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The Dorset (Harvey's Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - PorterExcellent1
Harvey's - County Town Beers Oat Malt StoutGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Harvey's - Copperwheat BeerNot Tried0
Harvey's - County Town Beers Scotch AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Not Tried0
Harvey's - Christmas AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex XXXX Old AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dorset, Lewes, East Sussex

Visits Details

07 Jan 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon we were the only customers. Not quite sure about Harvey's new luminous light blue exterior decals thankfully the interior doesn't reflect this style.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Harvey's - Christmas Ale7.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex XXXX Old Ale4.30Not Tried
07 Mar 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Seems a jaded pub to me. Rear bar had food smells, front bar was dominated by people shouting and whistling so stay was short and rather uncomfortable
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - County Town Beers Oat Malt Stout4.50GoodIn good condtion but not to my liking with an oily sweetishness
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Porter4.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
05 Mar 2015 (ChrisE)
Lunch time visit, a group of about a dozen ladies took an amazingly long time ordering their drinks and then their food orders started so I did not wait for the chance of a second pint. My brand new Harveys pen that I had just purchased from the brewery shop decided to stop writing so I did not make a list of all the beers on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Porter4.80ExcellentDelicious dry biscuity porter.
Harvey's - County Town Beers Scotch Ale5.00Not Tried
Harvey's - County Town Beers Oat Malt Stout4.50Not Tried
08 Jun 2009 (Ian)
It was an ok Harvey's pub, but what let it down I suppose was the quality of the beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableExpect more from a Harvey's pub just round the corner from the brewery
Harvey's - Copperwheat Beer4.80Not Tried

About The Dorset

The pub sign. The Dorset, Lewes, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2RD.

Just off the end of Cliffe High Street, the central bar serves a number of open rooms. Lots of wood in evidence. Garden to the rear. Front bar hosts 4 handpumps in two banks each of 2 and has a dartboard. The rear bar has 4 handpumps and is where food is served. There is a further room further to the rear. Accommodation with letting rooms.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN7 2RD