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The Lamb

££ - £££, British,
36 High Street, Eastbourne BN21 1HH, England
+44 1323 720545
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (7 reviews)
“oldest pub” (11 reviews)
“lamb inn” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
36 High Street, Eastbourne BN21 1HH, England
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped into this olde-worlde 12th century pub in the old Town of Eastbourne (not the tacky seafront part!). Charming publican explained the range of ciders, and took our order in person. Food was so fresh and promptly served and the waiting staff were lovely. Portions...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great place to stay if character and good old fashioned service is what you are looking for. Good food as well.

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a family meal here to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday. Everyone really enjoyed their food and given there were foodies amongst us that's all credit to the chef! A varied menu, so plenty to suit our party, which ranged from 11 months to 80...More

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We've been to this restaurant on numerous occasions and although atmosphere and decor is lovely the Sunday lunches are now disappointing. Today we had roast beef... the beef was average, the Yorkshire undercooked and flat, a small quantity of veg, - nice cabbage ok beans...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

But unfortunately didn't deliver good food as I did expect after been there other few times. We went there with some friends for lunch on a Tuesday after the bank holiday, as soon as you enter and seat on your table they come and ask...More

Thank SerenaDanti
Nats1108, General Manager at The Lamb, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

“Hi Serena, Thank you for taking the time leave a review, however I feel this may have been assigned to the wrong establishment as we have never featured beef sandwiches on our menu. I would appreciate it if you could check, and please contact me...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Myself and five friends went to the lamb for dinner. All our food was only just warm. The burgers were so dry that we could only eat a couple of mouth falls and they were completely tasteless. Service was good and staff friendly, two out...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I cannot comment on the food but it looked acceptable. This is a genuine local and also a very old pub which seemed very busy. There was a reasonable selection of beers all served an a friendly and helpful fashion. I think it is unlikely...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Character? History? Service? Relevance? This pub has got them all throughout the centuries. The Lamb is definitely the town's great charm and possession. The day this pub stops serving will be the day that Eastbourne will be ruined. And we don't want that, do we?

2  Thank Tartarace
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Traditional, timbered pub reputed to be the oldest in Eastbourne. Think 12th Century. An old well is in the premises. Once an underground tunnel connection to the adjacent Church. Harvey's Brewery, but no longer straight from the barrel. Worth a visit for the ambience and...More

Thank keithml2016
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great food and friendly staff. Really nice atmosphere in a traditional English pub. Efficient service from polite and attentive staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Edaward D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 High Street, Eastbourne BN21 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 720545
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