Next month’s Quiz Night in the Rook Inn on Friday 8 April is hosted once again by Nick Geall. Doors open 7pm. Quiz commences around 7.45pm. £2 per person in teams of maximum four. Fish & Chip Meal Deal that includes a drink of choice at the bar is just an additional £10 per person. Order on the night. Questions to suit all ages so fun for everyone and prizes to boot!

Meet the QuizlingsLast Friday 11 March saw a bumper turnout for the quiz, with an incredible 14 teams competing (52 people). A tight contest ensued for just over three hours covering 138 questions, with “The Quizlings” running out as eventual winners thanks to a well-judged gamble on the final A-Z round taking their final score to 121 points (out of a maximum of 162 points).



‘Ale Be Back!’


The 6th Lewes FC Beer Festival 2016, Friday, March 4 from 5pm

The 6th Lewes FC Beer Festival will be held at the Rook Inn, Lewes Football Club on Friday, March 4 from 5pm until late, and there are some spectacular highlights in the first batch of ales released today.

The festival will be a celebration of some of the most celebrated beers & ciders from the Sussex region, from established to new breweries alike, and our friends at CIRCA, will once again be providing some amazing pub grub to compliment the evening.

In an exclusive to the festival, Miles Jenner, Head Brewer at Harvey’s brewery, has kindly released a rare cask of the Harvey’s classic, Star of Eastbourne ale, brewed in casks at 6.5% abv, as well as a one-off out-of-season-special, Bonfire Boy, once again in cask at 5.8%

Details of this year’s entries from world class brewers Burning Sky will appear shortly, but we can announce two very special entries from Horsham’s Kissingate Brewery. The first is Chennai Premium IPA (5%), “Notes of sweet oranges, grapefruit, lemons, resin, pine with a floor roasted malt backbone to carry a lasting bitter sweet finish”, and following on from last years, ‘Six Crows’, re-named ‘6-Rooks’ on the night, we can exclusively reveal ‘Murder of Crows’ , a rare and complex double mashed Imperial Stout coming in at a whopping 10%


Last year’s festival was sold out

Chief Executive of Lewes FC Kevin Miller is looking forward to this years event; “Last year’s festival was superb, with some amazing ales & ciders on show, and I hope that we are able to create an even better one this year. The selection put together by organiser Johnny Marshall show the amazing diversity of flavours and tastes from old and new breweries in this region, and continuing the current renaissance of wonderful ales.”

Tickets are £5 each, which includes tasting notes, a free commemorative Lewes FC pint glass will be available on the night and at the following places: In Lewes, The Gardeners Arms and Hartley’s Wines, in the offices of Lewes FC during the week and at the Club Shop in the stadium on Matchdays, and in the Old Boot pub in Seaford.

This festival will continue from 12:00pm the following day at the Rooks home game against Hendon (kick off 3pm), with the Live BT Sport FA Premier League game between Tottenham & Arsenal kicking off at 12:45pm. Tickets for the game are £11, £6 concession, kids under 16 go free.

For further details contact Kevin Miller on 01273 470820

The return of Quiz Night, Friday October 23!


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The Supporters Club Quiz season gathers pace with the return of Nick G’s tremendously tantalising and testing, nay, titillating teaser questions on a multitude of subjects!!!


Held in the ROOK INN on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, and hosted once again by Nick, the quiz features up to ten rounds of fair to middling – easy to hard questions all within the superb surroundings of the famous Rook Inn.

Once again there’s a meal-deal on offer. Entry for teams of four is £8 total and contestants can order on the night,  plus there’ll be prizes for the top teams, and the winners will take the crown of Champion Quizzers.

It’s a great way to spend an evening, and all proceeds go to the Supporters Club fund.

Doors open 7pm and the quiz commences around 7.45pm.

Look forward to seeing you there!


Lewes FC Supporters Club Quiz Night, Friday, March 11


The next Supporters Club Quiz Night will take place on Friday 11 March 2016. Doors/bar open at 7pm, with the quiz kicking off at around 7:45pm. Teams of 4 (maximum), although to resolve any baby-sitting issues, kids under 13 will be allowed to join as “extras” (at the Quizmaster’s sole discretion). If there are 6 of you, make 2 teams and have some friendly rivalry!


