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Pelham Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
+44 1273 476149
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (40 reviews)
“pudding” (22 reviews)
“roast pork” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
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1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped in on a sunny Saturday for a drink in the beer garden which in more decking in the car park than garden. Staff were efficient, wine fine, we didn't eat but menu was usual pub fayre.

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two of our party had the flank steaks, which were very rare as was ordered and topped with spicy chimichuri. I was also very happy with my seared hake on crushed new potatoes. The vegetarian in the party was less enthused. He enjoyed the sweet...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had an impromptu lunch here after a walk to Lewes. It was just the type of place we love to stumble upon. Friendly, professional, welcoming staff, an interesting, adventurous menu. So many times pubs are serving an overpriced version of what...More

Thank Ceeko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch. The staff were attentive and welcoming. Food was great and with beers from Abyss a really lovely pint.

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 6 for lunch on a Saturday. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We booked ahead and the pub was getting busy when we left so would recommend you book. If you are there on a Saturday there is a...More

Thank D L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there last night as a spare of the moment idea, food was fantastic would recommend the burgers. Staff and service was fantastic very friendly and made us feel very welcome, will for sure be returning.

Thank Nikki T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, prompt attention, in a spacious period building. Menu has a good selection of satisfying meals with veggies well catered for. A chickpea wellington with roast new potatoes was beautifully presented and delicious.

Thank Delia I
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 18 booked for a meal, all the orders came out correctly and in a timely manner so we didn’t have to wait too long for each other. The food was all really good too.

Thank davidstacey2015
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I came here with a couple of friends for lunch. Lovely pub and friendly staff. I had the pan fried Hake with some chips. I was not keen on the sauce for the fish. However, the fish was delicious. My friend had a hamburger which...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Tried this pub out whilst I was on holiday in Lewes and was really impressed with how friendly and welcoming the staff were. (Makes a change from the City pubs)! We had a Sunday roast which was filling and delicious. Espresso Martini also very delicious....More

Thank Rdclre
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15 January 2018|
Response from Andy M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, pretty sure it doesn't but not 100%
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 476149
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The Pelham Arms is a traditional British public house at the top of Lewes High Street, serving Lewes’ best local and seasonal food with a relaxed friendly service in charming surroundings.Built circa 1640, this quintessential Sussex pub has original oak beams, an inglenook fireplace, courtyard garden and is full of age-old charm. We love children at the Pelham and your little (or not so little) lovelies are welcome in the pub until 8pm. Dogs are also welcome in the bar areas. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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