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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a friendly competitively priced pub that sells good pub fair and great beers, look no further. Throughly enjoyed the old ale and fish and chips. A great place to just chill out.

Thank creedman60
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177 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night so it was OK. It isn't somewhere were I would want to sty for longer. Firstly the good things were that the hotel is well located within Lewes, that our room was large and well furnished and that the staff were both friendly and very helpful. The bathroom was narrow and had nowhere to put... More 

Thank Ralpha
Worthing, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met some friends here to stay for a night to explore Lewes. It is very well situated at the bottom end of town close to restaurants , pubs and the various sites of interest. We had a very nice soup and sandwich lunch and were let into our rooms early, which was very helpful. The room was a bit... More 

Thank margaret b
Lewes, East Sussex
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dorset Inn / Arms is the headquarters of Cliffe Bonfire Society. Most days of the year this isn't all that significant and you can only tell by some of the pictures on the walls etc, but on some days it means the pub is very busy indeed. We went for lunch there on 6 November, which is the day... More 

Thank LizofLewes
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a late lunch in Lewes but some pubs had stopped serving but no The Dorset Inn xxx my husband told me it was a basic menu but sometimes it is good to have simple choices which are of a high quality xxx I totally recommend the 'mezzo' for vegetarians and I had the pastrami bagel with pickles and... More 

Thank Helen S
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105 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

After searching for accommodation in the Brighton/Lewis area on a very busy weekend we stumbled on the very last bed in town at the Dorset. We were lucky. The rooms are very tiny, but adequate with everything you need. The pub is Very quiet and just a short walk up the high street into town. (For those who haven't visited... More 

Thank GypsyRob
Lewes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Can't put my finger on it but this is really a rather dull pub. It has no atmosphere. They offer food but the menu is not inspired. Decent pint to be fair. Plenty of better choices in Lewes. The Snowdrop just up the road is top choice.

Thank artyfarty1
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night in room 1. The room was basic but clean, with a comfortable bed and good shower. I would say better than you would expect for the price. The hairdryer in our room wasn't working and when we asked, a spare was quickly located with a smile. The rooms are over the pub so could be... More 

Thank Beer_Girlie
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

pros, friendly staff, good location. cons, paper and plaster hanging down from ceiling, in room 1. sign on hairdryer, do not use broken. stained carpets. breakfast was OK. this could be a great B&B it just needs a refurb

Thank Keith D
Croydon, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Our group of 10 stayed for one night only at the Dorset. We were welcomed warmly and shown to our rooms - all of which we satisfactory. Beds comfortable and showers hot. Breakfast was a bit haphazard but we eventually got most of what we needed. This is clearly a young team at the pub and they do not lack... More 

Thank Peter P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dorset, a traditional pub with letting rooms, is located in the heart of historic Lewes and is ideal for walkers and cyclists travelling the South Downs Way. All our rooms are en suite, we have secure cycle storage facilities, a roaring fire during the winter months and a sun drenched patio in the summer. Parking is also available in the large pay and display car park situated in between us and Harveys Brewery; its free after 5pm and all day on Sundays. We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dorset Inn

Address: 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
Price Range: RM252 - RM421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Dorset Arms Hotel Lewes
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“Top floor would be good as the floors creak”
 of 5 bubbles margaretb316, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 1 is very small, and not in good condition”
 of 5 bubbles Oldscouser, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best book early is sure to stop in Lewes. We could have done with two more pillows!”
 of 5 bubbles BONDIN16, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms generally a little tired”
 of 5 bubbles Cowfield1, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All Rooms were quiet and wifi in bar and rooms (although a different code)”
 of 5 bubbles 785suzanm, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
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