Welcome To Pelham House


Situated in the heart of Lewes, the historic county town of East Sussex, the spectacular Pelham House combines the opulence and grandeur of a country house with the style and sophistication of a private club.

With authentic touches wonderfully renovated and an exquisite art deco décor that will leave you speechless, it is like nowhere else around. You will find no stuffiness or pretentiousness here, just an assured quality throughout every aspect that will make your stay truly unforgettable.

© Andrew Gale Photography

The History


Pelham House has been a part of Lewes since the mid-16th century, having been built by the lawyer and MP George Goring. It passed through a number of members of the Pelham family and eventually in 1725, the house underwent a major refurbishment to restore it to its former glory.

With several notable owners after this date, Pelham House was eventually bought by the East Sussex County Council in 1928 and remained in their possession until a group of four families converted it into a hotel.

Today, Pelham House has once again undergone a dramatic restoration and now provides a setting of the utmost luxury in which to stay the night.

The Location


Lewes lies at the heart of rural Sussex and offers a wonderful blend of history, charm, and character. Its medieval streets are home to authentic townhouses, independent retailers, and craft workshops, with the remains of Norman castle an ever-present reminder of the town’s past.

With rolling fields all around and the chalk cliffs of the south coast and vibrant Brighton just a short distance away, there is plenty to keep you entertained in the town and beyond.

Events At Pelham House

There is always something extra special to enjoy at Pelham House, so take a look at these upcoming events and start planning your visit.



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Pelham House can expertly cater for all kinds of events, so see how you could make this exquisite setting your own.


Stay The Night


Pelham House is home to 29 en-suite rooms full of style, sophistication, and comfort. The Georgian character of the house blends seamlessly with modern and elegant décor, providing you with a chic place to spend the night in the heart of historic Lewes.


© Andrew Gale Photography