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On 3 Jul 2015 at 4:52pm Jane Austen?! wrote:
Hello, I just wondered if anyone knew of a cafe or similar that single people can go to without feeling like they're suspected of 'being on the pull' after 6pm in the evenings in Lewes? I thought maybe the newish cafe in FIsher Street which I think could be run by the same people that ran the Sanctuary cafe in Hove which really was a great place for people of all ages to go, meet friends, sit and read a book, have a coffee, alcohol, or eat without feeling like they were out of place. I had really hoped that Waterstones could stay open after 5.30pm? Any suggestions? Thanks!
On 3 Jul 2015 at 5:03pm Badger Ketchup wrote:
Not really, but if there was I would go as pubs and wine bars aren't ideal for hanging out in if you are by yourself and especially if you are female
On 3 Jul 2015 at 6:58pm Old Bloke wrote:
Surely if you want to go and meet friends they must know where one is
If you want to make friends then try a singles club
On 3 Jul 2015 at 9:15pm Chris wrote:
Gardeners arms. Pleasant regulars, newspapers and excellent beer (although godawful coffee!). Well worth a visit.
On 4 Jul 2015 at 10:44am Jane Austen?! wrote:
Thanks. I know the Gardeners, really nice landlord and yes people pleasant. But if anyone knows of anywhere else or is planning something for people after 6pm and into the evening it would be helpful to know about. I'm not really looking for a singles club, just somewhere where a woman can go by herself if she wishes without feeling awkward. I think there are a lot of women, and perhaps men too, who end up staying home in the evenings because there isn't an environment that fits their needs. I have friends etc., it's just sometimes you want to meet new people or simply just go somewhere by yourself when friends are busy etc. cinemas can be good if the have good cafes and bars too
On 4 Jul 2015 at 12:05pm Horseman7 wrote:
Jane, have you tried Meetup? There are groups all over the place, for all sorts of purposes. In the social group that I belong to about 90% of the members are single, all ages, but it is not a dating agency. You just turn up on your own and are made welcome. Tonight I'm going to the cinema with my social group. I also belong to a business group.

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On 4 Jul 2015 at 12:40pm pervy pete wrote:
I'll meet up with you Jane!
On 4 Jul 2015 at 4:13pm Friend wrote:
Buttercup cafe is nice and friendly.
On 4 Jul 2015 at 7:09pm Nancy Boyes wrote:
Both the Black Horse and The Lewes Arms have a long tradition of making a single woman who just wants to have a quiet drink and read a book (for example), without interference, feel welcome, or at least, not intimidated.
On 4 Jul 2015 at 7:46pm Jane Austen?! wrote:
Thanks all for suggestions! : )
On 5 Jul 2015 at 6:00am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The Swan is a very relaxed pub, I'd feel comfortable going in there on my own to have a pint or two and read a book.
Lovely garden, too, if it's a nice evening.
On 5 Jul 2015 at 11:26am Horseman7 wrote:
And I've sat in The Dorset on my own with a tray of tea a few times and been treated very politely.

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