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Pelham Arms

) #7 of 88 Restaurants in Lewes $$ - $$$ , British,
High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
+44 1273 476149
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (32 reviews)
“pudding” (22 reviews)
“sunday roast” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
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1 - 10 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've eaten at the Pelham Arms many times before, and while I've always found the food a little expensive for a pub, the quality usually justifies it. Having not been in for a couple of years we visited in May for a birthday celebration, and...More

Thank tomontrips
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I know that the Pelham Arms have won awards for their food in the past and we'll deserved they are. The burger menu introduced this year is really yummy, well thought out with lots of options. Addictive.

Thank Jhan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for an evening meal, my wife loves veggie food and the falafel salad was completely to her tastes, more of a meat eater myself and I had lots of good choices. A wide selection of local beers and gins so made for a very...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've always enjoyed the food and service at the Pelham, so booked it for a wedding meal, food and service was excellent, the staff had memorised where everyone was sitting, but many people then moved, the staff dealt with this very professionally, and with very...More

Thank gill455
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Lewes recently and was recommended The Pelham arms by our B & B. We arrived to a very warm atmosphere and very friendly bar staff. They seated us and tended to our needs in an efficient manor. The food was mostly...More

Thank deladsu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this pub with my family on a sunny Saturday, Our table was booked for 12:30 pm and we were quickly seated. Soft drinks were brought to the table, menus were perused and choices made then we waited, and waited for our meals. The...More

Thank mrst148
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salmon baby potatoes lentils and cabbage concocted very nicely thank you. Incredibly nice and apologetic for the wait staff made this a pleasant evening. Only spoilt as usual by over excited over noisy dining parties at other table next to us made us run away!...More

Thank yonkel21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for Sunday lunch for my Dad's birthday. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly, the Badger beers were great and the food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We met a friend for an early evening drink and saw that there was to be live music later so stayed for something to eat. The burger was one of the best I've ever had. The pub filled up as the evening progressed and was...More

Thank Mortlaketraveller
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Found the whole ambiance of the pub was very laid back with a great service and a great choice of foods from the menu and specials. Service great will definitely be returning.

Thank Andrew B
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Does this pub show the football?
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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