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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

1859 Porter
light and summery golden ale
Sussex Best
Superbly balanced bitter
Old Ale
Rich, dark and warming
Bonfire Boy
Star of Eastbourne
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 now operating with a scaled back team Harvey's.
We are still brewing, and reproducing and preserving our unique yeast strain - so you may find the familiar smell of hops and malt drifting across the town. These brews are currently being put into bottle, mini-kegs, and polypins.

Trade Orders

Please contact 01273 480209 and we are happy to take your order - due to the current status of operations we are only able to offer a pre-payment service.

Shop Online

Head to our online shop to order a limited range of our beers. Stock is replenished each day (mon- fri).
Select Click and Collect, or UK mainland delivery is available.

The Brewery Shop is closed until further notice.

If you have any questions about orders please email, 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.