Events Coming Up
Branch: BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMRA
Period:

Spring & Summer 2015
last updated 30th March 2015

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

To comment on the WhatPub entries in our Branch area, please use this e-mail link whatpub@brightoncamra.org.uk

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Thursday 2nd April, 8pm – Social at The Red Lion, Old Shoreham Road by the wooden footbridge, Shoreham-by-Sea (prelude to their Easter Beer Festival)

Thursday 9th April, 8pm – Social in Hassocks starting at Keymer & Hassocks Social Club tbc

Thursday 16th April, 8pm – Social starting at The Reservoir, 1 Howard Road, Brighton.

Thursday 23rd April, 8pm – Branch Meeting at Lewes Arms, Lewes – tbc

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

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)

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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.

APRIL
Fr 3– Mon 6: Red Lion, Shoreham-by-Sea (Adur Easter Beer Festival)
Th 2– Sun 5: "Lewes Con Club are pleased to announce Mini Easter Beer Festival - Hop in to Spring. Real Ale and music, this should be a fabulous extended weekend!" www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on.html
Th 30–Mon 4 May: The Prince George, Brighton. Over 20 real ales at £3.50 a pint.

MAY
Fri 1 to Mon 4 - Wilkes Head, Eastergate, W. Sussex www.wilkesheadeastergate.co.uk

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

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)"

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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 : Parsonage, Tarring
Brighton & S Downs : Brewer's Arms, Lewes
North Sussex : White Horse, Maplehurst
S.E. Sussex : Tower, St. Leonards
Western Sussex : Inglenook Hotel, Nyetimber

NOTE Stuart Elms keeps sending updates out which means more work checking and changing. No sooner do you do an update than another e-mail arrives! His latest (March 30th) is here - may be worth looking at first as I've not done anything with it but there's probably not much change:
Thursday 2 April to a Sx PotY pub in St. Leonards; meet B’ton stn. for 10.32 train to Warrior Square then bus to Tower Road and walk up to the North Star Clarence Road (GBG opens 11am); return to Tower (GBG). There are other pubs in the area but before getting the return train we can visit the St. Leonard (GBG opens at 5pm)
Friday 10 Around Worthing; meet from 11.30 at Brooksteed Alehouse then Anchored in Worthing and Parsonage (GBG)
Thursday 16 to a Sx PotY pub in Lewes; meet Rights of Man from 11.30 then onto Brewer's Arms and a wander !
Monday 11 May to Funtington, East Ashling & Chichester; 10.33 train from B’ton to Chi. to meet Dolphin & Anchor for 13.05 E&D 54 (from Cathedral) to Fox & Hounds then Horse & Groom (both GBG) .
Wednesday 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) and then back to Hove for the Urchin.

Additionally, as we now know that the Roebuck at Laughton - sister pub to the Snowdrop - will at last be re-opening on 15th May. so we will adding an additional trip on
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

April
Thursday 2 to a Sussex 'Pub of the Year' nominated pub in St. Leonards-on-Sea, see above. Meet Brighton Station for 10.32 to Warrior Square.
Friday 10 Around Worthing; meet from 11.30 at Brooksteed Alehouse then Anchored in Worthing and Parsonage.
Thursday 16 to a Sx PotY pub in Lewes; meet Rights of Man from 11.30 then a wander.
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.

May
Friday 1st May Train To London Pubs 23*: Micropubs of South East London, incl The Door Hinge, 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 (not Thursday 21) 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).

June
Thursday 4 to Pett
Saturday 13
Colemans Hatch & Hartfield
Thursday 18 Oving and Eastergate
Wednesday 24 to West Chiltington and Tarring

July
Wednesday 1 to South Chailey and Lewes
Saturday 4th July Train To London Pubs 24* route to be decided, but watch this space.
Thursday 9 to Salehurst and St. Leonards
Friday 17 to Compton & Stoughton
Thursday 23 to Petworth and Eartham
Thursday 30 to Turners Hill and Lindfield

August
Wednesday 5 to Nyetimber and Bognor Regis
Monday 10 Micro-pub wander; poss. new one in Hove or, if not, meet Old Star Shoreham from noon then Anchored in Worthing.
Thursday 20 to Shore East Wittering and Chichester
Thursday 27 to Bexhill and Hastings

For further info or to join Stuart's e-mailing list: stuartelms@ntlworld.com 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 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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