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Pelham Arms

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High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
+44 1273 476149
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met a friend for an early evening drink and saw that there was to be live music later so stayed for something to eat. The burger was one of the best I've ever had. The pub filled up as the evening progressed and was really buzzing by the time we left at 10.30. The music was great and had... More 

Thank Mortlaketraveller
Lewes, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found the whole ambiance of the pub was very laid back with a great service and a great choice of foods from the menu and specials. Service great will definitely be returning.

Thank Andrew B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, it"s Friday evening, but we had told them there would be at least 10 people turning up to celebrate a birthday - some eating, some not. From the outset, the attitude of the staff was confrontational : how dare you expect prompt service ? 'We weren't expecting people to eat' 'I'll be back in 15 minutes to take your... More 

1 Thank jonsebastian666
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, good food and beer. Situated on High Street a nice walk to a calmer part of Lewes. Yoi can sit outside. Rekorderlig cider.

Thank chrbou
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Pelham Arms recently for a birthday lunch and were very pleasantly surprised to find the food served there was excellent! Sometimes pub food can be a little predictable but we ordered for four adults and three children and were delighted by the quality of food on offer. Starting with a sharing platter we moved through to main... More 

Thank Relaxed_Traveller25
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really friendly pub, from the welcome all the way through service to leaving. The staff went out of their way to speak to us, advise us on food and drinks and generally check that we were having a great time. The food was tasty and I believe, good value. We had roast dinners which I can highly... More 

Thank Georgia T
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, friendly service. Great food. It took 20-25 minutes, but seemed home cooked and fresh (you never know these days) and was perfect. Prices are as expected for a very nice pub and we were happy to pay the prices after the terrible experience at the Shelleys just down the road.

Thank daytrip2005
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a family meal after reading Tripadvisor reviews & we weren't disappointed! Very friendly welcome on arrival & were seated promptly. We had steaks & tge rib of beef which were all extremely good, good portions & nice & frsdhly cooked! Would definitely return when we are in tge area!

Thank Carol M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Came for a family lunch. Food was really lovely, great choices and not the run of the mill. Staff were very friendly and attentive. However service was a little slow as our meal took 45 minutes from our arrival to be served. And then there was quite a gap until we were offered pudding / coffee. We weren't in a... More 

Thank vicki r
Norwich, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a really nice pub. Good atmosphere. Clean. Staff very attentive and friendly. Food was tasty including the puddings.

Thank lovelyharry12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?