From 'Brewery of the Year 2016' to numerous World Beer accolades, our team have been producing award-winning beers since 1790.

Our Awards

2016

2016 Cambridge Beer Festival: Joint Beer of the Festival – Prince of Denmark
2016 Good Pub Guide: Brewery of the Year

2015

2015 Worthing Beer Festival: Sussex Beer of the Festival – Bonfire Boy

2015 Countryside Alliance Awards “The Rural Oscars”: Finalist – Tourism Enterprise

2015 Eastbourne Beer Festival: Beer of the Festival – Prince of Denmark

2015 World Beer Awards
World’s Best Brown Ale – Lewes Castle Brown Ale
World’s Best Mild – Old Ale
United Kingdom’s Best Imperial Stout – Imperial Extra Double Stout
United Kingdom Imperial Stout Gold Medal – Prince of Denmark
United Kingdom Pale Barley Wine Gold Medal – Elizabethan Ale

2015 Great British Beer Festival: Champion Bottle-Conditioned Beer of Britain – Imperial Extra Double Stout

2015 British Bottlers’ Institute
Ales (ABV 1.5% – 3.9%): Diploma – India Pale Ale
Ales (ABV 5.0% – 5.9%): Diploma – Tom Paine
Ales (ABV 7.5% and above): Diploma – Christmas Ale

2015 South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, Lewes: Beer of the Festival – Waterloo Rye IPA

2015 Lewes F.C Beer Festival: Gold Medal Winner and Champion Ale – Scotch Ale

2015 Pendle Beer Festival: Beer of the Festival – Sussex Best Bitter

2014

2014 World Beer Awards
World’s Best Imperial Stout – Imperial Extra Double Stout
Europe’s Best Bitter over 5% ABV – Tom Paine

2014 Eastbourne Beer Festival: Beer of the Festival: Star of Eastbourne

2014 Bev Robbins Shield – CAMRA Sussex Beer Festival: Best Sussex Beer – Prince of Denmark

2014 South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, Lewes: Joint Beer of the Festival – St. Richard’s Ale (alongside Kissingate’s Stout Extreme Jamaica)

2014 International Beer Challenge
Ales, Silver – Old Ale
Ales, Bronze – Christmas Ale
Speciality Beers, Silver – Priory Ale
Stouts and Porters, Silver – Prince of Denmark

2014 British Bottlers’ Institute
Ales (ABV 5.0% – 5.9%): Silver: – Tom Paine
Ales (ABV 6.0% – 7.4%): Silver – Star of Eastbourne
Ales (ABV 7.5% and above): Gold – Christmas Ale
Ales (ABV 7.5% and above): Gold – Elizabethan Ale
Stouts, Porters or Dark Ales (ABV 4.5% – 5.9%): Silver – Lewes Castle Brown

2013

2013 International Beer Challenge
Best Stout/Porter Trophy – Imperial Extra Double Stout
Gold Medal – Prince of Denmark
Silver Medal – Tom Paine
Silver Medal – Lewes Castle Brown Ale
Bronze Medal – Christmas Ale
Bronze Medal – Elizabethan Ale

2013 British Bottlers’ Institute
Best Strong Beer – Christmas Ale
Best Low/Non-Alcohol Beer – Bill Brewer
Best Lager ABV 3.5-4.2% – Bill’s Beer
Silver Medal – John Hop
Silver Medal – Elizabethan Ale
Diploma in Ales ABV 6.0-7.4% – Star of Eastbourne

2012/13 CAMRA London and South East Area Champion Beer of Britain Competition: Mild Catagory, Gold – Harvey’s Dark Mild

2012

2012 International Beer Challenge
Supreme Champion – Prince of Denmark
Gold – Prince of Denmark
Gold – Imperial Double Stout
Gold – Old Ale
Silver – Georgian Dragon
Silver – Lewes Castle Brown
Silver – Tom Paine
Bronze – Star of Eastbourne
Bronze – Blue Label

2012 The British Bottler’s Institute Competition
Diploma – Blue Label
Diploma – Elizabethan Ale

2012 World Beer Awards
World’s Best Dark Barley Wine – Christmas Ale
Europe’s Best Imperial Stout – Imperial Extra Double Stout

2011

2011 World Beer Awards
World’s Best Stout and Porter – Imperial Extra Double Stout
Europe’s Best Seasonal Pale Ale – Tom Paine
Europe’s Best Strong Stout – Imperial Extra Double Stout
The World’s Best Strong Stout – Imperial Extra Double Stout

2011 The British Bottlers’ Institute Competition
Gold – Star of Eastbourne
Gold – Christmas Ale
Silver – Royal Nuptial Ale

2010

2010 World Beer Awards
World’s Best Mild Ale – Old Ale
Europe’s Best Barley Wine – Christmas Ale
Europe’s Best Strong Stout – Imperial Extra Double Stout

2010 International Beer Challenge
Best No/Low Alcohol Beer Trophy – Bill Brewer
Gold Medal – Prince of Denmark
Silver Medal – Imperial Extra Double Stout
Bronze Medal, Christmas AleBronze Medal – Old Ale

2009

British Guild of Beer Writers Awards: Brewer of the Year – Harvey’s Head Brewer, Miles Jenner

2009 International Beer Challenge
Prince of Denmark outright winner in the Stout and Porter class.
Bill Brewer outright winner of the Low alcohol/No alcohol class.
Elizabethan and Christmas Ale received Silver and Bronze respectively.

