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user reviews of Rights of Man, Lewes

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Harvey's pub with an olde worlde interior featuring some small booths with bench-type seating that you can really own rest against, rather than sitting on. There is a further room beyond. It was quite busy on our visit. Ales were all from Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter, IPA, Old Ale, Christmas Ale, Armada Ale & Wild Hop. The Christmas Ale was quite nice, albeit 7.5%.
blue_scrumpy - 31 Dec 2018 18:14
The decor did remind me a bit of an Aberdeen Steak House so I was hoping for a starter of egg mayonaiise for £8.00

Beer was sublime and it was November so me and my compadre Alphonso Tallyman got a couple of Bonfire Boys in.
terenced - 13 Feb 2018 08:56
Nice beer (3 or 4 types of Harveys on cask, all seemed well looked after), and you can see what they've tried to do with the place. Unfortunately they've not managed to get the decor right, and as other people say, it feels very depressing and soulless inside. Looks not disimilar to the worst sort of grim Greene King town local.
swebbzzz - 8 Mar 2016 14:17
It's okay but another place you wouldn't want to spend too much time in. The Harvey's Bonfire ale wasn't particularly nice.
Snarling_Mallard - 1 Nov 2015 21:39
Dunno about this place - it had everything going for it but the atmosphere seemed a touch like one of those Wetherspoons you get in an Airport.

Harvey's Best was tip top but nothing makes the place stand out.
Mappiman - 13 Apr 2015 18:33
The last of the 5 pubs I wanted to tick in Lewes and it’s around 6pm when we wander into this Harvey's pub.

Harvey’s have really pushed the boat here, it’s a lovely pub inside with 2 distinct areas aswell as nooks and cranny’s.

All the Harvey’s staples on the bar. I went for the IPA and it was very well kept.
The pub was filling up nicely and there were a few characters in.

Nice outside area to the rear behind the back bar which is perfect for a dining area.

Food was on offer but I didn’t see any being ordered or served but I was taken with the lunchtime tapas menu, again maybe next time.

Fully expecting this place to feature in the 2016 GBG.
lezford - 5 Jan 2015 15:13
This pub was acquired by Harveys in October 2012 and has quite a 'corporate' feel to it. The pub has been decked out with a lot of new oak paneling which really lacks character and is in complete contrast to many of the other pubs in Lewes.
The Harveys ales are of course good but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this place again. - 31 Mar 2014 16:33
Just down the hill from the Brewers Arms, this was the 2nd venue on our Lewes pub crawl. Of the 6 pubs we visited this was probably the smartest. It was also the emptiest as only one other punter appeared during our Monday lunchtime visit. We were told at the Snowdrop that this was where the younger drinkers congregated, but they must have been kept in school the day we visited. There were 5 Harveys real ales on handpump, and both the ales we tried were in excellent condition. The barmaid was friendly, and the music was kept at a pleasingly low volume. We occupied a bay window and watched the world go by for 45 minutes. A nice pub, which is worth a visit, particularly if you like your real ale in smarter surroundings than you might find elsewhere in central Lewes.
Number11 - 12 Feb 2014 20:10

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