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John Harvey Tavern

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Beer Yard | Cliffe High Street, Lewes, England
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BN7 2AN the above ought to locate it well enough

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The pub of necta !

Nice cute old fashioned pub, more importantly its a Harvey's pub - lovely ! Friendly staff nice and quiet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
pbjmclean
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Nice cute old fashioned pub, more importantly its a Harvey's pub - lovely ! Friendly staff nice and quiet.

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142 reviews 142 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Located just across the road from the famous Harvey's Brewery, the Tavern is in effect, their in-house pub. Fantastic beer, good food and welcoming bar staff.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My meal was delicious. I had the best seat in the pub, drank fine beers , chatted and people watched with my husband and friend. The people who stood out like beacons were the two ladies behind the bar. They made everyone feel special whilst being super efficient and courteous. I can't wait to return

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The John Harvey Tavern is the brewery tap for Harvey's, with cask ales in excellent condition behind the bar. It is a lively town pub with good quality food available. There is also a private room available for functions.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I came here last year and the food was rubbish and i was let down by all of it as you can read about in my last review.But it has all now changed for the better alot of people around the lewes area have said that harveys have employed a new sous chef who cooks fine food so i tryed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I've been a number of times and the Harvery's pint is top draw, I've never eaten there and would always eat elsewhere in Lewes. It's great in the summer sitting on the wall at the back of Argos :-)

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East Sussex UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This appeared to be a venue for the younger person who tend to be noisy, but everything was very good humoured. The staff were very welcoming. The food is reasonably priced & very good, there are a good selection of the local Harvey's ales which appear to be kept very well. Certainly a venue to sample. I don't think you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Always been a lovely pub with welcoming staff and still is, however a 40p per pint price hike in less than a month due to Harveys brewery takeover is not good, such a shame as it's such a nice place, come on Harveys, play nicely.

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Washington DC
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192 reviews 192 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I like this place and often go there to have lunch with friends. It's right in the centre, a bit hidden away behind Bill's. The food is better than average and the beer is really well kept in barrels at the back of the bar. No music; you can actually talk. It's obviously got its loyal locals - which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

It was our twin boys 30 birthday so we decided to have lunch in Lewes at the John Harvy service good, beer good unfortunately my food was poor. I had the battered Cod but it was more like cremated Cod over cooked with burnt batter and the fish had almost vanished. My wife's meal was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beer Yard | Cliffe High Street, Lewes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

BN7 2AN the above ought to locate it well enough
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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