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The best pub in town for socialising

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On 17 May 2016 at 10:17pm Ann wrote:
Where do you meet people in Lewes? Just moved here. Like the Lamb but a bit young and loud. I am 40, female and arty!
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On 17 May 2016 at 10:49pm Match dot com wrote:
depends what type your after. For daily drinking smokers that think they are full of knowledge rather than the losers they are, try the Crown, Volly or Gardeners. For some reasonable conversation, try the Black Horse or JHT. For arty farty junk, the Lewes Arms is the place. You are too old for the Lansdown and the Royal Joke. Maybe the Snowdrop would suit you if you don't mind the walk. Swerve the Tally Ho. Proper Council oicks, Shameless style boozer.
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On 17 May 2016 at 10:57pm Hyena wrote:
Your female , I wouldn't have guessed.
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On 17 May 2016 at 11:23pm Crowd wrote:
Creative professionals and amateurs are often seen in Laporte's and The Buttercup Café during the day: and there's a great variety of live music (folk-based or rock) on at The Lamb. But the best thing to do is get involved with something e.g. Artwave or Chalk Gallery. Go to openings and talks, maybe at The Hop Gallery or elsewhere. Or, if music is your thing, see if Starfish need a hand (though I'm not sure if their move of home has begun yet). Classical music, you'll find through the musicians at St Michael's, St Anne's, the East Sussex Bach Choir,... maybe the Lewes Chamber Music Festival wants a hand? Folk music goes on above the Elephant and Castle. But the landlords of The Lamb and of the Elephant and Castle (to name only two) are proper hosts, and know plenty of ways to introduce newcomers. The sofa in the snug of The Lamb is comfy. And the Tourist Information Centre have lists of many things. See also windows of houses in Lansdown Place and Friars Walk, and also the Bow Windows Bookshop for many posters.
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On 18 May 2016 at 9:29am Resilewes wrote:
Its best to just avoid pubs. They're full of drunk tedious letches, unless thats what you are after.
Get yourself a few cats, stay in and clasp a mug of hot tea instead and watch repeats of "Come Dine with Me". Socialising is overrated.
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On 18 May 2016 at 10:49am Ann wrote:
Thanks, really useful links! I am off to the Landsdowne tonight, hope it will be fun!
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On 18 May 2016 at 11:44am Bert wrote:
If you're willing to travel a short distance along the Uckfield Road and turn left just past Goldcliffe Garden Centre you can try the Cock Inn
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On 18 May 2016 at 2:23pm Wood butcher wrote:
Well it wouldn't be the Gardeners Arms
Very bad language and behaviour
Not girl friendly at all
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On 18 May 2016 at 2:50pm wood butcher wrote:
On a more positive note great beer!
My wife and I use the beer garden in the Dorset
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On 18 May 2016 at 3:15pm Ali wrote:
The Lansdowne's great - hope you have a nice evening.
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On 18 May 2016 at 3:32pm Sam wrote:
The Lansdown is a good choice for meeting people, they have a nice eclectic mix of clientale and friendly staff. If it's art your after I would check out The Open House by London Rd Station too, they hold regular exhibitions upstairs, nice Sunday Roast too. X
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On 18 May 2016 at 4:58pm Resilewes wrote:
I imagine a few horny men from this forum will now be splashing on their aftershave and heading down to the Landsdowne Pub in the hunt for a single 40 year old lady. Always opportunists in this world.
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On 18 May 2016 at 5:38pm Shono wrote:
The Lansdown is great for meeting people, let the locals know you are new to town and they always invite you in to get to know everyone. Can be a bit young on Friday nights but never a dull moment!
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On 18 May 2016 at 7:20pm Bono wrote:
Just don't let them know you're a DFL
 
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On 18 May 2016 at 8:09pm lewes mam wrote:
Dorset arms
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On 18 May 2016 at 8:38pm Noel coward wrote:
The landsdowne is too hideous for words,reeks of teen spirit where one would selfie yourself having a pink gin and sending it to the person next to you ..chin chin.
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On 19 May 2016 at 7:36pm (just)outoftowner wrote:
Hey Ann,
I'm also looking for a bit of socialising - I'm about the same age and also a creative female. If you can work out how to PM (I can't!) I'll be up for trying something with you.
 
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On 19 May 2016 at 8:20pm Leslie Philips wrote:
Ding Dong!!..Chip Shop!!,if you need a referee pm me.grrrrrrr
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On 20 May 2016 at 8:11pm Belladonna wrote:
Ann - sadly Zu studios has just closed - that wound have been a good place to meet new people. There are loads of clubs/ groups advertised in the Lewes news. Also check out the library - they will have details of community events etc. Also, you could try joining a bonfire society and getting involved with fundraising etc. The Con club has lots of gigs and the Lamb has a great atmosphere when it has gigs. I'd try also some of the many classes on offer. You can also look at the town council website and what's happening at the All Saints centre.There is a huge amount going on in Lewes.!


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