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Pelham Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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High Street, Lewes, England
+44 1273 476149
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming from the start - our drinks order was on the table within minutes of sitting down. Barely time to comment on the cosy ambiance and candles before Flint Owl bread, olives and dipping oils were delivered to our table. Starters are exceptional. My husband raved over the ‘Cured & home-smoked mackerel, pear & Brighton Blue cheese’. Next time, I’m,... More 

Thank FoodieFemme60
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here to try the pulled pork burger. This burger was fantastic, made in there own smoker. Staff were very friendly, good atmosphere.

Thank Stacey M
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A regular here and enjoy the location and fact Alex and his team always have time to be friendly and welcoming. Visited last week and had the chicken liver terrine which was lovely and tastey! The cod had been fried at the right temperature and was succulent and enjoyed.,daughter had mackerel starter and buttermilk chicken, we had a giggle tasting... More 

Thank Cmorrisey1234
Hassocks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a hotel up the road and although we had already chosen a restaurant, when we saw this menu we quickly changed our minds! Atmosphere was lovely, friendly staff and a great play list - the kitchen staff sounded like they were having a blast too and certainly showed in the food produced which was excellent....thoroughly recommend the Pelham... More 

Thank nikandmark
West Sussex
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Sunday roast and really friendly service! All the dishes had a slight twist but nothing too unusual. I love how many local suppliers they use.

Thank Hannah49
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Now I've had a lot of pub lunches over my time and this has to have been one of the best lunch experiences I've ever had. Staff were friendly polite attentive the food was unbelievable - I had the hake and my other half had the chicken burger both delicious. Lovely bottle of red and we couldn't resist the sticky... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here with my mother and father in law when we visited Lewes on a day trip. It's a lovely pub, very cosy with low ceilings and beams and the staff were very friendly and attentive. We ordered two burgers, a fish finger sandwich and a fish dish (hake I believe, with parsley sauce). All of... More 

Thank Malin R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Had a great Sunday roast at the Pelham Arms. A really interesting pub, the service was lovely, if a tad slow given the relative emptiness of the place. The food was fantastic and really generously proportioned, my girlfriend had the meat and cheese board and couldn't come close to finishing it. They were out of a number of items on... More 

Thank Mat P
Lewes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I've been going to The Pelham Arms since 1977, so have seen it change a lot over the years. The building is beautiful and is a great setting for the lovely food served.

Thank D3clan
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were here on a Saturday night for drinks and dinner. The staff was really friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them. I had the hake and it was brilliantly teamed with colcannon mash and parsley sauce. The fish was fresh and the mash and sauce complemented each other. My husband had the beef brisket and steak burger and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Lewes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 476149
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?