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The Gardener's Arms, Lewes

46 Cliffe High Street
Lewes
BN7 2AN
Phone: 01273474808
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Gardener's Arms

The Gardener's Arms is the closest any Lewes pubs get to being a proper town alehouse. Whilst being very close to Harvey's brewery and stocking their Sussex Best Bitter, it is a free house and has a few guest beers.

The pub has 2 rooms, with the rear one being larger than the front one. Conversation reigns and you will soon find yourself getting into a chat with some random locals. As the previous reviewer states, there are also some metal table and chairs in the passageway to the side of the pub. With the sun peaking through, this is where the majority of customers were on our Saturday lunchtime visit. It also seems to be a place where children are now allowed, as they're certainly not allowed inside.

Guest ales were Rother Valley Northiam, Errant Claw of the New Sun, Only With Love Let's Go IPA & Tring Toto. A further handpull in the rear bar had Gwynt y Ddraig Ancient Warrior.

CAMRA discounts are now offered, but not widely advertised. We overheard somebody else asking when ordering our second round.

5 years on since my last visit, I think this is still just about the best pub in Lewes. We actually returned later in the evening to find Pitchfork having replaced the Tring beer.

On 30th August 2021 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Gardener's Arms

This two bar compact ale house sounds unchanged from previous reviews, except for the fact that in these covid social distancing times, aluminium tables and chairs have been added to the front and the sideway of the pub to increase the number of seated punters it can accommodate. Fortunately for my visit it was a fine weather day and most of the afternoon punters were utilising these, so I managed to grab a table in the back bar and listen to a few of the locals bemoaning the fact that the famous Lewes Bonfire celebrations for 2020 had been cancelled due to the current pandemic.
It was good to find bar service in operation rather than table service and also good to find all six handpumps in operation with five ales and one cider available. Alongside the ubiquitous Harvey’s Sussex Best was Dark Star Hop Head, Godmark Black Lion Porter, Gun Brewery Pale Ale and Oakham Attila. I initially went for a half of the 7.5% Oakham Attila, but actually preferred the Godmark porter, with both beers in good condition.
I saw enough of this pub to know I would like it here when it can function properly with vertical drinkers filling the gaps between the limited available seating. Oh for those days...

On 16th November 2020 - rating: 8
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BRUMMIE STEVE left this review about The Gardener's Arms

Love this pub and would certainly be a regular if I lived in Lewes. Great choice of ales and very reasonably priced to, they even offer a Camra discount. Always very busy and a good friendly crowd which is'nt always the case with pubs in Lewes. This is a proper pub a little rough around the edges but that makes it what it is, much better pub then the nearby John Harvey Tavern and The Snowdrop.

On 20th November 2017 - rating: 10
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Lewes, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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13th Sep 2021, 13:20
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 October 2015 by Aqualung .
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 October 2015 by Aqualung .
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 5% - last updated 20 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 October 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Function Room : No last updated 01 October 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 October 2015 by Aqualung .
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 October 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 November 2009 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 October 2015 by Aqualung .
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