The Con Club

Welcome to Lewes Con Club, a privately run, not-for-profit social club, open every day to its members and non-members.

Con Club GardenSituated in the centre of the beautiful historic town of Lewes, county town of East Sussex, with easy access to and from the city of Brighton and Hove, Lewes Con Club consists of a large bar area, opening up to a function room with a professional music stage. Out back is a spacious garden area.

The Con Club's CAMRA award winning bar is managed to a high standard with real ales, featuring guest ales and of course Harveys Best Bitter, plus other beers, lagers, ciders, wines and spirits.

Adjacent to the bar is a function room for music, meetings and live entertainment that can seat up to 100 people. The room includes a fully equipped sound stage with digital mixing desk and a professional lighting system suitable for music and other events.

Members can hire the function room for private parties, meetings etc. The club also has a professionally equipped kitchen able to cater for parties and other events.

Con Club Function RoomThere are regular live music events on Friday nights most of which are free to Club members. There are also live music events on some Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. Non-members are welcome on all music nights. There are also regular comedy and other events. Some events do have an entrance fee.

There are other regular evening sessions such as Lewes Lewkulele on Mondays and Lindy Hop on Tuesdays (see

Socialising, drinking, talking, laughing, listening, watching, dancing - it's all here at the Con Club. Come along and join us.

Steve 'Mr Snips' ParsonsSTOP PRESS! - On Sunday 24th September we re-launched our music in the bar on Sunday afternoons and it was a great success. Initially once a month, "Sundays in the Bar" will be on the last Sunday of each month from 4 to 6 pm with free entry for all and will feature a truly eclectic mix of music. On Sunday 29th October we're honoured to have our hero Steve 'Snips' Parsons from Sharks performing in a solo role, possibly joined by a friend or two on some of the songs. This really will be an afternoon not to be missed - be there!

For those of you who don't know...

Along with legendary guitarist Chris Spedding and the late Andy Fraser of Free, Steve was a founder member of Sharks back in 1971. After the band folded, Steve spent the next three years touring and recording with drum legend Ginger Baker. He went on to release two solo albums in the late seventies then retired from performance in 1982. He spent the next 25 years working in the worlds of television and film, composing, writing, directing and producing. But in 2015 Sharks hit the road again and the band has performed several times in Lewes, including here at the Con Club.

A film of the Sharks story, produced by Steve and Chris, called "One Last Thrill" is currently in the making.

Function Room

Members can hire the function room for parties, meetings and other events, especially on Saturday evenings. Rates are very reasonable and we can provide all sorts of additional resources to make your evening go with a swing!

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Opening HoursOpening Hours

Monday to Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

12 noon - 8 pm

N.B. Hours may be extended on gig nights.


The new membership year starts on 24th June every year.

Click here to read about the benefits of being a member.


Renewals are presently CLOSED

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questions iconQ & A

Q - Where are you?
A - We're located at 139 High Street in Lewes town centre. If you're coming by road from the Brighton direction we're on the left, just after Shelleys Hotel before the bottleneck and next door to Lewes Old Grammar School (see the map below).

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