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US$6 - US$35
Seafood, Spanish, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, it all started when we came to the front door and the bar man was so unwelcoming he may as well of told us to leave before we entered. To say the least it was a disappointment. However the bar ladies was very nice....More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

There are three rooms and the one we stayed in was recently decorated and extremely well appointed and comfortable. Large TV, deep standalone bath and excellent shower with plenty of water and three settings. Staff were friendly and helpful. The slight disappointment was the food,...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 November 2020

Extremely poor customer service for some business accommodation bookings. I sent a complaint by email last week and I've heard nothing back. Very poorly ran. Won't be booking here again.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

Beware of cancellation terms. Glyndeborne announced indoor performances so booked the kings head and glyndeborne. Glyndebourne cancelled but offered a performance two nights later. I booked the later night and requested to cancel the earlier night, but the owner would only agree to a refund...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Attractive modernised interior with old motorbikes. Decent pint of Harvey’s and nice garden with views of castle... But... Noisy extractor fan in garden, poor food and unwelcoming staff.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020

Had my daughters wedding reception here was amazing catered for all dietary requests they went over and above my expectations and very competitively priced extremely good value in my opinion I am glad I didn't see the previous review beforehand as it seems they had...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020

The Brighton Suite is newly refurbished and has a stunning view of the castle. It is comfortable and attractive with an excellent ensuite shower room with underfloor heating, plus sauna and shower. We felt an armchair, shelf by the basin and something to dull the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 February 2020

It was my birthday, and my other half booked a room at the Kings Head as a special treat as we wanted to have a look around Lewes. Their website showed numerous photos of the newly refurbished bedrooms, and they looked very nice. We checked...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 December 2019

Ordered the fish & chips, it was beautiful. The fish was gorgeous. Also, the barman was very friendly, GREAT SERVICE !!! The landlady was very welcoming too!!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 20 December 2019

Perhaps we caught them on a bad day but I ordered a fish finger sandwich for lunch and had to listen to the bar staff complain that my group ordered separately and then waited 40 minutes for a baguette. The baguette was undercooked and the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Sylvia C
28 December 2017|
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On street nearby there is pay at meter parking eg Grange Road and there is a car park a few minutes away next to the football club. Yes to food at lunchtime and yes to dog.
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The Kings Head is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4