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The White Schooner
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The White Schooner
Ranked #35 of 39 Lewes B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Our party stayed in a double and a family room. The welcome wasn't esp. friendly - the bar is a terrible dive. (Slightly alarmed by the "no drug dealing sign" on the door - more on why later)
The machine wasn't working apparently so cash for the room was demanded on the spot, husband was directed to run across the road to access bank machine. 'Pay now, there will be no one here in the morning' sounded a bit ominous.
The front door of the accommodation had a notice that it should be 'locked at all times' - alarmingly there was no lock on the door - anyone could walk in. As you go up the stairs another sign telling you that 'Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises' - amidst the powerful reek of cigarette smoke. (Instructional signs clearly mean little to these people)
The rooms were reasonably clean if shabby. They lacked suitable furniture and in some cases, lighting. Towels provided were rather eccentric - 2 bath towels for the double and 3 hand towels for the family room. The windows, although double glazed, did not fit well and between the sea breezes and the permanently busy road outside, it was a noisy night. Not helped by someone clearly smoking heavily outside my door - probably some poor soul wandered in of the street to shelter ....and smoke.
The barman was correct - there was no one and nowhere to leave our keys in the morning ( no chance of breakfast either, in case you were wondering) . I ended up posting them through a letter box into (what I think was) the kitchen. No....I don't think I would eat there either.
It was a laugh staying there but I wouldn't choose to stay again.

Room Tip: Somewhere else? :)
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank JJ B
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

This place has the potential to be great but unfortunately the little bits really let this place down. Our room number 2 at the back of the building had a nice view of the sea in the distance. The room was clean and the bed was comfy. Unfortunately the main bedroom light fitting was missing and we had to rely upon a lamp. The windows do not work properly and need maintaining as one window would not shut properly and the wind whistles through the gap. The rooms are not maintained during your stay, bins not emptied etc. Store room cupboards in the hall way are left open and in dis array and old furniture left in the centre of the landing. The price is good for location to Brighton but this accommodation is more suited to contractors or stag parties.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank ROB-ON-HOLS
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

I went in The White Schooner, Peacehaven, for some refreshments as I was working in the area. It was 11.32am, and the door was open. The barmaid had a fag hanging out of her mouth. As I walked in the phone rang. She took the call, I waited. When finished I asked for a Pepsi. 'We're not open' she said, still with a fag hanging out of her mouth. There were a couple at the other end of the bar with a cup of tea each. Her mates presumably.

Room Tip: Don't go there, ever.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

The room was prob the worst room we had ever stayed in, the tv didn't work, the lamps had no bulbs, the bathroom was dirty, the water was scalding and the whole room was cold and shabby. The window frame looked like it would blow out every time the wind blew!! On the other hand we enjoyed the bar, friendly bar staff and looked very working mans club feel. Would'nt choose to ever stay there again. Good parking.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank tempesta74
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

Arrived to be given an uncleaned room, the bathroom still had spent toothpaste in the sink, used shower gel packets in the bathroom, bedding not clean, TV did not work, asked for the TV to be fixed, was given a knife to fix myself, everything was too much trouble for them. left after 1 nights stay. Do not stay in this accomodation.

Room Tip: Book into somewhere else
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 27 July 2013
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Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The White Schooner

Address: South Coast Rd | Peacehaven, Lewes BN10 8LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Lewes
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
The White Schooner Lewes, East Sussex

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