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The Ark

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
West Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BP, England
+44 1273 517808
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (71 reviews)
“paella” (19 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
West Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Seafood platter was amazing so fresh so tasty, if you had this in a top class resteraunt you pay triple and wouldn't beat it. Nice area to sit outside, yes it's Newhaven but what port is pretty. Really amazed at the quality of the food,...More

Thank HonestGreg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I feel the sign of a good hostelry is how the front line workers treat you.At the Ark they are efficient, relaxed and, more importantly, happy in their work. Thus is a great place to while away an hour. It will be my last port...More

Thank Pete D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have frequented this pub for food a few times and always waxed lyrical. However last visit not the best.. hopefully a blip. Food great but recommended to friends we all go with children last Saturday and waited over an hour for food. Advised there would....More

Thank danielsadler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me & my friend have eaten here a few times and each time the food was superb & the restaurant itself was immaculate! Always up to good standards each time & the staff are lovely! Amber served us this evening & she was very attentive...More

Thank Rosanna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting in the sunshine watching for boats on the river, sipping an ice cold drink and enjoying a delicious fish platter - and my friend more than happy with her veggie burger. The Ark at its best.

Thank ouseviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 2 Ark burgers. Ik wanted them well done. The burgers were hard as als brick and Black. They were without lattice andere cheese. They also ran out of mayonaise. Not worth the money. Even mcdonalds is better.Very disappointing!!!

Thank KKKKarina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starters Ok you can't muck up prawn cocktail if you use lots of leaves ...pealla 3 large 1 small prawn 2 bits of chicken , rubber band calamari and very orange veg dye in rice my wife had battered fish and chips 2 pints and...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What should have been a wonderful reunion turned out to be a nightmare lunch. My fish died of starvation, I think, portion so small. Sea food platter was a travesty of its namesake, suggest they go to a genuine fish restaurant to see what one...More

Thank ustw0js
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant find. Right near the river. Came there with friends and we all had a binging time. Fine selection of drinks. And the food was amazing. I shall be back for more. Thanks guys

Thank Phillio P
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! You’re amazing too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Ark as recommended by a friend, firstly I noticed the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the pub partnered with its quirky decor I felt a million miles from Newhaven. The selection of tapas on offer made a pleasant change from the typical...More

Thank Ruby P
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! It’s so kind of you to place a lovely review such as this. We aim to be quirky, far from the average bar. It is our pleasure to stimulate the senses in every way whilst you are with us. Our chefs are professional,...More

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14 February 2018|
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Response from Dietcoke163 | Property representative |
We do Sunday lunch, as well as our full menu. We also have a Daily Specials board. Our menu is comprehensive, & will accommodate all tastes. If you would like to book please call The Ark 01273 517808 Kind Regards
Paul S
20 September 2016|
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Response from Penny P | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Yes we do have gluten free options, one of which is an aubergine & chickpea curry, please ask our staff as there are also other tapas options. Thank you for your enquiry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 27
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Newhaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 517808
A beautiful bar & restaurant, with riverside views, serving food all day, every day, cooked by our professional chefs daily. Traditional & Tapas menu. Table service inside. A lovely large beach garden. Customer car park. Live music Wednesday & Saturday evenings, & Sunday afternoons. Bar opens at 11am & closes at 12 midnight.
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