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Pelham Arms

££ - £££, British,
High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
+44 1273 476149
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (36 reviews)
“pudding” (22 reviews)
“roast pork” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
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1 - 10 of 356 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having heard good things about this place we were intrigued to try it. We definitely weren't disappointed, our dishes from the smoker were delicious and our server was fantastic couldn't recommend more highly.

Thank Rich C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub was quite quiet as it was a Tuesday lunchtime. However, the barman/ waiter was charming & cheerful & helpful. We arrived at the tail end of of the lunchtime service, so our choices were limited. Unfortunately, none of the ABYSS beer was on...More

Thank Ibis2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enough vegetarian options to keep me thinking and the bean burger was large and amazingly flavourful. As well as a cosy interior, they had live jazz and a friendly yet humorous staff serving us. Yes the price is high, but the portions are large and...More

Thank Samskebs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place for lunch on August Bank Holiday Sunday. Lewes was deserted, and the pub was about half full, but we were told that there would be a wait of about 40 minutes for food. When it arrived, the food was of varying...More

1  Thank 007rjc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch and had a great meal. The new taco menu is worth trying - 3 portions are good for a decent lunch. We had the pulled pork and fish. Both really tasty. Washed it down with the inhouse brewed...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was excellent and service good building old with really nice features the pub has its own micro brewery

Thank michael v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this pub three times recently invited by other friends. On two occasions the food was very sub standard with a very bland roast dinner and undercooked chips but both very expensive. The main issue though was the general reception of the...More

Thank les52wal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very accommodating for gluten intolerance, happy to adjust dishes on main menu. Generous portions, very friendly service, atmosphere improved later in evening. Wooden chairs would benefit from cushioned seats. Restaurant at top of fairly steep hill. Would be happy to eat here again.

Thank Charmaine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten at the Pelham in the past and it has been fine. The over the odds prices compared to some of the other pubs in town seemed worth it for a bit more quality and consistency. Unfortunately, after our last dining experience, we won't...More

Thank Desmond A
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Really good pub food with excellent burgers and some more exotic items on the main menu. Would definitely recommend

Thank LegoLycra
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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