On 15 Sep 2010 at 7:58pm new comer wrote:
hi folk of lewes,
i've heard great things of this town and luckily stumbled across this forum, im intreasted in the local watering holes and ive heard some great things about the crown in lewes can anyone give me any advice about my trip to lewes and where to go.
thank you people of lewes
On 15 Sep 2010 at 8:26pm supporter wrote:
Not the crown for a start.
On 16 Sep 2010 at 11:33am king cnut wrote:
Try the tourist inf office they have a great little book on the history of pubs in lewes, past and present. Use it as your drinking guide. There isn't a really bad pub in the town centre and only one 'estate' pub on Landport.
I don't know of any other town that has such a varied amount of pubs (even though we have lost a few over the years).
On 16 Sep 2010 at 12:02pm Rub a dub wrote:
Here's an alphabetical list (complete, I think!) of the the pubs in Lewes that you can reasonably walk to (ie includes Offham). Enjoy researching. They could all be visited in one day if you were determined......
Elephant & Castle
John Harvey Tavern
White Hart Hotel
Blacksmiths Arms (Offham)
Chalk Pitt Inn (nr Offham)
On 16 Sep 2010 at 12:06pm pubbo wrote:
lewes arms or snowdrop for food
On 16 Sep 2010 at 12:23pm Mutts Nuts wrote:
Crown should be a good boozer soon, I heard Ben and Viv will be taking it on soon.
On 16 Sep 2010 at 12:32pm Death Trap Driver wrote:
On 16 Sep 2010 at 12:35pm Death Trap Driver wrote:
Incidentally, does anyone know the name of the pub/hotel, destroyed in the war, which used to stand on the corner of East Street / North Street?
On 16 Sep 2010 at 1:39pm crasher wrote:
I think it was The Stag
On 16 Sep 2010 at 1:42pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
The Stag Inn, bombed 20.1.43, dirty b**tards bombing pubs.
On 16 Sep 2010 at 2:01pm Rub a dub wrote:
Thanks Death Trap Driver, that deadpubs website is fascinating. If I thought there are a lot of pubs now, it's only a fraction of the ones that have been in existence. Nearly every street had a boozer.
Rolling home from the Britannia that used to be on Keere Street was probably quite an accurate description.
On 16 Sep 2010 at 2:05pm supporter wrote:
great site Death trap thanks for the memories.
On 16 Sep 2010 at 2:28pm Death Trap Driver wrote:
As far as I can tell from that website, every other building on Cliffe High Street was a pub? Wonder what the population of Lewes was, pre-Malling / Landport / Neville? Everyone must've been out on the lash every night.
On 16 Sep 2010 at 3:24pm Cardinal Newmanic wrote:
Went to the lovely place Skibereen in Ireland just a few years ago. Town about the size of Ringmer. 22 pubs and they were all heavin'. God bless every one.
On 16 Sep 2010 at 4:13pm mr happy wrote:
Skibbereen has 2 night clubs now as well. Dont think I have been in all 22 pubs though.
On 16 Sep 2010 at 9:52pm Peter B and Ex Boon wrote:
I have had the black stuff in every bar in Skibbereen, what a blast!! Cheers to all, Peter
On 16 Sep 2010 at 10:31pm Grunge wrote:
Well-known Irish actor in pub in Skibbereen loudly proclaiming to the pub telephone how busy he is, how much work he has, how good his agent is. Pub landlord winks at my friend and holds up the other end of the telephone wire. Not connected!
On 16 Sep 2010 at 10:33pm Peter B and Ex Boon wrote:
Good one Grunge my friend. Was in Dublin last week and heard more Irish jokes than you can imagine, I live for the Craic ha ha. Peter
On 17 Sep 2010 at 2:00pm Is It I Or You wrote:
Death Trap Driver . . Imagine a pub crawl in the ole days !