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Forward's Choice

Forward's Choice

A moreish bitter imbibing lightly toasted malts that produce a balanced beer with a lingering dry finish. Get yourself a pint just in time for the rugby.

ALC 3.5% VOL
Available February (draught only)
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Featuring a rugby ball in honour of the Six Nations tournament this is brewed in time for. Created by local Lewes artist, Malcolm Trollope-Davis.


Maris Otter malted barley and four varieties of English aroma hops combine to produce a balanced beer with a lingering dry finish.


It is easy to convert drinkers to this 3.5% very moreish bitter, which is named Forward’s Choice in honour of local and national Rugby clubs.

Food Pairing

Forward's Choice and Fish 'n' Chips

I don't think there are many Pale Ales that stand up quite like this one. It's the perfect example of knowing when you've got a good thing and you understand the centuries of craft. 
A great hit of lightly toasted malt followed by notes of orange peel, caramel and passing background bitter, grassy notes.

The lightness makes it a perfect friend of good old fish and chips and it sits perfectly with the crispy golden batter, flaky fish and salty chips. It quickly takes away any oily palate feel and refreshes with every glug.

Kenny Tutt: Masterchef Champion

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Our 45 pubs are spread over South East England, with three establishments in London (in Borough, Clapham, and Wandsworth).

You can, of course, find a pint of Harvey's in many other pubs and venues in the area.

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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.

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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.

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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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