Pelham House Hotel

Pelham House is a four-star 16th Century Town House Hotel in East Sussex. Restored to create a stylish venue it combines elegance and history, and is just 10mins from Brighton.

Pelham House Restaurant | Conference Centre | Function Rooms | Wedding Venue

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

We're looking forward to MADE Brighton - 22-24 November

The team at Pelham House are looking forward to the finest Arts and Craft fair on the South Coast in November - when MADE Brighton opens its doors at the Brighton Dome over the penultimate weekend of the month.

Why not combine this annual event with a luxury stay in nearby Lewes? luxury Pelham House hotel is a wonderful place to stay.

Our hotel is a beautiful 16th century town house hotel only 10 minutes from Brighton. It has been wonderfully restored to create a stylish place to stay.

Pelham house also has very good frequent connections from Lewes Railway station to Brighton, just a 5 minute walk from the Hotel.

Find out more about Pelham House Hotel

Pelham House also has one of the finest restaurants in Sussex, offering hearty, delicious food made with good quality, locally-sourced produce.

MADE BRIGHTON showcases the work of more than 100 makers and designers - from unique glassware to luxurious textiles, functional ceramics to dazzling jewellery, and tailor made clothing to quirky accessories.

The event provides the perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping in Brighton for unique gifts. For more fair information visit

Looking for somewhere to stay after the Veteran Car Run?

The Team at Pelham House are gearing up for the arrival of a huge number of Classic vehicles on the weekend of 3rd-4th November.

The annual RAC London to Brighton event for truly classic cars (which are all OVER 108 years old!) gives a fantastic spectacle for participants and spectators alike - and passing these cars on the main A23 is an adventure of tooting and waving.

Starting at Hyde Park, London early on Saturday morning, most of these classic cars take until mid afternoon to complete the course, which is only a 54 mile journey to Brighton, officially finishing in Preston Park but most vehicles then pootle along to the seafront.

It's not a race per se, as it's kind of a time trial, and all the cars are limited to an average speed of 20mph over the course of the race! the reward for getting to Brighton is a medal awarded to all who reach the city centre before 4.30pm.

Find out more about the event and staying in nearby Lewes on our website:

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Late Night Shopping at Pelham House

Late Night Shopping at Pelham House
Thursday 1st December 2012
5.30pm – 8.30pm


Come and find unique and original gifts for your loved ones at Pelham House. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie & Carol Singing from
Paddock Singers, browse our stalls and soak up the festive atmosphere.

Original art works by
Flo Snook, Etchings, linocuts and woodcuts from bip-Art Printmakers, Jewelry and gifts from local artists, Gracie Collins and Beatrice Von Preussen, Fine Bone China by Belen Gomez, Cards and linocuts from Teresa Winchester and original Paper-cuts form Sylvie Howitt

Something for everyone and the perfect way to start the Yuletide Season!
Free Entry


You are warmly invited to a fragrant trail through the world of perfumery by
trained nose and
fragrance expert, Nancy Meiland. Nancy will present a vignette into both the history of perfumery and our often underused sense of scent. Festive fizz, mulled wine and canap├ęs will welcome you in out of the frosty air to this illuminating evening. Discover simple, home spun ideas to fragrance your home this Christmas. Plus an opportunity to browse through a range of products from the Sussex based perfume house, Pecksniff's all at a 15% discount.
£10.00 per person please book your session, first is at 6pm and second is at 7.30pm.
Book your tickets with reception 01273 488600

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

New Art Exhibitions at Pelham House

John Armstrong and Teresa Winchester
17th November 2011- 3rd January 2012

Private View 6-8pm 20th November 2011 for invited guests

John Armstrong
Four lines have evolved in John Armstrong’s work - landscapes, abstracts, biblical narratives and pictorial church sign-boards. Showing at Pelham House are his landscapes and abstracts. The landscapes are mostly based on the South Downs, bringing out their underlying abstract shapes. The Abstract pieces also on show, start from New Testament passages that express a value or an incidental meaning. They are designed to allow colour, geometry and symbols to speak for the subject. He wants to show that this kind of religious painting can show a better understanding, that a colour field for meditation seems more useful than an illustration.

John Armstrong (b. 1937) studied at Swindon, Walthamstow and Brighton Colleges of Art. He taught art and craft in schools, worked in museums and at the Exhibitions Unit, University of Brighton. Work can be seen locally and nationally. Paintings are in the Royal Collection, private collections in England, Belgium, Singapore, Australia, the collections of East Sussex County Council, Nuffield Foundation and Brighton Museum collection. He has twice had one-man shows at Hove Museum, the Grange Gallery Rottingdean, and St Raphael Gallery, London. As well as group shows in Britain, he has also participated in exhibitions in Spain, Italy, Poland, Germany, and Austria.

