In order to comply with the second English Lockdown we will be closed from 10pm on Wednesday 4th November until Wednesday 2nd December. We will be spending our time planning how to re-open safely and deep cleaning the pub.
Thank you all for your understanding and support during this time and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back very soon.
Welcome to The Dorset a 300 year old pub in the historic town of Lewes.
The Dorset is one of Harvey & Son’s oldest pubs, built in 1670 on the site of an illegal workhouse, and is about 100 steps from the famous Bridge Wharf brewery. Parts of the original building still form areas of the pub today. Our sign earned the pub a nickname; The Cats, and shows the coat of arms of the Sackville’s - the Earls of Dorset - who kept 2 snow leopards as household pets and claimed ownership of the area between 1588–1842. For the last 160 years the pub as been the headquarters of the legendary Cliffe Bonfire Society, now in our fourth century.
Lee & Melissa along with their team, look forward to welcoming you to eat, drink, sleep and relax.