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Harveys of Lewes

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Brewers of Lewes, Sussex

1790 John Harvey started brewing part time, sharing his plant with another brewer, Thomas Wood.

1838 Harvey built a new brewhouse on the current Bridge Wharf site and went into business with his three sons. Henry Harvey took over the brewing.

1860s An experienced brewer, Henry Titlow-Barrett, joined from Wethereds Brewery in Marlow at the same time as the ownership passed to the next generation.

Post WWII: Anthony A. Jenner joined and was responsible for Harvey's post war revival. Top prizes were awarded for Old Ale.

1985 doubling of brewing capacity.

1990 the first brewery to publish a "seasonal brew programme".

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