Events Coming Up

Autumn & Winter 2014;
last updated 20th October 2014

Social Sec:

Jack Wilkinson

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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

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Thursday 23rd October – 8pm Lewes Crawl starting at The Black Horse, 55 Western Road, BN7 1RS.

Thursday 30th October – 8pm: Branch Meeting at The Neptune, 10 Victoria Terrace, Kingsway, Hove BN3 2WB.

Thursday 6th November – 8pm: Hanover Area Crawl starting at The Hanover 242 Queens Park Road, Brighton BN2 9ZB, then The Southover, 58 Southover Street BN2 9UF and The Constant Service, 96 Islingword Road, BN2 9SJ.

Wednesday 12th November yes Wednesday* – 8pm: Social at The Brunswick 1–3 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF (*Ale Club: all beers £2.95) then on as desired.

Thursday 20th November – 8pm Brighton Crawl from Brighton Beer Dispensary 36 Dean Street, BN1 3EG, then The Windmill 69 Upper North Street BN1 3FL and Craft Beer Co. Upper North Street BN1 3FG

Thursday 27th November – 7.30pm, Branch Annual General Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.

Thursday 4th December – Social tbc

Thursday 11th December – Social tbc

Thursday 18th December – 8pm, Branch Meeting possibly at The Hanover, tbc

Monday 29th or Tuesday 30th December – possible Social tbc

Thursday 8th January 2015 – Social tbc

Thursday 15th January – 8pm Good Beer Guide 2016 Nominations Meeting, The Swan, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD

Thursday 15th February – 7.30pm Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.

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.

18 & 19: Message from Tim Marshall, newsletter editor,/webmaster ( of the Isle of Wight branch of CAMRA: "We are going to be organising a Weekend of Beer & Buses on Sat 18th and Sun 19th October together with the Isle of Wight Bus Museum. Please have a look at our website Although we are convinced it will be a great weekend, any support from you would be most appreciated. Cheers! Tim"
Thu 23 - Sun 26: The Cyclist Refreshment Room, Brighton Station, We are completely independent, it is our first site and have control of all the beers and are supporting Sussex ales. We opened about 10 weeks ago and have a fair few Sussex brewers involved.
Sat 25 Sussex Branches Liaison Meeting at The John Harvey Tavern, Lewes

"The 4th Welling United F.C. Beer Festival will take place on 14th November (Friday) at Park View Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1SY, starting at 12-00pm. There will be 10 real ales available along with 2-3 ciders, hot and cold food. Entrance is £4 to CAMRA members on production of a valid membership card and £5 non CAMRA members, this includes a festival beer glass and programme."
Thurs 20 from 7pm - Marstons Tasting Session at The Sussex Cricketer in Hove.
Thurs 27 - Sun 30: The Wilkes Head, Eastergate, about 16 beers, cider etc.

Early December – date tbc – The Bevy (Bevendean Hotel, 50 Hillside, Brighton BN2 4TF) plans to open. Brighton's Community Pub and daytime cafe/community centre. The Bevendean Community Pub


Fri 6 & Sat 7: Ropetackle, Shoreham


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

The Pub du Vin 7 Ship St, Brighton (BN1 1AD – 01273 718588) offers discount on beer (20% I think) 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 Palmeira, Hove (Cromwell Rd/ Holland Rd corner) is offering card-carrying CAMRA members 5% discount.
The Prince George, Brighton, CAMRA discount is 60p off a pint (so low abv ales are £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’ Trips
Visit pubs with fine ales in friendly convivial company without the constraints of the car. Organisers: Stuart Elms & Mike Jacomb. Particularly good if you have a free bus pass. The abbreviation (GBG) means in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2014.

