Events Coming Up

Winter 2015-16
last updated 20th November 2015

Social Secs:

Jack Wilkinson assisted by Paul Free

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 26th November, 7.30pm – Branch 2015 Annual General Meeting, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.

Thursday 3rd December, 8pm – Uckfield Social, starting at The Alma Arms 65 Framfield Road, TN22 5AJ (No.28 bus from Brighton)

Thursday 10th December, 8pm – Social and Presentation of Award to Downlands Brewery at The Admiral, 26 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3DD.

Thursday 17th December, 8pm – Committee Meeting and Social at The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton BN2 4TF (No.49 bus from Brighton)

Wednesday 23rd December, 8pm – Brighton Station Area Social starting at The Evening Star 55 Surrey Street BN1 3PB.

Happy Christmas

Wednesday 30th December, 8pm – Lewes Social starting at The Rights of Man 179 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE.

Saturday 2nd January, 7pm-ish – Wassail at Maplehurst starting at The White Horse Park Lane RH13 6LL and progressing to the JB Cider Orchards. Wellington boots recommended.

Thursday 7th January, 8pm – Hove Social starting at The Blind Busker, 75 Church Road, Hove BN3 2BB.

Thursday 14th January, 7.30pm – Branch Meeting for Good Beer Guide 2017 Nominations at The Swan Inn, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD

Saturday 16th January, 12 noon– Sussex Branches Liaison Meeting at the John Harvey Tavern, Lewes

Thursday 21st January, 8pm –Peacehaven Social starting at The Castle, 205 South Coast Road. Peacehaven BN10 8LA.

Thursday 28th January, 7.30pm – Hove micropub social starting at The Watchmaker's Arms, 84 Goldstone Villas, BN3 3RU (just south of Hove station)

Thursday 18th February, probably 7.30pm – Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting at ... venue TBC


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.



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’
and 'Train-to-London-Pubs'
Visit pubs with fine ales in friendly convivial company without the constraints of the car. Bus Organisers are Stuart Elms (but is looking for a volunteer to replace him) & 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. 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 26 Carshalton Awayday; meet 11.00 at East Croydon Stn. for 11.18 TfL X26 to High Street then short walk to Hope (GBG) in West Street for their ‘winter ales’ festival.

Thursday 3
to Laughton then around Lewes; meet from 11.30 in JHT then 12.15 Compass143 to Roebuck then return to Snowdrop (GBG) & others.
Thursday 10 to Bexhill & St. Leonards; 10.32 train from B’ton to Bexhill (buy ticket to St.Leonards) for Albatross Club then St’coach Wave to Warrior Sq. for local bus to Tower (both GBG).
Wednesday 16 Around Worthing; meet Selden Arms (GBG) from 11.30 then onwards to Brooksteed Alehouse, Anchored and seafront
Monday 21 to Friday Street & Horsham; either 10.27 Metro 23 from W’tg. (or St’coach.17 from Ch’hill Sq. at 10.00) to Horsham Bus stn. for 11.49 Metro 93 to Kingsfold then footpath walk (approx. 1.5m) with some stiles to Royal Oak (GBG).
Wednesday 30 Around Brighton; meet Hand in Hand (GBG) from noon then Beer Dispensary and onwards

January 2016
Monday 4 to Petworth & Byworth; either meet Dave O. for 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from South Street Worthing (or 10.45 Compass 99 from West St. Chi) to Petwoth Square. A short walk to Stonemason’s (approx. 0.5m); then back to the Square for bus to Black Horse (GBG)
Wednesday 13 to Ashurst Wood, East Grinstead & Dormansland ; either 10.15 Metrobus 270 from C’hill Sq. to AW Three Crowns to meet Leader Mike V for short walk (or 10.56 Metro 291 from Crawley or Three Bridges to Three Crowns then short walk, 0.4m, via Woods Hill Lane) to Maypole. Then 13.21 Metro 291 to Sportsman and on to Old House at Home (GBG).
Thursday 21 to Falmer, Lewes Road & City Centre ; meet Mike J from noon at Swan (GBG) then onwards and later to the newish Brew Dog Bar
Saturday 23 - Train to London Pubs – North London area. If interested contact Pete Brown for info. Visiting The Crooked Billet, Upper Clapton Road (12 noon); Howling Hops Tank Bar, Queens Yard; Adam & Eve, Homerton High Street; Chesham Arms, Mehetabel Road; Dundee Arms, Cambridge Heath Road; Redchurch Brewery Taproom, Poyser Street or Mother Kelly's, Paradise Row; The White Hart, Mile End Road.
Wednesday 27 to Warninglid and Bolney; 10.35 Sussex Bus 40 from Churchill Sq. to meet Ken or Geoff at H’Heath Perrymount Road for12.10 Compass 89 to Half Moon (GBG) then 14.28 C.89 to Bolney Stage. Return by 15.42 Metrobus 273 either direct to Brighton (or for locals either a veritable choice or via Cuckfield to the Talbot and return via Sussex Bus 40 16.11 to HH).

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; 12.30 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)

For further info or to join Stuart's e-mailing list: or ring 07817 058928

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

Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844

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