Brighton & South Downs CAMRA
CAMRA stands for The Campaign for Real Ale, a British consumer organisation founded 1973 to campaign for the quality of traditional British beers. This now includes good pubs and traditional cider & perry. It has local branches all over Britain and the Brighton & South Downs Branch is one of the five branches covering the County of 'Sussex' (i.e. East & West Sussex)
2015 BRANCH COMMITTEE and how to contact some of them
Chairman and Membership Secretary - Keith Newell firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Paul Free email@example.com
Treasurer - John Kirkland firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Secretary - Jack Wilkinson email@example.com
Cider & Perry Rep - Jackie Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Pubs Officer - Jason Phillips email@example.com
President - Pete Coppard firstname.lastname@example.org
INN SIGN APPEAL: Do you know of a pub due for refurbishment conversion or demolition that might have a redundant Inn Sign? Please see below.
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BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMpaign for Real Ale
Over 1,850 CAMRA members live in our Branch area, which is Brighton & Hove, Lewes, Newhaven, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea and the area in between. So what do we do – apart from drink beer and run this website?
8. Liaise with and report on the several and increasing number of Breweries
on our patch to CAMRA headquarters, and put their news in the
'Bru News' section of Sussex Drinker.
9. Run a Summer ALE TRAIL and its associated 'Cider Rider' - will resume in the Spring of 2015, around our area, with prizes for visiting 20, 30 or 40 pubs.
10. Compile a database of local pubs... to feed into CAMRA's WHAT PUB? The Summer ALE TRAIL page lists the 40 participating real ale pubs which are well worth a visit and for other recommendations please look in CAMRA's current Good Beer Guide.
A community Co-operative is preparing The old Bevendean Hotel in Brighton to open as 'The Bevy' (hopefully 12th December) which will be a pub, cafe and community centre – more here at www.thebevy.co.uk
What they really need is an inn sign, or at least the metal top part (the post is still there) and of course the sign would be repainted.
Do we know of any pubs being altered in the next six months that might have a suitable sign (to save it going into the skip?)
Even more valuable would be an internal porch – the sort of wood & glass structure so that the front door doesn't cause a huge draught when somebody comes in. The building was built around 1935, so something of that era would be ideal.
CONTACT Chris Pobjoy, email@example.com – tel 0777 379 4384