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“Pub Tour Sussex”
Review of John Harvey Tavern

John Harvey Tavern
Ranked #17 of 112 Restaurants in Lewes
Price range: US$6 - US$32
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A traditional pub serving great food and award winning ales
Crowborough, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pub Tour Sussex”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

This is the the best pub in Sussex. Firstly the beer is superb, probably as it is next door to the brewery. Well the Harvey's Best is superb, never felt inclined to try anything else. The place is always busy with a great clientele. The Ham Egg & Chips is the best I have had and I cannot see how it can be beaten. The thick cut ham, the just runny eggs or the thick cut chips, it is all perfect. I could quite easily stay there all day. I love all the staff too.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Lawrence S
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English first
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“First class pub lunch.”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this little tavern quite by chance and what a good find it was. Excellent, traditional pub food, with lots of choice, good service from pleasant, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Really can't ask for better and we look forward to returning.

Visited October 2013
Thank Simon D
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Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good beer but very disappointing lunch”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We met four friends here recently on a Sunday as we had heard that the beer was good - which it was - but the food was awful! It's not difficult to put together a really quality Ploughmans lunch but this one was very, very ordinary. The french bread was under-cooked and stodgy (inedible really), what's wrong with a hunk of proper stone-baked country bread? Similarly, the cheese was plonked on the plate cold, just out of the fridge in a big uninteresting lump, there was a pile of silverskin onions (when did they appear on a Ploughmans?) and a pathetic little pile of Iceberg lettuce with a drizzle of v ordinary dressing. Come on John Harvey, you can do better than that! A few very small and easy changes would make the world of difference.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank SydneyKoukla
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London, United Kingdom
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1,145 reviews
799 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

my second visit here at the john harvey tavern,it is a very popular pub with the locals and visitors like me,this brewery pub has great beers,its a little dark inside with all the woodwork and barrels,nice music not to loud,also live music at night,they have a pub grub menu,did not eat,you can sit outside or sit inside and listen to the local telling jokes,friendly helpfull staff, lots of fun ,will be back,well worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank jamesthewedge
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice pub lunch”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We have visited this pub many times for evening drinks and lunch time meals. Our latest visit was for a very nice lunch on Saturday, with friends visiting from Canada.

The pub is very relaxed and the staff have always been very friendly.

Visited September 2013
Thank KSM123123
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