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Harvey's 'Home of Crafts' January and February

Harvey's have released their 2020 Calendar with the theme of 'Home of Crafts'.

We are proud to invest in our team of highly skilled craftsmen, who are permanently employed to take care of our Listed building, Listed and non listed pubs, and production plant, all of which require maintenance 365 days a year. 

Our calendar introduction displays an "Estimate for the erection of the Bridge Wharf Brewery at Lewes in the County of Sussex for Messrs. Harvey & Son" from the architect William Bradford in 1881, and lists the various crafts and trades the brewery would need to be involved in the project.

The resultant Bridge Wharf Brewery, completed in 1882, retains its original design to this day. It has seen many improvements over the years and is the subject of constant maintenance, and all of these crafts are still pivotal in the day to day upkeep of our Listed Building.

Tom Clark, our Carpenter, is first up for the January and February Calendar feature. Tom trained with Harvey's through his National Vocational Qualifications in Bench Joinery. He subsequently gained his NVQ Heritage Skills while on the Princes Foundation and working in Lincoln Cathedral. Having re-joined the brewery his expertise are now employed within our own heritage site.

Bradford's brief for the Carpenters in building the brewery in 1881:

"The whole of fir timbers to be Riga, Dantzic or Memel; the deals and battens to be Christiana or St.Petersburgh; and the oak of English maiden growth - all to be thoroughly well seasoned."

Our Photographers

Sarah Weal and Catherine Benson are two Lewes-based photographers. Together and individually they have worked for clients including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Reuters and The Guardian.

Over the past decade they have developed  their own photographic practices whilst often collaborating on projects. They relish any opportuntiy to work as a team, bringing their editorial eye to the commercial worlds; two angles, two lenses and two approaches.

Sarah Weal: http://www.sarahweal.com/

Catherine Benson: http://catherinebenson.co.uk/find-out-more/

 

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Covid-19 Notice

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 shop@harveys.org.uk, 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.

Read more: https://www.harveys.org.uk/news/covid-19-notice-brewery-and-shop-update