Events Coming Up

Winter 2016
last updated 29th January 2016

Social Secs:

Adrian Towler

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 4th February, 8pm –Seaford crawl starting at Wellington Hotel, 33 Steyne Road BN25 1HT then probably Plough, Cinque Ports or ?

Thursday 11th February, 8pm – Southwick Social starting at The Schooner 146 Albion Street BN42 4AU then The Ship. Southwick St.

Thursday 18th February, note 7.30pm –Branch Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting at The Hanover, 242 Queens Park Road, Brighton BN2 9BZ

Thursday 25th February, 8pm –Portslade Social starting at Stag's Head, 35 High Street BN41 2LH then Stanley Arms, Wolseley Road (eve of their Spring Beer Festival)

Thursday 3rd March, 8pm –Lewes crawl starting at John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard (off Cliffe High St.) BN7 2A then Gardeners Arms, Cliffe High St and possibly Snowdrop.



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.

29 – 31 Selden Arms 41 Lyndhurst Road, Worthing


11–13 'Amberley Spring Ale Showcase' at Amberley Museum
Thurs 17 to Sat 19: Sussex CAMRA Branches 26th Beer & Cider Festival at Brighton Corn Exchange TICKETS ON SALE from outlets listed on their website

Sussex Fest logo in BRIGHTON


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

The Elephant & Castle, Lewes: all hand pump ales & cider £3 pint to CAMRA members during the Ale Trail, i.e. to 30 Sept (posibly longer?)
(Formerly The Stanmer Park) offers 10% off to CAMRA Members
The Pub du Vin 7 Ship St, Brighton (BN1 1AD – 01273 718588) offers discount on beer (20% I think, can anyone confirm this is still live please) if you show your current CAMRA Membership Card when ordering.
The Victory in Brighton also has a discount scheme for CAMRA members – it seems to be all real ales at £3.20 a pint – no discount for halves or for cider.
The Ancient Mariner (Rutland Road/Coleridge Street cnr.) Hove also has all real ales at £3.20 a pint to card-carrying CAMRA members.
The Prince George, Brighton, CAMRA discount is 60p off a pint (so low abv ales are or were £3.09 to £3.70, med £3.20 to £3.80, and strong £3.30 to £3.90 ...presumably with the discount)
The Sussex Cricketer, Hove near cricket ground, 20p off a pint, show membership card

The Brewers Arms
in Lewes High Street offer a discount for CAMRA members of 5%.

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’
featuring '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 2016.

Wednesday 3 to Emsworth, Bosham & Chichester; Meet Pete B at Chi. bus station for 11.42 Stagecoach 700 to Coal Exchange (GBG). Return to Bosham roundabout at 13.50 or 14.10 with time for a swift half in the White Swan before catching St’’coach 56 at 15.00 to Old Town for Anchor Bleu. Return to Chi for town centre pubs on 56 at 16.45.
Monday 8 to East Dean & Eastbourne; 10.30 B&H 12x from Churchill Sq. to Tiger Inn then 10.56 bus to Old Town to meet group leader John J for Crown (GBG) & Lamb
Wednesday 17 to Billingshurst & Horsham; either meet Dave O at South Street W’tg for 10.27 Metro 23 to Washington for 11.12 Compass 100 (or 11.03 train from Barnham) to Pulborough Stn. where the C.100 continues at 11.38 to Kings Head; then on to Malt Shovel (GBG)
Thursday 25th Lewes; 10.55 B&H 28 from Churchill Sq. to Lewes. Meet at Brewers Arms (GBG) then onwards to other town pubs inc Gardeners and Snowdrop (both GBG)

