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John Harvey Tavern

££ - £££British, ,
1 Bear Yard Cliffe High Street | Bear Yard, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
+44 1273 479880
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Bear Yard Cliffe High Street | Bear Yard, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a brilliant tour of the Brewery last year which my dad and I throughly enjoyed we decided to take a trip to Lewes for lunch. What a fabulous pub the John Harvey Tavern is! Great atmosphere great food and the beer??? Well a pint...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beer is out of this world. I've been here three times in the last few months and the pints of Best have been faultless. The fish and chips were also lovely.

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loves good beer and Harvey's provides that. BUT. The food left a lot to be desired. My husband had the all day breakfast which was ok, my brother had the fish and chips which was good and I had the Cumberland sausage with...More

Thank Frances F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub. Great beer, great food, great pork pies !, can’t recommend enough. Rigged olio a tellie for the World Cup as well........ Get on down and work through the different beers.....

Thank Vegieplot
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The beer on offer here doesn't have to travel far as Harvey's brewery is just across the road. All of Harvey's beers are on offer, either from a hand pump or from one of several barrels behind the bar. As you might expect the pub...More

Thank Bucksvoyager
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

From time to time I wonder if people can ever truly be happy. From now on I shall wonder no more: Heaven exists on Earth, and its name is the John Harvey Tavern. Pints poured lovingly from signature Harvey’s kegs, service that makes strangers feel...More

1  Thank Danskinho
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We hired the top floor out for our engagement party, everything was amazing.....venue, food buffet, drinks and the staff were very accomodating....would highly recommend! Thank you!

Thank emilyhouseham
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Obviously you visit this tavern to taste the Harvey Ales on offer. Combine this with soup and a chunk of bread and you have a very enjoyable lunch experience. If you are not driving, you may want to try a number of different ales. Olde...More

Thank anthonydoug
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Four old guys meet for their favourite ale in the John Harvey Tavern and were all very impressed. The Harvey's best was superb and the staff were both friendly and efficient, in particular Rosie was most professional. What a gem, we will certainly return!

Thank diammo
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Looking for somewhere for a lunchtime snack I spotted the sign on the wall of the brewery shop pointing to the pub, so decided to give it a try. Bar and staff were welcoming and good selection of Harvey's beers on tap as you would...More

Thank richgeezer
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29 June 2016|
Response from sargepants | Reviewed this property |
No, there's a small car park opposite it which is behind Argos and many local car parks , just a few minutes walk away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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: +44 1273 479880
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A traditional pub serving great food and award winning ales
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