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The best thing about Lewes

A beautiful 46m long unheated pool - tranquil, clean, in picturesque grounds - they have a cafe and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Sally G
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London
Such a perfect swim I'm glad I spent it with you

All outdoor pools should be like this. Great value for money, the water and surrounding grass area... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Michael B
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Our 2018 season started on 5 May. Pells Pool is the oldest documented freshwater public pool in the UK. We celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2011 and continue to welcome thousands to our unique pool in the summer months each year. The Pells Pool...more
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

A beautiful 46m long unheated pool - tranquil, clean, in picturesque grounds - they have a cafe and a little swimming books library you can use as you sunbathe. Love it here.

Thank Sally G
Rob R, Pells Pool Community Association committee at Pells Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thanks Sally! Glad you made it here on your lido tour. Lovely for the pool to be able to welcome you down.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

All outdoor pools should be like this. Great value for money, the water and surrounding grass area very clean, as are the changing facilities and toilets. Always a warm welcome from the super friendly staff to a really cool pool.

Thank Michael B
Rob R, Pells Pool Community Association committee at Pells Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Nice headline! Thanks for these kind words about the pool. This kind of feedback means a lot to the staff team. All best wishes!

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Nothing beats this place for swimming. Very hard to go back to an indoor pool once you’ve swum here - superb.

Thank Howardd1000
Rob R, Pells Pool Community Association committee at Pells Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for the kind words! Glad to be here for you. Wish we could be open all year!

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

After a hot day touring around the area this was a great way to end the day and cool down. It was very busy but still didn’t feel claustrophobic. The staff were all very friendly and lighthearted. Pool and the other facilities were clean and...More

Thank millersx43
Rob R, Member of the Pells Pool Community Association at Pells Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

How nice to hear! Glad to be here for you at the end of a busy day touring. All best wishes for the rest of your holiday!

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I'd visited pells as a child and now wanted to take my own children here! Its simply amazing!! The water is clean and so is the grass and paved area. The toilets were clean(big bonus for me!) And the changing area was clean and checked...More

2  Thank lilnatnat
Rob R, Pells Pool Community Association at Pells Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks Nat for this lovely review and your kind words about the staff and all they do! So pleased you enjoyed the visit with your family. We will share this with the team since feedback is really great to read. All best wishes!

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

An awesome event a little busy on entry but well handled by all the staff. The hot chocolate and coffee was well needed after an hour in the water

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Thank you for the most glorious day. The water made my skin feel like silk as it was so clean. Great for anyone who doesn't like chlorine. The staff were so efficient, polite and helpful. They made it fun for everyone . There was enough...More

Thank 579Nikki
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Went here on a whim as our local lido was closed for refurbishment. We had some confusion getting to the actual lido due to it backing on to an industrial estate but after asking a few locals we got there. The pricing is good and...More

1  Thank lucysnell
Rob R, PPCA Committee Member at Pells Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Glad you enjoyed the visit. We'll share these kind words with the team. We'll try again to get our county council to improve the street signs to get here. Useful to know that is not as good as it could be! All best wishes

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Only found it a few days ago on t'innet. Beautiful pool,really clean pool area and facilities,you can take your chairs,food,drink etc.Lovely grassed area with tables and trees for shade. Staff very helpful and friendly. Free parking on sundays,and nearby pay and display only £1.80 for...More

Thank Peter E
Rob R, Pells Pool Community Association Committee Member at Pells Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks Peter - really nice to have this feedback. We'll share with the team here! All best wishes from the Pells

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Lewes for a number of years now, and embarrassed to say, we've never visited Pells pool until yesterday. Nanny, myself (granddad), along with 17 year old uncle took our grandson for a swim. It is hard to believe that once you...More

Thank Duncan286
Rob R, Pells Pool Community Association Committee Member at Pells Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

That's a lovely thing to hear! Pleased you've found us and that your family and your grandson enjoyed the visit. You description of the pool is just what we'd hoped to provide for people. We hope you enjoy your future visits just as much. With...More

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MrsK20
5 August 2018|
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Response from Rob R | Property representative |
As Duncan says I’m afraid we don’t allow dogs into the site. Sorry about that
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763claire61
10 July 2017|
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Response from Rob R | Property representative |
Yes - always a lane for swimming whenever we are open. Plus 7am-9am weekdays adults swim only
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Jo G
7 June 2016|
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£4 for adults, £2 children - all day access. Full info here on our webpages
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