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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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  • 23
    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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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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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 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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