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The Dorset Inn

22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD, England
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Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just had a 2 night stay. The staff were very friendly,the bed comfy,clean fresh white towels and a fanfastic breakfast. The smoked salmon and scrambled eggs were amazing. Only comment would be the bathroom needs a bit of TLC. A coat of paint and new Lino would make a big difference. All things considered, good value for money... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I don't usually go for a pub meal, but when my friend suggested I meet her and an acquaintance at the Dorset Inn, I agreed. It was cosy and welcoming and had the feel of a country pub. The decor was rustic but nice. We were seated at the back of the pub. It was relatively spacious and the table... More 

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Thank Marcia T
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights as a group of friends for a weekend in Lewes, walking the Way and sampling some Harvey's. The Dorset is in a great location at the end of the high street with a municipal car park over the road. Excellent cooked breakfast. Friendly staff. Pub has a great atmosphere and good beer. The 3 bedrooms themselves... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Well where do we start! Went to Lewes for our 5th Anniversary and from the website it looked a nice place to stay and in the heart of the town, however that's where it ends! 70's style decor needed a refurb desperately, bathroom can only be described as disgusting, black mould in the shower along with rotting wood down by... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Dorset Inn is in a fantastic location in Lewes and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Breakfasts were very good indeed and all the staff were just lovely. The inn offers value for money. Stayed a week in June and had no big gripes at all; after all have stayed in the UKs worst hotel-also in Lewes-the White... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a great stay recently. The rooms were clean, beds comfortable and had everything that was needed. The cooked breakfast in the morning was delicious and staff were friendly and welcoming. Reading the comments I can see what people are saying in terms of refurbishing of rooms however the were clean and for the price very good. In short a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We needed a place to stay whilst visiting friends in the area and only chose The Dorset Inn because of the location but so glad I did. Previous reviews were mixed but we were pleased with everything about our stay which progressed over 2 days. The room was clean, dust free (asthmatic) and it had a homely feel about it.... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If they say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', then the person who wrote the sign outside of The Dorset could well have been blind. Described as having ' Six Beautiful En-Suite Rooms, it certainly is a wild stretch of the imagination as is the four star rating it is described as having. Our room was undesirable... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I booked this for my husband's birthday as a central place for things we were doing in Sussex. It boasts 'beautiful en suite rooms' which we feel are a little exaggerated. They were certainly comfortable and quirky (sloping floors, named after authors) but of an average standard. The cooked breakfasts were extremely good though would have preferred to be offered... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Having decided to extend our stay in Lewes we found The Dorset Arms was the only option remaining. The building is conveniently situated next to a large public car park and looks fine from the outside. The bar doubles as a reception and we were greeted by a young but helpful member of the staff. Our room situated on the... More 

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