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Dorset Arms, Lewes - pub details

Dorset Arms

Address: 22 Malling St, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2RD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12443) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Lewes (0.5 miles), Cooksbridge (2.4 miles), Glynde (2.7 miles)

Brewery: Hart Brewery

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The Dorset is a Harveys pub overlooking the main parking area in Lewes, with the Harveys brewery also just across the car park. It had 4 of their ales on - Sussex Best Bitter, Sussex Dark Mils, Copper Wheat Beer & Olympia Golden Ale. The interior is centred around the bar. But there is another room in one corner at the front. This was empty on my visit. Most people were sat outside at the front admiring the car park. There is both covered and open air seating there. The least impressive of the Lewes pubs we visited.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Jun 2016 19:26
2nd pub of the day and a short walk from the Snowdrop is The Dorset. A Harvey’s tied house and not a pub that was on my list but it seemed a shame not to try it!

The front bar area as you enter was mainly occupied with punters eating, there was also a dart board in 1 corner. A horseshoe shaped bar with 2 sides both of them with 4 Harvey's beers on tap, I opted for a pint of Bellowhead Revival @ 3.7%. Not a great pint to be honest.

The back bar area is more for drinkers with a large fireplace and comfy sofas facing it. To the rear of the pub is a dining room but it does lead to the garden (paved over and laid with benches that over look Tesco).

Decent enough pub but we were really the only drinkers in as the other punters were there for the food.

Ticked and will probably never return.
lezford - 5 Jan 2015 11:20
Food orientated pub on the edge of Old Lewes. Does excellent value B&B (with great breakfast). Rather soulless faux gastropub atmosphere and perhaps as a result almost deserted on our visit. Beer was in good condition tho'.
simontheeditor - 3 Aug 2013 21:41
We went here on Saturday lunchtime and sat outside at one of the tables.The Harveys Best and Knots of May Bitter was good so too was the Cider.The barmaid was friendly and the food we ordered was brought to us quickly.The lunch menu was not extensive but we enjoyed three different main courses around the £10 - £12 mark each.The toilets were clean and tidy although the gents had run out of soap. I was disappointed that there was no Harveys John Hop low alcohol bitter available as i was driving.There is no pub car park..The public car park opposite is expensive during the day if you can find a space.Fortunately one of us had a disabled parking badge and there are several spaces available.Our experience today deserves an 8/10.We would go here again.
Chirple - 18 May 2013 22:52
The pleasent surprise of the day out in Lewes, under-rated, well worth a visit.
loveleedshatebates - 24 Mar 2013 20:32

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