Events Coming Up
BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMRA
Summer - Autumn 2015
last updated 24th July 2015
or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273
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Thursday 30th July, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Ale Trail Pub, remember your Passport
Thursday 6th August, 8pm, Seaford Social starting at The Wellington Hotel, 33 Steyne Rd. Seaford BN25 1HT. Ale Trail Pub
Thursday 13th August – no Social due to Great British Beer Festival in London www.gbbf.org.uk
Thursday 20th August, earlier time of 7.30pm – Shoreham Social starting at The Old Star Alehouse, Church Street off High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DQ.
Thursday 27th August, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Southover, 51 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UF.
Thursday 3rd September, 8pm, Kemptown Social starting at The Hand in Hand, 33 Upper St James' Street, Brighton BN2 1JN. Ale Trail Pub
Thursday 10th September, 8pm, Rottingdean Social starting at The Queen Victoria (54 High St BN2 7HF) where we will drink a few toasts to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II beating Queen Victoria to become our longest reigning monarch! (we hope) See this. Ale Trail Pub - passports!
Thursday 17th September, 8pm, Brighton Social starting at The Victory Inn 6 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AH. Ale Trail Pub
Thursday 24th September, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Neptune Inn 10 Victoria Terrace, Hove BN3 2WB. Ale Trail Pub
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.
Fri 7 to Sun 9 – The Hope Inn Newhaven
Tues 11 to Sat 15th Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, London www.gbbf.org.uk
4–6 Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre (Sunday is drink-up day; free emtry for CAMRA members from 2pm & £1.80 a pint). www.AleatAmberley.co.uk
CAMRA DISCOUNTS & ADMISSION TO CLUBS ETC
please let me know webmaster Adrian Towler if these are no longer vald or of new ones
The Elephant & Castle, Lewes: all hand pump ales & cider £3 pint to CAMRA members during the Ale Trail, i.e. to 30 Sept (posibly longer?)
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)"
Sussex ‘Bus-to-the-Pub’ (and now 'Train-to-London-Pubs') 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 : The Parsonage, Tarring
Brighton & S. Downs : The Brewer's Arms, Lewes
North Sussex : The White Horse, Maplehurst
S.E. Sussex : The Tower, St. Leonards
Western Sussex : The Inglenook Hotel, Nyetimber
Thursday 30 to Petworth and Eartham; 11.05 St’coach 1 from W’tg to (or 10.45 C.99 from Chi.) to Angel then 13.15 Compass 99 to George (GBG); return via Chi or poss. Petworth
Saturday 8 to to Groombridge, Colemans Hatch & Hartfield area; meet three Bridges Stn for 10.56 Metro 291 to Crown then Hatch (GBG) and Hartfield area
Monday 10 to West Chiltington and Steyning; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from W’tg South Street to Five Bells (GBG) then onto Chequer
Thursday 20 to Bexhill & Hastings; Meet Brighton Stn for 10.32 train (buy ticket to Hastings) for Albatross Club & Jenny Lind (both GBG) etc
Thursday 27 Around Worthing; meet Brooksteed Alehouse from 11.30 then onwards from 1pm
Wednesday 2 to Oving & Eastergate; either meet Barnham Stn. for 12.04 Compass 66 (11.53 from Sparks Cnr. Yapton) to Westergate then 12.20 C.85 ( or from Chi 10.45 or 12.45 C.85a) to Gribble Inn & brewery tap. Return on 15.07 C. 85 to Wilkes Head (GBG).
Monday 7 Around Hove; meet Nerptune (GBG) from noon then onwards west !
Thursday 17 to Pett area; 10.32 Train from B’ton to Hastings – or meet in General Havelock - then 13.10 St’coach 347 to Royal Oak (GBG) then on to Smuggler Pett Level.
Thursday 24th TTLP* probably central London area
Friday 25 to Crowborough; 10.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq. B’ton to Cross then 15-20min. road walk to Cooper’s Arms (GBG) ‘green hopped’ festival.
Thursday 1 to East Dean (WSx), Cocking & Chichester; meet Chi. West Street for 12.15 Compass 99 to Star & Garter (GBG) then easy road walk (1.8m) to Singleton then poss. Greyhound & return to Chi. Thursday 8 to Arundel & Littlehampton; either 10.47 St’coach 700 from W’tg. (or from Chi. 10.45 Compass 85) to Riverside for Kings Arms and others then back to LA for Steam Packet and others. Monday 12 to Crawley & Staplefield; either 10.27 Metro 23 from W’tg. (or 10.48 Metro 271from Ch’ill Sq. B’ton) to Brewery Shades then 13.20 return Metro 273 to Jolly Tanners (Both GBG) Saturday 24 to Spa Valley Railway; 10.15 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq. B’ton to Tunbridge Wells west stn. for festival. Monday 26 to Turners Hill & West Hoathly; 10.15 Metro 270 from Ch’hill Sq. to Hay. Heath Perrymount Rd. then 11.42 M. 82 to Red Lion (GBG) then13.58 M. 84 to Cat Friday 30 to Crowborough; 10.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq. B’ton to Cross then 15-20min. road walk to Cooper’s Arms (GBG) ‘London Ales’ festival
November Thursday 5 to Eastergate & Yapton; 11.32 Stagecoach 700 from L’ton to Sparks Corner for 11.53 Compass 66 (or 12.04 from Barnham Stn.) to Wilkes Head then return C. 66 at 14.56 to Maypole (both GBG). Wedneday 11 Around Lancing & Shoreham; meet Stanley Alehouse from noon then Old Star & Wellie Thursday 19 to Nyetimber and Chichester; meet Chi. Bus Stn. for 11.43 Stagecoach 60 to Inglenook (GBG) then return for Chi. Pubs. Thursday 26 Carshalton Awayday; meet 11.00 at East Croydon Stn. for 11.18 TfL X26 to High Street then short walk to Hope (GBG) in West Street for their ‘winter ales’ festival.
December Thursday 3 to Laughton then around Lewes; meet from 11.30 in JHT then 12.15 Compass143 to Roebuck then return to Snowdrop (GBG) & others. Thursday 10 to Bexhill & St. Leonards; 10.32 train from B’ton to Bexhill (buy ticket to St.Leonards) for Albatross Club then St’coach Wave to Warrior Sq. for local bus to Tower (both GBG). Wednesday 16 Around Worthing; meet Selden Arms (GBG) from 11.30 then onwards to Brooksteed Alehouse, Anchored and seafront Monday 21 to Friday Street & Horsham; either 10.27 Metro 23 from W’tg. (or St’coach.17 from Ch’hill Sq. at 10.00) to Horsham Bus stn. for 11.49 Metro 93 to Kingsfold then footpath walk (approx. 1.5m) with some stiles to Royal Oak (GBG). Wednesday 30 Around Brighton; meet Hand in Hand (GBG) from noon then Beer Dispensary and onwards
For further info or to join Stuart's e-mailing list: email@example.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