Events Coming Up
BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMRA
last updated 29th April 2016
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Thursday 5th May (not London Rd crawl as in WB) 8pm – Presentation of Branch Club of the Year Award at Keymer & Hassocks Social Club, Adastra Park, Hassocks. Not the easiest place to find, so check the website, and the Club is round the back of other buildings when you get to the Park www.khssc.co.uk
Saturday 7th May, meet 4pm – South Downs Beer Festival Publicity Crawl around Lewes, meet at Lewes Station. All welcome.
Thursday 12th May, (not 5 May as in What's Brewing) 8pm – London Road (not Lewes Rd. as in WB) crawl starting at The Mitre Tavern, 13 Baker Street, Brighton and on to Preston Circus area, e.g. and maybe via World's End.
Thursday 19th May, 8pm – Branch Pub of the Year Presentation and crawl? at Gardeners Arms, 46 Cliffe High Street, Lewes
Thursday 26th May, 8pm Branch Meeting at The Neptune Inn, 10 Victoria Terrace, Hove BN3 2WB.
Sunday 29th May, 7.30pm – Ale Trail Launch at The Queen Victoria, 54 High Street, Rottingdean. Come and collect your free Passports and get your first Stamp.
Thursday 2nd June, 8pm – Southover Street (Brighton) 'downhill-all-the-way crawl', starting at No. 58 The Southover > Sir Charles Napier > Dover Castle > Greys > Geese...
Thursday 9th June, 8pm – Social visiting Ale Trail pubs, details to follow when Ale Trail list is out.
Thursday 16th June, 8pm – Because many active branch members will be working at the beer festival in Lewes tomorrow, this will be a 'low-key' Social at The Evening Star 55 Surrey St. Brighton and/or others around Brighton Station... e.g.
June 17th & 18th, Our Annual Branch BEER FESTIVAL in Lewes, details below. Tickets on sale from May 9th. Be there!
Thursday 23rd June, 8pm – possible minibus visiting Ale Trail pubs? – tbc.
Thursday 30th June, 8pm Branch Meeting at The Schooner, 146 Albion St., Southwick BN42 4AU (Southwick station; 700 bus)
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.
29-30 and 1 May The Brewers Arms, Lewes
28-2nd May 'Beltane' Beer Festival at Duke of Wellington, Shoreham
13-15 Yapton: see
Sat 21: Open Day 9.30 to 6pm at The Little Beer Corporation Ltd, Blg 3, 14-15 Midleton Road, Guildford GU2 8XW. 01483 497201 facebook page
27-28 Southwick at Southwick Community Centre
3-5 Glastonwick at Church Farm. Coombes (up the valley from Shoreham) BN15 0RS
9 - 12 Wilkes Head at Eastergate www.wilkesheadeastergate.co.uk .
17-18 Our Branch Festival... South Downs, at Lewes Town Hall & Corn Exchange.
Tickets on sale May 9th. If you apply by post now, tickets will be dispatched when available.
9-13 Great British Beer Festival, London
2-4 Ale at Amberley (Museum)
6 - 8 Eastbourne
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 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 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.
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.
Thursday 5th Westbourne; Meet from 11.30 in Dolphin & Anchor at Chichester (GBG) then catch 12.59 Emsworth & District 54 to Westbourne for Stags Head (GBG). Then walk either 1.2 miles path, muddy if wet OR 1.5 miles pavement to Emsworth for Railway Tavern. Option of going to Sussex Brewery at Hermitage afterwards. Return to Chichester via Stagecoach 700 every 20 minutes until 18.30.
Monday 9th Offham, Plumpton & Wivelsfield; 10.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq Brighton to Lewes bus station. 11.35 Compass 122 to Blacksmiths Arms. Then 13.09 Compass 167 to Half Moon. Then 14.51 Compass 166 to Cock at Wivelsfield Green. (GBG).Return either 16.03 Compass 166 south bound to Lewes or 16.28 Compass 166 north bound to Haywards Heath.
Wednesday 18th West Chiltington & Thakeham; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from south st Worthing to Roundabout Lane for Five Bells at Smock Alley (GBG). Then 1.5 mile footpath walk ( muddy if wet ) to White Lion, Thakeham return via Ashington 1.7 mile (mainly) road walk for Red Lion, then return to Worthing on Metro 23.
Friday 20 - Train to London Pubs – South London area. If interested contact Pete Brown for info
Monday 23 Burwash; 11.53 Sussex Bus 31 from Haywards Heath Perrymount Rd ( opposite side to ususual ) arrive Uckfield 12.35 ( for people coming from other directions ) then bus carries on to Burwash arriving 13.16 for Rose & Crown ( Harveys ) OR Bear then 13.53 to Heathfield for Prince of Wales ( 4 changing Locales ). Return from Heathfield 19 minutes past the hour to Haywards Heath for Savana.
Tuesday 31 Around Brighton; Meet Dispensary (GBG) Dean St ( off Western Rd ) at noon – collect Ale Trail passports – then to Victory ( Duke St ) thence onwards.
Thursday 9 Brenchley; 10.15 B&H 29B from Churchill Sq. OR 10.54 from Lewes ( Waitrose) to Tunbridge Wells Station to catch Renown 297 to Halfway House (GBG). A two hour stop at this fine pub then return to Tunbridge Wells for an interesting pub crawl.
Thursday 16 Halnaker, Oving & Eastergate; Meet Pete B at Chichester bus station for 11.10 Stagecoach 55 for Anglesea Arms. Either 12.31 or 13.01 to Tangmere then walk 1 mile ( muddy if wet ) to Oving for Gribble Inn (GBG). Then 15.07 Compass 85A to Eastergate for Wilkes Head (GBG). Either return to Chichester on 16.15 Compass 85 OR 17.51 Compass 66 to Barnham station otherwise a 1.2 mile road walk to Barnham station.
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.
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 beermatsRus.firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively phone Max 01243 828394. Local Bus Time Tables can be found at: Brighton & Hove www.buses.co.uk Compass Bus www.compass-travel.co.uk, Metro Bus www.metrobus.co.uk , Seaford & Dist. www.journeysolutions.co.uk Stagecoach www.stagecoachbus.com/south. Sussex Bus www.thesussexbus.com
Thursday 5 Westbourne; Meet from 11.30 in Dolphin & Anchor at Chichester (GBG) then catch 12.59 Emsworth & District 54 to Westbourne for Stags Head (GBG). Then walk either 1.2 miles path, muddy if wet OR 1.5 miles pavement walk to Emsworth for Railway Tavern. Option of going to Sussex Brewery at Hermitage afterwards. Return to Chichester via Stagecoach 700 every 20 minutes until 18.30. Monday 9 Offham, Plumpton & Wivelsfield; 10.45 B&H from Churchill Sq Brighton to Lewes bus station. 11.35 Compass 122 to Blacksmiths Arms. Then 13.09 Compass 167 to Half Moon. Then 14.51 Compass 166 to Cock at Wivelsfield Green (GBG). Return either 16.03 Compass 166 south bound to Lewes or 16.28 Compass 166 north bound to Haywards Heath.
Wednesday 18 West Chiltington & Thakeham; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from South St. Worthing to Rounabout Lane for Five Bells at Smock Alley (GBG). Then 1.5 footpath walk ( muddy if wet ) to White Lion, return via Ashington 1.7 miles ( mainly ) road walk for Red Lion, then return to Worthing on Metro 23.
Brighton & South Downs Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844 John.Kirkland@btinternet.com