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The Pelham Arms, High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XL.

Tel. 01273 476149


>Great service

>Vintage ambience

>Amazing food and drinks

>Courtyard garden

>Award winning Sunday Roasts

We work hard to make every customer's visit to us great

We love kids and welcome families

Dogs are welcome in the bar areas



Hand ground meats, house made sauces, relishes and mayos, local baked buns, perfectly formed burgers, we believe they are the best around!


We have been curing meats for years and at the begining of 2016 we put in a smokehouse: you can now find ever changing smoked treats across our menu!

Local suppliers, always (it was never a fad for us). We use: Flint Owl Bakery, Holmansbridge Farm, Downsview Farm, FISH, Infinity Foods, Alsop & Walker, Cheeseman, Russells Fruiterers, Plumpton Wine Estate, Ridgeview Wines and Wobblegate Juices to name a few!



Deep in the cellar, ABYSS Brewing was born.....

Towards the end of 2016, Andrew our landlord scaled up his home brew hobby and installed a small 1/2 barrel brewery in the cellar. He spent a lot of time down there turning out some crafty brews to serve to our super keen customers.

Now Andrew, in cahoots with his art school buddy Andy have scaled up the brewing and now brew in a unit a few miles away, delivering fresh modern beer to bars and retailers around Lewes, Brighton and beyond.

Every week we showcase two ABYSS Brewing beers, the Pelham Arms is the testing station for new flavours too, so you might be lucky and try a new one first! They are served from Thursday and when they are gone, they are gone! So be quick if you want to try some.

Step into the ABYSS here >>>


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CONTACT, opening times & LOCATION

For reservations call 01273 476149


Want to book a celebration? Then email Alex our manager at the email below and he will be in touch to explain what we can do.

The Pelham Arms, High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XL

Opening times



Monday - 4pm to 11pm 

Tuesday to Saturday - 12noon to 11pm

Sunday - 12noon to 10.30pm



Monday – Closed 

Tuesday to Saturday – 12noon to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9.30pm

Sunday – 12noon to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm


Bank holiday Monday’s

Bar – 12noon to 11pm Kitchen – 12noon to 2.30pm


We are occasionally closed for private hire events

getting to us

BY CAR – If travelling by car, find us with google maps above, our post code is BN7 1XL.


PARKING – We have a small car park at the rear of the pub for 5 cars, we can reserve a space for you if you are disabled. Otherwise there is pay and display on street parking outside the pub and a pay and display car park just a short walk down the road at the White Lion car park (left at the traffic lights by the Baltica pottery shop).

PARKING EVENINGS & WEEKENDS - you can park at the East Sussex council office across the road, drive down the little lane directly opposite the pub, by the church, its free after 6pm and Sundays, on Saturday it costs £1 (last time we checked!).


BY BUS – We have a bus stop right outside the pub (The stop is called the Pelham Arms) Last buses to Uckfield/Tunbridge Wells/Brighton (Numbers 28/29/29A/29B) are just after 11pm and run regularly throughout the day. (So this is by far the best method of getting to us if you live out of town) click here for timetables.


BY TRAIN – We are just a 10/15 minute walk from Lewes train station.


BY FOOT – The Pelham Arms is perfectly placed for visitors enjoying a day in Lewes wandering around shops, or for walkers exploring the South Downs and South Down Way. A favourite weekend walk of regulars from Brighton is to catch the bus to Ditchling Beacon (Number 79) and walk over the Downs via Black Cap to Lewes, come in for lunch/supper then catch the bus back to Brighton from outside the pub.


© 2016 by The Pelham Arms