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Pelham Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
+44 1273 476149
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (26 reviews)
“pudding” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Lewes BN7 1XL, England
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1 - 10 of 361 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently visited for evening meal (just after 6.00pm). The reception from staff was mediocre to say the least - they didn't seem bothered! However the food was really enjoyable - although the menu was a little limiting and is probably (as it the new phrase...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 5th meal at The Pelham Arms in as many months and yet another superb meal. The Vegetarian Sharing Platter was delicious, particularly the Courgette Fritter (we literally fought over these fluffy mouthfuls of heaven) and Chickpea Sausage Roll (clever!). The home made(?) piccalilli was...More

1  Thank FoodieFemme60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Havent been here to eat for a while...wasn't disappointed.A great night out with a few friends.Very friendly, attentive staff.Menu not that extensive...all chose burgers of a different variety.Will return again soon I am sure.

Thank Gaynor E
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We ate here on a Saturday night and it was busy but not packed. The menu has a good mix of dishes and the staff were friendly and provided good service. We were there during the burger festival and the Katsu chicken burger was excellent...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Very busy and noisy pub, the food was ok but not great with limited choice. The service was excellent and the staff helpful and friendly

Thank CookRE
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Having heard good things about this place we were intrigued to try it. We definitely weren't disappointed, our dishes from the smoker were delicious and our server was fantastic couldn't recommend more highly.

Thank Rich C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The pub was quite quiet as it was a Tuesday lunchtime. However, the barman/ waiter was charming & cheerful & helpful. We arrived at the tail end of of the lunchtime service, so our choices were limited. Unfortunately, none of the ABYSS beer was on...More

Thank Ibis2016
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Enough vegetarian options to keep me thinking and the bean burger was large and amazingly flavourful. As well as a cosy interior, they had live jazz and a friendly yet humorous staff serving us. Yes the price is high, but the portions are large and...More

Thank Samskebs
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We chose this place for lunch on August Bank Holiday Sunday. Lewes was deserted, and the pub was about half full, but we were told that there would be a wait of about 40 minutes for food. When it arrived, the food was of varying...More

1  Thank 007rjc
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch and had a great meal. The new taco menu is worth trying - 3 portions are good for a decent lunch. We had the pulled pork and fish. Both really tasty. Washed it down with the inhouse brewed...More

Thank Simon B
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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