Events Coming Up

Autumn 2016
last updated 26th August 2016

Social Secretary:

Adrian Towler

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 1st September, 8pm Brighton Lanes Crawl: from Victory Inn. 6 Duke Street then to Hop Poles, 13 Middle Street, Brighton.

Thursday 8th September, 8pm - Aldrington Crawl, starting at The George Payne 18 Payne Avenue, Hove BN3 5HB, then to Ancient Mariner Rutland Rd. (CAMRA discount here)

Thursday 15 September, 7.30pm - Visit to Pin-Up Brewery Unit 3 Block 3 Chalex Industrial Estate, Manor Hall Road, Southwick BN42 4NH (just N of Fishersgate station) then on to Stanley Arms, Wolseley Road, Portslade.

Thursday 22 September: 8pm - Social at Quench Bar Church Rd. Burgess Hill then on to The Martlets (Wetherspoon)

Thursday 29 September, 8pm - Branch Meeting, at The Swan Inn, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD

Thursday 6th October, "Bus 2 Steyning": meet 7.45pm at The Chequer Inn, 41 Steyning High St. then to The Star or Norfolk Arms or to Bramber pubs ? (Bus No.2 from Churchill Square 6.24pm or Shoreham High St opposite Piston Broke at 7.17pm)

Thursday 13th October, 8pm - Newhaven Railway Club then to The Ark or The Hope Inn etc.

Thursday 20th October, 8pm - Kemptown Crawl starting at Hand in Hand, then The Crown etc.

Thursday 27th October, 8pm Branch Meeting, at venue to be confirmed


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.

Thu 25–Mon 29 'Ales of the Riverbank' Festival at The Duke of Wellington, Shoreham
Sat 27-Sun 28: The Bay Tree Inn, Seaford which, we understand, is now run by Lisa Osborne from The Gardeners Arms, Lewes
Fri 26-Mon 29: The Rising Sun, Upper Beeding

Fri 2 – Sun 4: Ale at Amberley (Amberley Museum)
Fri 16 – Sun 18: Steyning Beer Festival at Steyning Cricket Clubhouse, Charlton St. BN44 3LE. Organised by Adur Brewery but with guest beers. Free entry. Fri: 6-10. Sat: 12-10. Sun: 12-8
also Sun 18 at 2pm: Pubs & Breweries of Steyning Walk with Dr Janet Pennington; meet outside Steyning Centre BN44 3XZ. Free – just turn up (approx. 2 hrs). Then you can see if there's any beer left at the above!

Thu 6 – Sat 8: Eastbourne at The Winter Garden BN21 4BP
Fri 14 & Sat 15: Worthing at new larger venue: The Assembly Hall


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

The Schooner in Southwick 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.

Thursday 1 West Marden, Compton & East Ashling; Meet Chichester bus station ( in the front lay by opp railway station / Foundry pub ) for 10.55 Emsworth & District 54 to West Marden for Victoria (GBG) then 0.9 mile pavement walk to Compton for Coach & Horses (GBG). Catch 14.57 E&D 54 back to East Ashling for Horse & Groom (GBG). Return to Chichester on 17.30 E&D 54, alternatively walk 1.7 miles ( may be muddy ) to Bosham Station or roundabout for Stagecoach 700.
Thursday 8 Worthing Meet Dave O at Brooksteed from midday. Then either a walkabout to various good pubs or a short bus ride to a pub(s) decision taken on the day.
Saturday 17 Berwick area; Meet Seaford library at 11.30. Catch Cuckmere Buses CB 47 at 11.42 to Wilmington for Giants Rest. Rejoin CB 47 at 13.03 to Berwick for Cricketers ( Harveys on gravity ). Walk fields (muddy if wet) to Alciston for Rose Cottage. Then either a 1m road walk or use footpaths to Selmeston for Barley Mow. Return to Lewes 15.13 Compass 125 or 1.5m walk to Berwick station via road & footpath.
Saturday 24 Hastings walkabout; 10.32 Train from Brighton, meet at John Logie Baird (w/sp) at 12 noon. Decide on day which pubs to visit.
Thursday 29 Withyham, Hartfield & East Grinstead; 11.06 Metrobus 291 from Three Bridges to Withyham for Dorset Arms. Then 13.09 Metrobus 291 to Hartfield for Gallipot. Then 14.12 Metrobus 291 to East Grinstead for Open Arms ( micro pub ). Return to Three Bridges on Metrobus 291.

Friday 7 Eastbourne walkabout; meet Dolphin (GBG) 11.30 onwards.
Thursday 13 Plumpton; Meet at JHT (GBG) Lewes from noon. Then catch 13.00 Compass 167 from Lewes bus station to Plumpton for Half Moon. Catch 14.51 Compass 166 to Plough. Either 16.08 Compass 166 or walk to Fountain. Return to Lewes via Compass 166.
Friday 21 Spa Valley R/W beer festival; Catch B&H 29 from either Churchill Sq at 10.15 or 10.54 at Lewes Waitrose.
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.

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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