Lewes Arms, Lewes

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The Lewes Arms is architecturally a most interesting pub, being built into the ramparts of Lewes Castle. It has an unusual, curved front, which attracts the eye of the passer-by (not that we needed much persuasion). There are two main rooms, one of which seems to be for regulars of a certain age and is more of a dining/games room with darts and the locally popular "Toad in the hole", the other being much more of a mixed bag. There are also a few seats around the bar itself, although this latter area seems to be regulars-only. It's an aesthetically pleasing pub with a decent range of beer. Interestingly, the former owners Greene King removed Harveys Best in 2007 - which in Lewes is akin to desecrating Wordsworth's tomb - but a committed campaign by the regulars resulted in the local brew being reinstated: check out http://www.lewesarms.org.uk. Sensibly, current owners Fullers have kept Best on, as well as periodic seasonal Harveys ales. There are also a couple of draught ciders. The only criticism here is that it does feel a bit like you are encroaching on the locals' patch, and they are more abrupt in here than in the friendlier Brewers Arms. But it's worth visiting if in town, whether or not you plan to visit the castle.
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1 Mount Place, Lewes, Lewes, West Sussex, BN7 1YH
01273 473152
Opening times
Mon-Thu 10:00-23:00
Fri Sat 10:00-00:00
Sun 11:00-23:00
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