Although the Roebuck Inn is very easy to find, my stay did not get off to a great start because they weren't expecting me. I'd booked and paid via Expedia and when I showed the staff my booking confirmation they said they hadn't received an email about it, and despite their best efforts in the ensuing 15 minutes, they were still mone the wiser. Thankfully, there was a room available and to be fair, it was a lot better than I had expected. It was Room 5, very well appointed and although it was situated in a separate annexe, it was in very close proximity to the inn. It was very clean and comfortable although there were no details of the place itself (no menu, history of the place, that sort of thing) in the room. There were no details relating to an emergency either (fire etc) although it was pretty obvious which way out it would be!. I did not eat in the evening as I had already eaten prior to arrival but the menu looked very appealing and reasonable. So, after a quiet and comfortable night, having booked breakfast for 7.30 I went down to eat but the inn was locked up. Basically, the owner had overslept and eventually they opened just before 8am. The lady was very apologetic, and to be fair she was not feeling too well and, I understand, was in the process of selling the business. The breakfast (full english) was well cooked and there was plenty of it, so it was well worth the wait. All in all, I would definitely stay here again because although this review may appear to show my stay as somehwhat shambolic, they are minor points. The room itself was the saving grace and that is the most important aspect of any visit. I also met another lone business traveller who had been a regular visitor, and he said he had always found the place to be welcoming and good value. Parking is also easy and very close to the inn and the annexe. To avoid confusion, don't book through Expedia in this instance.
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- Also Known As:
- The Roebuck Hotel Lewes
- The Roebuck Inn Lewes, East Sussex