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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 - 11pm

FRI - SAT:  Midday - 12am

SUNDAY:  Midday - 10pm

Address

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

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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. 
We are still taking normal bookings during the festive period but if you would like to book for Christmas please email us at info@theswaninnlewes.co.uk so we can confirm your booking and organise a preorder with you! Deposits will be required for all Christmas bookings and a cover charge of 10% will be charged for tables of over 8 guests.
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The Swan

3 days 2 hours ago

Live music is back at The Swan this Friday with Luke May 9 till late 🎶

The Swan

3 days 2 hours ago

A sneak peak into what’s going on this month at The Swan Inn🎶🍻 See you there 🦢

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1 week 3 days ago

It’s DJ night at The Swan this Saturday with Bang Bang Meringue🪩9 till late🕺🕺🕺 See you there🦢

The Swan

2 weeks 5 hours ago

Tomorrow night🎶 Molly Walsh is back playing us live tunes 9 till late 🕺🎶 See you there🍻

The Swan

3 weeks 3 days ago

This Saturday‼️Fruitful Soundsystem is back celebrating 10 years at The Swan Inn❤️ Come on down for some reggae, funk, soul and disco and dance with us 9 till late 🕺🕺🕺free entry🎶

The Swan

1 month 16 hours ago

Introducing our newest prize giveaway at The Swan Inn!❤️ We love seeing your doggies at our pub 🐾 So each week, we’ll showcase two doggie visitors on our Instagram. If you recognise your pup, comment with the dog’s name the same day that it is posted(essential‼️) to win a prize 🎉 Follow us on Instagram: @theswaninn_lewes and keep your eyes peeled!

The Swan

1 month 18 hours ago

Live music coming to you this Friday by one of our favourites @caelanjack ❤️ See you there🦢Free entry🎸🎶🕺

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1 month 1 week ago

Our team couldn’t resist diving into our new cocktail menu before it even hit the tables! 🍸🍸Come join the fun and try our latest concoctions with us! 💗Cheers to good drinks and even better company 🦢🍹🦢 (Pictured is our classic Aperol Spritz and a new crowd pleaser, the Spicy Margarita)

The Swan

1 month 1 week ago

This Friday we are bringing you live music by the lovely @mollywalshmusic 9 till late 🎤🎶🎸 Free entry - See you there🦢❤️

The Swan

1 month 1 week ago

Mark your calendars for May 25th! Fruitful Soundsystem is back…