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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

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. 
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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Facebook

The Swan

1 week 3 days ago

WE’RE HIRING !
To apply, send your CV in to thethirstymushroom@gmail.com or pop into the pub with your CV 🍻
#lewespresent #leweslife

The Swan

3 weeks 3 days ago

🎶CALLING ALL SOLO LIVE MUSICIANS 🎶
The Swan is on the lookout for some new music acts for this year
If you think this sounds like a bit of you, then slide into our DMs 👀🎸🍻
#lewes #leweslife #lewespresent

The Swan

3 weeks 6 days ago

We’re in The Observor ! Read all about it here ➡️ www.theguardian.com/society/2024/jan/28/hard-month-for-pubs-as-uks-dry-january-set-to-be-driest-ever
#lewes #leweslife #lewespresent

The Swan

1 month 21 hours ago

SWAN JACKET POTATOES ARE BACK ! Jacket potatoes return to The Swan, and you can now get them with a topping choice of: - Cheese and beans - Ham and cheese - Beef chilli - Veggie chilli - Tuna and cheddar All served with salad and homemade coleslaw, and with a choice to add cheese ❤️🥔❤️ #lewes #leweslife #spudtacular #lewespresent

The Swan

1 month 2 days ago

A recent from the specials menu - Feta, portobello mushroom, spinach and walnut filo parcel with roasted new potatoes, green beans and tomato sauce #yum #lewes #leweslife

The Swan

1 month 5 days ago

DJs Nick Carling and Danny Webb are returning to The Swan for ‘LOVE ACTION’ 80’s night ! See you all there 💜🪩💜
9PM TILL LATE
SAT 10TH FEB 2024
FREE ENTRY
#lewes #leweslife

The Swan

1 month 2 weeks ago

Tomorrow night ! See you all there 🕺🏻

The Swan

1 month 2 weeks ago

One of our recent specials - Thai style king prawn yellow curry with coconut rice and Asian salad 😋😋😋 our specials board changes almost daily, make sure you pop in and have a look at what’s on! #lewes #leweslife

The Swan

1 month 2 weeks ago

Happy new year everyone !
We are kickstarting 2024 with a 🪩BOWIE NIGHT🪩 at The Swan inn !
@nick_carling_ will be playing us some tunes on the 13th January, see you on the dance floor 🕺🕺🕺
FREE ENTRY
9PM TILL LATE
SAT 13TH JAN
#lewes #leweslife

The Swan

1 month 3 weeks ago

We have some spaces available for lunch today . Just ring the swan on 01273 480211 after 11 . We are doing roasts today perfect hangover cure . Happy new year !