The Lewes Arms

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The Lewes Arms
4.5
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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twa203
North Chailey, UK558 contributions
Unwelcome
Apr 2021 • Couples
On a mini Lewes crawl with my wife. Any visit to Lewes must include The Lewes Arms, a favourite pub. Arrived before 1300, it was pretty quiet. One table in the back bar taken, just two people in the front bar, loads of spare tables in the ground floor dining room. All the empty tables were booked, apparently, and we were ‘not allowed’ in the front bar ‘due to Covid regulations’ - see image showing how much space there was. We were led to a rather cold and ambience-free room upstairs and, ironically, placed on a table right next to the only other people up there. The whole experience was very odd, we simply felt unwelcome and in the way, thus we drank up and left as quickly as we could. We went to the Landsdown Arms, were made to feel extremely welcome, in a pandemic-compliant manner, and stayed there for a couple of rounds. No doubt the whole issue was down to Covid regulations but all the other pubs we visited, the John Harvey Tavern, Gardeners Arms, Rights of Man and Landsdown interpreted them so much more practically, commercially and did so without making us feel unwanted. A real shame as The Lewes Arms is a terrific pub.
Written May 23, 2021
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kryton2015
Lewes, UK4 contributions
Great fish and chips
Oct 2020 • Couples
Quite excellent fish and chips and staff coping cheerfully but professionally under trying circumstances. Great beers and a unique, historic site make the Lewes Arms probably the best pub in town.
Written October 10, 2020
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Clair J
New Forest National Park Hampshire, UK2 contributions
Great, yummy vegan pub food for adults and children alike.
Aug 2020 • Family
Amazingly friendly and cheery staff... very accommodating for vegan adults and children.... such a lovely meal and a fab sense of appreciation all round. Could not fault the hospitality shown. Thank you!
Written August 21, 2020
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Scott lee
London, UK1 contribution
Unfriendly
Mar 2020 • Friends
We were looking forward to visiting a couple of pubs in Lewes. Unfortunately as soon as we walked in we felt unwelcome by the barman. Looking us up and down, we took a seat and he marched over asking us what we would like to drink before we even had chance to get up and go to the bar. He continued to stare as if we weren’t welcome and without even asking he angrily said the kitchen was shut. Would not come back.
Written March 8, 2020
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ejfraser
Solihull, UK807 contributions
Traditional Old Pub
Oct 2019
Brilliant old pub with lots off small rooms . Serving a great selection of beers etc including real ales. Although we didn't eat there the food looked amazing . The people that were eating did not seem to have to wait long and the place was very busy.
Service at the bar was fast and efficient and very friendly.
We were on our way to football at the Amex and were away supporters, we were not treated any different to the locals and treated pleasantly by the locals and staff.
Excellent. Next year will arrive earlier so we can sample the food!
Written October 31, 2019
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Gavin D
46 contributions
A very friendly pub
Aug 2019 • Couples
My wife and I took our son and his girlfriend here for dinner.
The service was very good and friendly, and our two dogs were made very welcome too.
The food was fresh and very tasty, from a decent menu which included specials. Between us we had the house burger, mussels, nut roast baguette and a steak all of which were cooked and served promptly and cheerfully. They have a terrace at the back and a couple of dining rooms (one upstairs) as well as the bars. Families with children were made very welcome too and our barman had a couple of biscuit treats for our dogs before we left. Thank you to all the staff.
Written August 17, 2019
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BobSussexEngland
Kirdford, UK121 contributions
A real pub
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a real pub,not a gastro pub.The atmosphere is tremendous the food very good and the service first class. Great value and like a step back in time.
Written December 29, 2018
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JJJBrighton
Brighton, UK94 contributions
Fantastic Sunday Roast
Oct 2018 • Friends
Have always rated this wonderful pub for a Sunday Roast but haven’t been for a while ... good news is that it’s a fabulous as ever. Great food, lovingly prepared and lots of it. Two of us opted for the nut roast and one for the pork belly and crackling. All amazing. Keep up the good work. Staff wonderful too.
Written October 7, 2018
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HSAR1951
Shrewsbury, UK20 contributions
Sunday Lunch
Nov 2017 • Couples
A delicious tasty Sunday lunch was enjoyed by our party of six adults.
Lovely fresh veg complimented a satisfying plate of food including one vegetarian! Simon said this was the best vegetarian meal he had ever eaten in a pub !
The Pelham have great staff who couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly.
Thank you and we will be back .
Written November 27, 2017
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Gaynor E
Lewes, UK136 contributions
Nice atmosphere!
Jul 2017 • Couples
Its nice to call in early on a Friday evening...and have something to eat.Fish and Chips very tasty...as are their burgers.A good local pub!
Written July 19, 2017
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