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Pelham Arms, Lewes Town, Lewes

High Street
Lewes
BN7 1XL
Phone: 01273476149
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Graham Coombs left this review about Pelham Arms

A nice beamed old pub, perhaps a bit heavy on the food side but retaining a certain amount of character. the long room extends round the bar, with a semi-private room behind and a kitchen-type area to the side. Toad in the Hole is played and there is a garden at the rear. Originally a Tamplins pub according to the etched glass, beers are now from Hall & Woodhouse with Badger Best and Tanglefoot on handpump, along with Rosie's Pig cider. Abyss Brewing was founded on the site and their craft beers may also be available.

On 16th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Mark Davey left this review about Pelham Arms

Popped in to check what was on the bar and didn't stop as the only beer available was Badger so no review. Move on to the Black Horse for a great selection.

On 30th August 2012 - no rating submitted
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Steve C left this review about Pelham Arms

The Pelham Arms apparently dates from circa 1640 and retains the original beams and inglenook fireplace. Like many pubs in this fine land the management in this Hall and Woodhouse pub have taken it down the gastro route where locally sourced food can been purchased for prices that could have probably flown it several times around the Earth, but to be fair the pricing in this pub is no different to its peers. The left hand side of the pub has tables set for dining, but thankfully the right hand side where the bar is located retains a proper pub feel and I think that a good balance between dry and wet sales has been found. Two of the six hand pumps were off during my recent weekday lunchtime visit and surprisingly three of the hand pumps were all drawing Badger Best with the forth operating pump drawing Tanglefoot. Although the Tanglefoot was on top form I do think that two ales from six hand pumps is a little lazy.

I didn’t spot any TVs and there is certainly no Sky Sports, but a pool table is located to the right of the bar and the background music was welcoming. Children are permitted until 20:00 and from 20:00 on a Thursday there is live world music. There are a few picnic tables at the rear of the pub that were nice to sit at whilst the sun was shining.

I found the staff to be friendly and the beer good, but I do think that there are better choices in Lewes for ale choice and atmosphere. That said I would have no problem paying anther brief visit for a couple of pints of TF.

On 28th April 2011 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Lewes, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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16th Oct 2019, 22:14
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16th Oct 2019, 17:41
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 April 2011 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 28 April 2011 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 28 April 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 April 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
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