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“A terrifically cold blast from the past!”
Review of Pells Pool

Pells Pool
Ranked #13 of 29 things to do in Lewes
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Our 2018 season started on 5 May. Pells Pool is the oldest documented freshwater public pool in the UK. We celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2011 and continue to welcome thousands to our unique pool in the summer months each year. The Pells Pool is a spring-fed pool - 46 metres long by 23 metres wide pool. There are facilities for the whole family to enjoy, from our tree-lined green lawn, sun terrace and exercise lane, to our children's paddling pool, floats and other recreational equipment. Come for the day and enjoy a picnic on the tree-lined lawn. We also serve hot and cold drinks, ice creams and a selection of cakes.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

I nearly had to be rescued by two graceful older ladies - who clearly swam here all the time!! A proper quaint step back in time that hasnt been ruined by sterilisation and commercial venture. I can highly recommend you give it a go.

1  Thank Pexozoni
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"sunny day"
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"east sussex"
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Reviewed September 13, 2014

Perfectly formed lido. As is usual with lidos it is quite cold but this one is very well run, super Clean, good facilities. Good for families on a sunny day or for getting some laps in

1  Thank B6964VKpaulh
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

This pool is freezing but invigorating and good fun. It is huge and the grassy picnic areas are lovely. Would definitely go back but maybe on a hotter day,

Thank Jill R
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a fantastic pool. Even more wonderful now that it opens at 7am two mornings a week so that I ( and lots of other people) can swim before work. I love the original styling over the entrance , the clean water , and the fact that it surrounded by cool green trees. Fantastic for everyone.

1  Thank Hoppetlewes
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Everyone complains about the water. It's not cold it's wonderful. The staff are attentive, the life guard is vigilant and the pool has a good shallow end for little ones. Everyone is friendly and chatty. There is food drinks and ice creams. Shhhhhhh don't tell anyone, it's our little gem x

3  Thank HelenJ68
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