On 20 May 2014 at 7:52pm Wet weekend wrote:
Hello, fairly new to Lewes, have friends visiting on Sunday. Can anyone advice on the best pub for a roast lunch and a pint.
(Disclaimer. This is not meant to cause a mass angry debate)
On 20 May 2014 at 9:50pm amy wrote:
The Swan, Snowdrop, Blackhorse
On 20 May 2014 at 10:42pm Local wrote:
It hasn't !
On 21 May 2014 at 7:22am Sussex Jim wrote:
You can't beat the Brewers Arms for value and good quality food.
On 21 May 2014 at 7:56am Tipex wrote:
On 21 May 2014 at 9:21am Pete wrote:
Snowdrop! You get about 10 veg on your plate, quality! Plus the pub is done out like the inside of a barge!
Swan's good as well. Black Horse was a bit disappointed with their gravy plus if there's no tables you have to sit on those stupid tall tables!!
On 21 May 2014 at 11:32am Earl of De Montfort wrote:
Pelham Arms, Snowdrop or Swan IMHO
On 21 May 2014 at 3:18pm boot wrote:
Won't ever go into the Pelham again. Waited 20 mins for the barstaff to notice I was waiting to be served before I gave up and went to a different pub
On 22 May 2014 at 5:48am Lewes born and bred wrote:
On 22 May 2014 at 10:30am old man Trevor wrote:
I once went to the Pelham and found a shard of glass in my starter, the owner wasn't really that apologetic and didn't offer anything complimentary. When we asked for the bill the starter was still included and we had to ask for it to be removed. Shocking service all round. On the 2nd attempt, the bar maid was so rude when serving our food, no eye contact made and no condiments offered with a burger. When you're charging over £12 for a meal in a pub you must try harder all round!!! Never again!
On 22 May 2014 at 12:31pm Stuck in the Past wrote:
Ate in the Pelham a couple of months ago with a group of friends and the main courses were very poor. Some items overcooked, some items only lukewarm, and some items that were on the menu but didn't appear on the plate! Have eaten there a number of times before and had lovely food. We complained and were offered free desserts, which were nice, but I don't think we will be hurrying back again.
On 22 May 2014 at 2:19pm Gerty wrote:
I've not eaten at the Pelham for a while, but was happy there when I did. It's still not a bad pub, but I agree the staff need a bit of training. They just need to be more attentive to who was at the bar first, with a bit more eye contact and make sure they are treating you as a customer who pays their wages. Not a big shift, but one that'll make a big difference.
On 22 May 2014 at 3:27pm not bad wrote:
Ive eaten in the pelham arms 4 times in 5 years. First Sunday lunch - brilliant, couldn't fault it. 2nd time - poor waiting staff, table that we had booked not available, a long wait for food and then it was cold - luke warm and cold chicken, lamb and beef served with barely warm vegetables and told that was normal (!). Having already experienced them at their best, we explained the difference and were argued with by the owner/manager before we paid for all our meals and left with our guests absolutely appalled.
3rd time - a friends birthday and the pub was back on form, excellent food, good service (evening).
4th time - a weekday lunch for three - again, very good food, lovely dining room and good service.
I suppose 3 out of 4 isn't bad, but if you are going for Sunday lunch book and get there early.
On 23 May 2014 at 5:26pm Z.Austin wrote:
The Cock Inn on the Old Uckfield Road is very good. May need to book in advance for a Sunday as can get very busy.