Well, to put the thread kinda back on track,
I took a trip to Brighton today with one of my objectives being to check out one of the two eateries mentioned earlier in the thread.
I went with a friend to Smokeys on the sea front, where I had smoked brisket chips n slaw to eat.
I have wanted to try smoked brisket for what seems like an eternity now, and although I have nothing to reference my experience, I was really happy with the plate set before me.
I had 4-5 thick slices(approx 1/2+ inch thick) of brisket, which was tender, lean and had a distinctive hickory flavour smokieness to it.
From what I understood from talking to one of the waiters, who's been there since the opening 8-9 months ago, all their meat dishes are hickory smoked, which also include pulled pork, chicken, pork ribs, and a homemade sausage. Below is a menu link:
Going purely on a single visit, I would recommend this place, and I intend on going back to try some other dishes.
however as I have no other reference as to how smoked brisket could or should taste, if it's not too far, pay them a visit yourself :)