Events Coming Up
BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMRA
Summer 2013; last updated 11th June 2013
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OUR CAMRA BRANCH EVENTS – BUT PLEASE NOTE
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Wednesday 12th June - note the time 1.30pm: Country Pub of the Year Presentation at The Horns Lodge Inn, South Street, South Chailey BN8 4BD.
Friday 21 & Sat 22 June is our 17th Branch Beer Festival at Lewes Town Hall... NEARLY SOLD OUT BY POST but there may be a few tickets still at the agents: Harveys Shop Lewes, Gardeners Arms Lewes or Evening Star Brighton.
TICKET SITUATION at 31 MAY – BY POST:
SATURDAY: SOLD OUT
FRIDAY LUNCHTIME: a few left so you can still apply by post.
FRIDAY NIGHT almost SOLD OUT If you are local to a ticket agent try them first.
BEER - CIDER - PERRY LIST is now at the foot of this page
Thursday 27th June - 8pm Branch Meeting at The Swan, Falmer.
Thursday 4th July - 8pm: Patcham Social at The Long Man of Wilmington and The Ladies' Mile
Thursday 11th July - 8pm: Hanover Social at The Southover, Southover Street, Brighton
Thursday 18th July - 8pm: Rottingdean Social at The Queen Victoria, High Street
(Saturday 20h July - 12 noon: Sussex Branches Liaison Meeting at The Pump House Brighton)
Thursday 25th July - 8pm: Southover (Lewes) Social at The Swan, Southover Street and then The King's Head
Tuesday 30th July – 8pm: Branch Meeting at The Pump House, Brighton
Assorted Beer Festivals and other events we know of...
I'll add details if you let me know of any webmaster Adrian Towler
Our friends in the Arun & Adur Branch seem to be maintaining a list of local Beer Festivals so rather than duplicate everything here, also have a look at theirs.
21 & 22 This Branch's South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, at Lewes; see above.
21–23 Keymer and Hassocks Mens Club will be holding another beer festival from 12noon Fri to Sunday. Overlaps with Lewes but they will still have beer available on Sunday and it is free entry; usually all at £3 per pint.
21–23 Summer Soltice Beer Festival at the Three Moles Selham. Quite a few beers from London Breweries via Boggart? including Brodies along with Langham, Dark Star etc. From 4pm Fri and from noon on Sat & Sun. tel 01798 861303 I think.
Th 4 to Sun 7, Wilkes Head Eastergate www.wilkesheadeastergate.co.uk
13 & 14 Ardingly (within Ardingly Vintage Vehicle Show) www.northsussexcamra.org.uk/
13 & 14 Hare & Hounds, Henfield Road, Cowfold RH13 8DR, tel 01403 865354
13-17 CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, London www.gbbf.org.uk
10-12 Eastbourne at Winter Garden
18-19 Worthing at St Paul's Centre www.aaa-camra.org.uk
Sun 1st Ballards Beer Walk from the brewery at Nyewood
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. No discount for half pints or cider. Brings the beer to a reasonable price!
The Palmeira – Hove (Cromwell Rd/ Holland Rd corner) is offering all card-carrying
CAMRA members 5% discount.
to the Pub’ Trips
(Dates below, or instead you can download Stuart's Leaflet (a PDF) here)
If you enjoy visiting different pubs with fine ales in friendly convivial company (organisers: Stuart Elms & Mike Jacomb) without the constraints of the car, then this may appeal – particularly if you have a free bus pass. (GBG) = in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2013.
Thursday 13th June (was 7 June): walk around rural Dragons Green, Shipley & Coolham ; 10.27 Metrobus 23 from W’tg Pier to Copsale turning, for onwards walk (approx. 4.5m). to George & Dragon, Countryman (GBG) & Selsey Arms. Return by bus.
Monday 17th June: Late Afternoon Ale Trail; meet Churchill Sq. for 16.25 B&H 28 to Anchor Ringmer then Laughing Fish Isfield, Cock Ringmer & Alma Uckfield (all GBG).
Thursday 27th June: to Danehill & Colemans Hatch; 10.23 Metrobus 270 from Brighton Old Steine stop D, to Coach & Horses then onto Hatch Inn via Forest Row (both GBG).
Monday 1st July: to the Royal Oak, Friday Street Rusper; either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from Churchill Sq. or 10.27 Metrobus 23 from W’tg Pier, to meet Horsham Bus Stn. for the 11.49 Metrobus 93 to Kingsfold and then footpath walk (boots!) with some stiles (approx. 2m) to this rural oasis. Poss. option to return via Sussex Oak Warnham (GBG)
Friday 5th July: Evening Brighton Ale Houses (Ale Trail); meet 5pm Evening Star or 6pm Craft Bar then Neptune etc.
Saturday 13th July: Ale Trail & Bluebell Railway; meet Churchill Sq. for 10.35 Sussex Bus 40 to Hay Heath (adj. Stn.) for 11.53 Sussex Bus 31 to Scaynes Hill then easy walk (boots!) to Sloop (Ale Trail) and onwards to the Bessemer Arms, Sheffield Park Stn. (approx. 3.5m), for a trip up to East Grinstead (via Horsted Keynes)*. Either return to Horsted Keynes for 1651 Metrobus 270 to B’ton or Sheffield Park for 16.40 Compass 121 to Lewes, or from EG to Crawley & B’ton. *We strongly suggest that, to enable you to plan your own personal itinerary, you visit www.bluebell-railway.com where details of (advance) ticket options can be found.
Wednesday 17th July: to Salehurst & St. Leonards; meet B’ton Stn. for 10.32 train to St. Leonards Warrior Square then 11.46 Stagecoach 305 or train to Robertsbridge for short walk to Halt (GBG) then return to Tower.
