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The Lansdown Arms, Lewes

36 Lansdown Place

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Lansdown Arms

Very Bohemian sort of place, with dark ceilings, random decorations (including a tree) and lots of artwork. The clientele seemed to match, and it was a bit cliquey, to say the least. Food is provided by the Italian street food takeaway next door. The beer seemed improved though, with Landlord, Gun Extra Pale, Harvey's Best and an American IPA (Wadsworths?) and that sampled in fair condition albeit a little warm. Handy for the station.

On 16th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Mark Davey left this review about Lansdown Arms

Only went into this pub to escape the torrential May rain and try to call a cab to take us to the Snowdrop, having just arrived in town by train. Castle Rock Harvest Pale and Timothy Taylor Landlord on the bar kind of summed the place up and despite the quirky decorations from many yard sales and car boots, I was un-inspired. It proved to be true that the toilets were stinkers and when the rain stopped, we headed for the door. The Harvest pale being a bit close to home, I opted for the Timbos and regretted it as it was slightly cloudy and not great tasting. Probably won't bother again.

On 27th May 2014 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about Lansdown Arms

Harveys Best, Dark Star, Over the Moon and a couple of random ales were available during my visit along with a standard draught selection from which I had a decent pint of Guinness.

I got the feeling that this is a music venue even though nothing much was going on. There was a football match playing, but the plasma was off and I saw no sport ads so I gather there is no Sky Sports.

I was surprised to see a paper-mache tree in the bar area, but not so surprised to find the smelliest toilet in Lewes festering at the rear of the pub.

I found it hard to get settled in here and if in Lewes again I will walk past to the superior pubs up the steep hill.

On 4th November 2009 - rating: 4
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Clive Thompson left this review about Lansdown Arms

Dropped in quickly on the way back to the station. I found it a bit dreary and the poor ale selection told me not to trust the quality. Probably serves it's purpose as a station pub and to avoid the walk up that hill to the decent pubs.

On 14th June 2009 - rating: 3
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Malden man left this review about Lansdown Arms

Very handy for the station for a first or last pint, but rather disappointed yesterday with the limited selection. Popped in early to find just Harveys Best and Flowers on with three pumps reverse clipped. The side snug seems to be the cider bar, where Hecks Farmhouse(6.5%) and Double Vision(7.4%) were on, but again other pumps unused. A music venue with a stage in the corner of the main bar. Partly wooden and partly stone flagged floors, there is also a papier mache tree!
Later visit pre match at the nearby Dripping Pan only to find no real ale left at all, so supped a quick half of cider. Perhaps our small band of travelling fans had drunk the place dry. On reflection, I should've stayed for a few more ciders to anaesthetise me for the dross to follow. I note the current high rating, perhaps I was unlucky choice wise, so I'll try again on another Lewes visit.

On 5th April 2009 - rating: 4
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Adam Pinkworth left this review about Lansdown Arms

The Lansdown Arms has great beer (Harveys), great atmosphere and great live music. You can even visit their site at for an interactive diary showing details of what's on and what's been on - it's brilliant!

On 22nd March 2005 - rating: 10
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