All posts tagged: lewes

Happy (Easter) Sunday

It’s one of those rare Sundays that isn’t going to be followed closely by the dreaded return to work that Monday usually brings. For most of us, that is – my apologies to those who do have to get up in the morning, and even those who are at work today. Right now, I’m kicking back on my Nan’s sofa having just cooked and eaten a pretty great roast dinner. My only solid plans are writing the post you’re reading right now and eventually leaving this house and going in search of a Tom. I’ll probably eat some chocolate eggs at some point, too (which, to set some kind of bizarre personal record, I’m yet to do). I had my sights set on cooking lamb this year, but with a point blank refusal from Mum I went for chicken – and after seeing some of those babies frolicking around on the downs yesterday, I’m quite glad of that compromise. Nan cooked the chicken for me yesterday, which was a delightful surprise that led me to get …

Sunday Lunch at Pelham House (Review)

I’ve not been to Lewes since I went to college there three years ago, and when I stepped off the bus this afternoon I scolded myself for leaving it so long to return. The air is cleaner and the people are fewer. I was there for a celebratory lunch at Pelham House, recommended to me by my good foodie friend over at Blackman Bee Farm. After one or two wrong turns, we tottered down St. Andrews Lane and turned the corner to find a promising view. The quaint exterior of Pelham House is a mere hint at the secret garden-esque world we were about to find inside. We were greeted warmly (and sympathetically, I had to double check that I’d come through the right door) by a very helpful gentleman who confirmed our booking and led us to our table. I’m not ashamed to say that I gasped, I don’t get out to beautiful places much and I’m easily pleased, but the terrace at Pelham House is breathtaking – my lazy photography does it no justice. It …