We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 34 Lewes B&Bs / inns

The Dorset Inn

22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD, England
Hotel amenities
The Dorset Inn
Ranked #19 of 34 Lewes B&B and Inns
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Lewes
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

23 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 2 nights in the Dorset. Large, clean room, well appointed for the price range, comfortable, with good standard shower room. No noise whatsoever from the public house below. Seemed as though the rooms were situated off to the side in this ancient inn, so that no noise permeated. Parking good - the public car park was a few... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I can recommend The Dorset for a stay or meal or Both . The room I stayed in was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was very good The staff were all friendly and helpful and I would stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swindon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My wife and I stopped there for lunch on Saturday afternoon,what a pleasure we had from the friendly welcome to the lovely lunch enjoyed by both of us,will definitely be returning when we are back in Lewis.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Isle of wight
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and myself have stayed at the Dorset a number of times and have been well impressed with both the rooms and the food. Very good value and the staff are so polite and courteous and couldn't do enough to help. We would definitely stay again. The location is brilliant for the quaint town of Lewes and the proximity... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Cambs
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Looking at previous reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect. We were in the area visiting friends and wanted an easy meal out. Parking outside The Dorest is cheap and plentiful, with a large council pay and display carpark out the front (£2-something for four hours). As you approach the pub, there is an outside seating area with benches and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights in January on a short break in Lewes. The lady behind the bar was very efficient with the check-in and also showed us to the after hours entrance in case we came back late. The room was very nicely decorated, comfortable, warm and flawlessly clean. We decided to eat in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seaford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We met some of the family at the Dorset at lunchtime on Saturday 11th January. The menu didn't particularly float our boat but as time was getting on we did need to eat. We ordered 3 fish and chip meals @ £9.25 each and a Panini. When the meals arrived I was appalled at that which was presented to us.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paul B, Owner at The Dorset Inn, responded to this review

Unfortunately I cannot disagree with any part of Robert's review, the 3 dishes in question were not fit to leave the kitchen, and I apologise once again. We took over at The Dorset exactly one year ago and thankfully instances like this have been few and far between. Reviews have generally been positive and each day we strive to do... More

Lewes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Great staff and love being here, atmosphere is more than pub-like, it's easy to relax in after work. I come in here with friends regularly and love to spend time here. The staff that I have met are engaging and it makes the visit even better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Because of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton I found myself looking for accommodation further afield and ended up in Lewes. It is a pleasant town, about a 15 minute drive from Brighton and Hove and was very handy for the cricket at Hove. The Dorset is a lovely pub with lots of character. The rooms were a decent size... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Traveled down from Lancashire to visit a local company, spent one night at the Dorset, warm and friendly welcome from the bar staff. The evening meal and breakfast was excellent, i would recommend trying the real ale on offer. The rooms are very clean and tidy.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to The Dorset Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Dorset Inn

Also Known As:
The Dorset Arms Hotel
The Dorset Arms Hotel Lewes
The Dorset Inn Lewes, East Sussex
Address: 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Lewes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dorset, a traditional pub with letting rooms, is located in the heart of historic Lewes and is ideal for walkers and cyclists travelling the South Downs Way. All our rooms are en suite, we have secure cycle storage facilities, a roaring fire during the winter months and a sun drenched patio in the summer. Parking is also available in the large pay and display car park situated in between us and Harveys Brewery; its free after 5pm and all day on Sundays. We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Dorset Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added The Dorset Inn to your Saves list