The Black Horse Lewes

Situated in the South Downs National Park, The Black Horse is a traditional English pub.

We are open all year round for lunch and dinner. We also take bookings for celebrations and special occasions.

Cask ales, speciality gins and fine wines

We are passionate about cask ale. Up to 8 ales on at any one time. Beer from local microbreweries including Burning Sky, Dark Star, Isfield, Downlands, Hastings, Bedlam & Longman Brewery

Excellent selection of fine ingredients, all well priced

A pub is part of the community and should support local suppliers. Locally sourced food from Handcross Butchers, Sun Harvest Fruit and Vegetables, and The Fresh Fish Shop.

On-site gourmet restaurant

Traditional British and European cuisine. Meat, poultry and fish dishes, imaginative vegetarian and vegan meals.

Plenty of entertainment

Football, Sports, Music, Quiz nights. A Bar Billiards table and a Toad Tale is also provided. We have an attractive beer garden for the warmer weather.

Lewes High Street is just a 5-minute walk away,

Lewes features a wide variety of cafés, shops and restaurants.The seaside town of Brighton is just 5 miles away.

Walkers and cyclists sometimes need a bit of help – a top-up for water bottles, a safe place to lock up your bike, or a friendly face that will tolerate a bit of mud.
We are part of the new scheme being trialed by the National Park Authority. We are proud to display the Cyclists and Walkers Welcome badge guaranteeing you a warm, friendly welcome.

Sunday Lunch – booking advisable

Black Horse Sunday Roast Menu.

(v) vegetarian / (vg) vegan / (gf) gluten free / (n) nuts

If you have any allergy concerns please speak to a member of staff before ordering

The Sunday menu will change from time to time, this is due to some produce is seasonal and is subject to the availability.


  • Homemade Soup- with crusty bread and butter £4.95
  • Deep fried halloumi with tomato salsa, rocket salad £5.95 v
  • Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings- with house coleslaw £5.95
  • Free range scotch egg with homemade piccalilli £4.50
  • Homemade hummus with homemade focaccia, olives £3.50 v/vg
  • Crisp fried whitebait lemon & parsley mayonnaise £4.50


All served with roast potatoes seasonal veg, gravy and a homemade Yorkshire pudding
  • Slow roast shoulder of lamb £14.00
  • Topside of beef £14.00
  • Roast pork belly £12.50
  • Chicken breast & stuffing £12.50
  • Nut roast £13.50 v/vb/gf (vegan option available)
  • Home made vegetarian Wellington £12.50 V
  • Children’s portions available at half price. Under 12’s only


  • Smoked haddock and Sussex cheddar fishcake, mustard creamed leaks, green salad £10.50
  • Garlic & herb polenta, mushroom & borlotti bean ragu, sautéed greens £11.95 v/vg
  • Five bean vegetable chilli, rice, sour cream, guacamole, salsa & jalapenos £10.50 v/vgo
  • Chilli con carne, rice, sour cream, guacamole, salsa & jalapenos £10.50

    Burgers - all £12.50 - Served with hand cut chips and coleslaw.

  • Beef burger, onion marmalade, cheddar, tomato, gem, with roasted garlic mayonnaise or chilli sauce & jalapenos
  • Spiced sweet potato, thyme and borlotti bean burger, beetroot pickle, tomato, gem, roasted garlic mayonnaise v/vgo5

Children's Menu - £4.00 - One free with every adult main meal. Under 12’s only

  • Cheese burger, chips
  • Fish finger, chips, peas
  • Sausage, mash, peas
  • Pasta, tomato sauce, cheddar

Puddings £6.50

  • Homemade crumble with custard or ice cream (VG option with ice cream)
  • Double chocolate brownie, chocolate sauce
  • Warm treacle tart, vanilla ice cream
  • Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice
  • Homemade ice creams. £1.50 per scoop
  • Ask at the bar for flavours

Unique specially chosen Gins.

Speciality Gins

Monkey 47 Gin 47%

An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient..Cranberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the fact it's bottled at a healthy 47%. This plethora of ingredients has paid off, and in 2011 Monkey 47 won the World Spirits Award Gold in the Gin category and Gold for best in class for the Gin Worldwide at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Not bad!

Aviation 42%

A gin crafted with the 'Aviation" in mind. Great with tonic and a dash of orange bitters. Aviation belongs to an entirely new category of dry gins. These gins embody a shift away from the usual overabundance of juniper toward a more forward balance of botanicals. Aviation explores the rich, floral and savory notes of lavender, cardamom, and sarsaparilla to capture the lushness, spice, creativity, and freshness of the Pacific Northwest.

Sipsmith London Dry Gin 41.6%

After years working in the drinks industry, three guys struck out on their own to pursue their passion for beautifully handmade spirits. They call themselves "sip-smiths" to celebrate the craft of distillation and artisanal methods. This gin produced on the first handmade copper-pot still in London in 189 years. The still has the charming name of 'Prudence'.

Boudier Saffron Gin 40%

The extraordinary (all-natural) colour of Boudier's Saffron gin is all from the gin's signature ingredient - the most expensive spice in the world.

Bathtub Gin 43.3%

An extraordinary award-winning gin, produced by the enigmatic Professor Cornelius Ampleforth. Made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in layman's terms – infusing). Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with ingredients including Juniper, Orange Peel, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cloves and Cardamom. This gin is made in ultra-small batches of only 30-60 bottles at a time, and the length of the compounding period is controlled entirely by periodic sampling. The result is an extraordinary gin, lightly tinted by the botanicals, and with a flavour which is both bold, and perfumed all at once. Sure to be a hit with amateur and professional mixologists alike. Packaged using brown paper, string and wax, the presentation puts us in mind of a Victorian apothecary!

Mare Mediterranean Gin 42.7%

Mare is a Mediterranean gin flavoured with four principal botanicals: basil, thyme, rosemary and, most unusual of all, the Arbequina olive. Alongside juniper, cardamom and citrus, these different botanicals create a strangely arresting gin: you'll know when you've had a Mare.

Tanqueray London Dry – 43.1%

Very fresh and smooth on the nose with slight hints of juniper and citrus coming through. A good hit of liquorice is present on the palate, with a slight spice that creates a long tingle.

Bombay Sapphire – 40%

A slight pepper, yet very light and floral mix on the nose, with a hint of harshness on the palate that evolvesinto a bold mix of juniper and citrus. Very smooth on the aftertaste though.

Contact The Black Horse

The Black Horse Lewes

55 Western Road Lewes. BN7 1RS
01273 473653

Opening Times Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday 12-21.00
Thursday - Saturday 12-22.00
Call and book your table 01273 473653