About Us

Accommodation in the heart of the town

We're located under the famous 'Cliffe' at the lower end of Lewes town centre, close to the South Downs Way and just a stones throw from Brighton. With lots of room it's a great family pub, walkers are welcome and if you're a cyclist we've always got somewhere to store your bike. We have 6 ensuite bedrooms, all are comfortable and good value, with free WiFi, a TV and a late night security card entrance. Book your room today.

Food, glorious food

Head Chef James Wyatt and his team create delicious pub classics using local suppliers and there's definitely something for everyone. Sandwiches, great veggie and vegan options, main meals and our function menus. We serve food Monday to Thursday, 12-3pm, 6-9pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm - 9pm and on Sundays we serve traditional roast dinners and serve between

The history of bonfire in Lewes

The Lewes Bonfire Night is the biggest Fifth of November Event in the world, and is known as either the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations, Lewes Bonfire Night or just simply the Fifth. It commemorates the fall of Guy Fawkes, the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, and remembers the Seventeen Martyrs that were burnt near the Lewes War Memorial between 1555-1557. Currently there are 7 bonfire societies based in Lewes, although there have been as many as 25 in the past, while many of the smaller towns and villages in East Sussex also have their own society. On the night of the 5th they lead their processions through the town, each with their own traditions, costumes, bonfire, fireworks, tableaux, effigies and set pieces to their own fire sites. For more info and history visit The history of Lewes Bonfire