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The Lamb (Harvey's Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Excellent2
Harvey's - PorterAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent7
Harvey's - Armada AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - KissNot Tried0
Harvey's - Southdown Harvest AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter (please use other original entry in future)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Lamb, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Chris Excell

Visits Details

10 Feb 2022 (ChrisE)
My favourite of all the Eastbourne pubs. We arrived at a quiet time and were given a guided tour of the cellar. There are some very interesting eleventh and twelfth century features down there including a tunnel that was used by monks to make their way from the church to the pub.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentHarvey's Old at its best. We were told that this is the last cask of the season and it will be replaced by Harvey's Porter.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter (please use other original entry in future)4.00Not Tried
15 Jun 2021 (ChrisE)
Noon on a Tuesday and I was the first customer and was able to sit wherever I liked. I chose the rear bar which is normally filled with diners as I had never been in there before. Very friendly staff who were impressed with my Harvey's face mask. Very covid secure with no entry until you are signed in and your hands are sanitised. The staff were fully conversant with the current terms and conditions of the Harvey's loyalty card scheme (which has been discontinued) and I had no difficulty in getting my two free pints.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExceptionalAbsolutely top notch Harvey's Sussex. I could not fault it, and these were the first two out.
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
10 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit. We were greeted by staff on entry who recorded our contact details and informed of the pub's COVID precautions which are above average. Table sevice and card payments only. Friendly atmosphere made for a most enjoyable visit.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentJust the one cask beer available but this was in superb condition.
16 Mar 2020 (Jack William)
Mid-evening. Olde Worlde charm, New World prices - ChrisE you had a lucky escape on the Porter £4.50 - why are tied houses the most expensive? On the plus side a huge dragon’s tooth oak beam feature in the corner of the ceiling with a 10 foot spine.
Harvey's - Porter4.80AcceptableRather sickly sweet in my opinion.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not TriedOf course it was on in a Harvey’s tied house.
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
02 Mar 2020 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon visit. Fairly quiet with a group of diners in the back room and a few drinkers in the front bar where I was. My first pint was just £1 with a Harvey's Loyalty card. I was hoping to get a pint of Porter with the same card for £3 but that beer was only delivered this morning and was not ready. I will have to return to a Harvey's managed house for that offer.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Good
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
14 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
Another classic Harvey's pub with a good welcome. I did not note which other Harvey's beers were on offer but there was a good range.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Harvey's - Kiss4.80Not Tried
20 Apr 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon to early evening, I'd missed this earlier as I'd arrived late this morning and was on my 'to do list' and glad we did, gloomy interior, low ceilings beams and all, superb!
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
20 Apr 2019 (ChrisE)
Morning visit on a warm and sunny Saturday, the door was opened promptly at 11am and I sat in a corner in the front bar and enjoyed a pint prior to meeting up with a friend later in the day for a tour of Harvey's pubs.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
15 Sep 2010 (ChrisE)
I have visited this pub several times in the past, but I never really liked it, and found it unwelcoming. I went today to get a stamp in my Harvey Hopper book, and I must say the pub seems to have improved considerably, friendly helpful bar staff, and considerably more people drinking beer than I have seen in the past.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentA very well kept pint of Sussex Best.
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Southdown Harvest Ale5.00Not Tried

About The Lamb

The pub sign. The Lamb, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1HH.

A delightful old building situated next door to Waitrose in the High Street of the Old Town in Eastbourne.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN21 1HH