Events Coming Up

Summer 2017
last updated 7th July 2017

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

To comment on the WhatPub entries in our Branch area, please use this e-mail link

Thursday 13th July, 8pm, Brighton Station Social starting Duke of Wellington, 70 Upper Gloucester Road BN1 3LQ then Battle of Trafalgar 34 Guildford Road BN1 3LW and possibly Evening Star 55 Surrey Street BN1 3PB. (Adrian away) Remember Ale Trail Passport!

Thursday 20th July, 8pm, London Road Station area crawl starting at The Signalman 76 Ditchling Rise Brighton BN1 4QQ (to learn more about planning applications submitted for this pub) then Open House 146 Springfield Riad BN1 6BZ.

Thursday 27th July, 8pm, No Branch Meeting this month – several people are away – instead a social at The Swan Inn Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD. Remember Ale Trail Passport!

Thursday 3rd August, 7.30pm note earlier time, Shoreham Social starting at Old Star Ale & Cider House in Church Street BN43 5DQ, then Duke of Wellington, 368 Brighton Road BN43 6RE. Remember Ale Trail Passport!

Thursday 10th August, 8pm, Lewes social starting at The Snowdrop Inn, 119 South Street BN7 2BU then Gardener's Arms, 46 Cliffe High Street BN7 2AN (to meet Jack Wilkinson). Remember Ale Trail Passport!

Thursday 17th August, 8pm, Seaford social starting at The Old Boot Inn, 16 South Street BN25 1PE then Wellington Hotel.33 Steyne Road BN25 1HT Remember Ale Trail Passport!

Thursday 24th August, 8pm, Brighton social starting Victory Inn, 6 Duke St BN1 1AH then Bath Arms 3 Meeting House Lane BN1 1HB or Post & Telegraph 155 North St. BN1 1EA (Adrian away). Remember Ale Trail Passport!

Thursday 31st August, 8pm, Branch Meeting at The Swan Inn Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD..

NEW! --You may be interested to see events
on which
the Brighton Bier people are running --

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.

21st & 22nd: Beer and Bluegrass Festival, Victoria School Poole BH13 6A3 (bit of a way from Brighton area, but... )

8–12: The Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia,


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

West Quay in Brighton Marina (Wetherspoons) cannot really offer you any more discount than you get with your 50p-off CAMRA Vouchers, SO is offering 20% off food on production of a valid Membership Card. Any queries quote the name "Jade"
The Schooner in Southwick offers 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members (currently means all their real ales are the same price: £3.25 a pint for members,
The Old Boot
in Seaford offers 5% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members.
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
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 Victory Inn 6 Duke Street Brighton has a discount scheme for CAMRA members – it seems to be all real ales were or are £3.50 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’
with '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 2017.

Thursday 13 Henley & Halfway Bridge; Meet 10.43 at Chichester bus station for Stagecoach 60 to Midhurst bus stand ( option of getting 11.15 but it’s a fairly tight connection ) then 12.00 Stagecoach 70 to Henley for Duke of Cumberland (GBG). Later return to Midhurst and catch Stagecoach 1 to Halfway Bridge for Halfway Bridge Inn, or / and a 1 mile road walk to Selham for Three Moles ( opens at 4pm ). An alternative is from Henley take a 4 mile cross-country walk to Halfway Bridge via Lodsworth and Hollist Arms (GBG). Return to Midhurst on S/C 1 (last bus is 18.33) then S/C 60 to Chichester.
Thursday 20 Findon & Worthing; 11.35 Stagecoach 1 from South St, Worthing to Findon for a choice of 4 pubs inc. Village House & Gun. Return to Worthing via Tarring for Parsonage (GBG) or Broadwater.
Saturday 22nd – Train to London Pubs, Thames Clipper to Woolwich Arsenal etc, details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908
Thursday 27 Snargate; Meet Brighton station for 10.32 Ashford train to Appledore. Then a 1.5 mile road walk to Red Lion (GBG) (National Inventory). Anyone who has a Hi-Viz jacket please bring it as it’s a very fast and narrow road.

Thursday August 3rd Jevington; brought forward from Sept Meet Brighton, Churchill Square stop E for 11.00 B&H 12X to East Dean for Tiger Inn (GBG). Then 2 mile downland or road walk to Jevington for Eight Bells. Then 15.27 Cuckmere Buses 41 to Eastbourne for a choice of GBG pubs.
(Friday XXX This will now be in September
Seaford & Newhaven; Meet Alan at the Old Boot, South St at noon. Then visiting other pubs inc the Wellington (GBG). Later catch B&H 12 / 12A to Newhaven for Jolly Boatman.)
Wednesday 9 Maplehurst & Shoreham; Either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from Brighton Churchill Sq to Monks Gate or 10.30 Metrobus 23 from Worthing Pier to Copsale turning. Then 2 mile road walk to White Horse (GBG). Then 13.45 Compass 108 to Partridge Green for Partridge (Dark Star) returning to Brighton on Stagecoach 17 – OR – remain on the bus to Shoreham for Old Star (GBG).
Thursday 17 Fulking & Poynings; Meet Churchill Sq stop N at 11.15 for 11.30 B&H 77 to Devils Dyke then descend down steep slope to Shepherd & Dog (stout shoes with good tread required!!). Later road walk to Poynings for Royal Oak then get bus Stagecoach 17 from the A281 to Brighton.
Thursday 24 Barnham, Yapton & Eastergate; Meet at Murrell Arms from 11.00, then 12.56 Compass 66C to Maypole lane, Yapton for Maypole (GBG). Then 15.08 Compass 66A to Eastergate for Wilkes Head (GBG). Return to Barnham station on the 16.51 Compass 66C or 17.56 Compass 66A, otherwise a 1.3 mile road walk.
Wednesday 30 Hove; B&H 6 from Brighton station to Norfolk Sq for Paris House (ex Western Hotel) 21 Western Rd at noon to meet Mike J, then to other pubs to be decided on the day .

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. Also, the ever continuing industrial action being taken by the rail unions on Southern Rail also means, that trips can be completely impossible at worst or risky at best. This can mean other trips are substituted at very short notice. It therefore is in your best interest to join the mailing list at: beermatsRus.max@, alternatively phone Max on 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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