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On 10 Aug 2008 at 11:32am Turnip wrote:
Hello everybody,
I recently moved into the area and I am still trying to familiarise myself with the town and the scene. I know that Brighton is only a few miles down the road but is there a gay-friendly place in Lewes? I've looked on-line and the Lewes Arms is supposed to be broadminded but whenever I have been there it is empty. Where should I go?
Thanking you in advance for your help,
On 10 Aug 2008 at 2:30pm riverboy wrote:
no the only help i can give you is the train time out of lewes
On 10 Aug 2008 at 2:54pm juju wrote:
Lewes operatic!?!?!?
On 10 Aug 2008 at 3:22pm Mark wrote:
Move to Brighton.
On 10 Aug 2008 at 5:36pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
The Tally Ho's your place. Ask for FA.
On 10 Aug 2008 at 5:37pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Transition Town Lewes?
On 10 Aug 2008 at 5:58pm FA wrote:
He wouldn't be able to afford me toothless
On 10 Aug 2008 at 6:18pm Skeptic wrote:
Hi Turnip,
Welcome to Lewes. Not sure how to answer your question. It depends what you mean by "gay friendly". As far as I know, there is no pub in Lewes where the majority of punters are homosexual. I would like to think most pubs in Lewes would welcome people of any sexual orientation. But I am afraid I wouldn't bet on it ...
On 10 Aug 2008 at 6:28pm FA wrote:
I would imagine that if you turn up in any pub in Lewes with a leather cap, leather trousers and braces, sporting a bushy tasho and with a pink poodle in tow, you might get a bit of agro.
However, if you go into any Lewes pub and adopt the phrase "when in Rome, do as the Romans do", you'd probably be ok.
On 10 Aug 2008 at 6:38pm fireball wrote:
well said old boy
On 10 Aug 2008 at 6:49pm Local wrote:
I'd like to think anyone could walk into any pub anywhere and get a reasonable reception. But I'm very old hasioned.
On 10 Aug 2008 at 8:16pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Mr Turnip, if some of the replies seem a little unhelpful, it's probably not due to any rampant homophobia in Lewes, but simply the fact that this forum is a little tongue-in-cheek (no innuendos please anyone) and the political incorrectness is a little dig at the North London contingent in Lewes.

As far as gay pubs go, if you want to go to a pub where you're likely to meet other gay people, I'm not aware of anywhere in Lewes (correct me if I'm wrong).

As far as gay-friendly goes, just pick any pub that isn't full of chavs who glare at you the moment you walk in.

On 10 Aug 2008 at 8:25pm Martina wrote:
The Kings Head is run by two women, who clearly putt from the rough, so why not try there.
On 10 Aug 2008 at 8:27pm Toque wrote:
There are quite a few gayers that go to the Gardeners on a regular basis - if you like older gentlemen. It's hardly a pick-up joint though.
On 10 Aug 2008 at 10:06pm HOM wrote:
On 11 Aug 2008 at 1:16pm Daffid wrote:
I thought i was the "Only Gay in the village"!
On 11 Aug 2008 at 6:03pm Frak wrote:
I heard the volunteer was. By the way, if you 'do as the romans do', does that mean you have to wear togas?
On 11 Aug 2008 at 6:20pm Doink the clown wrote:
Yeah and then build your own road to Kemp town and walk it.
On 11 Aug 2008 at 7:22pm Turnip wrote:
Thank you for your interesting replies. I'll certainly try the Gardeners and the Kings Head.
Is Transition Town Lewes a local gay group or is it a group aimed towards those making the transition to another gender?
On 11 Aug 2008 at 7:43pm zola wrote:
HA ! ! ! ! !
On 11 Aug 2008 at 8:39pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
There is a website explaining the ethos behind Transition Town Lewes - just pop it into Google.
If you are after fruits (or vegetables) try Bill's
On 25 Aug 2008 at 11:39pm philly wrote:
The Volly tried a drag show but it bombed I fear. There is one gay venue and those in the know will know but it does not serve beer and closes early! You are not the only gay in the village... but there is so much much here and Brighton is 14 mins by train. Most of the guys here are spoken for... As for the Kings Head, good for a quiet drink but that is about it! Head for the Jolly Sportsman or the Ram for better welcome and beer or cider!

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