On 23 Oct 2012 at 3:33pm Castle Gate wrote:
So, there it is. The worst-kept secret in Lewes is confirmed: Harvey's announcement of its purchase of Lincolns bar in the High Street has been posted to the website (please see the link below). Best of luck to them, and let's hope for good employment prospects for any new recruits to the staff.
Check it out here »
On 23 Oct 2012 at 3:48pm Harvey's a drinker wrote:
It hasnt been the most sucesseful place in Lewes over the last, god knows how many years, so hoping it will a nice place to enjoy a good pint or two in.
Any ideas as to who will be running the place when it opens?
On 23 Oct 2012 at 4:06pm Sherrif John Stone wrote:
I always used to like it when it was the Rainbow with front and back bar. Didnt like the other customers much though!!
On 23 Oct 2012 at 4:09pm chris huang-zhe wrote:
ideal premises for supervised under-age drinking - what about calling it the Rainbow?
On 23 Oct 2012 at 4:22pm Passing by wrote:
I have high hopes for Harvey's taking it over. I like the JHT. Hopefully they will make better use of this than previous owners. Only thing to question is where all the chavs will now drink when other pubs are closed as I have heard they are dropping the late licence?
On 23 Oct 2012 at 4:32pm Chavie Chav wrote:
Calling All Chavs.. Calling All Chavs...
I think we should all meet at the Lewes Arms.
What do you think of going there on mass this coming Friday night?
Thanks Passing by..
On 23 Oct 2012 at 4:40pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I used to work at the Rainbow when it was two bars. The problem we had then was you always needed two staff on, one to keep an eye on both bars so during the extremely quiet afternoons, you ended up spending twice on staff what you might otherwise had done in a pub with a single bar. The other problem we had was the manager's fondness for a drink and the lock-ins we ended up having every single night, all of which added up to a not very profitable business...
I'm sure the chavs will find somewhere else to call home soon enough. Would be pretty amusing if they chose the Lewes Arms though.
On 23 Oct 2012 at 4:48pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
When you think of its prominent position, right on the High Street and next to the courts, it ought to be one of the busiest pubs in town.
Hopefully, they'll get a decent manager in, do some good pub food and do well with it. I hope so, anyway.
It would be nice the see the Rainbow name restored, too.
On 23 Oct 2012 at 5:25pm Pete wrote:
Let's call it "Rainbow on High (Street)" ? I hope they turn it into a gastropub, we've got enough of these smelly Harvey's pubs already. I hope they focus on good food and decent wine - something to compete with the Pelham.
On 23 Oct 2012 at 7:48pm Sussex Jim wrote:
There are plenty of gastropubs around for the overpaid to spend their money in.
Let's have another good Harveys (not smelly) pub with good basic food and ale.
On 23 Oct 2012 at 10:28pm the old mayor wrote:
I expect Coffee will be its saviour !! There's hardly a shop on the High Street that doesn't sell it !!!
On 23 Oct 2012 at 11:29pm Brendan wrote:
What do Harvey's think they can achieve from this that the others haven't tried already and failed to do ?
Harvey's are currently running their pubs into the ground with over priced low quality food and over priced drinks.
The Dorset, The Swan and the JHT all in that list. Don't even get me started on their country pubs.
Rainbow, Lincolns .....whatever it has been should be forgotten and someone should look at developing something new and different.
A proper clothes shop, a good decent chain store, clothing or maybe a new type of restaurant, just not Italian, Chinese or Indian.
On 24 Oct 2012 at 8:31am Pete wrote:
Or, Harvey's Nightclub ?
On 24 Oct 2012 at 7:27pm Harvey Smith wrote:
Harveys nightclub! Great idea. I want to see Miles Jenner doing his DJ thing!
On 24 Oct 2012 at 8:14pm steve watts wrote:
Heard a rumour its going to be called The Chamber .
On 24 Oct 2012 at 10:33pm lovely lady wrote:
Pity some people cant go out without causing a fight big one at lincolns last saturday serve the fella right he deserved it
On 25 Oct 2012 at 9:14am Potential Partaker wrote:
Looks like they are taking the old sign down right now.
Couldnt see another one ready for replacing it though.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 1:54pm Ron burgandy wrote:
Fighting still happens outside that place?! Thought that went with the rainbow! How bout starting up a real life fight-club? I think that would be a winner. Seriously! Think it would solve a lot of problems round Lewes. What do we think?
On 29 Oct 2012 at 11:14pm Inthaknow wrote:
I have no idea what Harveys are thinking as they are missing out on bonfire night! Surely with such a prime location they would be foolish not to?!
On 30 Oct 2012 at 3:23pm steve watts wrote:
Heard another rumour its to be called "The Rights of Man " I think this is probably right, i hope so good name.