The Swan is a little pub with a big personality.

Homemade food made with love, well kept ales, award winning garden, friendly staff, vinyl only music policy & lots of other beautiful things that make a pub great, all within walking distance of Lewes train station.

Opening Hours

MON - THU:  Midday - Midnight

FRI - SAT:  Midday - 12.30pm

SUNDAY:  Midday - 11pm


30A Southover High Street,
Lewes, East Sussex

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Our policy is not to book out all our tables in advance. 

We know that sometimes the best drinks are drunk on a whim. 


The Swan

2 days 9 hours ago

Tired of booking a table and ordering through an app?
Want to drink and eat the old school way?

Come to us! We love it! spontaneity ALLLLL the way!
Our entire beautiful garden is free only for walk-ins! ❤️

Come and join us, the parasols are for rain and shine! Xxxx

The Swan

2 weeks 1 day ago

🏵️ Peony watch! 🏵️

We have been waiting eagerly for these beauties to bloom. They have a very short flowering period so come and check them out before they go again!

...and show us you're pretty pictures!

The Swan

2 weeks 6 days ago


So, as things are getting back to normal, we wanted to let know we have plenty of space for you all! the entire courtyard and garden are now walk-ins only, which means you can rock up with whoever for however long, old friends or make some new ones (the old skool way!).

This means we are only taking bookings for inside from now on - all previously made outdoor bookings will of course be honoured.

Come and get this party started with a 'Corpse Reviver 2', we're ready and waiting!

Love, The Swan team. X

The Swan

3 weeks 6 days ago

Oooooo baby! Look at this absolute DELIGHT.
This desert will be on our specials for a limited time only - brownie based orange cheesecake. Come and get one before I eat them all!!

The Swan

3 weeks 6 days ago

Come and warm up by the fire and try a bowl of our roasted tomato, chilli & chickpea soup, topped with heritage tomato salsa 🌶️

Just perfect for these cold windy days!

The Swan

1 month 2 weeks ago

New special alert!

Warm salad of locally sourced smoked peppered mackerel with roasted new potatoes, green beans, heritage tomatoes and a delightful lemon mayo!


The Swan

1 month 3 weeks ago

Some of our irresistible specials on today!

Halloumi and vegetable fajitas with salad, cheese and sour cream,
& Thai style sweet potato and tofu massaman curry served with rice and asian salad!


The Swan

1 month 3 weeks ago

***** STAFF WANTED *****
We are looking for capable, energetic and conscientious waiting staff to join our front of house staff at the Swan.
Ideally we a looking for local people who are not reliant on public transport to get home after a evening shift. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
If you’re interested please message me on Facebook or send an email to info@theswaninnlewes.co.uk
Thanks so much, looking forward to hearing from you

The Swan

2 months 2 days ago

What a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon we've got Swannies!
Perfect to come and try these refreshing new juices on the menu:

- Elderflower, lemon and raspberry presse
- Rock shandy
- and a Ginger and lime fresh press!

Yum yum yum, come come come! 🌞

The Swan

2 months 3 days ago

With the sun coming out and the garden buzzing with the lovely sound of people catching up, there's no better time to get yourself one (or all) of our delicious new cocktails!