Events Coming Up

Summer 2016
last updated 19th June 2016

Social Secretary:

Adrian Towler

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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

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Thursday 23rd June, 8pm – Spaced-out Social visiting Hove's Ale Trail pubs (remember your Passport) starting 7.30pm in The Watchmakers Arms just south of the Station, then a bit of a walk to The Westbourne 90 Portland Road then a bit more walking to The Neptune Inn, 10 Victoria Terrace, (possibly finishing at Wetherspoons?)

Thursday 30th June, 8pm Branch Meeting at The Schooner, 146 Albion St., Southwick BN42 4AU (Southwick Sta. or 700 bus)

Thursday 7th July, 8pm, Seaford Crawl starting at Wellington Hotel 33 Steyne Road, where you can get your Ale Trail stamp.

Thursday 14th July, (Minibus Trip postponed) 8pm "Goodbye to Uckfield" Social with S.E.Sussex Branch, at Alma Arms, Uckfield, where you can get your Ale Trail stamp, and possibly at Highlands Inn too.

Thursday 21st July, (no response from Pin-Up Brewery so) 8pm Lewes Crawl starting at Rights of Man, 179 High Street.

Thursday 28th July, 8pm Branch Meeting at The Bevy 50 Hillside, Brighton (No. 49 bus). Disabled access & toilet.


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.



9-13 Great British Beer Festival, London

2-4 Ale at Amberley (Museum)

6 - 8 Eastbourne
14-15 Worthing


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

The Gardeners Arms in Cliffe High Street, Lewes, offers 5% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members.
The Elephant & Castle White Hill, Lewes All real ale £3 pint regardless of abv to CAMRA members
The Cyclist Pub at Brighton Station offers 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members.
Fiveways 292 Ditchling Road, Brighton offers 10% off to CAMRA Members
The Hampton 57 Upper North Street, Brighton offers (as of May 2016; may change of course) Discounted Pints (with presentation of membership card) at £3.35.
The Pub du Vin 2 Ship St, Brighton (BN1 1AD – 01273 718588) offers discount on beer (20% I think, can anyone confirm)
The Victory Inn 6 Duke Street Brighton has a discount scheme for CAMRA members – it seems to be all real ales were or are £3.20 a pint (no discount for halves or for cider).
The Ancient Mariner (59 Rutland Road - Coleridge Street cnr.) Hove also has all real ales (at a cheaper price, not sure what it is now) a pint to card-carrying CAMRA members.
The Prince George, 5 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, CAMRA discount is 60p off a pint
The Sussex Cricketer, Eaton Road, Hove near cricket ground, 20p off a pint, show membership card

The Brewers Arms
91 High Street, Lewes offer a 5% discount for CAMRA members.

The Station in Hove, just down from Hove Station: 100 Goldstone Villas, offers 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members
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’
featuring 'Train-to-London-Pub' dates
Visit pubs with fine ales in friendly convivial company without the constraints of the car. Bus Organisers are Max Malkin & Mike Jacomb. Particularly good if you have a free bus pass. Also... Train to London Pub (TTLP) dates – details of these can be obtained nearer the time from Pete Brown, 01243 552908. Basically you get a train to London, meet up with the group and visit some interesting London good-beer-pubs.
(GBG) means a pub is in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2016.

Wednesday 22 Stagecoach 17 crawl. 11.30 S/C 17 from Churchill Sq. arrive Partridge Green for Partridge (GBG) road walk to Littleworth for Windmill (GBG) from here head south to Henfield pubs last bus back to Brighton 18.20.
Wednesday 29 Shoreham & Portslade; meet Piston Broke 11am then on to Old Star ( micro pub ) & Duke of Wellington (GBG). Then on to Portslade.

Thursday 7 Isfield & Uckfield; 10.35 B&H 29B from Churchill Sq. ( stop G ) or if late 11.05 B&H 29B either bus can alternatively be caught at Lewes ( Waitrose ) at 11.14 / 11.44 to Isfield for Laughing Fish (GBG) then 13.31 to Uckfield for Alma Arms (GBG), return to either Lewes or Brighton.
Thursday 14 Nutbourne & Petworth; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from South street Worthing or 11.30 Stagecoach 1 from Midhurst bus stand – both buses arrive approx noon at Pulborough station, then easy road walk to Nutbourne for Rising Sun (GBG). Then return to Pulborough for Stagecoach 1 to Welldiggers ( on A272 ) then into Petworth ( either walk or S/C 1 hourly service ) for Angel and / or Stonemasons.
Wednesday 20 Rye; 10.32 train from Brighton to Rye for Globe Inn Marsh & Ypres Castle ( both GBG ) + other good pubs as well.
Sat 23rd Train to London Pub (TTLP) – Tottenham area; details can be obtained nearer the time from Pete Brown,
Wednesday 27 Friday Street & Horsham; Meet at Horsham bus station for 11.49 Metro 93 to Kingsfold. Then footpath walk ( approx 1.5m ) with some stiles and could be muddy as well to Royal Oak (GBG). Then return to Horsham for Malt Shovel or / and Anchor Tap ( Dark Star ).

Thursday 4 Ditchling; 10.05 29B B&H from Churchill Sq. to Lewes bus station, then 11.00 Compass 167 ( towards Burgess Hill ) arrive Ditchling 11.24 OR train to Burgess Hill for 11.45 Compass 167 ( towards Lewes ) from Church Rd. Possibility of going on to Hurstpierpoint for White Horse and / or Poacher.
Friday 12 Snargate; 10.32 train from Brighton to Appledore, for Red Lion approx 1.5 mile road walk. Anyone with a yellow hi-viz jacket please bring it with them.
Thursday 18 West Chiltington & Barns Green; Meet Horsham bus station for 12.35 Compass 74 to West Chiltington for Queens Head. Then 14.45 to Storrington for Moon or Anchor. From there catch Compass 74A to Barns Green for Queens Head. Return to Horsham on 17.33 Compass 74A.
Friday 26 Fulking; 10.55 B&H 77 from either Brighton Palace Pier or 11.02 Churchill Sq. to Devils Dyke – bear left down slope to bottom into pub garden, Shepherd & Dog. A beer festival on the day. Return same route up to 18.00 B&H 77 from Dyke Hotel.

Please be aware that due to this programme being planned months in advance that bus time tables could be changed or, worse still, cut completely by the time any trip actually takes place. All members on the mailing list will be notified of any changes as soon as I know about them. It is for this reason that it is your best interest to join the mailing list; at alternatively phone Max 01243 828394. Local Bus Time Tables can be found at: Brighton & Hove Compass Bus, Metro Bus , Seaford & Dist. Stagecoach Sussex Bus

Brighton & South Downs Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844

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