Events Coming Up

Spring 2017
last updated 23rd January 2017

Social Secretary:

Adrian Towler

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

Postcodes are to help you locate pubs on
Streetmap uk, or Beer in the Evening website

To comment on the WhatPub entries in our Branch area, please use this e-mail link

Thursday 26 January, 8pm, London Road, Brighton, Crawl starting at The Mitre Tavern 13 Baker Street Brighton BN1 4JN then London Rd pubs e.g. World’s End or Hare & Hounds

Thursday 2nd February, 8pm Seaford Social starting at The Wellington Hotel, 33 Steyne Road then probably Old Boot or The Plough

Thursday 9th February, 8pm.– The Brunswick 1-3 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF then Paris House 21 Western Road BN3 1AE

Thursday 16 February, 7.30pm, Good Beer Guide 2018 Selection Meeting, at The Elephant & Castle White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ

Thursday 23rd February, 8pm – Adventures in Haywards Heath!: Lockhart Tavern, the new Dark Star pub, 41 The Broadway RH16 3AS then Savannah Cafe Bar 44 The Broadway. NOTE: If Southern trains are erratic, Thameslink may be OK or we may get No. 272 bus back to Brighton, from South Road at 9.20pm with possible stop at Miller & Carter. in Patcham 9.54pm (which was Black Lion; Mitchells & Butlers). Watch this space for any updates.


Assorted Beer Festivals (etc.) that we know of...
I'll add details if you let me know of any webmaster Adrian Towler
The Arun & Adur Branch also maintain a list so, rather than duplicate things, also have a look at theirs.


10 – 12: Gardeners Arms, Lewes, with a focus on strong dark ales – twitter page

Fri 10 to Sun 12 – Amberley Museum "Spring Ale Showcase" see
Thur 23 to Sat 25: CAMRA Sussex Branches Beer & Cider Festival 2017 at Brighton Racecourse. Official Website Tickets on sale now.


please let me know webmaster Adrian Towler if these are no longer vald or of new ones

West Quay in Brighton Marina (Wetherspoons) cannot really offer you any more discount than you get with your 50p-off CAMRA Vouchers, SO is offering 20% off food on production of a valid Membership Card. Any queries quote the name "Jade"
The Schooner in Southwick TEMPORARILY CLOSED, 20 OCT. offers 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members (currently means all their real ales are the same price: £3.25 a pint for members, Aug 2016)
The Old Boot
in Seaford offers 5% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members.
The Gardeners Arms in Cliffe High Street, Lewes, offers 5% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members.
The Elephant & Castle White Hill, Lewes All real ale £3 pint regardless of abv to CAMRA members
The Cyclist Pub at Brighton Station offers 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members.
Fiveways 292 Ditchling Road, Brighton offers 10% off to CAMRA Members
The Hampton 57 Upper North Street, Brighton offers (as of May 2016; may change of course) Discounted Pints (with presentation of membership card) at £3.35.
The Pub du Vin 2 Ship St, Brighton (BN1 1AD – 01273 718588) offers discount on beer (20% I think, can anyone confirm)
The Victory Inn 6 Duke Street Brighton has a discount scheme for CAMRA members – it seems to be all real ales were or are £3.20 a pint (no discount for halves or for cider).
The Ancient Mariner (59 Rutland Road - Coleridge Street cnr.) Hove also has all real ales (at a cheaper price, not sure what it is now) a pint to card-carrying CAMRA members.
The Prince George, 5 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, CAMRA discount is 60p off a pint
The Sussex Cricketer, Eaton Road, Hove near cricket ground, 20p off a pint, show membership card

The Brewers Arms
91 High Street, Lewes offer a 5% discount for CAMRA members.

The Station in Hove, just down from Hove Station: 100 Goldstone Villas, offers 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members
also Royal British Legion Club, 6 Culver Road, Lancing BN15 9AX, tel 01903 764815. "Should you be passing this way CAMRA Members will be allowed in on production of valid Membership Card (no guests)"

Sussex ‘Bus-to-the-Pub’
with 'Train-to-London-Pub' dates
Visit pubs with fine ales in friendly convivial company without the constraints of the car. Bus Organisers are Max Malkin & Mike Jacomb. Particularly good if you have a free bus pass. Also... Train to London Pub (TTLP) dates – details of these can be obtained nearer the time from Pete Brown, 01243 552908. Basically you get a train to London, meet up with the group and visit some interesting London good-beer-pubs.
(GBG) means a pub is in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2017.

January 2017
Wednesday 25 – no – NOW THURSDAY 26th (changed when rail strike was being threatened) PLEASE NOTE Newdigate; 12.15 Metrobus 21 from Crawley bus station (stop H) to Parkgate (Newdigate) for Surrey Oaks (GBG & East Surrey Poty). Return to Crawley at 14.21 for Brewery Shades (GBG).

Thursday 2
Steyning & Lancing; 11.55 B&H 2 from Shoreham High St to Steyning for Norfolk Arms (GBG), return to Shoreham at 13.40 then catch a Stagecoach 700 to Lancing and walk up to Stanley Ale House (GBG).
Wednesday 8 Newhaven & Rottingdean; Meet Alan at Lewes Bus Station for 11.05 Compass 123 to Newhaven for Hope (GBG) then on to Jolly Boatman. Then catch B&H 12 to Rottingdean for Queen Victoria (GBG).
Thursday 16
Horsham; Meet Maltshovel (GBG) at noon, then on to Piries Bar (GBG) and Anchor Tap (Dark Star).
Friday 24 Littlehampton; Meet George (w/sp) at noon then a walkabout. Pubs to be visited to be decided on the day by the participants.

Thursday 9th – Train to London Pubs, Kingston, Hampton Court etc, details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908.


Friday 5th – Train to London Pubs, Leyton E10 etc, details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908.

Please be aware that due to this programme being planned months in advance that bus time tables could be changed or, worse still, cut completely by the time any trip actually takes place. All members on the mailing list will be notified of any changes as soon as I know about them. It is for this reason that it is your best interest to join the mailing list; at alternatively phone Max 01243 828394. Local Bus Time Tables can be found at: Brighton & Hove Compass Bus, Metro Bus , Seaford & Dist. Stagecoach Sussex Bus

Brighton & South Downs Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844

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