Thursday 3rd Easebourne, Henley & Midhurst; Meet Pete B at Chichester bus station for 11.14 Stagecoach 60 to Midhurst bus stand, then 12.30 Stagecoach 1 ( or 0.8 mile pavement walk ) to Easebourne for White Horse ( GK ). Short road walk through to A286 Stagecoach 70 to Henley for Duke of Cumberland (GBG). Return to Midhurst for Swan (GBG) or Wheatsheaf ( Badger ) then return to Chichester via Stagecoach 60 every half hour up to 19.05.
Thursday 10 - Train to London Pubs – Wimbledon area (Wimbledon Brewery Tap, The Sultan etc). If interested contact Pete Brown for info.
Friday 11th Ferring & Worthing; 11.02 Stagecoach 700 from Worthing Marine Parade to Henty Arms and Tudor Close returning to Worthing for Anchored micro pub.
Wednesday 16th Meet Max at Chichester bus station for 11.44 Stagecoach 60 to Bell ( Enterprise – 3 changing beers ) then very short walk to Rainbow ( 3 changing beers ). Short walk to Chichester Inn (GBG – CAMRA: bring membership cards.) Then Stagecoach 700 to market Eastgate Inn (GBG) in Hornet. Short walk to Dolphin & Anchor or/and Belle Isle ( both GBG ).
Wednesday 23rd Seaford & Newhaven; 10.30 B&H 12x to Seaford Library for Plough and Wellington (GBG), returning to Newhaven for Jolly Boatman and Hope Inn (GBG).
Thursday 31st Horsted Keynes & Danehill 11.15 Metrobus 270 from Churchill Sq Brighton, for Green Man and onward to Coach & Horses, Danehill ( GBG ). Option for going on to the new micropub Open Arms at East Grinstead.

Thursday 7th Horsham and follow the Metrobus 23 route to Dial Post; 10.27 Metrobus 23 from Worthing Pier to Horsham and meet in the Malt Shovel ( GBG ) at Noon then return on the 13.09 to the Crown at Dial Post (GBG) followed by a later bus to the Red Lion at Ashington.
Friday 15th Hastings Old Town; 10.32 train from Brighton to Hastings. Walk (20 minutes ) to Jenny Lind and then on to Crown and Dolphin ( all GBG ).
Thursday 21st Dell Quay and Wittering; Meet Pete B at Chichester bus station ( front layby opposite rail station ) for 11.16 Stagecoach 53 to Dell Quay Road. Half mile road walk to Crown & Anchor. Return to bus stop for S/C 53 to Shipton Green for Lamb and on to East Wittering for Shore (GBG). Then return to Chichester – buses run every 15 minutes until 17.22 after that time every half hour.
Thursday 28th Chailey & Newick; 11.25 B&H 28 from Churchill Sq Brighton to Lewes bus station for 12.30 Compass 121 to Horns Lodge ( GBG )( option of getting an earlier 28 and meeting at JHT at Lewes ( GBG ). Then onward to Crown at Newick, (GBG) return via Lewes.

Thursday 5th Westbourne; Meet from 11.30 in Dolphin & Anchor at Chichester (GBG) then catch 13.09 Emsworth & District 54 to Westbourne for Stags Head (GBG). Then walk either 1.2 miles path, muddy if wet OR 1.5 miles pavement to Emsworth for Railway Tavern. Option of going to Sussex Brewery at Hermitage afterwards. Return to Chichester via Stagecoach 700 every 20 minutes until 18.30.
Monday 9th Offham, Plumpton & Wivvelsfield; 10.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq Brighton to Lewes bus station. 11.35 Compass 122 to Blacksmiths Arms. Then 13.09 Compass 167 to Half Moon. Then 14.51 Compass 166 to Cock at Wivvelsfield Green. (GBG).Return either 16.03 Compass 166 south bound to Lewes or 16.28 Compass 166 north bound to Haywards Heath.
Wednesday 18th West Chiltington & Thakeham; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from south st Worthing to Roundabout Lane for Five Bells at Smock Alley (GBG). Then 1.5 mile footpath walk ( muddy if wet ) to White Lion, Thakeham return via Ashington 1.7 mile (mainly) road walk for Red Lion, then return to Worthing on Metro 23.
Friday 20 - Train to London Pubs – South London area. If interested contact Pete Brown for info.

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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