The Rights Of Man Is An Ale House And Kitchen In The Heart Of the Sussex County Town Of Lewes. Serving The Finest Quality Food, Superb Harveys Ales, Fine Wines And Specialty Gins.

Our Knowledgeable &  Friendly Staff Reflect The Commitment And Enthusiasm To Beer, Food Quality And Are Committed To Providing You With A Great Experience. Whether You Are Popping In Just To Taste Our Latest Harveys Ale Or Celebrating A Birthday With Friends And Family.




Monday - Saturday

12.00 - 23.00


12.00 - 22.30


Monday - Saturday

12.00 - 15.00

18.00 - 21.30


12.00 - 18.00

"This stylish pub, whose name reflects the fact that Thomas Paine once called Lewes home, is one of the best places to pair local Harveys ale with well executed food, albeit with a definite Continental lean. Wood panelling, art deco lighting and a summer terrace makes things feel a long way from the average British boozer"  Lonely Planet


Message From The Rights Of Man 

Re - Opening Soon !

Many thanks for visiting our web site.

after the recent government announcement we are hoping to open as soon as we feasibly can. Although pubs and restaurants will be able to open outdoor spaces from late April we are currently seeking further guidance from the government at to whether this will be possible for us. We are  contrasting to other pubs and restaurants as our outdoor area is on our roof and only accessible from inside the property. If you wish to book a table please do and we'll cross our fingers as to whether we can open in late April. Please keep and eye on our web site and sign up to our social media platforms for more updates. If we are not able to re-open in late April we will certainly be re-opening in mid May if permitted. 

Again, Thanks for visiting us and thank you for your support.

All the best 

The Rights Of  Man 

What to expect when you visit The Rights Of Man


To help protect the safety of our guests whilst visiting us you will notice some changes. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 


  • The number of people allowed into our business will be restricted.

  • We will be taking your contact details 

  • Hand sanitiser points will be positioned throughout the pub / restaurant and we encourage you to use them frequently.

  • The flow of customers around the building will be controlled, please follow direction signs and staff instructions.



    Please keep a safe distance 

  • Do not move furniture.


  • Our service style has changed, and you can expect the following. 


    • Restrictions in the size of tables.

    • Table Service only/no standing at the bar 

    • Table bookings must adhere to government guidelines on social contact 

    • The implementation of social distancing on our premises.

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