Morning Advertiser (Voted by 10,000 licensees): Best Regional Cask Beer Brand in the South East

2009 World Beer Awards
World’s Best Standard Dark Beer – Old Ale
Best of Style – Imperial Extra Double Stout, Old Ale and Lewes Castle Brown Ale

Taste of Sussex Awards: ‘Best Sussex Drink Producer of the Year’

2008

2008 World Beer Awards
Lewes Castle Brown Ale receives the accolade ‘World’s Best Dark Beer’
Old Ale is awarded ‘World’s Best Mild’ in the same Competition
Christmas Ale and Prince of Denmark are both listed in the world’s top 50 beers

Cask Marque and Daily Telegraph
Harvey’s Best Bitter is voted the Favourite beer in South & South East England by a public ballot in the Nation’s pubs conducted by Cask Marque & the Daily Telegraph.
The same beer is voted as the Runner-up in the London area.

2006

2006 CAMRA Great British Beer Festival: Champion Best Bitter – Sussex Best Bitter (2nd consecutive year)

2005

2005 CAMRA Great British Beer Festival: Champion Best Bitter – Sussex Best Bitter

2004

Harvey’s wins the S.E.D.A (South East England Development Agency) Sustainable Business Award for the Greenest Business between Oxford and Dover.
Blue Label wins Gold at the Bottlers Institute Competition and Christmas Ale wins Silver.
Armada Ale wins the Beauty of Hops Competition.
Copperwheat wins ‘Assertively Hopped Wheat Beer Class’ in Beauty of Hops Competition.
Blue Label wins 1st prize in BBI awards.
Christmas Ale wins 2nd prize at BBI Awards.

2003

Copperwheat wins bronze medal in the British Style category at SIBA’s Wheat Beer challenge.
Elizabethan Ale wins Association of Bottled Beer Collectors Jubilee prize
Blue Label & Old Ale win 1st and 2nd prize at the 1st Eastbourne Beer Festival.

2002

Bonfire Boy wins ‘Ultimate Beer with BBQs’ in National Hop Association and the Horticultural Research International Competition.
The International Beer and Cider Competition.

Imperial Extra Double Stout wins Gold Award in the Stout class
Porter wins Silver Medal in the Cask Dark Beer Class two.
Tom Paine wins Silver Medal in the Cask Conditioned Ale Class two.

2001

Copperwheat is the Runner up at the SIBA Wheat Beer Challenge.
Imperial Extra Double Stout wins Silver Medal at the International Beer and Cider Competition.

2000

Christmas Ale wins Silver Medal at the BBI Awards.

1999

Armada Ale wins Silver Medal at the Great British Beer Festival.
Porter wins the Ultimate Pizza Beer contest at the Beauty Of Hops English Ale Awards.

1998

Dark Mild wins Bronze Medal at the Great British Beer Festival.
Old Ale wins Silver Medal in the BII Awards.
Blue Label wins Gold Medal at the BII Awards.
Sussex Stout wins Bronze Medal at the CAMRA Champion Beer Of Britain Awards.

1997

Dark Mild wins Silver Medal at the Great British Beer Festival.

1996

Elizabethan wins Bronze Medal at the International Beer And Cider Competition.
Blue label wins Bronze Medal in the International Beer And Cider Competition.
Harvey’s win the Green Business Award in the Sussex Business Awards.

1995

Draught Porter wins Gold in its section at the Great British Beer Festival.
Draught Porter wins Championship Runner Up at the Great British Beer Festival.
Liberation Ale wins Bronze Medal at International Beer And Cider Competition.
India Pale Ale wins Gold Medal at the International Beer And Cider Competition.

1993

Tom Paine wins Silver Medal at the BBI Awards.

1992

Christmas Ale wins Silver Medal at the Great British Beer Festival.

1990

Armada Ale wins Gold Medal in the Draught Pale Ale awards at the Great British Beer Festival.
Bill Brewer wins Bronze at the Brewex Burton On Trent.
Sweet Sussex Stout wins Silver Medal at Brewex Burton On Trent.

1980

Draught Best Bitter wins Gold at Brewex.

1976

Sussex Keg Bitter wins Bronze Medal at Brewex.
Blue Label wins Gold Medal at Brewex.

1972

Elizabethan Ale wins 3rd Prize Diploma at Brewex.
Blue Label wins 2nd Prize at Brewex.
Exhibition Brown wins 1st Prize at Brewex.

1968

Sussex Stout wins 3rd Prize Diploma at Brewex.
Draught XXXX wins 2nd prize at Brewex.
Draught Elizabethan wins 3rd Prize Diploma at Brewex.

1964

Elizabethan Ale wins the Championship Gold Medal at Brewex.
Exhibition Brown Alewins 2nd prize at Brewex.
Draught XXXX (Old Ale) wins 1st Prize at Brewex.

1952

Draught XXXX (Old Ale) wins Silver Medal (1st Prize) at Brewex.