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The Swan, Lewes - pub details

Swan

Address: 30a, Southover High St,, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1HU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13843) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Lewes (0.6 miles), Cooksbridge (2.5 miles), Southease (3.2 miles)

Brewery: Harveys

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> Current user rating: 7.5/10 (rated by 16 users)
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After a quick pint at the Kings Heads we headed along Southover High St to make my first ever visit to this attractive Harvey’s Brewery tied pub.

The public bar to the right as you enter has been converted over to a dining area with “all the drinking action” taking place in the private bar.

3 ales & 2 real cider both from Weston’s on the 5 hand pumps, I opted for a pint of Harvey’s Knotts of May, @ 3.0% it’s a perfect session mild. After commenting on the barmaid’s music choice that was playing on vinyl we took our drinks and headed out to the attractive patio that then leads onto the walled garden. Thinking the pub was empty was a mistake as all of the punters were in the garden enjoying food and the sun.

I’m not sure what I expected from this pub but I was genuinely surprised how lovely it is, being busier than the Kings Head it was easier to feel that theirs some atmosphere here, the bar staff were all fairly young and hip, which might not be to everyone choice’s but it works for me especially if they are enthusiastic and friendly.

Lovely pub, lots of character, good beer and a cracking garden and patio area.

Certainly worth the walk the “wrong way” from the station, scores 8/10 for me and yet another pub earmarked for a return visit.
lezford - 12 Jun 2016 14:17
Our local and much revived. Great atmospthere, Landlords really working hard to make it work, Good food, but please- less live music. Its a small pub and some of us like to chat
chrissmith - 5 Oct 2013 22:39
Food as good as the Snowdrop but without the crowds - highly recommended. Idyllic beer garden.
steve_on_tour - 8 Jul 2013 12:19
Goiod place to play darts quietly.
loveleedshatebates - 24 Mar 2013 20:29
Got to be the best Sunday lunch in Lewes... After a long walk over the downs we went to the Swan Inn, Lewes for a treat of hearty Sunday roast. A roaring open fire, welcoming bar staff , and a dog friendly environment settled us in. The fact that the music is vinyl and period features are preserved adds to the retro chic feel of this place. The food is to die for....The squid was perfectly cooked set off by chorizo and red cabbage, local lamb with man sized portions and pork shoulder with real crackling REALLY proper crackling. We thought we couldn't eat much more till we saw dessert menu and gave in to the inner child that was raspberry mousse with shortbread . We will be back!
Barber_family - 27 Jan 2013 17:17

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