Harvey’s Brewery is closing a number of its managed pubs for two weeks this month, to undertake maintenance and to give staff a well-earned break.
Photograph: Ewan Munro/Creative Commons
The news comes as the company reports a 49% drop in turnover to £11.5m in the year to 31st December, 2021. However, there was a boost of £750,000 from e-commerce sales.
The company said: “With many costs fixed, gross profit reduced by 77% resulting in an operating loss of £157,317 after restructuring costs.
“Harvey’s production volumes mirrored company turnover with a decline of 48% during the year, but e-commerce activity delivered £750,000 of new sales.”
The company has also, sadly, reported the death of the most senior member of the Harvey family, Audrey Elder. Her father, Eric Rundle, served as managing director, and subsequently chairman, of Harvey’s in a career that spanned more than half a century. Audrey died in New Year’s Eve, aged 94.
Temporary pub closures
|Blackboys Inn, Near Uckfield||10th-23rd January|
|John Harvey Tavern, Lewes||10th-23rd January|
|The Lamb, Eastbourne||10th-23rd January|
|The Lord Nelson, Brighton||10th-23rd January|
|Old Dunnings Mill, East Grinstead||10th-23rd January|
|Red Lion, Stonecross Pevensey||12th-16th January|
|The Royal Oak, London||Re-opens 11th January|
|White Hart, Crawley||10th-23rd January|
|The Mars & Otter, Brighton||Open as usual|
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