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Food scene in Lewes

Tea Room
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“Catch a train from Eastbourne to Lewes or the 125 bus. Half price entry with English Heritage membership. Located half way up the steep street in the centre of the town.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful bread, cakes and pastries to take away, as well as a lovely café (breakfasts, lunches, snacks) with sunny garden ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cafe
“56 Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN Tel: 01273 476918 Bills is still a favourite - and is open for a cracking cooked breakfast from 8am. They also close late. The menu is varied and seasonal - and appealing to vegitarians, vegans and carnivores alike! You rarely need to book (but you may want to for peace of mind).”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
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“If you walk from Ditchling to lewes, or just visit Lewes by car, this pub is a truly British place to go. Good pub grub.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Proper Lewes pub - achieved national fame when boycotted as landlords refused to serve Harvey's - the local brew”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Local, friendly restaurant near this house. Good for lunches, dinners and coffee & cake.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“34 Lansdown Pl, Lewes BN7 2JU Tel: 01273 471999 Erawan is a wonderful (and very busy) little Thai restaurant in the centre of Lewes. Its unlicensed (so take your own booze). It's a family favourite of ours. They do take away of course - just phone ahead. If you want to eat there its essential to book ahead. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Hole in the wall coffees,snacks and delicious home grown and home baked award winning bread and pizza. Try 'The Long man' sough-dough loaf made from east sussex heritage wheat and baked in a wood fired oven. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Wine bar selling a wide selection of delicious wines either to take away or to enjoy on site with cheeses or charcuterie”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely restaurant and wine bar for an intimate lunch or dinner. Worth calling ahead to book a table as it's quite a small place.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tucked away at the bottom of town this lovely café/ bistro is set within the courtyard of the once Old Coaching Inn, now Pastorale Antiques. The courtyard Cafe has the biggest garden seating area in Lewes. There's also a large seating area down in the cosy wine cellar.”
  • 1 local recommends
Tea Room
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“Great venue for live music and social events - best prices for drinks in Lewes, great acoustics and some amazing big name bands appearing here in recent years. They have a nice garden with barbeques in the summer. Check out Viva Lewes gig guide for what's on.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Gorgeous cafe selling local fare and good, wholesome food. A personal favourite. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Tucked away in the Needlemakers, this friendly cafe cafe produces a daily menu of fresh, locally sourced food & drink. Great for lunch, or just tea and cake while you take a break from browsing the craft shops in the Old Needlemakers factory.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Riverside is on left, just over the Cliffe bridge and in addition to a great cafe with reasonably priced food and good service, the building also includes other great independents - including a butchers, fishmonger, barbers, etc. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our favourite pubs. They've got a lovely sun terrace out the back for nice days and do some really nice pub food! ”
  • 3 locals recommend