Cost is £2 each. In addition, there is a SEPARATE (but optional) meal-deal (Fish & Chips plus a free drink at the bar) at a bargain price of £10 per person. You will need to sign-up to the meal-deal on arrival (and BEFORE 7:45pm, latest, as we need to place the order in advance). If you don’t like fish, then you can order a pie or a cheese & onion pasty instead.


This will be a general quiz with several rounds of questions on typical subjects (e.g. general knowledge, picture rounds etc…) and possibly a few “surprise” rounds. There will be well over 100 questions, so you will get value-for-money and the EXCELLENT beer is cheap!

There will be token prizes for the winners, but you are also playing for the Quiz Trophy. This stays in the Rook Inn permanently (so you don’t get to take it home), but the winning team does have their photo taken with it and we will try and remember to put on the wall in the Rook Inn alongside the trophy for all to see/admire.

For further details call 01273 470820

Look forward to seeing you there!

All proceeds go to the Supporters club fund. The Lewes FC Supporters Club raises money for good causes and to support the seven Lewes FC teams, as well as all of the community projects throughout the season.



The return of Quiz Night at the Pan!

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Quiz night returns to the Rook Inn on Friday February 20 from 7pm with, ‘The Great Rock n’ Roll Music Quiz’. Ten rounds of music questions from the fifties right through to present day; Teams of four per team are just £10, and there’ll be a food offer available on the night!

(Quiz starts at 7:45pm)

… From Abba to Zeppelin, Aswad to the Zombies, Adam & The Ants to ZZ Top (you get the picture!)

To book your team contact: Kevin Miller:

Will your team be the first Quiz Champions of 2015?

See you there!




First beers of the 2015 Beer Festival Revealed

There’s a Beer Festival Brewing at Lewes Football Club next Friday…

The first beers of the 5th Lewes Beer Festival have been revealed, and this year there are some very special ales on the menu, including an exclusive Harvey’s creation, and one dedicated to The Mighty Rooks…

Over 20 Ales & ciders will be on offer at the festival, held in the Rook Inn at the Dripping Pan on Friday, January 30 from 5pm.

First up is brewed by Harveys, and created as a tribute to one of the UK’s – and Sussex’s – finest folk singers, Bob Copper.

In his lifetime, Bob Copper (1915-2004) was responsible for collecting and recording many local folk songs, not only preserving the tunes and lyrics but ensuring that the style in which they were sung remained true to his forefathers.  He was a leading member of the famous singing Copper family of Rottingdean, East Sussex, and an important collector of English folksongs.


Bob Copper

Harvey’s Brewery have brewed an ale in tribute to the centenary of Bob’s birth, in a limited edition batch of just 20 kegs.  Lewes FC would like to thank Miles Jenner and the team at Harveys for allowing us to acquire a keg, and Bob Copper ale (6%) will be available at the festival.

Some of the best beers currently brewed in Sussex have been gathered together, including two from the Dark Star Brewery, based in Partridge Green. The Brewery, born in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star Pub in Brighton, offer this year’s Hophead (3.8%), which celebrates a great new tropical tasting hop from Victoria in Australia – Vic Secret, producing a zesty blend to one of the company’s most popular beers.

The other entry is Revelation (5.7%), a magnificent blend of Centennial, Liberty, Cascade, and Citra aroma hops that is highly drinkable and sure to be one of the stars of the show…

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Firle’s Burning Sky Brewery have two entries this year; Plateau (3.5%) is full of flavour; zesty, refreshing & low in alcohol, this beer will have you returning to the bar for another, and Arise (4.4%) is a superb session IPA that’s perfect for the end of the day (or even the start!).

Horsham’s Kissingate Brewery have re-named their classic ‘6 Crows’ ale, to 6 Rooks, with a re-designed pump clip, specially created for the festival. It’s a rich, dark and decadent stout with intense notes of molasses, bourbon, oak and woodsmoke and at 6.6% abv it packs a punch! This fine ale won first place at The Twickenham Beer Festival 2013 and 2014, and was Gold medal winner and Champion Beer of Britain London & South East Region 2013.

Other Kissingate entries include Sussex, (4%) A glorious chestnut beer with simple roasted malt notes, and Stout Extreme (6%) with its Intense liquorice, coffee and molasses flavours.

