10 Fisher Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DG


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Pub overview

Historic town centre pub famous for quality cask ales and live music.

This site is popular with live music and cask ale. It has a large central trade area and a sheltered beer terrace outside - an experienced licensee is required to further develop the business and to grow additional income opportunity by introducing a food offer.

The Lamb has a long central bar servery with a spacious trade area, there is a separate smaller bar that could be used as a second drinking space or private room. The pub does require some investment with regards to the kitchen and decoration of the trade space.

Trade space
Bars 2
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms, an office, a toilet, a bathroom and a living room.

Private space
Private Rooms 6
Lounge 1
Single Bedrooms 1
Double bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Toilets 1
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £27,500 per annum
Weekly rent £528.85 per week fixed

£27,500 per annum, £528.85 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped.  Paid weekly by direct debit. *Machine Income free of tie*

Entry Costs approx £19,800 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). **Please note that the F+F costs are shown as a 25% deposit and full cost is approximately £12,000.**

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £3,000 Working capital £4,000
Other costs £5,150 Total entry cost £19,800

Agreement description

Standard Tenancy Agreement
A fixed 5 year term agreement which is contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
•Tie variations available
•Rent set at the start of the agreement, subject to the annual Retail Prices Index (RPI) which is capped
•Flexible pricing options available
•50/50 profit split of machines income
•Greene King is responsible for the structure of the building
•Ability to end agreement with 6 months notice at any time with standard notice fee equal to 3 months rent

You will need to estimate the turnover you expect to achieve from the pub, with regard to food and accommodation (if applicable). Barrelage figures are given to assist you with calculations.

Calculators to help you are available on the business planning section of our website.

Trading volumes

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2016/17 200 19 487
2015/16 218 1 8
2014/15 204 13
Volume notes This site is free of tie for wines, spirits & minerals.


Lewes is the county town of East Sussex and formerly all of Sussex. It is a civil parish and is the centre of the Lewes local government district. The pub is in a strategic town centre location just off the high street and on the main town circuit, surrounded by residential/commercial and retail premises in the heart of historic Lewes.


Trade bar
Pub garden
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday to Thursday 09:00hrs to 00:30hrs Friday & Saturday 09:00hrs to 01:30hrs

Contact Us

Nick Lawson

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ Iconic Lewes town centre pub, famous for quality cask ales and live music. The Lamb has become a landmark venue for live music in Lewes. An experienced licensee who has a good understanding of the local marketplace and knowledge of the live music scene is required to further develop the business. Additionally, there is scope to develop and grow the food opportunity. ”