Welcome to The Dorset

Lewes East Sussex

WE ARE OPEN! 
 
We are really excited to welcome you all back and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to ensure your visit is safe, so you can have the best possible experience. 

Following on from the recent government announcement we are pleased to announce we will be open again in line with the latest safety measures and government guidelines. 
 
Our wonderful garden is ready and waiting. The rule of six or two households will still apply and table service for your favourite tipple will be available. 

Thank you all for your support, we look forward to seeing you 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.
Eat and Drink

Sleep