Excellent facilities albeit a bit tired in places - however staff faultlessly efficient, helpful and friendly.
Wonderful comfortable room and super swimming pool facility.
Needs a little decor re-vamp but this is forgivable. A wonderfully historic building and excellent to have a car park and be so close to the town centre. Perfect for our needs.
Traveller from dorset
This unusual and vibrant venue in the centre of this historic county town offers 52 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms - …More
"Reasonable hotel for an overnight or short break"
We used The Forge as an overnight stop whilst touring the area. The location was quiet despite being on a main junction and the rooms had adequate, clean and spacious facilities but they could do with some further enhancement/updating for our taste. We visited the Buxted Inn for our evening meal which was about 15 mins away and served delicious meals. The breakfast at the Forge was generous and tasty and the waiter and Reception staff were pleasant and friendly. Good value.
Traveller from Warwickshire
The Halland Forge is a charming, family run hotel in the heart of Sussex, reputedly built on the site of the old village …More
The Shelleys is spread over a number of historic houses, and is very well-located right in the centre of historic Lewes. There is lots to see and do in and around the town, making it a great place for a weekend break.
The staff at reception were very friendly and welcoming. Those in the restaurant were clearly a little inexperienced so not everything ran smoothly, but they were very polite and helpful, and quick to sort things out.
The hotel itself is full of character - quite a maze of corridors and stairs, but that's all part of the charm. Despite being on the High Street it was very quiet, and had the weather been better I'm sure we'd have enjoyed the pleasant gardens.
Our room was a little small and only had one chair, but was otherwise clean and comfortable.
Food at both dinner and breakfast was excellent in terms of both choice and quality, and dinner was well-priced.
Traveller from Sevenoaks
A graceful 17th century manor house once owned by the famous poet's family, Shelleys offers individual service and luxurious …More
When we eventually found the place - our satnav, using the correct postcode, directed us to a spot 20 miles away - the staff were tremendously friendly and helpful. We were told if we came to stay again and rang to say we'd be late, they would delay the start of the pub quiz so that we could compete! Thereafter, they were consistently helpful and pleasant. The facilities are very good, though the room was a little over-warm. Breakfast was substantial and dealing with my gluten-free needs was easily negotiated. All in all, if we were in the area again we'd be very happy to stay there again.
After walking 17 miles,we received a warm welcome & offered a glass of water on arrival- wonderful.
The room was clean and comfortable- evening meal adequate and breakfast was delicious.
We would like to make a special mention to Kathleen and Gavin for their friendliness & help.
Situated in a prime location close to the A27, and within easy reach of a host of attractions, the Newmarket Inn, Lewes …More
We stayed overnight, as we were going on the Bluebell Railway. We had the room with shared bathroom. Everything was clean. Sharing the bathroom with other guests was not a problem. The bed was comfortable. The rooms are situated at the back of the pub in a quiet area.
Staff were great. Very friendly and helpful. The owner even gave us a lift to a wedding as there were no taxis available. Bar staff too were very attentive and the food was lovely. A very relaxed place to stay.
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