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The Elephant and Castle, Lewes - pub details

Elephant and Castle

Address: White Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 20595) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Lewes (0.3 miles), Cooksbridge (2.1 miles), Glynde (3.1 miles)

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Next stop on our crawl of Lewes was the Elephant & Castle. It had clearly been busy by the time we arrived. Empty glasses were strewn everywhere. There was a delay ordering, whilst the solitary barmaid behind the bar decided to continue talking to a local instead of acknowledging us. Although she did at least spot that I was holding a CAMRA card and offered a discount. The ubiquitous Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter is available. 2 guests were Long Man Long Blonde & Langham Arapaho. An interesting looking stout had run out. None of the beers were really to my taste. Only a flying visit this. But not one I'd rush back to.
blue_scrumpy - 31 Dec 2018 18:39
The last of 5 pubs in Lewes before heading to football in Falmer, the Elephant is a re-tick for me, having visited several times in the last few years.

On this visit it was already pretty busy by 5pm, seemed like a works leaving do was taking place. 4 ales on, the Great Heck Yakima IPA @ 7.4% was superb.

Food not available until 6pm so my travelling companion was disappointed he couldn’t eat as he’s favourite place to eat in Lewes, good job the chip shop round the corner was open, that kept him happy!

The Elly as it’s affectionately known is a thoroughly decent pub and well worth a visit.

lezford - 13 Jun 2016 15:07
Football in Lewes on a Tuesday night and time to revisit the Elephant for pre match drinks & some food. I was promised good home cooked food and it didn’t disappoint.

A few of us arrived here just after 6pm and the pub only had a few punters in, this changed within 10 minutes as we were followed in by a group of 8 more Dulwich Hamlet fans….we get everywhere!

4 ales and 1 cider on cask, with a couple of good quality American pale ales and lagers on keg and a “menu” of bottled beers. Having been promised good food by a travelling companion I ordered the Chilly Elly burger, a bargain at £13.00 for 2 meals, knocking at least £1.00 off of each meal. Served with chips, salad and coleslaw the burger did not disappoint and washed down by pints of Naked Beer Co's Streaker & Langham’s Arapaho both were good with the Arapaho being slightly nicer.

The Elephant has an electric décor bordering on the slightly odd in places. The room to the left of the bar has a pool table and several televisions which are always showing sport and the pub gets particularly busy when live sport is on.

This is only my 2nd ever visit with both visits being when in the town for football. It’s worth the walk from the town and the station for the ales alone, the burgers aren’t bad either.

lezford - 7 Mar 2016 14:22
People in the bar letting their dogs on tables, average food, ok beer not that great
OldandBitter - 12 Feb 2016 23:11
There are five very good Free Houses in the town,the Elly is probably the best. Just north of the CastleIt has an excellent selection of real ales,an interesting menu,the pub is vibrant,the service friendly and fast.9/10.
slerpy - 2 Dec 2015 18:44

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