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The Dinkum (Harvey's Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Harvey's - Hadlow BitterAcceptable1
Harvey's - Ration AleAcceptable1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Not Tried0
Harvey's - Georgian DragonNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dinkum, Polegate, East Sussex

Visits Details

16 Apr 2017 (Magnus Greel)
I had 32 minutes for my 1406 train to Plumpton so opted for a swift pint here and glad I did. Relaxed atmosphere and tastefully refurbished since my last visit 10 years ago.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentSpot on as I anticipated
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Harvey's - Georgian Dragon4.70Not Tried
08 Mar 2011 (ChrisE)
A group of us were doing a tour of all the Harvey's pubs on the number 54 'bus route from Uckfield to Eastbourne, this friendly two bar pub was one of the stops on the way. My apologies for not reporting on all of the pubs visited.
Harvey's - Ration Ale2.70AcceptableNone of us had ever seen this beer before, it is a re-creation of a brew from the 1940s and the days of food rationing. We were all of the opinion that this cask was slightly on the turn, otherwise a tasty copper coloured session ale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
15 Sep 2010 (ChrisE)
When I first came here many years ago I always had difficulty in finding it from the railway station. Fortunately somebody has moved the railway station closer to the pub and getting to/from here is now easy. A traditional two bar pub catering for local trade, and serving good value sandwiches.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Harvey's - Hadlow Bitter3.50Acceptable

About The Dinkum

The pub sign. The Dinkum, Polegate, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6AG.

A traditional two bar pub situated close to Polegate railway station. This pub was known as the Polegate Inn until the early 1980s

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN26 6AG