Events Coming Up

Spring & Summer 2015
last updated 19th April 2015

Social Sec:

Jack Wilkinson

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 23rd April, 8pm – Branch Meeting upstairs at Lewes Arms, 1 Mount Place, Lewes.

Saturday 2nd May, from 4pm – Publicity Crawl for South Downs Beer Festival, meet up outside Lewes Railway Station, 4pm.

Monday 11th May, 7.30 for 8pm: Presentation of our Branch Pub of the Year Award to The Brewers Arms, High St. Lewes – all invited.

Thursday 14th May, 8pm – Social starting at Quench Bar, 2–4 Church Road, Burgess Hill

Thursday 21st May, 8pm – Newhaven Social starting at Newhaven Railway Club Railway Approach, Newhaven BN9 0DF

Thursday 28th May, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton (No 49 bus, 'Bevendean Pub' stop). Special beer prices & raffle!


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.

Th 30–Mon 4 May: The Prince George, Brighton. Over 20 real ales at £3.50 a pint.

Fri 1 to Mon 4 - Wilkes Head, Eastergate, W. Sussex
Fri 29 - Brighton Beer Festival, Hove Lawns

19-20 South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, Town Hall, Lewes


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

Fiveways (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 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 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 now Train to London) Trips
Visit pubs with fine ales in friendly convivial company without the constraints of the car. Bus Organisers are Stuart Elms & Mike Jacomb. Particularly good if you have a free bus pass.
And also Train to London Pub ( TTLP) dates. Details nearer the time from Pete Brown. Basically you get a train to London, meet up with the group and visit some excellent London pubs.

(GBG) means in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2015. I hope you can follow the other interesting abbreviations.

The 2015 CAMRA Branches' "Pubs of the Year", to where some of these trips are going, are
Arun & Adur : The Parsonage, Tarring
Brighton & S Downs : The Brewer's Arms, Lewes
North Sussex : The White Horse, Maplehurst
S.E. Sussex : The Tower, St. Leonards
Western Sussex : The Inglenook Hotel, Nyetimber

Monday 20 to Nyetimber and West Dean; meet Chichester bus stn. for 11.43 Stagecoach 60 to Inglenook (GBG & our PotY runner-up) then return to Dean at West Dean.
Wednesday 29 Around Brighton; meet noon at Dispensary then Dyke Road Inn & Good Companions.

Friday 1st May Train To London Pubs 23*: Micropubs of South East London, incl The Door Hinge in Welling (Greater London Pub of the Year).
Wednesday 6
to Maplehurst and Shoreham; either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from B’ton to Crabtree (or 10.27 Metrobus 23 to Copsale turning) then walk to White Horse (GBG) approx. 1.75m from Crabtree or 2m on road from Copsale) then back to Old Star.
Monday 11 to Funtington, East Ashling & Chichester; 10.33 train from B’ton to Chi. to meet at Dolphin & Anchor (Wetherspoon) for 13.05 E&D 54 (from Cathedral) to Fox & Hounds then Horse & Groom (both GBG).
Wed 20 (change of date) to Friday Street; either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from C’Hill Sq (or 10.27 Metro 23 from W’tg) to H’sham Bus Stn for 11.49 Metro 93 to Kingsfold then footpath walk approx 1.5m, with some stiles, to Royal Oak (GBG)
Friday 29 Around Kemp Town; meet Crown from 11.30 then a wander including the Hand in Hand (GBG).

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Thursday 4 to East Wittering and Selsey; 10.03 train from B’ton to Chi. for 11.01 Stagecoach 52 to Shore then onto Seal (both GBG) Thursday 11 to Rudgwick; meet Horsham Bus Stn. for 11.31 Arriva 63 to Kings Head and nearby Firebird Brewery tap Thursday 18 Micro-pub wander; meet Watchmaker’s Hove from noon, then head west Monday 22 to Laughton; meet from 11.30 in Lewes in the JHT then 12.15 Compass 143 to the Roebuck Inn then back to Snowdrop (GBG) Saturday 27 to Cuckmere Valley and the Berwick Inn festival (tbc); either travel by B&H 12x from B’ton to meet at Seaford Library for 11.42 CV 42 to Littlington. Milton Street & Wilmington and on to Berwick; or meet Lewes Bus Stn for 13.05 Compass 125 to Berwick turn and walk (approx. 1m) to pub or train to Berwick.

Wednesday 1 to South Chailey, Offham & Lewes; meet in Lewes at JHT from 11.30 then 12.30 Compass 121 to Horns Lodge (GBG) then back to Blacksmith’s Arms and finish at Brewer’s (GBG) Thursday 9 Along Brighton’s Lewes Road area; meet Swan (GBG) from noon then ‘Bevy’ & Gladstone. Friday 17 to Compton, West Marden, Walderton & Stoughton; 09.33 train from B’ton to Chi. for 10.50 E&D 54 (from outside bus stn) to Coach & Horses (GBG) then Victoria, Barley Mow & Hare & Hounds (GBG) with short road walk. Thursday 23 to Salehurst and Battle; meet B’ton stn. for 10.32 train to St.Leonards Warrior Sq. then 11.46 St’coach 305, or train, to Robertsbridge for short walk (approx .1.5 m) to Halt thenback to Bull (both (GBG) Thursday 30 to Petworth and Eartham; 11.05 St’coach 1 from W’tg to (or 10.45 C.99 from Chi.) to Angel then 13.15 Compass 99 to George (GBG); return via Chi or poss. Petworth

Saturday 8 to to Groombridge, Colemans Hatch & Hartfield area; meet three Bridges Stn for 10.56 Metro 291 to Crown then Hatch (GBG) and Hartfield area Monday 10 to West Chiltington and Steyning; !1.05 Stagecoach 1 from W’tg South Street to Five Bells (GBG) then onto Chequer Thursday 20 to Bexhill & Hastings; Meet Brighton Stn for 10.32 train (buy ticket to Hastings) for Albatross Club & Jenny Lind (both GBG) etc Thursday 27 Around Worthing; meet Brooksteed Alehouse from 11.30 then onwards from 1pm

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

*Train To London Pubs to find out more contact Pete Brown.

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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