Wednesday 24th July: to East Hoathly & Uckfield; 10.45 B & H 29 to Uckfield for Stagecoach 54 to Foresters & Kings Head (GBG) and back to Alma (GBG & Ale Trail).
Monday 29th July: to Elsted; 09.33 train from Brighton (09.57 from W’tg) to Chichester for 10.50 Emsworth & Dist. 54 to South Harting then road & footpath walk (boots - approx. 2m) to Three Horseshoes (GBG with one of the best gardens & views). Return as outward via Harting, either to Chi. or for bus to White Horse (GBG) Rogate or walk to Trotton for bus to Midhurst & Swan (GBG).
Friday 9th August: to Duncton, Graffham & poss. Selham; 11.03 train from B’ton (11.25 from W’tg) to Chichester for 12.15 Compass 99 to Cricketers Duncton then easy footpath walk (boots) to Foresters (GBG), White Horse and poss.Three Moles.
Friday 16th August: Cuckmere Valley Walk; meet Churchill Sq. for 11.10 B & H 12 to Seaford then 12.20 CV bus to Alfriston for walk to Sussex Ox, Milton Street then back to Plough & Harrow, Litlington (approx. 5m)
Monday 19th August: to Compton & Stoughton ; 12.03 train from B’ton (12.25 from W’tg) to Chi for 13.05 Ems & Dist 54 to Coach & Horses then back to Walderton for easy country lane walk (approx. 1.5m each way) to Hare & Hounds (both GBG).
Thursday 22nd August: Evening Brighton Ale Houses (Ale Trail); meet North Street (Stop B) for 17.00 B & H 22 to Reservoir then Mitre (GBG), Prince Albert & Lord Nelson (GBG).
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. For more info & customised BTTP Itineraries e-mail* email@example.com or ring 07817 058 928.
Useful Contacts: Jack Wilkinson who is Social Secretary
or Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844 John.Kirkland@btinternet.com
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SOUTH DOWNS FESTIVAL provisional BEER LIST as ordered
1648 –Hop Pocket 3.7%
1648 –Royal Britannia 4.1%
1648 –Sacred Solstice 4.3%
Acorn –Gorlovka Stout 6.0%
Bank –Top Flat Cap 4.0%
Barngates –Cat Nap 3.6%
Baseline –Dark Matter 5.5%
Baseline –Halcyon Hop Haze 4.0%
Baseline –IPA Rebel Alliance 6.0%
Beachy Head –Original 4.5%
Beachy Head –Southdowns 4.4%
Beartown –Polar Eclipse 4.8%
Bedlam –Best 4.0%
Bedlam –Hoppy Golden Ale 4.2%
Bowman –Quiver 4.5%
Branscombe Vale –Branoc 3.8%
Brighton Bier Co –Kemptown Red 4.5%
Brighton Bier Co –Maple Porter 5.0%
Celt Experience –Bleddyn 5.6%
Dark Star –American Pale Ale 4.7%
Dark Star –Genesis 4.7%
Dark Star –Summer Meltdown 4.8%
Dark Star –Summer Solstice 4.2%
Downlands –Daytripper 4.2%
Downlands –Devil's Dyke Honey 5.0%
Downlands –Three Rings 5.2%
Downton –Quadhop 3.9%
Elland –1872 Porter 6.5%
Goldmark –Liquid Gold 4.0%
Great Oakley –Welland Valley Mild 3.6%
Great Oakley –Wot's Occuring 3.9%
Hammerpot –Brighton Belle 4.6%
Hammerpot –HPA 4.1%
Harveys –Copperwheat 4.8%
Harveys –Lewes Castle Brown 4.7%
Harveys –Sussex Mild 3.0%
Harveys –Sussex Wild Hop 3.7%
Hastings –HPA 4.7%
Hepworth –Iron Horse 4.8%
Hepworth –Sussex Bitter 3.5%
Holden's –Black Country Mild 3.7%
Hurst –700 Summer Ale 3.9%
Isfield –Bitter 3.7%
Isfield –Imperial Pale Ale 4.2%
Kelburn –Jaguar 4.5%
King –Brighton Blonde 3.9%
King –Wheat Mash 5.1%
Kissingate –6 Crows 6.6%
Kissingate –Chennai IPA 5.0%
Kissingate –Smelter's Stout 5.1%
Langham –Black Swallow 6.0%
Langham –Flor-ale 3.8%
Leeds –Vienna 4.0%
Long Man –Golden Tipple 5.0%
Long Man –Long Blonde 3.8%
Long Man –Old Man 4.3%
McMullen –AK 3.7%
Milestone –Raspberry Wheat 5.6%
Naylors –Velvet Mild 4.0%
O'Hanlon's –Stormstay 5.0%
Otter –Amber 4.0%
Phoenix –Monkeytown Mild 3.9%
Pig & Porter –Ashburnham Pale Ale 3.8%
Pig & Porter –Penhurst Pale Ale 4.5%
Purple Moose –Snowdonia 3.6%
Rectory –Light Relief 4.5%
Rectory –Rector's Revenge 5.0%
Robinson's –1892 3.3%
Tring –Death or Glory 7.2%
Turners Golden Ale 3.5%
Turners Ruby Mild 4.6%
Welton's –Ace 3.7%
Welton's –Deuce 4.3%
Woodforde's –Mardlers 3.5%
CIDERS & PERRIES ordered
Black Pig Orchards –Sussex perry
Black Pig Orchards –Oak Aged cider
Black Pig Orchards –cyder perry
Gwatkin – Malvern Hill perry
Gwatkin – Oldfield perry
Hecks –Brown's Apple cider
Merrymoon –Dark Cider the Moon blackcurrant cider
Oakwood –organic cider
Oakwood –organic perry
Portslade –Wild Thing cider
Springfield –Wobbly Munk cider