P3 CLOSED. We are sad.

/ Updated on April 29, 2021

The sad closing of locals' favorite Pickled Pig Pub was postponed until the end of March, but sadly, here we are. This iconic place is yet another casualty of this prolonged and thoroughly arbitrary attack on our restaurants.

The story is the same all over: Severely reduced income due to the prolonged lockdowns and restrictions aimed squarely at restaurants and other small businesses have made it difficult for the Frampton family to operate their popular, comfort food and craft beer-centric spot.

Their Pig & Publican restaurant on Savannah Road in Lewes remains open with business as usual.

Many, many memories at Pickled Pig Pub! We are sad….

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  1. Avatar bill says:

    Good food, and sorry to see them close. Their chili was tops. Hog wings.. mmm.

    ‘Arbitrary attack’ seems a bit hyperbole, though – customers like me just didn’t feel comfortable indoors in the small space. We ordered take out a few times, and the place was not crowded when I went in to pick up food.

    I think an alternative view was some places like Fins pivoted menus towards take-out options, and some like Iron Hill and Wheelhouse leveraged outside dining.

    I love the local restaurants and tipped heavily, but some were not positioned for a global pandemic and others couldn’t change fast enough. The Pickled Pig was cramped inside and it’s heavy food did not travel well.

    I will miss them, though.

  2. Avatar Mary says:

    Time to vote out who is in office or move to Florida.

  3. Avatar Trish Roberts says:

    So sad to see P3 close. It was one of my fav places. Wonderful wait staff and bartenders. Wishing everyone the best. So happy we still have Pig and Publican.

  4. Avatar Jake W says:

    I agree with Scott this lockdown was not aimed squarely on restaurants.. It was about keeping people safe in a pandemic and moving forward as safely as possible ….. Great place and great food alas a loss to the restaurant scene…

  5. Avatar Alan says:

    I agree with Scott. Great restaurant but during a pandemic, safety must be the first priority.

  6. Avatar Kim Ferrell says:

    Many great meals and drinks there, so sad.

  7. Avatar Carole Stover says:

    such a wonderful restaurant– I hope something works out so it’s still around!

  8. Avatar Michele says:

    Bummer. Always reliable, with good food and service. Particularly love their PB & J burger. And the Drunken Noodles. Hope they’re gonna spring anew someplace post-Covid. Rough!

  9. Avatar Nichole Davick says:

    Tragic! We love Pickle Pig Pub and frequent it often! Love the bar tenders. And, of course, the food and beer. Sad to see them go.

  10. Avatar Woody Barnett says:

    Let’s hope they can come up with a deal to stay open. In these tough times how many others are looking to rent? Always 1 of our favorite places with good food and beer and service is top notch.

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  12. Avatar Mark Marsden says:

    Sad all around for the industry

  13. Avatar Scott says:

    this is very sad news indeed… we just did takeout a few nites ago. Maybe they can relo it o The Pond spot? Also… your statement: ‘due to the prolonged lockdowns and restrictions aimed squarely at restaurants and other small businesses’ – you do realize we’re in a pandemic, right? I do not feel that restrictions are ‘aimed squarely’ at restaurants. It’s unfortunate, yes… that indoor dining has not been a lot better to restart – but, we are now in the middle of some very dark times – it’s about protecting people and saving lives in the process. Stay safe, Rehoboth!

  14. Avatar Tom Schwab says:

    Very sad news. Many family meals here with fond memories. Blame the politicians (especially, the governor) not the Covid virus.

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