Relax. You’ve Arrived….

The Perfect Lewes Pizza

The Waiting For The Waiting Room Is Over

While the upstairs gets polished and buffed we’ll be opening up an intimate little pop-up eatery in the bus station waiting room on Thursday 12th February from 5.30pm.  With only 24 covers we’d advise you to book yourself a spot, by calling, 01273 470755 or emailing,

It’ll be a stripped down menu. Not an ounce of slack.  But the same friendly service and tasty sourdough pizzas.

One Size Fits All

We’ll be serving special sized 9″ pizzas (and if you’ve room for something extra we’ll be offering a Pizza & Pud offer for £10.95. Nice).

The Bakehouse – It’s Alive

Thanks to the work of Tamas and the rest of the gang – the Bakehouse is up and running at full capacity.  So you can still get your bread, snacks and sweet things.

And So It Begins…

The clean up is underway.  And boy is there a lot to clean – if the smoke deposit was a superhero it would be virtually invincible.  Thankfully the Hearth team has pulled together in an effort to get everything up and running pronto pronto.

Andrea, Bruce, Paul & Michael Hanson

Michael & The Team

“The Hearth is a wood-fired cooking space where guests are fed heartily and healthily by passionate people”

To make a booking, ask a question, or want a chat – give us a call on 01273 470755 (we’re a friendly bunch)  

What is the Hearth like? This short film, by our friend Gani, should give you a flavour of what you can enjoy….


A Little Bit Of History (never hurt anyone)

We transformed the old greasy spoon canteen café in Lewes bus station in late 2012.  We built our own wood-fired oven and redecorated the interior to create a stylish contemporary “osteria”, or a hostelry with a hearth, in plain old English.

We are open Monday to Sunday, serving up traditional Neapolitan pizzas every day. We also host many different events, which you can find out more about on our Events & News page. Plus from Monday 3 November we’ll also be running a Home Delivery Service - Bringing The Hearth home to you.

Everything we serve is carefully sourced, created in our kitchen, and cooked in our wood-fired oven.

Downstairs we have a takeaway kiosk serving coffee, homemade cakes, and bread baked in the falling heat of the pizza oven – real stone baked “hearth bread”. We also serve Sicilian style sfincione pizza slices.

The Hearth is the culmination of my forty years baking and catering experience, following in the footsteps of my father and his father. I hope that their knowledge and passion is reflected in The Hearth.

Michael Hanson – Proprietor

Michael Hanson master baker