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John Harvey Tavern

Beer Yard | Cliffe High Street, Lewes, England
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Ranked #23 of 81 restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BN7 2AN the above ought to locate it well enough
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BN7 2AN the above ought to locate it well enough
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English first
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Old fashioned pub in Lewes serving the nectar that is Harveys Best Bitter. reat staff and interesting locals to look at. Foods good too - had a lucnh here a few months ago. A great pitstop for me in Lewes while the wife goes shopping.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Popped in here for a spot of lunch, not a spare table downstairs as it was so busy. Friendly staff, enjoyable food and well priced ! Will easily return...

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ridgewood, east sussex
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped for lunch today with friends and were so pleased to find it is dog friendly. All had different plough and which were very nice, I had the Harvey ale sausage plough and which came with 2 larger than normal sausages, French bread, butter, chutney and salad. It was large, delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed it . We all cleared... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love having my beer poured directly from the cask ! We also ate on the last night we were in Lewes - we were late getting there (thanks to British Rail's signalling failures - reminded us how little we miss living in the South East) but they looked after us very well and we had a very good pub meal.... More

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A little dark inside but clearly popular with the locals. Good quality food and drink for a reasonable price.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stop here every year when in town for Guy Fawkes Day (we're Bonfire Boys). Excellent (and cheap) pig roast (they roast a cow, too) out in the parking lot. John Harvey's best available in quantity.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Amazing Sunday lunch. Beautifully cooked. Would have been excellent rated apart from the roasties which weren't great. That said will def return v soon. Fabulous.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I visited the Harvey's Tavern with my mother, sister and young niece. Very nice 'old times' ambience. Great range of real ale fresh from the brewery which is appox 100mtrs away. Good menu and specials board. Fantastic service from the young waitress with red hair who I would have happily given a fair tip to. Unfortunately there was a 'tip... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Best tempura prawns with hoisin sauce ever, not to mention an ace "bloody" Mary. Lovely olde world pub, staff very welcoming and efficient and felt right at home. Really worth a visit

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

It's hardly surpising that the beer here is excellent, because it's literally across the road from the Harvey's brewery and shop; and I have been in it when the head brewer popped in for a lunchtime tincture. That's quality control... The Best Bitter is in barrels balanced on the back of the bar, with swaddling so it doesn't get too... More

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