Harvey & Son (Lewes) Ltd

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Harvey & Son (Lewes) Ltd
The Bridge Wharf Brewery
6 Cliffe High Street,
Lewes, Sussex

Tel: 01273 480209



About Harvey’s Brewery

Harvey’s Brewery is the oldest independent brewery in Sussex. Having recently celebrated their 225 year anniversary the brewery is still a family business, with a member of the eighth generation currently working there. The brewery’s impressive Victorian Gothic tower is a Lewes landmark which has been adapted over the past 150 years to house a modern brewing plant whilst still producing beer made in the traditional way.

Harvey's Brewery is renowned for its wonderful range of cask ales which are sold in and around the South East of England. Sussex Best Bitter makes up over 90% of the company’s total brewing capacity and has been the winner of multiple awards including the Champion Best Bitter of Britain title at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival.  Other beers in the Harvey’s annual range include; Old Ale, Olympia, Armada Ale, IPA, Wild Hop and Dark Mild.

Seasonal beers are produced on a monthly basis and range from Porter in March and Lewes Castle in August to Christmas Ale in December. A small range of beers can almost exclusively be found in bottled form including; Imperial Extra Double Stout, low abv beers; John Hop and Bill Brewer, and Albion Ale which is sold exclusively in The Brighton and Hove football Stadium – The Amex and the Harvey’s brewery shop.

As well as brewing beer, the company is also a Fine Wine merchant selling a selection of carefully sourced wines from small producers around the world.

Harvey’s own 49 public houses in London and the South East. The Tied Estate Houses are run independently and are expected to maintain the high standards of quality the brewery is known for in the local community.

Harvey’s ales, wines and wide selection of unusual spirits can be found in the Lewes shop and online at https://www.harveys.org.uk/shop/ .

A privately owned limited company, Harvey’s provides no shares marketed for external investment.


Having undergone a recent re-brand, unveiled at the 2016 Great British Beer Festival, a both modern and traditional design has been chosen to appeal to loyal and new customers alike.

Pump clips for the core range, including flagship brews Sussex Best Bitter and Old Ale, feature clean, modern illustrations associated with each beer. An image of the brewery building features on pump handles and the seasonal range will be illustrated by local artist Malcolm Trollope-Davis.

The new strapline ‘We wunt be druv’, an official motto of Sussex meaning ‘we will not be driven’, has also been acquired to convey the strength of character behind the brand. In addition to this Harvey’s will be expanding its sales area from a regional offering to distribution throughout the UK.

Harvey’s classic Sussex Best Bitter is now available in 330ml cans. Originally produced for the ‘Nyetimber Sky bar’ inside the Brighton i360, the can is one of the first Harvey’s products to feature the new branding.

For further information please contact: Harvey’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Bob Trimm on 01273 480209

Trade enquiries

Enquiries for Free Trade and Wholesale Beer, Wine, Spirits and Minerals can be directed to the relevant department contact and through the Trade Enquiry form: https://www.harveys.org.uk/trade/enquiry-form/