We’re The Hearth. You Found Us. So Relax, You’ve Arrived.


Looking For A Christmas Party Venue?

Then look no further, we’ve got it covered.  A lovely menu, tasty food, great price, relaxed atmosphere, smiling staff, and a free jukebox.  Take a look at what’s on offer…. & get in touch at smile@thehearth.co or give us a bell on 01273 470755.  We’re a friendly bunch.

November Nibbling?

Take advantage of our November early week offer – it’s worth stretching your feet for.


Baking Christmas

If Christmas has an edible shape, then turkey, sprout and mince pie vie for ascendancy.  The sprout is the grocer’s domain, turkey we’ll leave to others, but mince pies, glorious mince pies – from smell, to taste, from touch, to shape, they are Christmas.  All wrapped up in a perfectly formed pastry package.

And we’ve been baking some fabulous heritage mince pies.  Made with our own hand made mince meat, locally churned butter, and of course, a generous slug of Harvey’s Christmas Ale.  Perfect.

Don’t just take our word for it – we may be slightly biased – take a peek behind the scenes and see what you think (it’s worth a couple if minutes of anyone’s time).

Opening Times

The Hearth Pizzeria:  Monday – Friday – 5pm to 10.30pm and Saturday – Midday til Late

The Hearth Bakehouse:  Monday – Saturday – 8.30am to 5.30pm

To make a booking, ask a question, or want a chat – give us a call on 01273 470755 or drop us a line at smile@thehearth.co (we’re a friendly bunch)

Good News

We’ve now got a Full Drinks License and a new and extensive wine and beer list – so you don’t have to cart your drinks about anymore, we’ll now supply them for you.

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

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 Saturday, 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 we also run 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