October .
Saturday 25 to Spa Valley Railway Beer Fest; 10.15 B&H 29 from B’ton Ch. Square to Sainsburys Tunbridge Wells for short walk to West Stn. for the ‘green-hopped’ beer festival
Friday 31 to Crowborough; 10.45 B&H 29 to C’boro Cross then walk or poss. local bus to Coopers Arms (GBG) London Beers Fest

Wednesday 5 to Crawley & Staplefield; 10.48 Metrobus 271 from B’ton to Jolly Tanners then Brewery Shades (both GBG) or option from there for lane walk (1m) to Chequers Slaugham.
Wednesday 12 to Lewes & Alciston; meet John Harvey Tavern Lewes from 11.30 then 12.28 Compass 125 to Rose Cottage then return for Lewes
Wednesday 19 Brighton & Hove ; meet from noon at Evening Star (GBG) then Hand in Hand (GBG), Dispensary and on to Lion Mews Tavern (micro-pub if opened) in Richardson Road
Thursday 27 to Hope Carshalton Winter Beer Fest; Train to meet 11.00 at East Croydon then 157 bus from Bus Stn (adj. West Stn.) to West Street (stop opp. pond).

Wednesday 3 to Shoreham & Portslade ; meet noon at Old Star Micro-pub adj. to new footbridge then Duke of Wellington and on to Stanley Arms (both GBG)
Wednesday 10 Around Lancing (if Stanley Micro-pub opened) & Worthing; for Wandering Goose, Anchored, Brooksteed Alehouse, Selden etc.
Thursday 18 (Note corrected date) Around Lewes meet from 11.00 in Brewers Arms then onwards in search of Harveys Xmas Ale.
Monday 29 to Nyetimber & Chchester; meet Chichester Bus Stn. for 11.43 Stagecoach 60 to Inglenook Hotel then return to Bull (GBG) and other Chichester pubs.

January 2015
Thursday 8 to Royal Oak Friday Street (GBG); either 11.00 Stagecoach 17 from Brighton, or 11.27 Metrobus 23 from Worthing, to Horsham Bus stn. for 12.35 Compass 52 to Rusper for footpath walk (approx. 25 mins) to the pub.
Wednesday 14 to Glynde & Barcombe; 10.52 train from B’ton to Trevor Arms then 13.24 Compass 125 to Royal Oak (GBG)
Wednesday 21 to Arundel, Barnham & Yapton; 11.00 Compass 85 from Worthing Pier to Swan & Kings Arms then onto Murrell & Maypole (GBG)
Wednesday 28 Angmering, Rustington & East Preston; 11.30 Stagecoach 9 from Worthing to Spotted Cow (GBG) then Windmill & Clockhouse

Wednesday 4 PotY presentation; TBA
Wednesday 11 to Hove & Shoreham ; meet from noon at Neptune (GBG) then Brunswick & Old Star
Thursday 19 to Turners Hill & West Hoathly; 10.15 Metrobus 270 from B’ton C’hill Sq. to Hay Heath Perrymount Road (adj. stn.) for 11.42 Metrobus 82 to Red Lion (GBG), then 13.58 M’bus 84 to Cat.
Wednesday 25 to Eastbourne South Street; meet 10.30 at C’hill Sq. for 10.37 B & H 12a to E.bne

Thursday 5 Awayday to Snargate; 10.32 train to Appledore (Kent) for easy road walk (approx. 1.5m) to Red Lion (GBG)
Wednesday 11 to Laughton** & Lewes; meet Lewes Bus Stn. for 12.20 Compass 143 to Roebuck then return for Lewes pubs. **= subject to pub reopening so pl. check with Stuart.
Monday 16 to Lancing & Sompting; meet from 11.30 am in Stanley Alehouse then onto Gardeners Arms (GBG)
Wednesday 25 to Staplefield & Crawley ; 10.48 Metro 271 from B’ton to Jolly Tanners then Brewery Shades (both GBG)

Wednesday 1
Thursday 9 tba
Wednesday 15 tba
Wednesday 22 tba
Monday 27 tba

Possible Summer 2015 trips :- Colemans Hatch & Hartfield Salehurst Halt Bexhill Pett Sussex Ox + Cricketers Berwick BF Hare & Hounds Stoughton Shore East Wittering Gribble Oving White Horse Maplehurst

For further info or to join their mailing list, e-mail or ring 07817 058928

The majority of pubs in our area can be reached by public transport – visit your local library or Tourist Information Centre and pick up copies of the Compass Bus timetable, Metrobus West Sussex timetable or individual route timetables for Stagecoach in the South Downs

-------------------------------- Useful Contacts: Jack Wilkinson who is Branch Social Secretary

or Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844


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