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The Perfect Lewes Pizza

 We are, unfortunately, closed between 11 & 16 January – as the oven needs some TLC.  However, we’ll come up smiling on the 17 January

Cooking For Chaps – Convivial Burns Night Event

We are excited to be hosting a special, for one night only, limited edition, night of food and fun with The Chap magazine.  The evening’s food will revolve around the magazine’s best selling food tome, Cooking For Chaps. We’ll be serving up hot toddies on arrival, a talk on whisky, 3 course meal and all hosted by the editor, and book author, Gustav Temple.


If you’ve not read the magazine – which has an international presence, national circulation, but is produced in Lewes – then check it out

Places are limited so early booking is advised.  For more info on times and prices, have a gander here.

“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