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.Find out more
"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.
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…Read more
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…Read more
As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic we have taken the difficult decision to scale back our operations at Harvey's.
We are brewing, of necessity, to reproduce and preserve our unique yeast strain - so the familiar smell of hops and malt may still drift across the town on occasions. Hopefully we will be able to store and, eventually, bottle the resultant brews.
The Brewery Shop is closed until further notice. Our online shop may have a limited selection of stock added when available, please check back for updates.
If you have any questions about orders please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.
Some Harvey's pubs are still operating as community hubs, and we recommend that you contact any individual pubs directly to see if they are continuing their initiatives.
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.