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Harvey's Best

The Best of Sussex

Using a blend of four local hops, water filtered through the Sussex Downs over 30 years, and Harvey's unique 60 year old yeast strain, Harvey's Best Bitter is the embodiment of Sussex.

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Our Beers

Copper wheat
Dark Mild
Sussex Best
Superbly balanced bitter
Old Ale
Rich, dark and warming
light and summery golden ale
1859 Porter
Sussex Best Family
We Wunt be Druv

"We wunt be druv" is a Sussex dialect phrase meaning "we will not be driven". Our unofficial county motto, it reflects the independence, spirit and pride at the heart of Sussex and Harvey's, which remains an independent family business.

The Harvey's Story

Harvey's Brewery is the oldest independent brewery in Sussex. A family business, the brewery has been in the guardianship of eight generations of John Harvey's descendants since 1790, with five…

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Our Brewing Process

To start, our Brewing team will decide on a recipe; whether it be Sussex Best Bitter, a seasonal like Star of Eastbourne or an historical brew discovered in our Brewer's Journal that we are…

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Our Green Credentials

From solar panels to locally-sourced produce, we aim to do our bit to create a sustainable environment.

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Covid-19 Notice

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic we are operating with a scaled back team at Harvey's.
Our team is slowly being brought back to work, with their safety our highest priority.
We continue to brew as we have done throughout the pandemic; reproducing and preserving our unique yeast strain, at our safest maximum capacity to get our beer ready to sustain the resumption of trading.

Trade Orders
Please place orders over the phone via 01273 840509. Payment processes have changed, please bear with us whilst we run these through with you.
Harvey's pubs should continue to use the SwiftCloud ordering system available to them.

Shop Online
Head to our online shop to order a range of our beers and merchandise.
Select Click and Collect, Local, or UK mainland delivery.
If you have any questions about orders please email

Pop-Up Shop
The Brewery Shop is closed until further notice.
In lieu of this, we have opened a pop-up shop at our Harvey's Brewery Depot site:

Find us:
Harvey's Brewery Depot and Collections, Daveys Lane, Lewes. BN72BQ.
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

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This site accepts card payments only.

To find out when your local Harvey's pub is opening please contact them directly.
Their details can be found here:

Please keep safe, and continue to do your part by following Government guidelines.

Our sincerest thanks to all of you once again for your support.