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The Ark


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact

A beautiful bar & restaurant, with riverside views, serving food all day, every day, cooked by our professional chefs daily. Traditional & Tapas menu. Table service inside. A lovely large beach garden. Customer car park. Live music Wednesday & Saturday evenings, & Sunday afternoons. Bar opens at 11am & closes at 12 midnight.
$6 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews tapas paella patatas bravas burger halloumi prawns baguette catfish potatoes beef chilli salad the pub quirky decor lovely garden place to eat overlooking the harbour
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoying meal (Thank you Liam and Sam) and good service by Jack and Chloe. We couldn't decide what to have for desert so the sharing platter was suggested which was very good. Nice atmosphere.,More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tracey182
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. The Ark team are amazing, lovely & welcoming, & they know their stuff too! It lends itself to the great ambience at The Ark, accompanied with our amazing food, we are onto a winner! Kind Regards from us all, thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Ark for a family lunch, service of staff was great and very welcoming, food was served well at a reasonable price, location is nice and pub well decorated. Will recommend this placeMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tashya G
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your very positive feedback, it is really appreciated. Our staff pull out all stops to make sure everyone is welcome. Our food is made with the highest quality ingredients, then cooked by our professional chefs. The decor is unique, & designed by...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor is unusual but less to our liking, lots of IKEA imitation flowers, imitation grass on the back of door, at the side of the estuary with no real view of the boats (in the summer you could sit on the veranda which was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PaulMaryRC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting this to be a nice little pub overlooking the harbour but was surprised when I walked in. Not much to drink on offer, no staff behind the bar and was more of a cafe than a pub so we left. I don’t...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kyberpass2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to go, they have bands playing there, open mic on a Friday, sea view, lovely food. Cozy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank I7278BXdeborahk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service from Chloe! Lovely meal with family. We’re be back, thank you very much.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TJMole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a birthday meal with friends, all booked in advance we were seated and told a third of the menu was not available (weekday) The menu has been downsized over the last year or so, so I personally didn't see much choice, however...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donamet
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Worth a visit just for the interior. If you get off the train in Newhaven, this is a stones throw away and well worth finding. In the summer, there’s a decking area with a view of the river channel and the boats. Inside, the incredibly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Popped in with a pal for a few beers, greeted by a wonderful guy on the bar. Attractive setting, quite on our Saturday evening visit. Will be heading back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank L8022WFdanb
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I visited the Ark today with my mother. We had the fish platter for two, with extra chips and bread but we really didn’t need the extras as we couldn’t eat it all. It was a superb meal, very nicely presented, with plenty of fish...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KarrieAnn23
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Oh Genius Susan B
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Dietcoke163 | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your enquiry. We would usually be able to accommodate your request. If you would like us to check the diary for you please call The Ark, 01273 517808.
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Dietcoke163 | Property representative |
We do Sunday lunch, as well as our full menu. We also have a Daily Specials board. Our menu is comprehensive, & will accommodate all tastes. If you would like to book please call The Ark 01273 517808 Kind Regards
Paul S
September 20, 2016|
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Response from Penny P | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Yes we do have gluten free options, one of which is an aubergine & chickpea curry, please ask our staff as there are also other tapas options. Thank you for your enquiry.
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