Welcome to the White Hart Hotel and Leisure Club

The White Hart Hotel, Lewes, is an historic coaching Inn with Tudor origins situated right in the centre of Lewes, the County town of East Sussex.

Alongside the celebrated 18th century chef William Verrall, who originally owned the hotel from 1737 to 1760 and whose recipe book remains in print today, the hotel was also frequently visited by Thomas Paine, the notorious revolutionary whose radical policies inspired the American Declaration of Independence, and who formed the ‘Headstrong club’ which met regularly in the hotel’s Sheriff room and Tudor room

The White Hart hotel has been a popular meeting place for centuries, and today the hotel offers a blend of traditional and modern accommodation for visitors who are drawn to both Lewes and Sussex to pursue a variety of interests. Take advantage of our perfect location to walk on the South Downs, enjoy Opera at Glyndebourne, appreciate the art and literature at Charleston and Monks House, or simply visit the wonderful coastline nearby. The White Hart, Lewes, also boasts a good reputation for food and drink catering for weddings, private celebrations and conferences, and it also makes an ideal venue for a short break. The neighbouring towns of Brighton and Eastbourne, with their own distinctive characters, are also well worth a visit whilst staying in Lewes.


Complimentary entrance to the Harts leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and gym is available to hotel residents and a range of treatments are available by prior arrangement.

Above all a warm welcome awaits.