Welcome to The Dorset

Lewes East Sussex

Following on from the latest government announcement we are now under Tier 5 restrictions which means we are unable to open at present. We’re so disappointed that we won’t be able to welcome you all back to the pub, but we hope we will be able to do so soon.  Thank you all for your understanding and support, as always, stay safe and we’ll see 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