & Ruin

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11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton, England

Vegan food vendor operating inside of Hope & Ruin Pub since 2015. Order at the bar from vegan food menu: seitan doner, hot dog and fries. The Hope is a bustling, music-led, watering hole with always tunes on the stereo, and above it is the 150-capacity venue that has been an essential part of the Brighton music scene since its days as the legendary Lift. Kids welcome until 8pm. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Western, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, British

31 Reviews

First Review by cakeandcounselling

Wow - Edit

I’m not from Brighton was visiting for the evening.
I researched the best i could and found this place to be one of the closest to where we were going that offered vegan food i had not tried before.
Was plesently surprised to find somewhere that offered vegan food that hit every taste bud i needed it to.
Overall if i am visiting Brighton again, I’ll be going in there again

Pros: Amazing food, visually/taste and quality. , Loved the interior, very unique., Easy to find

Cons: Toilets were grimey with mould

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Vegan 'junk food' at it's best! - Edit

Visited here In February on a weekend trip from London. Have tried a lot of the vegan restaurants in Brighton but this one stood out as different and I love vegan 'junk food'! So had to try it. Liked the fact it’s in s pub too.
The pub is full of old nik-naks and has a shabby-chic feel. The kitchen is actually a converted caravan on the pub. Fits in well with the pub's style & I liked it.
Wanted to order everything, but just picked a selection in the end. To start we had the ‘Naughty little boys’ deep fried breaded olives served with homemade mayo. I loved this idea and had never come across it before. Had I not been wanting to save room for my kebabs, I would have ordered more. Also ordered the fries topped with sliced vegan sausage and curry sauce - really good!
We then ordered two kebabs, which were huge! The seitan was well cooked & full of flavour.
I would have had 0 complaints, but I had asked the member of staff for my kebab to come without any onion, as onions don't agree with me. However, the Tzatziki white sauce contained a lot of raw onion pieces. I had to pick at it and couldn’t enjoy it properly so anyone who doesn't like onions, maybe ask for an alternative sauce. I will next time.
Service was o.k, staff weren’t the most attentive to be honest We had to go and get our own forks and napkins from the back of the pub when our food came, which was fine, as I think they were quite stretched with orders and it was a Friday lunch time, so fair enough.
I will definitely be visiting this pub again, next time I’m in Brighton. And will have the ‘Naughty little boys’ for certain.

Pros: All vegan , Good portion sizes, The ‘Naughty little boys’ are AMAZING

Cons: staff weren’t the most attentive

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Delicious naughty grub - Edit

Yummy vegan hotdogs, kebabs and loaded fries in a nice relaxed pub. I had the hotdog with sauerkraut, which was very messy to eat - the onions, gherkins and sauces were delicious but the sauerkraut a bit strange and stringy. I also had the ‘meat and chips’ - fries with vegan kebab meat and chilli sauce. I find fries with toppings are always a bit soggy but they were still very nice. What’s great is with all the options you can try a bit of everything. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was very nice.

Pros: Vegan!

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vegan kebab - Edit

We ate here before heading home from our visit, with vegan and omnivore friends, and enjoyed it immensely. We all had a vegan kebab, which was tasty and filling, and shared some ‘popcorn chicken’ - also tasty! Great place.

Pros: great food, affordable, great location

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THE BEST - Edit

The food is so amazing, the hot dogs and seitan is so nice. The peng poppers are a must.

Pros: great food, great vibes

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Awesome! - Edit

If you fancy some delicious seitan loaded fries or a nice juicy not dog, this is the place to come!
Great bar to hang out in too, while eating so much great food. And they serve Boho gelato as well as some great gooey brownies
Highly recommend you get yourself here!

Pros: So much yummy choices

Cons: Wouldn't be suited to eating alone

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good vegan junk food! - Edit

This is a great place if you're craving proper vegan junk food. I had the kebab 'meat' and chips with chilli sauce and though I've never had the 'real' version of this I imagine it was similar! Cheap prices too and lots of options. Agree with previous review - much more of a drinking place, loud music even in the day (I was there on a Sunday) and not somewhere to just go for food but great if you want beers and munchies!

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Too loud!! - Edit

Tried to go here on a Friday night but the music was way too loud for conversation so we went somewhere else. Basically an extremely noisy rock bar.

Pros: Near the station, Easy to find

Cons: Loud, Crowded

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Relax and Enjoy - Edit

Just a pub where veggies can eat and drink.

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Wow Great Vegan Food - Edit

The Hope & Ruin is a pub and live music venue, with a vegan kitchen run by Beelzebab and is a pub like no other, with an ecletic and wacky decor, with items like old washing machines incorporated as furniture.

The menu looks awesome with hot dogs, loaded fries and a seitan doner, with brownies and ice-cream supplied by Boho Gelato.

The kitchen is the back half of a caravan, located in the bar, so I had to take a photo, notice the number plate.
We managed to find a table on a busy Tuesday evening and chose a Beelzebab doner minus the soya tzatziki, a Krautwerk dog and Fritz's fries and waited in anticipation.

This is proper vegan junk food, not stodgy or greasy, but finger licking good, and impossible to eat in a delicate way, so I just got stuck in. Hubby was equally impressed with his tofu dog and we both loved the fries. I had a quick chat with chef Luke, to express our love for the food and to pick his brain for tips on how he makes the best seitan I have ever eaten, as my attempts resulted in a heavy, rubbery mess that went in the bin.

This place is highly recommended and when back in Brighton, I would be there like a shot.

Pros: Vegan menu, Vegan desserts, Vegan kitchen

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Could have been better - Edit

Love the decor and atmosphere at this pub. But the food really really disappointed me. I got a kebab, but I couldn't eat it all. There was waaayyy to much "meat" (seitan), and not nearly enough veggies. Plus, the veggies were all at the bottom of the kebab so I only got them in a few mouthfuls at the end. I'll be going back to try something else next time and hopefully it'll live up to the reviews!