The last to be revealed (The full list – including some superb ciders – will be available next week) is from the Baseline Brewing Company, based in the village of Small Dole in West Sussex. The company produce unfiltered natural beers made with no additives, creating a clearer, better tasting beer. We have two entries this year; Dark Matter (5.5%) A dark, full bodied Ale with similarities to the classic Riggwelter from Black Sheep, and a new British Golden Ale, Gold Admiral (4.9%), combining First Gold and Admiral Hops from Sussex and Sussex Chalk Filtered water. A classic EPA.

There will be pub grub served all night courtesy of Club caterers CIRCA, and a raffle to support the Lewes FC Supporters Club, with some superb prizes on offer.

Tickets are just £5 and available on the night. However, you can reserve your tickets by e-mailing;, or by phone on; 01273 470820.

One of the highlights of the Lewes FC social calendar, the 5th Lewes FC Beer Festival is shaping up to be one the best ever, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Dripping Pan for some fine ales.

NOTE: The Festival will continue from 12pm on Saturday, January 31, as the Rooks entertain East Thurrock United in the Ryman Premier League, kick off 3pm. Tickets are £11 adults, £6 concessions, kids under 16 go free, and the Rook Inn will be showing the LIVE BT Sport match (kick-off 12:45pm) between Hull City and Newcastle United.

Supporters Club Events

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News on forthcoming events here at Lewes FC


The Supporters Club hold regular fun- (fund-) raising events in the Rook Inn at The Dripping Pan, for fans and guests alike. The bar is open, and generally food is available. For further information, including how to lend a hand,  contact Norm Duncan on or call 07709-557742.

Upcoming Events

Friday 30 January – Beer Festival
The 5th Annual Beer Festival, from 5pm, with over 20 of the best ales & ciders from around the Sussex region.
Tickets are £5 which includes a complimentary commemorative pint glass.
For further information contact the club on 01273 470820, or email

Friday 6 February – Lewes FC World Darts Championship
The 3rd annual Darts Championship – bully-off (is that right?) at 7:30pm.
For further information contact Baz

Friday 20 February – Music Quiz from MC KM
Join us for a music quiz hosted by Grandmaster Kev. Music triv from the 50’s to present day…Alright? Not Arf!
Doors open 7pm – quiz starts 7:30pm – £10 per team of 4 – look-out for meal deal details.

Friday 20 March – General Knowledge Quiz with David Arnold
Quiz to suit all ages and, er, abilities.
Doors open 7pm – quiz starts 7:30pm – £10 per team of 4 – look-out for meal deal details.


Recent Events


Saturday 6 December – Rook & Soul
Great night at Rook Inn where soul, rare-groove and Northern Soul classics were spinning.
Thanks to Kev & co for organising.

Friday 21 November – Quiz Night by MQ Nick
In a night of twists & turns, The Partners and The Four Tops shared the spoils
Well done Nick, David & co for putting on the show.

Friday 3 October – Pie & Mash & Luvly Liquor … & Quiz
Pie, mash, eels, liquor, mushy peas …  second helpings … and a fun quiz … great night.
Thanks to David, Barbara, Bob, Pav, and the Bit of a Do folks.

Friday 19 September – Arnolds Quiz (Woof Woof)
Thanks to David & The Arnolds for running the quiz and organising fish&chips.
Congratulations to Sean, Dave, Simon, Andy for winning the Quiz – while also running the bar.

Friday 5 September – Baraoke Volume II
Thanks to Baz & Louis for putting this together, and the brave songsters that took part.
Also to Andy H for running the bar.

Friday 15 August – CM KMs KO Quiz
New season kicked-off with an excellent quiz from Commercial Manager, Kevin Miller.
New winners of the trophy … Clive/Julie/Sue.
Thanks to Sue for organising the food, and DaveE/Simon/Sarah/Julie for their help too.


Monday 12 May – Golf Day @ Lewes Golf Course
Terrible conditions mid-round led to some groups not completing the course.
On count-back, congratulations to Steve White’s team, the new champs.
Runners-up Terry Parris’s team – lowest score Kev Brook – longest drive Stuart Jefford.
No-one was near enough to the pin to win that prize!

Friday 25 April – Nick G’s End-of-Season Quiz
Thanks to NickG and gang for another great Quiz – loads of varied content.
Congratulations top new champs – Keith/Dave/Cathy.
Also thanks due to Martin on the bar, and the Arnolds posse for organising the food.

