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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, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: BN7 2AN the above ought to locate it well enough

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Lunch on 6th April

Cheese board used to be serve d on wooden board now it's a just a plate with very reduced quantity of cheeses, fruits it's now just three grapes when previously there was apples, figs too. No jam served anymore with cheese board. We bought the large plate £ 10.00 which could feed 1 person only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Andrea M
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Crowborough
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Super smiley service and great local beer. Not just Best Bitter but the whole range. I really enjoy the Olympia, a real summer drink.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Comfortable seating both inside and outside, courteous helpful staff and excellent best bitter, suppose it should be!

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This pub is a real oldie worldie place. Such a good atmosphere, we had lunch and the food was very tasty and well presented. The beer was just as it should be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Cheese board used to be serve d on wooden board now it's a just a plate with very reduced quantity of cheeses, fruits it's now just three grapes when previously there was apples, figs too. No jam served anymore with cheese board. We bought the large plate £ 10.00 which could feed 1 person only. The main course were good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We called into the pub for a spot of lunch whilst shopping in Lewes. Even though it was a Tuesday lunch time the pub was fairly busy. The service and the food was very good and the Harveys Best was excellent. We would certainly call in again next time we are in town.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great little pub with lovely ales and friendly staff and clientele. Some lagers are pretty pricy as the pub is owned by Harvey's the local brewery and they want to sell their own range but no more expensive than Brighton pubs. It's also dog friendly and the staff were lovely to my dog and gave her lots of biscuits :)

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Use to use this pub a lot of the time for lunch but since they have changed the menu and done the refit, it is not as good.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

8 girls chose to stop for lunch here. We were told there were only 2 roast dinners left, despite it being 2 pm, and the pub serving food on Sundays til 4.30!! The pub was very busy and it took nearly an hour before our food came! A medium sized bowl of vegetables were placed on the table, which were... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were in Lewes solely to visit the Harvey's Brewery shop, but were lucky enough to have our trip coincide with the wonderful aroma of a brew pervading the atmosphere! So having made our purchases, we just had to drop into the brewery pub to sample some of the ales - great!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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

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Additional Information about John Harvey Tavern

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

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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, Pub

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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