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

Winter 2014-15
last updated 19th December 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

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

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Happy Christmas to all our Readers!

Monday 29th December – Social starting at The Dorset, 22 Malling Street, Lewes

Thursday 8th January 2015 – Kemp Town Social starting at The Crown, 24 Grafton Street, Brighton

Thursday 15th January – 8pm Good Beer Guide 2016 Nominations Meeting, The Swan, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD

Socials in this period will be at venues nominated for the Good Beer Guide, so will be decided once the nominations have been finalised.

Thursday 12th February – 7.30pm Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.

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.

JANUARY 2015
Sat 17: Train To London Pubs 21 The 'Bermondsey Beer Mile', a series of 6 micro-brewery taps, most in railway arches, that only open on Saturdays, starting with The Kernel. Dress for the cold – these places are not likely to be well heated – but be ready for some wonderful beer! Pete Brown

FEBRUARY
Fri 6 & Sat 7: Ropetackle beer & music Festival, Shoreham www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk

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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.

December
Monday 29 to Nyetimber & Chchester; meet Chichester Bus Stn. for 11.43 Stagecoach 60 to Inglenook Hotel then return to Bull (GBG) and a choice of other Chichester pubs.

January 2015
Thursday 8 to Royal Oak Friday Street (GBG); either 11.00 Stagecoach 17 from Brighton, or 11.27 Metrobus 23 from Worthing, to Horsham Bus stn. for 12.35 Compass 52 to Rusper for footpath walk (approx. 25 mins) to the pub.
Wednesday 14 to Glynde & Barcombe; 10.52 train from B’ton to Trevor Arms then 13.24 Compass 125 to Royal Oak (GBG)
(Sat 17 Train to London Pubs, see entry above under 'Assorted Beer Festivals...')
Wednesday 21
to Arundel, Barnham & Yapton; 11.00 Compass 85 from Worthing Pier to Swan & Kings Arms then onto Murrell & Maypole (GBG)
Wednesday 28 Angmering, Rustington & East Preston; 11.30 Stagecoach 9 from Worthing to Spotted Cow (GBG) then Windmill & Clockhouse

February
Wednesday 4 PotY presentation; TBA
Wednesday 11 to Hove & Shoreham ; meet from noon at Neptune (GBG) then Brunswick & Old Star
Thursday 19 to Turners Hill & West Hoathly; 10.15 Metrobus 270 from B’ton C’hill Sq. to Hay Heath Perrymount Road (adj. stn.) for 11.42 Metrobus 82 to Red Lion (GBG), then 13.58 M’bus 84 to Cat.
Wednesday 25 to Eastbourne South Street; meet 10.30 at C’hill Sq. for 10.37 B & H 12a to E.bne

March
Thursday 5 Awayday to Snargate; 10.32 train to Appledore (Kent) for easy road walk (approx. 1.5m) to Red Lion (GBG)
Wednesday 11 to Laughton** & Lewes; meet Lewes Bus Stn. for 12.20 Compass 143 to Roebuck then return for Lewes pubs. **= subject to pub reopening so pl. check with Stuart.
Monday 16 to Lancing & Sompting; meet from 11.30 am in Stanley Alehouse then onto Gardeners Arms (GBG)
Wednesday 25 to Staplefield & Crawley ; 10.48 Metro 271 from B’ton to Jolly Tanners then Brewery Shades (both GBG)

April
Wednesday 1
Thursday 9 tba
Wednesday 15 tba
Wednesday 22 tba
Monday 27 tba

Possible Summer 2015 trips :- Colemans Hatch & Hartfield Salehurst Halt Bexhill Pett Sussex Ox + Cricketers Berwick BF Hare & Hounds Stoughton Shore East Wittering Gribble Oving White Horse Maplehurst

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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