Events Coming Up

Spring 2015
last updated 28th February 2015

Social Sec:

Jack Wilkinson

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 5th March, 8pm – London Road, Brighton, crawl starting at The Hare & Hounds, 75 London Road

Thursday 12th March, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Neptune, Hove

Thursday 19th to Sat 21st March - The 21st Sussex Branches Beer Festival at Brighton Corn Exchange

Thursday 26th March, 8pm – Social/crawl starting at The Pump House, 46 Market St., Brighton


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.

MARCH: See below – Tickets may still be available for some sessions but don't forget, at least 100 have been kept back for all sessions, to sell on the Door ....

Beer Festival leaflet


Fri 1 to Mon 4 - Wilkes Head, Eastergate, W. Sussex



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

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) Trips
Visit pubs with fine ales in friendly convivial company without the constraints of the car. Bus Organisers: Stuart Elms & Mike Jacomb. Particularly good if you have a free bus pass.
And also TTLP = 'Train to London Pub' dates. Details nearer the time from Pete Brown. Get a Train to London, meet up and join in the group, normally lasting most of the day.

The abbreviation (GBG) means in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2015. I hope you can understand the other interesting abbreviations.

Wednesday 4 (not Thurs 5 as previosly listed) to Staplefield & Burgess Hill; 10.48 Metro 271 from B’ton to Jolly Tanners then return to Quench Bar
Wednesday 11 plans finalised: now meet at John Harvey Tavern Lewes, then Lewes Bus Stn. for 12.28 Compass 125 to the Barley Mow Selmeston and then take the short walk down to the Rose Cottage, Alciston.
TTLP22* Thursday 12th March to: South West London incl. Wimbledon, Tooting, Battersea, Clapham.
Monday 16 to Lancing & Sompting; meet from 12 noon in Stanley Alehouse then on to Crabtree, Gardeners Arms (GBG)
Thursday 26 Awayday to Snargate; 10.32 train to Appledore (Kent) for easy road walk (approx. 1.5m) to The Red Lion (GBG and time-warp pub)

Thursday 2 to a Sussex 'Pub of the Year' nominated pub (ring for details nearer time)
Friday 10 (not Wed 8) Around Worthing; meet from 11.30 at Brooksteed Alehouse then onwards.
Thursday 16 to a Sx PotY pub (ring for details nearer time)
Monday 20 to Nyetimber and West Dean; meet Chichester bus stn. for 11.43 Stagecoach 60 to Inglenook (GBG & our PotY runner-up) then return to Dean at West Dean.
Wednesday 29 Around Brighton; meet noon at Dispensary then onwards.

TTLP23* Friday 1st May to: Micropubs of South East London, incl The Door Hinge, Welling (Greater London Pub of the Year).
Wednesday 6
to Maplehurst and Shoreham; either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from B’ton to Crabtree (or 10.27 Metrobus 23 to Copsale turning) then walk to White Horse (GBG) approx. 1.75m from Crabtree or 2m on road from Copsale) then back to Old Star
Monday 11 to a Sx PotY pub (ring for details nearer time)
Thursday 21 to Friday Street; either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from C’Hill Sq (or 10.27 Metro 23 from W’tg) to H’sham Bus Stn for 11.49 Metro 93 to Kingsfold then footpath walk approx 1.5m, with some stiles, to Royal Oak (GBG)
Friday 29 either a Sx PotY pub or around Kemp Town (ring for details nearer time)

Thursday 4 to Pett

Saturday 13
Colemans Hatch & Hartfield
Thursday 18 Oving and Eastergate
Wednesday 24 to West Chiltington and Tarring

Wednesday 1 to South Chailey and Lewes
TTLP24* Saturday 4th July to be decided yet, but watch this space.
Thursday 9 to Salehurst and St. Leonards
Friday 17 to Compton & Stoughton
Thursday 23 to Petworth and Eartham
Thursday 30 to Turners Hill and Lindfield

Wednesday 5 to Nyetimber and Bognor Regis
Monday 10 Micro-pub wander; poss. new one in Hove or, if not, meet Old Star Shoreham from noon then Anchored in Worthing.
Thursday 20 to Shore East Wittering and Chichester
Thursday 27 to Bexhill and Hastings

For further info or to join Stuart's e-mailing list: 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, Metrobus West Sussex timetable or individual route timetables for Stagecoach in the South Downs

-------------------- Useful Contacts: Jack Wilkinson who is Branch Social Secretary

or Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844

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