Events Coming Up

Autumn - Winter 2016-17
last updated 24th October 2016

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

BEDLAM BREWERY is launching a Crowdfunding Appeal, which you may be interested in? LINK

Thursday 27th October, 8pm Branch Meeting now at The Swan in Falmer (NOT at The Schooner Inn, as they've had a fire and are closed). Please spread the word about this late change.

Thursday 3rd November, 8pm The Basketmakers Arms, 12 Gloucester Road, Brighton then North Laine Brewhouse, 27 Gloucester Place – or as decided.

Thursday 10th November, 8pm Prestonville Arms, 64 Hamilton Rd Brighton then The Good Companions, 132 Dyke Road near Seven Dials.

Thursday 17th November, 8pm Queen Victoria, 54 High St., Rottingdean (sea end) then Black Horse or as decided.

Thursday 24th November, 8pm: Annual General Meeting: Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes. Buffet.

Thursday 1st December, 7.30pm Shoreham-by-Sea Social starting Old Star Ale & Cider House, (earlier time due to earlier closing) Church Street (river end) then Royal Sovereign, Middle Street, or as decided.


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.


Sat 12 & Sun 13 Open Day at Village Green Cider with apple pressing etc. Somewhere at Turners Hill (info not very good on location!!) See link to facebook page.

Sun 4th: Ballards Brewery Walk. Tickets for the bus from Worthing, Littlehampton & Chichester from Pete Brown

Sat 7: Wassail at Maplehurst (White Horse etc.)


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

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’
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.

Friday 28 Goddards Green: Meet Quench (GBG) Burgess Hill from 11.00 then catch Compass 100 to Gatehouse lane for short walk to Sportsman. Then walk to Hickstead to catch the 13.27 Metrobus 273 to Sayers Common for Duke of York. Afterwards options include going to Hurstpierpoint White Horse etc or return to either hassocks or Brighton.

Thursday 3 Lewes; Lewes & Barcombe: meet Lewes bus station for 11.35 Compass 122 to Barcombe for Royal Oak. Return to Lewes on 13.55 Compass 122 to Brewers Arms (GBG) in search of Harveys Bonfire Boy.
Thursday 10 Lagness & Bognor; Meet Chichester bus station to catch 11.38 Stagecoach 600 to Lagness for Royal Oak ( Fullers ) then carry on into Bognor for Hatters (GBG). Later back to Nyetimber for Inglenook ( GBG & Branch POTY ). Return to Chichester via Stagecoach 600 which runs every 20 minutes until 18.40.
Wednesday 16 Billingshurst & Horsham; Either 10.27 Metrobus 23 to Washington for 11.12 Compass 100 to Billingshurst OR 11.03 train from Barnham. Visiting both the Kings Head & Kings Arms. Buses depart for Horsham hourly at 58 past the hour for Malt Shovel (GBG) or Anchor Tap ( Dark Star ).
Wednesday 23 Brighton; Meet Quadrant from 11.30 onwards. Choice of pubs to visit decided on the day by the participants.

Friday 2
Staplefield, Cuckfield & Haywards Heath; 9.58 Metrobus 271 from Old Steine Brighton OR 10.57 from Perrymount Rd Haywards Heath to Jolly Sportsman arr 11.12. Then 12.19 to Cuckfield for Rose & Crown / Talbot / Wheatsheaf. Then 14.41 Metrobus 89 to Haywards Heath for Lockhart Tavern ( Dark Star ).
Friday 9 West Marden & Chichester; Meet at Chichester bus station ( front lay-by opp rail station & Foundry ph ) for 10.55 Emsworth & District 54 to West Marden for Victoria (GBG) Christmas Ales Festival on the day. Return to Chichester at 14.59 for Chichester Inn (GBG) ( bring CAMRA membership cards ) and Dolphin & Anchor (w/sp).
Thursday 15 Laughton & Lewes; Meet 11.30 at John Harvey Tavern then 12.20 Compass 143 to Laughton for Roebuck. Return to Lewes at 14.35 for Snowdrop (GBG) and other good pubs in search of Harveys Christmas Ale.
Thursday 22 Worthing; Meet Brooksteed (GBG & Sussex Poty) at noon. Then somewhat later Anchored (GBG) and other good pubs.
Thursday 29 Shoreham; Meet Piston Broke at 11.30 then onwards to Old Star (GBG) and Duke of Wellington (GBG).

January 2017
Thursday 5 Lewes; Meet Swan ( Southover High St ) at noon, then on to the Kings Head and a crawl round some of the pubs we rarely visit.
Thursday 12 Petworth & Byworth; Either 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from South St Worthing OR 10.45 Compass 99 from West St Chichester to Petworth square for a short walk to Stonemasons Inn (GBG). Return to the square for bus to Byworth for Black Horse (GBG).
Thursday 19 Brighton; meet Mike J at noon at Waggon & Horses for an interesting crawl to some of the Brighton pubs not often visited.
Wednesday 25 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.

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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