The Con Club

Welcome to Lewes Con Club, a private, mainly volunteer-run, not-for-profit social club and live entertainment venue, open every day to its members and non-members.

The Con Club barSituated in the centre of the beautiful historic town of Lewes, county town of East Sussex, with its easy access to and from the city of Brighton and Hove and a direct rail link to London, Lewes Con Club consists of a large bar area, opening up to a function room with a professional music stage. Beyond the bar is a spacious garden and barbeque area.

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

Next to the bar is the function room for music, meetings and live entertainment that can seat up to 150 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.

The Con Club stageThere are regular live music events on Friday nights, most of which are free to club members. There are also frequent live music events on other days of the week and on the last Sunday afternoon of each month there is 'Music in the Bar'. Non-members are welcome on all music nights and Sunday afternoons. There are also regular comedy and other events. Please note that some events do have an entrance fee.

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


Great News - The Con Club has been open since Friday 14th August at 5pm. We plan to open initially on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 10pm and on Sundays from 3pm to 8pm. UPDATE we will be opening on Thursdays from 5pm to 10pm in November.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the club with your friends, non-members are welcome. During lockdown we have decorated the Club and the garden is looking lovely so do come in for a drink. There will be some changes as guidelines are put in to place, so please be patient with our staff as they implement the changes for everyone’s safety.

Please ensure that you follow social distancing at all times

We will be using the track and trace system and a member of your party will be asked to provide their details in the book provided or use the QR code with your mobile phone. Hand sanitiser will be provided for your use. Please wear a face covering at all times unless seated. Contactless is the preferred method of payment, but we will also accept cash. There will be a one way system to use the toilets. Please observe the signs to follow the route. The garden will be open which will also be the smoking area. We can have up to six people at each table in the garden. Tables and chairs are set up within the music room and in the bar to comply with social distancing. We are unable to have people seated at the bar..When you leave a staff member will sanitise your table and collect your glasses. Children are welcome but they must be supervised at all times and not wander from table to table. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept in control.

We are slowly introducing Covid-19 safe performances and please check the Whats On page.

For club members please note the membership cards from 2019/2021 have not expired and will continue until further notice.

We look forward to seeing you.

With best wishes - The Con Club Staff and Committee



Function Room

Club 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 - Temporary restricted times due to COVID-19

Friday and Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm*

3:00pm - 8:00pm*

* if no customers may close 1 hour earlier


The current membership year started on 30th June 2019. Due to COVID-19 memberships are extended and will not expire until further notice

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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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