Teresa Winchester
Teresa Winchester is a painter and printmaker and perhaps foremost a storyteller, as she explains “As a child I loved to curl up in a chair with a book and read of magical worlds, brave deeds and princesses. The only pastime I enjoyed more was to draw the pictures these stories suggested. And I still love doing this.” Stories continue to inspire her work. Some of the images emerge from the well known tales such as the Red Shoes, but others drift into the artists mind quite unexpectedly, often as she’s falling asleep!

Teresa Winchester lives and works in Sussex and participates in the Brighton Open House every May during the Brighton Festival as part of the Fiveways group. The relief prints are produced on a wonderful old Columbian press in the bip-Art printmaking studio in Brighton. Apart from being an accomplished printmaker, Teresa also paints in oils and acrylics

Monday, 15 August 2011

NEW Restaurant menu.. yummy!

Pelham House's restaurant menu focuses on simple and delicious food, using locally-sourced produce, and is priced to give the customer extreme value for money. The menu is constantly changing to keep up with the current seasons fruits and vegetables and we're pleased to announce a completely new menu has just been introduced.

Diners can choose between 2 courses, priced at £17.95pp, or the full 3 courses priced at £22.95pp. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and booking is advisable.

* Soup of the Day

Wild mushroom, globe artichoke fricassee, fresh peas,
ver yus, soft herbs (v)

* Pan-fried scallops, sweetcorn puree, black pudding, creamed truffled potato

Twice baked Westcombe cheddar souffle, cheese & pickle sandwich, crispy onions, confit garlic (v)

Crispy plaice goujons, tartare sauce

Rabbit terrine, raisin puree, broad beans, radish

* Seared pigeon with poached pears, pickled shallot, game jus

*Home cured pork "Petit Sale", puy lentils, onion marmalade

* Bouillabaisse of fresh market fish, saffron aioli, fennel bread

Potato gnocchi gratin, griddled peppers, chicory, sage (v)

* Seared cumin scented monkfish, coconut & lime dressing, tamarind jelly, coriander mojo, onion bhaji

* Grilled Rib-eye steak, fat chips, Chasseur sauce (£5.95 supplement)

Braised shoulder of lamb, potato terrine, aubergine puree, crispy broccoli, olive gremolata

"Corned beef" brisket, bacon, beetroot, braised potato

On the Side - all £4.25
Garden leaf salad
Braised baby gem, peas and mint
Green beans, anchovies and samphire
Skinny fries
Roast carrots, rosemary and horseradish
Mangetout, sugar snap peas
Buttered new potatoes

Raspberry & Champagne trifle

Pecan pie, praline ice cream

* Lemon posset, deep fired mustard fruits & marzipan

Caramlised ginger & chilli chocolate delice, coffee, whisky bitter dark chocolate mouse

* Selection of cheeses, homemade chutney, oakcake biscuits (£3.00 supplement)

* Selection of ice cream or sorbets

West Sussex strawberries, Cornish clotted cream, shortbread

* can be prepared gluten-free
(v) vegetarian

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Celebrating an established one and also one to begin soon!

Pelham House has just closed down from another busy Saturday of events.

Keith & Kate held their 10year wedding anniversay at the hotel today with a large family gathering full of laughter and cheer. Guests arrived from mid afternoon and took in the sunshine on the terrace before tucking into a hearty bbq buffet. Brillo the clown entertained the children before everyone moved inside to The Terrace Room to take part in a quiz looking back over the last 10years of wedded bliss and then to be entertained by a live 4 piece band. 11pm saw the band perform their closing number and the merry guests then started to depart. Congratulations to Kate and Keith on their 10yr anniversary and we wish you many more years of happiness to come.

Imogen on the otherhand chose Pelham House to host her hen-party, to celebrate her forthcoming nuptials. The party started early on for the girls with Afternoon Tea in the Panelled Room and on the Garden Terrace. The odd bottle of champagne was poured to accompany the sandwiches, cakes and homemade scones, oh and we think there were a few cups of tea drunk just to keep on the straight and narrow that is officially Afternoon TEA!! The party then moved inside later on and took a private meal upstairs in the library. After a sumptuous 3 course dinner the girls played a game of "Mr & Mrs" via a special dvd that the groom-to-be had created especially for them. With a little bit of singing and dancing afterwards we think it could be said that Imogen and her girls enjoyed their day. We'd like to wish Imogen a most enjoyable time at her forth-coming marriage day.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Minerva Early Music Ensemble

Pelham House is proud to host an afternoon of classical music performed by local musicians Sophie Willis- Cello, Harriet Wiltshire- Cello, Karen Glen-Harpsichord

Emmerse yourself in music by Bach, Giminiani and Boismortier, sip away on a glass of wine and gaze out of the window in the Terrace Room and take in the beautiful views of the hotel gardens and enter into a world of your own dreams.

Sunday 17th July 2011

Tickets- £15.00 including a glass of wine
Children under 12- £5.00 including a soft drink
Tickets available in advance from Reception
Tel. 01273 488600