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Rights of Man

179 High Street
United Kingdom

The Rights of Man is named in honour of the seminal work written by Lewes resident Thomas Paine.

The pub boasts two areas of completely different styles. The front bar consists of cosy traditional booths and wooden panelling, with six well-kept Harvey’s ales and a fine selection of wines ranging from house wines sold by the glass and carafe, to some great examples of Bordeaux and Burgundy greats. The Rights of Man also specialises in Gin; a staggering 40 gins are on offer from around the world.

Other than conventional dining, the dining room can be used host meetings or small event via arrangement, as well as the possibility of booking the entire area for celebrations. With prior arrangement, special menus can be provided – from a simple buffet to formal a la carte.

The roof terrace has been completely renovated; the perfect place to enjoy a drink on a summer’s day with a view of the inside of the castle.

Sandwiches, Tapas and Main Meals including fresh fish and game are served during both lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Be sure come and try one of the Rights of Man’s Sunday Lunches, fast gaining the reputation to be one of best in town.


  • Function Room
  • Garden
  • Disabled access
  • Food
  • Dog friendly

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Rights of Man
179 High Street

T. 01273 486894


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