Events Coming Up
Period: Autumn 2014; last updated 12th September 2014
Social Sec:

Jack Wilkinson

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 18th September – 8pm, Branch Meeting – Lewes Arms, Mount Place, Lewes

Wednesday 24th September – from 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: or

Thursday 2nd October7.15pm note earlier time, Shoreham-by-Sea Social starting at Old Star Ale & Cider House, Church Street (side of Paradise Pets on the High St) NB last orders 8.20pm – then Piston Broke and/or Duke of Wellington.

Sunday 5th October Lewes Cider Crawl, meet 12 noon at Lewes station or 12.30pm at The Lansdown (corner of Station St & Lansdown Place).

Saturday 11th OctoberVisit to 360 Degrees Brewery – Members only, pick-ups in Shoreham, Brighton & Lewes, late afternoon time. Contact Jack Wilkinson.

Thursday 16th October – 8pm Social starting at The Schooner, Albion Street, Southwick then to The Ship.

Thursday 23rd October – 8pm Lewes Crawl starting at The Black Horse, Western Road.

Thursday 30th October – 8pm: Branch Meeting at The Neptune, Kingsway, Hove.

Thursday 27th November – 7.30pm, Branch Annual General Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes.


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.

12-14 Stanley Arms, Portslade 01273 430234
12-14 Prestonville Arms, Brighton 01273 701007
Thurs 18: 'Train to London Pubs' excursion, North London; contact Pete Brown
26-28: Dark Star Brewery's annual Hopfest
Mon 29: Meet the Brewer – Mark Tranter of Burning Sky – Brewers Arms, Lewes, 7.30pm link

9-11 Eastbourne Beer Festival at Winter Garden
17-19 Worthing Beer Festival at St Paul's Centre
18 & 19: Message from Tim Marshall, newsletter editor,/webmaster ( 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 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

"The 4th Welling United F.C. Beer Festival will take place on 14th November 2014 at Park View Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1SY, starting at 12-00pm. There will be 10 real ales available along with 2-3 ciders, hot and cold food. Entrance is £4 to CAMRA members on production of a valid membership card and £5 non CAMRA members, this includes a festival beer glass and programme."


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.


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.

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 Brighton or Worthing to the Maypole. (Compass have taken over from Stagecoach the 66 route so on 15th October you will need to ensure that the 700 you catch will arrive in Littlehampton by 11.23 for the 11.32 to Yapton Sparks Corner then await the 66 at 12.02 (or 11.55 at Barnham Stn) 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

Wednesday 5 to Crawley & Staplefield; either 10.27 Mertrobus 23 from W’tg or 10.48 Metro 271 from B’ton to Jolly Tanners then Brewery Shades (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).

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 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, 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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