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THE SWAN INN
LEWES
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ABOUT US

The Swan is a cracking little pub on the edge of Lewes town. It’s vibrant and busy, traditional and inclusive, quirky and individual. When we took over the pub in 2009 we didn’t have a particular agenda or plan for the pub. It’s current incarnation has developed organically over time, catering for the needs of the local community.

In it’s bones the Swan is a traditional, old-fashioned two barred public house. It’s low ceilings, wonky walls and open fire are every bit the country pub of yesteryear. The earliest known recorded reference to the Swan appears in the Lewes Journal 1760, which tells the story of a stranger from foreign shores who arrived at the Swan looking for shelter and refreshment. He was set upon by ruffians, beaten and robbed.

I assure you things have changed. Visitors can expect a warm and friendly welcome. In the winter the fires are roaring, in the summer the vast, award winning garden is an absolute delight. We serve food all day, have a vinyl only music policy, purvey delicious well made drinks and are proud of the buzzy, jovial atmosphere which encourages conversation, merriment and mirth.

We truly believe we preside over a true community gem which caters for all. On any given day you can see office workers, walkers, young families, students home from uni, groups of friends, birthday celebrations, retirement parties, head wettings, bonfire society meetings, tourists and staunch regulars all happily rubbing shoulders and having fun.

For many people (ourselves included) the pub represents a way to loosen up and enjoy a little of the silliness, exuberance and emotional openness denied to us in day to day life. We love the warmth, laughter and random non-sensical conversation that hours spent in a pub can bring. Pubs have a unique capacity to bring people together from all walks of life, a good pub can be the beating heart of a community and we firmly believe that drinking in pubs is good for your health. So do the right thing, support your local. And if you happen to be in the vicinity of Bell Lane/ Southover high street come and raise a glass at the Swan.

Opening Hours

MON - THU:  Midday - Midnight

FRI - SAT:  Midday - 12.30pm

SUNDAY:  Midday - 11pm

Address

30A Southover High Street,
Lewes, East Sussex
BN7 1HU

Book Here

WE LOVE SPONTANEITY! 

Our policy is not to book out all of our tables in advance.
We know that sometimes drinks are best drunk on a whim.
We have a beautiful beer garden (some sections of which are heated and covered) none of which can be pre-booked.
When we're busy we struggle to answer the phone. If you contact us through email or facebook we will get back to you ASAP. 

Facebook

The Swan

7 hours 8 minutes ago

With storm Evert on his way, come and hide out by the fire with us... Warm up with a Hot Chocolate, or a Whiskey! It's lovely and cosy here! 🔥

The Swan

6 days 4 hours ago

IT'S SKA-BQ TIME BABY!!

The Swan

1 week 5 hours ago

Come and try our delicious new small plate:

Warm Flower Marie Ewes' Cheese, Red Onion & Leek Tart, served with salad and fennel & beetroot slaw!

👅

The Swan

1 week 6 hours ago

WHO'S COMING TO EAT AND PARTY WITH US TOMORROW!? 💃🕺💃🕺 We can't wait!!

Here's the menu to get you drooling!

Love The Swan Team!

The Swan

1 week 6 days ago

PEEEEEOPLE! WE'RE HAVING A SKA-BQ! AND WE CANNOT WAIT!!!
Come and join us in the sun next Saturday from 3pm-9pm, where the BBQ will be sizzling and the tunes will be pumping thanks to Fruitful Sounds! Let's get into the summer groove!

The Swan

2 weeks 9 hours ago

WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM!
PLEASE ADD OUR NEW ONE, LINK BELOW!
(We forgot the password for the old one🙃)

instagram.com/theswaninn_lewes?utm_medium=copy_link

The Swan

2 weeks 1 day ago

Big news everyone! From the 19th of this month we're officially going back to BAR SERVICE! We're so excited for the Swan to be getting back to how it used to be.

We're also extremely excited to be planning some upcoming events... We know you'll all love them, so, WATCH THIS SPACE! 🤸‍♂️🌞

The Swan

3 weeks 23 hours ago

🤸‍♂️ WE HAVE OUR WINNER! 🤸‍♂️

A very good evening to you all! This is a message to say a big thank you to every single one of you that entered our competition! You helped us reach our target (and more), and we're so so very thankful!

Our lucky winner is: @isabellakinlochhaken

Look out for more competitions in the future. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you all soon! Love The Swan Team! X

The Swan

1 month 4 days ago

🪶🌞COMPETITION TIMEEEEE🌞🪶

We're hoping our loyal swannies can help us out... we're aiming to get to 2,000 followers by TONIGHT! Ooooo! (That's 200 to go).

For the chance to win a free night out on us to show our appreciation, we're offering dinner and drinks, for two.

Please like and share this post! We believe in you all! Thank you thank you!

The Swan

1 month 1 week 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