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The Garland (Harvey's Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Bonfire BoyExcellent1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Excellent2
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)Excellent2
Harvey's - Sussex Wild HopExcellent1
Harvey's - Armada AleGood3
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood5
Harvey's - Christmas AleAcceptable1
Harvey's - IPAPoor1
Harvey's - Hadlow BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Star of EastbourneNot Tried0
Harvey's - Tom PaineNot Tried0
Harvey's - OlympiaNot Tried0
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - KissNot Tried0
Harvey's - Wild HopNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex XXXX Old AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Southdown HarvestNot Tried0

Visits Details

11 Jun 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Despite the former superb atmosphere of this pub now consigned to the history books the beer quality was very good on a late afternoon fairly busy visit. I didn't make a note of the other beers on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
20 Oct 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and busy around the bar area and seating, we found a free table unfortunately by a noisy gaming machine with a chap using it. My last visit here was over 15 years ago at least, alas it's lost its homely comfortable atmosphere with said games machines dotted about plus the loss of the two divided bar areas.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableAs expected flavours however served far too cold and lacking body and condition
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex XXXX Old Ale4.30Not Tried
Harvey's - Southdown Harvest5.00Not Tried
25 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. I wondered if there was a new regime running the pub since my last visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodI had seen the Guv pulling this line through just before I ordered so suspect a new cask was on
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50AcceptablePast its best or first out for a while
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown Ale4.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Wild Hop3.70Not Tried
22 Feb 2018 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon visit, the pub was fairly quiet and welcoming. Just time for one pint between trains.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
24 Feb 2015 (ChrisE)
A crowd of twelve of us rushed here after a long flight from Marrakech to Gatwick, Harveys as good as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Kiss4.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
14 Dec 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Plenty of custom here, early on a Saturday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Wild Hop3.70ExcellentVery pale in colour. Full-on, English hop flavours.
Harvey's - Christmas Ale7.50AcceptableAmber/brown. A bit cloudy. Very sweet. Near to end of barrel I think, should be better than this.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
29 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Let's see where the 405 bus from West Croydon ends up! A TfL London Bus going half way to France.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodCloying
Harvey's - IPA3.50PoorSomething wrong - over yeasted. Not right
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Tom Paine5.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Olympia4.30Not Tried
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown Ale4.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Wild Hop3.70Not Tried
29 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Getting to be a very popular local community pub during the evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00ExcellentSweetish and malty with some fruit on the finish. My score 16/20.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentRich and full bodied with a really deep and complex malt flavour this season. Hop and fruit in the finish. My score 17/20.
06 Nov 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. An amazing full range of Harvey's regular and seasonal ales on offer pretty much as always.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Excellent
Harvey's - Bonfire Boy5.80ExcellentAt the recommendation of Kentish Ale in a previous post for the Pilot at Maidstone I hunted down this Harvey's seasonal to here. Full bodied but did not set me on fire
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Hadlow Bitter3.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Harvey's - Star of Eastbourne5.50Not Tried
12 Jul 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with a visit from the Thursday evening mild drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00ExcellentSweet and malty with some dried fruit in evidence. A little thinner than usual. My score 16/20.
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50GoodBitter but also with good malt character and the characteristic yeasty flavour. My score 15/20.

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About The Garland

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent19
Good5
Acceptable3
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6PP.

Street corner local in Brighton Road, just over 5 minutes walk from the railway station along a sort of ring road. Central bar with a couple of drinking areas. 8 handpumps can dispense from the full range of Harvey's permanent and seasonal ales although, these days, it is less likely they will always all be available.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RH1 6PP