Friday 4 April – Karaoke Night with DJ Baz & MC-CB
A very successful first Karaoke night for the Supporters Club.
Thanks to Baz for spinning the discs, and to everyone who ‘sang’.
Also thanks to Clive & Elise who sorted the food, and David for running the bar.

Friday 21 March – Another Nick Quiz
Thanks to Nick and David for their efforts putting-on the latest Quiz night at the Pan.
And the winners were … David’s team. Fix?

Friday 28 February – Beer Festival
Great turn-out for the BeerFest, and nice selection of ales available.
Thanks to Roger, Simon, Kev, Sarah, David, Barbara, Sue, Martin, and Johnny&co,
for dooring & pouring & carding. Also Mike P & Sue P for help the previous eve.

Friday 31 January – LFC World Darts
Congratulations to Harry Jackson – defeating defending champ Lee 3-2 in the final.
Well done Baz & Co for the organising.

Friday 17 January – Quiz Night with Nick G
Well done to the new holders of the Quiz trophy … Extremely Lame.
Thanks to Nick for another great quiz … and to Sue, Clive, Baz, Julie, Sam, Andy for food/bar work.

Friday 29 November – Race Night (organised by Lewes Ladies Football Team)

Friday 15 November – Quiz Night with Nick G
And the first winners of the new trophy are … Even More Planners.
Thanks to Quizzical Nick, foodies Baz/Sue/Clive, and Martin on the bar.

Friday 11 October – Film Night
Thanks to Clive/Sue for organising the double-bill Sci-Fi evening, with popcorn and hotdogs to boot.

Friday 27 September – Quiz Night with MC Steve B
Congratulations to the Planners (Spanners?) on winning the quiz.
Huge thanks to genial host Steve (loved the Norman Conquest round), and to Rog/Sue for bar/food.

Friday 6 September – Toads Inn the Hole
We had a couple of groups playing on two tables, so everyone had a few games, but it was the four experienced players who made it through to the semis, and three hard-fought matches later, Andy Masters was crowned champion.
Thanks to Paul & Sue for bar/catering, and to Ben for organising the competition element.

Friday 16 August – Baffles Quiz
Team prize won by Southover Rockets.
Thanks to Baz Haffles for running the Quiz, and Sue/Paul/Clive for catering and bar.

Tuesday Nights – Darts League
Any Darts players out there – we have a team entered in the Lewes Darts League – a larger pool of players would be useful, so don’t be shy – darting prowess an advantage but we’re not fussy.


Monday 15 April – Golf Day
An enjoyable day on the Downs at Lewes Golf Club, with the sun shining.
Team winners Terry Parris & co, with runners-up being Steve White’s team.
Wooden spoon to Norm’s Niblicks!
Individual prizes to Bob Mayston, Terry Parris, and Richard Ellis.
Thanks to Nick Fears and Loz for their non-playing help on the day, and to Angela for the photography.

Friday 12 April – Quiz
Team prize won by Nellie’s Fan Club – plus several individual prizes on the night.
Thanks to David for running the Quiz, and Loz for manning the bar.

Saturday 30 March – Barry Berry’s Bake-Off
Congratulations to Sue Evans on winning the bake-off. Thanks to Baz & the judges for their help.

Friday 22 March – Beer Festival
100+ thirsty drinkers attended the night, so a huge dent made in 16 ales and 4 ciders.
Thanks to Lee/Johnny for organising the beer, Stephen for providing the excellent fayre, rafflers Barbara & Loz, and MC Baz on the turntables.

Friday 8 March – Race Night
Many winners (& losers!) on the night – top horse-owner prize won by Luap.
Thanks to the Ladies ‘team’ and Baz and Luap for their help.

Friday 15 February – Cupid’s Quiz
1st – CSBS team
2nd – Susie Arlett, Baz, Clive and friend
3rd – Arnolds David&Barbara & co
Thanks to Steve Brooks for running the Quiz – and providers of pints & pizzas Baz, Sue, Clive & Loz.

Friday 19 January – LFC World Darts
Champion – Lee “Big Deaks” Deacon
Runner-up – Lee “erm, wee Cobby” Cobb
Thanks to Baz, Clive, Sue & Julie for organising Darts and Food

Friday 7 December – It’s Quiz-maaas

Friday 16 November – Baz’s Big Balti Quiz

Friday 19 October – Rooktoberfest

Friday 14 September – Quiztime with Steve Brooks