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John Harvey Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Bear Yard Cliffe High Street | Bear Yard, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
441273479880
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is enticing and the revive and venue are great. An awesome meal and great value. New manager Mitch really brings a great energy to the team. A welcome new addition to the limited list of good Lewes eateries.

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brighton
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for Sunday lunch with the family, nice ambience and decor. Wife struggled to make her order understood (not that hard - 2 pork roasts, 1 lamb & 1 nutroast) she had to write it down for the barmaid. Food came well presented however the all of our yorkshires were cold, and most of the food was on the... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to drink at the bottom place of town, belongs to Harvey's Brewery so the beer is good . So is the wine .Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Perfect for friends getting together . Outside pavement seating if the weather is suitable.

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Thank margaret b
MitchUpton, General Manager at John Harvey Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and really appreciate that you took the time out to write such a lovely review. We hope to see you again soon More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off in Lewes for a late lunch and decided to try the John Harvey. It was busy but not heaving and we had a choice of tables in the upstairs room. It goes without saying that the beer was excellent, but the food too was really good. The burgers were particularly good. Despite an initial cock-up while paying... More 

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MitchUpton, General Manager at John Harvey Tavern, responded to this review

Sootydog69 ... great handle! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is very much appreciated by all of us at The JHT, and we hope to see you again soon More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The two of us arrived at the John Harvey Tavern just a little early for our Sunday lunch booking and asked a young assistant whether our table was ready yet. With some uncertainty, she said “I don’t know” and that if we order some drinks she would find a table for us whenever one became free. She didn’t quite get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1,093 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This pub is a very good pub if you like harveys beer this is the place for you .clean friendly.good selection of drinks and menu very good.it has seating outside.while I was there the dray horse was outside with its driver.well wort a visit.

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Thank jamesthewedge
MitchUpton, General Manager at John Harvey Tavern, responded to this review

Hi James, Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words about the pub. It is much appreciated. The Dray pops by for a visit every Tuesday lunchtime, and it is always great to see! We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards, Mitch More 

brighton
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

good food , good service and excellent beer! This pub is comfortable and when its cold has a log fire in the bar.

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Thank lollyBrighton
MitchUpton, General Manager at John Harvey Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Lolly, Thank you for your review of The John Harvey Tavern. I think that log fire will be getting a run out this week! Kind regards, Mitch More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Go here every time we visit Lewes. Lovely staff and excellent food. Beer, as you would expect 100 yards from their brewery, is in immaculate condition

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MitchUpton, General Manager at John Harvey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear TravellerA58, Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is always good to hear such positive feedback. I will be sure to share this with 'The Team', and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Teddington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere and lovely beers - should be as the brewery is a stones throw away!! Only slight issue is we ordered the large ploughmans which only came with one bit of crusty bread! There was enough butter for eight bits for some reason and eating cheese on its own as the bread didn't last for 20 seconds wasn't ideal... More 

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Thank Jordan O
MitchUpton, General Manager at John Harvey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Jordan, Thank you for your feedback. I do ask the staff to check back on every table after delivering food to ensure that everything is satisfactory. I can only presume that this did happen in this instance, as we would have happily provided you with more bread. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your meal nonetheless. It... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

1pm on a sunny Saturday, 6 of us in search of a light lunch and a drink. We stumble upon the John Harvey tavern, it's heaving, which is a good sign. It's full downstairs we are directed to an upstairs room. We place our oder are told it's a 2p minute wait. Food arrives within that timescale. The sandwiches are... More 

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1 Thank Cenunnos
MitchUpton, General Manager at John Harvey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Cenunnos (great handle by the way ... are you related to Cernnunos the Celtic God of Fertility?!) Thank you for your enthusiastic review. I sense a frustrated food critic lurks below the surface! I will be sure to pass your comments onto the team, and hope we see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bear Yard Cliffe High Street | Bear Yard, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: 441273479880
Description
BN7 2AN the above ought to locate it well enough

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