Under 16s GO FREE (Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult)
Prices for cup matches will be agreed on a match to match basis.
January 2021 update: Under COVID-19 restrictions, men's matches are suspended; no fans are allowed into women's matches. These matches can be watched live however at LewesFC.com/live
Buses 28 and 29. Get off at Lewes High Street then it's an 8-minute walk.
Use the journey planner at www.buses.co.uk
Just type in 'The Dripping Pan (Lewes FC)' for details of routes and times.
Lewes has a fifteen minute train service to Brighton, departing approximately every fifteen minutes in both directions. There is a direct London train approximately every 30 minutes to Victoria, via Gatwick Airport and Clapham Junction. For more information check http://nationalrail.co.uk
Lewes railway station is a two minute walk from the Dripping Pan. When you exit the main entrance, turn left and follow the path over the bridge then bear left at the roundabout. The ground will be in front of you.
The Dripping Pan is at the very start of Mountfield Road, directly behind the station. If you are coming from the north or west, turn off the A27 for Lewes and turn right (signposted Rodmell and Piddinghoe) after about a mile at the first set of traffic lights, adjacent to the prison. Follow that road until you get to a mini roundabout by The Swan pub and turn left. Continue along this road and over the mini-roundabout straight into Mountfield Road where the ground is on your right hand side.
There are limited car parking spaces in the Sussex Downs College and Priory School car parks down Mountfield Road past the ground (£2). Metered street parking is available and there is a pay and display car park directly outside the ground (operating 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday) but please be aware that Lewes has quite a number of ‘keen’ traffic wardens patrolling the town so please purchase a ticket where required. It should also be noted that this car park does not belong to the club so unfortunately, we cannot reserve any spaces.
People with disabilities
Lewes FC would like to extend a very warm Rooks welcome to our fans with disabilities or impairments, and make sure that our matchdays are positive experiences for all.
Please know that any fan with a disability who needs a carer to enjoy a match can have a free ticket/Guest List entry for their carer/personal assistant. Simply contact Galia@lewesfc.com or Maggie@lewesfc.com for women’s matchday tickets, and email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for men’s.
There is a dedicated accessible parking bay for fans in the car park adjacent to The Dripping Pan. The space has a dropped kerb and is situated right next to the main doors to the Pan. (Note: please do not use this space if you do not have a disability. It may appear free but that may be because a fan with a disability is arriving for half-time, or for the last part of the match, so we need it to be available for its intended users.)
Please let us know in advance by emailing email@example.com if you require access to our double doors into the ground and our stewards will be delighted to arrange this for you.
There is a standard disabled toilet at the top of the stand to the right after you come in through the main turnstile.
There’s a viewing area prioritised for fans with disabilities just to left of the main turnstile entrance as you come in. There are a further three bays at the top of the main covered stand on the right hand side of the stadium, which can be accessed via the big iron gates. We ask that fans without disabilities are fully aware that these bays are for the priority use of fans with disabilities, and make sure that space is available in these bays for fans with disabilities or impairments should they wish to use it. It is worth noting here that we have fans with invisible disabilities, so please make sure these priority spaces are offered to anyone expressing a need to use them.
There’s a water bowl for Guide Dogs by the Loaded Fries Hut, located just past the Beach Huts on the ‘Fries’ side, and another by the Media hut on the ‘Pies’ side.
There are long ramps available just inside the doors of our Club House – the Rook Inn - should fans with ambulatory issues need them to access the bar area. At the moment the Rook Inn cannot be accessed by a wheelchair user, but the club is looking into the feasibility of installing accessible access at the Ham Lane End to the Mountfield Road bank which would give this accessible access to all areas of the ground.
The security guards at Lewes FC matches are also First Aiders. They can be identified by their bright yellow jackets and the fact that they carry radios. There are also first aiders amongst our club volunteers.
We are currently looking at ways we can improve our matchday experience for fans with disabilities, and would very much appreciate feedback about your afternoon. Please do let us know how it was for you and how we might improve in terms of our communications, welcome and facilities. Email Karen@lewesfc.com
Concessions (State pension age i.e. 65 for men, 64 for women; Full-time students; Unemployed) and Under 16, please note that you will be asked for proof of status/age on entry.
All other matches played at the Dripping Pan such as our Under18s are a flat rate £3 for all adults.
Entrance for all fans is via the main turnstiles in the Mountfield Road car park. The Dripping Pan has a bar (The Rook Inn) in which you can sample a pint of fine Harveys beer brewed in the town along with guest bottled beers. You are free to drink your beer/cider/wine/gin/ginger beer anywhere in the ground although we would kindly ask to dispose of cups in a bin when done.
If you are lucky enough to be watching the game from one of our beach huts then make your presence known at the guest gate, to the right of the main turnstiles where you will be escorted to your luxurious abode for the game.
If you are a guest from the opposition and you have your official league pass then you will be more than welcome in our Board-a-kabin before the game, at half-time and at full-time. You cannot miss it - it is painted in red and black stripes and is adjacent to the Main Stand.
Requests for media passes, scouting passes and generally, any other passes, can be made to either Barry@lewesfc.com or Stuart@lewesfc.com no less than 24 hours prior to the game. Please note that any photographers who want to work pitchside need to have their own hi-viz jacket. There is Wi-Fi available for the working media in our Main Stand as well as power points at the media desks (first come, first served but be warned if you sit in RookMeister's perch).
Well behaved dogs are welcome. Naughty ones may be asked to leave by stewards, for the comfort of other spectators. Water bowls are provided around the ground for canines only. There is a water fountain just outside the ground in the Mountfield Road car park.
What you cannot bring into the Dripping Pan
Please do not bring your alcohol into the ground. Our Stewards will confiscate it and enjoy their Saturday night a lot more. Musical instruments are fine, although we'd recommend full drum kits or grand pianos are left at home. No loudspeakers, megaphones, flags with offensive slogans, pyrotechnics, weapons, illegal drugs or smooth jazz please.
Please note that Lewes Football Club does not produce a printed match day programme. Instead you can access a free of charge, online copy on the day of the game at www.lewesfcprog.com