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The Dorset

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-free property
  • Separate bedroom
22 Malling Street, Lewes, England, BN7 2RD, United Kingdom

3.5-star inn in Lewes with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Smoke-free property
    • Separate bedroom
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from November 5 2020 to December 1 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • We had a great stay at The Dorset, the staff were really friendly and helpful and the…Dec 4, 2020
  • In the middle of a pandemic I was shown to our room and there was no soap and marks in…Sep 24, 2020

The Dorset

from £55
  • Double Room (Small)
  • Double Room (Medium)
  • Double Room (Large)

What’s around The Dorset


  • On the riverwalk
  • Lewes Golf Club - 3-minute walk
  • Lewes Castle - 11-minute walk
  • Southover Grange Gardens - 15-minute walk
  • Anne of Cleves' House - 18-minute walk
  • University of Sussex - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • University of Brighton - 8.1 mi / 13.1 km
  • Drusillas Park - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km

Getting around

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) 38-min drive
  • Lewes Station 12-min walk
  • Lewes Cooksbridge Station 5-min drive
  • Brighton Falmer Station 7-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • On-site self-parking (GBP 3.70 per day)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1670
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Dorset’s small print

Also known as

  • The Dorset Inn
  • The Dorset Lewes
  • The Dorset Inn Lewes
  • The Dorset Inn
  • The Dorset Lewes
  • The Dorset Inn Lewes


This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 20

Self-parking costs GBP 3.70 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Dorset

  • Does The Dorset offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Dorset does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The Dorset currently open?
    This property is closed from 5 November 2020 to 1 December 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Dorset?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Dorset?
    Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 3.70 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at The Dorset?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Dorset?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 20 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Dorset?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bill's (3-min walk), John Harvey Tavern (4-min walk) and The Snowdrop Inn (5-min walk).
  • Is there an on-site casino at The Dorset?
    No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Rendezvous Casino (16-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at The Dorset and nearby?
    The Dorset has a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 154 reviews

Very good 8.0
A well-run pub with rooms
Functional pub with rooms set-up. Masses of (paid) parking spaces, a short walk to the centre of Lewes. For a night or two, it ticks all the boxes.
James, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
he dorset
clean and tidy friendly staff, great for a base to travel further afield. good choice of ales, good food menue. only stayed 1 night, but would return.
catherine, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good stay for walking in the local area.
Really nice stay, all precautions taken during the stay to keep everyone safe. Staff really helpful and pleasent.
David, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff were friendly, room was very clean and pretty modern, had what you could want.
Jeremy, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
nice room, good friendly service
Mark, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
My impression of the decor was that it was a little uncoordinated, but that certainly did not affect out stay which met all our needs in spades!
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Welcome at bar was very pleasant took us to our room, offered to carry bags. Rooks really comfortable well laid out, very clean and all amenities available. Only one small lint free standing wardrobe not attached to wall and could easily fall on individual.
Pops, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We liked the location in the centre of Lewes, although parking was tricky on a Saturday afternoon in the public car park. We liked the clean rooms and the friendly staff. We would have preferred a kettle in the room instead of a coffee maker as we like tea. Breakfast was continental but plenty of choice.
gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
A reasonable pub / hotel. breakfast served later than I would have liked, so I missed it!
gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice staff very friendly rooms were superb.
Gordon, gb1 night trip

The Dorset