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The Ark

) #1 of 30 Restaurants in Newhaven ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
West Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BP, England
+44 1273 517808
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (49 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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West Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BP, England
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Previously the Ark was known as the fisherman's boozer and the best atmosphere and locals in the area. Unfortunately on my return to Newhaven (to get a ferry) after many years I went to go to the wonderful pub I remember and was amazed by...More

1  Thank garystevens34
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We used to visit once or twice a month but waistlines needed to reduce so, so have our visits. We booked as two couples and were not disappointed. The quality, quantity, taste and presentation were everything we had experienced before. We all had tapas, I...More

1  Thank TurkeyLoversUnited
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your continual support! We hope that you feel as special to us as on the very first visit, because that's what all of our customers are, special. Little gems to be treasured & appreciated on every visit. I will relay your compliments...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There's not much by ways of decent food in Peacehaven and Newhaven, so it's with great relief that I can say we've found somewhere great. The photos online don't do the place justice, it's a lovely place with a nice cool feel inside. We had...More

Thank DWLBrighton
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much. I am so glad you have found us! Our burgers are made at The Ark using steak. The ribs are our chefs secret combination of spices, then they are left to marinate in the fridge. The meat falls off the bone,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and tasty food. Staff are welcoming and friendly and the decor is lovely. Outside area to.

1  Thank Jackie P
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! We have created a wonderful place with wonderful staff, then we get wonderful customers like you! Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole place was heaving because of the sun and the Lewes-Newhaven raft race but we found a table inside and ordered 6 tapas to share. Delicious meatballs and chilli- garlic prawns, fresh bread, calamari and Patatas bravas and chorizo with chicken. All delicious ....More

1  Thank Lesley B
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! We were so busy on the raft race, but that does not prevent us giving excellent customer service. The Tapas menu is fresh, exciting & cooked to order. Unfortunately, that day we had a large picture taken from the toilets, which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent pub great staff great venue, affordable quick menu. good choice of beers and wines and cocktailsMore

Thank samtosha4u
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much! Our staff do deserve the word, 'excellent', they continually go the extra mile for our customers & I am delighted with them. What more could we want, lovely fresh cooked food, fantastic wines & cocktails, riverside location, & lovely customers like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The website stated the pub and restaurant area is family friendly! Maybe the person who stipulates this doesn't have kids. Myself, my husband and our 6 and 8 year old went for a birthday meal. It took a while for the menus to be given...More

Thank S A
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening & thank you for contacting us, it enables me to address the issues with you. This is my own business & we do welcome families, & I do have two children of my own. I also do encourage our customers to enjoy their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After leaving seaford wanting some dinner come across this little beauty by the river, lovely food and staff very helpful. The pub inside and out has character with its beach huts in garden and it's terrace overlooking the river just perfectMore

Thank Billy P
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very kindly! All of our team endeavour to give you the best experience, from the welcome to the, see you again soon! I have based my business on what I would love to receive when I go out, & the formula seems to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely seafood platter for 2, loads of different items on the platter with the star of the show the garlic prawns. Great atmosphere and staff were excellant

1  Thank Maulloyd1977
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh Yes, the Seafood Platter! Yummy, I totally agree. Dining in a lovely atmosphere, with lovely staff. Great feedback for my hardworking team. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought we would try this place out of town. Made to feel welcome when we walked in and great service throughout our visit. Reasonable price and great standard of food. Recommended place to relax and drink and eat

1  Thank Kate L
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We really appreciate the time you have taken to write an amazing review for us. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. Many Thanks Penny

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Paul S
20 September 2016|
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Response from | 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$ 26
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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