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On 18 Jan 2009 at 12:36pm l.pierre wrote:
OK folks, I was wondering if any of you knew which pubs in Lewes consistently serve up a perfect pint of Harveys, and which pubs don't!
On 18 Jan 2009 at 12:39pm FA wrote:
Think that most of the pubs that sell Harveys are usually good. I think if they were to serve up a dodgy pint on a regular basis, word would soon get round. I only go to the Elly and John Harvey and ive never had a bad pint in either.
Just wish the bloody Tally ho would serve it....the vile muck that they serve up tastes like PVA glue !!!!
On 18 Jan 2009 at 9:26pm Ivan Ellavanitch wrote:
Is there such thing as a nice pint of ouse water?
On 18 Jan 2009 at 10:25pm catherine wheel wrote:
I do like a nice pint of Harveys, however Olympia should be available all year round, it is delicious.
On 18 Jan 2009 at 11:39pm Lopster wrote:
Ivan you are quite correct - it is tidal thus saline and probably unsafe to drink - which is why we sup something more paletable - namely Harveys - which is what this thread is about - CW agreed, best is not my favourite of the Herveys stable - shame that it is the most readily available duu to a ack of Harveys housesv and the loss of the Beards name - one of the greatest losses to Lewesian trading in recent years - were the LA to serve Old then I would become even more regular than now
On 19 Jan 2009 at 7:45am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Regular in which sense, Lopster?
On 19 Jan 2009 at 1:13pm Bitter wrote:
Ouse water is Harveys Ivan.
On 19 Jan 2009 at 1:17pm Toque wrote:
Gardeners and JHT. I'm not a big fan of the Dorset as a pub, but they do serve an OK pint of Harvey's, and not just the Best.
Elly and Lewes Arms are OK, but only serve Best.
On 19 Jan 2009 at 10:52pm Lopster wrote:
ACT - you must be a nurse - I am frequently moved by Harveys...
As for Ouse Water is Harveys!!! I thought the original slander was Harveys is Ouse water?...
On 20 Jan 2009 at 1:14pm Bitter wrote:
The point was if you go into a pub and ask for a pint of 'Ouse water' you will be given a pint of Harveys. Ivan asked if there was such a thing as a pint of Ouse water!
On 20 Jan 2009 at 1:23pm Taff wrote:
Exactly what is the point of asking for Ouse water? Bitter, Old, Mother in Law I can understand but........................
On 20 Jan 2009 at 8:01pm Bitter wrote:
It's just a known 'Lewes' saying. Harveys have always used their own natural spring to brew their beer and rumour always had it that it came straight out of the Ouse.
On 21 Jan 2009 at 10:01am sashimi wrote:
... and Liffey water is a code word for Guinness

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