Harveys Best Bitter aficionados, in the Sussex town of Lewes, are considering burning an effigy intended to represent Greene King on bonfire night. They are furious that Greene King, which owns the Lewes Arms, plans to replace the ale with one of its own cask beers and guest ales produced by other brewers by the end of the year. Residents associate Harveys with the strong community spirit that characterises the pub which holds events such as the Annual World Pea-Throwing Championship. Drinkers are threatening not to patronise the pub if Harveys goes. Greene King said customers who opposed the previous removal of Harveys Old seemed now to be more than happy with its “great choice of beers” although marketing manager Bill Inman admitted he was unsure whether the pub would survive without the brew. Financial Times 28/10/06 page 2