Tour of Harvey's Brewery
Harvey's has been around since 1790 and is the oldest independent brewery in Sussex.
Today, they proudly "continue the traditional craft of brewing. Selecting the finest raw materials, employing a skilled team and supporting [the local] community."
It has taken the Insurance Institute of Sussex over two years to arrange, but we have finally managed to secure 25 places for a tour of this fine, historic brewery.
Gathering at 6.15 for a prompt 6.30pm start, this 2 hour plus tour will take members around the brewery as one of their expert brewers explains about the company's history and the various processes involved. There will also be an opportunity for some informal sampling of the products!
Early booking is recommended as spaces are strictly limited. This event is open to IIS members only who may each bring one guest if they wish (your membership number will be required at the time of booking, so please make sure that you have this available).
If you would like to join us, please use our online booking form by clicking on the Book Now button below.
The cost for the evening is just £5 per person which is payable at the time of booking.
Due to the nature of this event, it is restricted to over 18s only.
The tour involves some steep stairs and there are no lifts available. This means that the tour will not be suitable for wheel chair users or anyone with limited mobility.
Those who want to enjoy the evening even more are welcome to visit the John Harvey Tavern before or after their tour, where food and drink can be purchased. However, please be aware that food is only served until 9.00pm each evening. The Tavern is located near to the brewery at Bear Yard, on the opposite side of Cliffe High Street. You will, of course, be responsible for any food or drink purchased at the Tavern.
Don't Drink and Drive! If you cannot persuade your guest to act as your non-drinking chauffeur, Lewes railway station is a 10 minute walk away.
If you do drive, there is no parking available at the brewery, so you should look to park at one of the town's car parks. Please note that some of these may charge for parking in the evening, though most seem to be free after 6.00pm.