Pros: everything vegan, great staff, awesome atmosphere

Cons: the kebab was not enjoyable

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Cool pub, cool food - Edit

Went there twice last week, very cool place with a bit of a punky feel to it, couldn't be better.
What more do you want, have a nice pint, order vegan fast food, and have lost of choice, all at the same time, whooo!

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Extremely delicious food and kind staff! - Edit

Everything on the menu is vegan! Not all alcohol but they tell you if it's not vegan. Amazing staff and delishious food! cheese sticks are to die for and the cheesy fries were exactly that: CHEESY💖

Pros: all the food is vegan and it's totally worth the p

Cons: price worthy!

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Best vegan junk food fix - Edit

We had the kebab, loaded fries and chicken poppers. Food is perfect for that junk food fix. Chicken poppers are scarily good.Great quirky atmosphere and good drinking venue. Relaxed atmosphere and cheap!

Pros: Chicken poppers , cheap

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came for the bab, stayed for the cheese on a stick! - Edit

Tried several dishes and the kebab ended up being the least favourite part of the meal. Tasty quirky sides and all reasonably priced

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Nice and quirky - Edit

For those looking for a healthy vegan meal you may be better served looking elsewhere in Brighton. For those looking for a low priced fill this is no the place for you. For the rest of us it's great

Menu is s mix of Vegan hot dogs topped with, or not, melted cheeze or sauerkraut or chilli non carne or pitta with seitan or chips loaded with all of the above. It is meat substitution territory and a lovely open pub space to sit and wash it down with (my choice was water but maybe yours isn't)

There's vegan brownie and ice cream too so all in and all a quirky place for a nice snack.

Pros: nice vibe

Cons: reliance on fake meat

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Amazing vegan "Currywurst" - Edit

I've never had such an amazing vegan "Currywurst" - it was so delicious and everything else looked delicious, too!
Very nice pub/bar, very cool interior, super nice staff!

Pros: very delicious, very cool interior, friendly staff

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Sooo yummy! - Edit

This pub has a great vibe and I love the vegan fast food. The 'fooled pork' loaded fries are delicious!

Pros: Great pub setting/ atmosphere, Delicious food

Cons: Not a huge amount of tables

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Absolutely amazing, epic, divine !!! - Edit

This kebab was out of this world! I adored the cheesy chips too. I don't know what to say... I am glad I do not live in Brighton as I would go there very soon and I would become big! Love love love it

Pros: Portion Size, Taste, Staff/Customer Service

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Good food - Edit

I had read reviews on Happy Cow, so decided to make Beelzebab, at the Hope and Ruin pub, our first stop after a five our trip to Brighton. I normally avoid vegan food that consists of meat substitutes, as I don't miss not eating burgers etc., but the reviews were great and I was hungry! Easy to find, we were served quickly and the food didn't disappoint. We enjoyed our meal, although would prefer to put our own sauces on, rather than have them ready served with sauce. Being a bar, there were plenty of drink choices and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly.

Pros: Tasty, Good value, Quick service

Cons: Separate sauce, please

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Amazing brownie and ice cream - Edit

We might have reviewed this before for its fun and delicious 'meat and chips' type food but we wanted to give special mention to the puddings! The hot brownies (made by honeycomb cakes, perhaps?) and ice cream (by the amazing boho gelato) are worth a special trip, one of the best desserts ever. Today it was oreo brownie and either peanut butter and salted caramel, or apple crumble and custard, ice cream. Amazingly delicious!

Pros: All vegan food, I think, brownie and ice cream, fun delicious topped chips/hot dogs

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Too much salad, not enough "Doner" - Edit

I feel like this place has a great vibe and as a vegan I was so excited about coming to visit this place because I had looked it up on HappyCow and travelled from London for a weekend away to be here in Brighton to enjoy the vegan food. I ordered the beelzabab kebab and I found that there was hardly any of the seitan doner and it was mostly just salad, the entire bread was just filled with salad. I felt like I had paid for just a pitta with a ridiculous amount of red cabbage and sauce. It was a major let down and I feel a tiny bit ripped off. If they had put mainly doner and just a little salad inside then it would've been an amazing kebab. So one simple change would make it so much better. I hope they read this and really go easy on the salad. If this means they have to increase the price then so be it.

If they address this issue then I would've given 5 stars!! The people were friendly and nice.

Pros: good bar with loads of drink options

Cons: ridiculous amount of red cabbage filling up the pi

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Great veggie pub - Edit

Pub that offers a good variety of vegan fast food: kebabs, cheesy fries, hot dogs, etc.
Prices are acceptable and the food is definitely way above average. Vegan will love the melted cheeses offered here!
The place itself is really nice and uniquely decorated.

Pros: Good variety, Price, Cheezes

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Yummy! - Edit

Nice range of vegan food. Very tasty, great staff and a nice atmosphere. Will be going back for more! And it's in a bar (hope and ruin) so plenty of drinks available.

Pros: Yum!, Good sized portions and good price, Inside a bar

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all the comfort! - Edit

Great food & great people. Check it out in you're in town.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-25

Pros: cheese fries, close to train station

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Banging kebabs and hotdogs. - Edit

The kebab is a must try for all and the hotdogs are amazing also. Loads of great sides as well, including chilli cheese fries which are delightful.

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Yummy and fun! - Edit

I just ate there last night. It was so delicious! I had the kabob, which was so tasty, and I also got brownies with ice cream that were amazing. The service was friendly, quick, and accommodating, too. I highly recommend it!

Pros: Great food, Vegan versions of old favorites, Awesome desserts.

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