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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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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Most recent review
Lovely pub, lovely staff - dog friendly!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Bambam1313
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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410 restaurant reviews
533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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