The Poets Ale & Smokehouse
33 Montgomery Street
East Sussex

For private hire & events please email

Booking Info:

Online bookings cannot be made for the same day. Please call the pub directly on 01273 272212 if you would like to request a same day booking. 


Whilst we are only able to open outside in April, there is the possibility that we may decide not to open the pub in the event of bad weather. If you make a booking and we need to cancel or change it we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


We ask that you notify us of a cancellation or any changes to the number of guests at least 24 hours prior to your booking. Please notify us via the cancellation link in your booking confirmation email or alternatively, call the pub directly to speak to one of our team. 

If you are unable to make your booking, or, if you are going to be considerably late for your booking, you must call us on 01273 272212. We reserve the right to release your table if you are more than 20 minutes late for your booking without informing a member of the pub team over the phone. 

Book a table

Tables can be booked up to 60 days in advance

By making a booking with the Poets, you confirm the following in line with the Government approved guidelines for outdoor reservations:


- Your group is from no more than 6 households
- Contact details to be taken for each household present

- Table service only

- All guests to remain seated throughout the duration of the visit

- If using the facilities face coverings must be worn

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 11pm      Saturday: 11am - 11pm     
Sunday 12pm - 11pm

We are a family & dog friendly pub however we ask that you follow our house rules. Children are welcome until 8pm unless pre-arranged with pub management in advance.
Thank you.