Events Coming Up
Branch: BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMRA
Period: Summer & Autumn 2014; last updated 18th August 2014
Social Sec:

Jack Wilkinson

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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

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Thursday 21st August – 8pm, Southwick Social starting at The Schooner, 146 Albion St, Southwick, BN42 4AU then probably to The Ship, 9 Southwick Street.

Thursday 28th August – 8pm, Branch Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ

Saturday 6th September, 12 noon from Brighton (pick-up tbc, probably Old Steine) Visit to Goldstone Brewery, Ditchling Common. To book a place please contact Jack Wilkinson the Branch Social Secretary.

Thursday 11th September – 8pm, Hove social – details tbc.

Thursday 18th September – 8pm, Branch Meeting – details tbc.

Wednesday 24th September – 6pm, Branch 40th Anniversary Social – at The Swan Inn, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD. A buffet and some complimentary beer will be provided. All ex- and current Branch Members are invited but please contact either of these two if you plan to come: peter.mitchell39@btopenworld.com or petecoppard139@tiscali.co.uk

Sunday 5th October Cider Crawl, Lewes – details tbc

Saturday 11th October360 Degrees Brewery Visit – details 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.

AUGUST
Friday 15th: The Old Star Ale & Cider house
micropub is now open in Shoreham-by-Sea at 16A High Street (round the corner on Church St. actually) BN43 5DA; noon to 9pm daily www.oldstarshoreham-by-sea.co.uk/
22–25 The Shepherd & Dog, Fulking, link tel. 01273 857392
22–25 'Ales of the Riverbank' Festival, Duke of Wellington, Shoreham www.dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk
Fri 29–Sun 31: Ale at Amberley, Amberley Museum www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

SEPTEMBER
12-14 Stanley Arms, Portslade 01273 430234
12-14 Prestonville Arms, Brighton 01273 701007
Thurs 18: 'Train to London Pubs' excursion; contact Pete Brown peteb@custardtowers.plus.com
26-28: Dark Star Brewery Hopfest www.darkstarbrewing.co.uk
Mon 29: Meet the Brewer – Mark Tranter of Burning Sky – Brewers Arms, Lewes, 7.30pm link

OCTOBER
9-11 Eastbourne Beer Festival at Winter Garden www.visiteastbourne.com/beer-festival
17-19 Worthing Beer Festival at St Paul's Centre www.aaa-camra.org.uk
18 & 19: Message from Tim Marshall, newsletter editor,/webmaster (www.wightwash.org.uk) 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 www.iwbeerandbuses.co.uk Although we are convinced it will be a great weekend, any support from you would be most appreciated. Cheers! Tim"
Sat 25 Sussex Branches Liaison Meeting at John Harvey Tavern, Lewes

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CAMRA DISCOUNTS & ADMISSION TO CLUBS ETC
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.

August
Wednesday 20 around Bexhill & Hastings; Meet Brighton Stn for 10.32 train (buy ticket to Hastings) for Albatross Club Bexhill & White Rock Hotel Hastings (both GBG) etc
Wednesday 27 around Worthing; meet noon at Brooksteed Alehouse then Anchored in Worthing and onwards

September
Wednesday 3 South Chailey & Lewes ; 10.55 B & H 29 from B’ton to Lewes Prison for 11.30 Compass 121 to Horns Lodge then return to Brewers Arms (both GBG)
Wednesday10 to Pett; 10.32 train from B’ton to Hastings then 12.10 Stagecoach 347 for Royal Oak & Two Sawyers (both GBG)
Saturday 20 to Henley & Lodsworth either 10.05 Stagecoach 1 from W’tg, or meet Chi Bus Stn for 10.44 St’coach 60 to Midhurst, then 12.00 St’coach 70 to Duke of Cumberland (GBG) then woodland walk (approx. 3m) to Hollist Arms
Wednesday 24 to Littleworth and Partridge Green; 11.00 Stagecoach 17 from B’ton to Windmill then onto Partridge (GBG) with the option to return via Steyning.

October
Wednesday 1 to Royal Oak Friday Street (GBG); either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from Brighton, or 10.27 Metrobus 23 from Worthing to Horsham Bus Stn then 11.49 Metrobus 93 to Kingsfold for footpath walk with some stiles (approx. 35 mins) to the pub.
Wednesday 8 to Turners Hill & Lindfield; 10.23 Metrobus 270 from Old Steine B’ton (Stop D) to Perrymount Road HH (adj Stn) for 11.42 Metrobus 82 to Red Lion (GBG) then return to HH for local bus to Stand Up.
Wednesday 15 to Yapton & Eastergate; Stagecoach 700 from Brigton or Worthing (check Autumn timetable noting the need to poss. change buses at Littlehampton) to reach Sparks Corner in time for 12.15 St’coach 66 to Maypole Lane for Maypole then onto Wilkes Head (GBG).
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

November
Wednesday 5 to Crawley & Staplefield; either 10.27 Mertrobus 23 from W’tg or 10.48 Metro 271 from B’ton to Brewery Shades then 13.20 Metro 273 to Jolly Tanners (both GBG) or option from there for lane walk (1m) to Chequers Slaugham.
Wednesday 12 to Laughton** & Lewes; meet Lewes Bus Stn. for 12.20 Compass 143 to Roebuck then return for Lewes pubs. (** subject to pub re-opening so please check with Stuart.)
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).

December
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.
Friday 19 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.

For further info or to join their mailing list, e-mail stuartelms@ntlworld.com 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 www.compass-travel.co.uk, Metrobus West Sussex timetable www.metrobus.co.uk or individual route timetables for Stagecoach in the South Downs www.stagecoachbus.com/south.

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

or Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844 John.Kirkland@btinternet.com

 

 

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