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BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMRA
Autumn & Winter 2014;
last updated 30th September 2014
or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273
are to help you locate pubs on
Streetmap uk, whatpub.com or Beer
in the Evening website
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Thursday 2nd October – 7.15pm note earlier time, Shoreham-by-Sea Social starting at Old Star Ale & Cider House, Church Street (side of Paradise Pets on the High St) where last orders at 8.20pm – then Piston Broke and/or Duke of Wellington.
Sunday 5th October – Lewes Cider Crawl, meet 12 noon at Lewes station or 12.30pm at The Lansdown Arms (corner of Station St. & Lansdown Place).
Saturday 11th October – Visit to 360 Degrees Brewery – Members only, pick-ups in Shoreham, Brighton & Lewes, late afternoon time. Contact Jack Wilkinson.
Thursday 16th October – 8pm Social starting at The Schooner Inn, 146 Albion Street, Southwick BN42 4UA, then to The Ship Inn Southwick Street BN42 4AD.
Thursday 23rd October – 8pm Lewes Crawl starting at The Black Horse, 55 Western Road, BN7 1RS.
Thursday 30th October – 8pm: Branch Meeting at The Neptune, 10 Victoria Terrace, Kingsway, Hove BN3 2WB.
Thursday 6th November – 8pm: Hanover Area Crawl starting at The Hanover 242 Queens Park Road, Brighton BN2 9ZB, then The Southover, 58 Southover Street BN2 9UF and The Constant Service, 96 Islingword Road, BN2 9SJ.
Wednesday 12th November yes Wednesday* – 8pm: Social at The Brunswick 1–3 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF (*Ale Club: all beers £2.95) then on as desired.
Thursday 20th November – 8pm Brighton Crawl from Brighton Beer Dispensary 36 Dean Street, BN1 3EG, then The Windmill 69 Upper North Street BN1 3FL and Craft Beer Co. Upper North Street BN1 3FG
Thursday 27th November – 7.30pm, Branch Annual General Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.
Thursday 4th December – Social tbc
Thursday 11th December – Social tbc
Thursday 18th December – 8pm, Branch Meeting possibly at The Hanover, tbc
Monday 29th or Tuesday 30th December – possible Social tbc
Thursday 8th January 2015 – Social tbc
Thursday 15th January – 8pm Good Beer Guide 2016 Nominations Meeting, The Swan, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD
Thursday 15th February – 7.30pm Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.
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.
9-11 Eastbourne Beer Festival at Winter Garden www.visiteastbourne.com/beer-festival
17-19 Worthing Beer Festival at St Paul's Centre www.aaa-camra.org.uk
18 & 19: Message from Tim Marshall, newsletter editor,/webmaster (www.wightwash.org.uk) of the Isle of Wight branch of CAMRA: "We are going to be organising a Weekend of Beer & Buses on Sat 18th and Sun 19th October together with the Isle of Wight Bus Museum. Please have a look at our website www.iwbeerandbuses.co.uk Although we are convinced it will be a great weekend, any support from you would be most appreciated. Cheers! Tim"
Thu 23 - Sun 26: The Cyclist Refreshment Room, Brighton Station, www.thecyclistbrighton.co.uk We are completely independent, it is our first site and have control of all the beers and are supporting Sussex ales. We opened about 10 weeks ago and have a fair few Sussex brewers involved.
Sat 25 Sussex Branches Liaison Meeting at John Harvey Tavern, Lewes
"The 4th Welling United F.C. Beer Festival will take place on 14th November 2014 at Park View Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1SY, starting at 12-00pm. There will be 10 real ales available along with 2-3 ciders, hot and cold food. Entrance is £4 to CAMRA members on production of a valid membership card and £5 non CAMRA members, this includes a festival beer glass and programme."
CAMRA DISCOUNTS & ADMISSION TO CLUBS ETC
please let me know webmaster Adrian Towler if these are no longer vald or of new ones
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 – 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 £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)"
to the Pub’ Trips
Visit pubs with fine ales in friendly convivial company without the constraints of the car. Organisers: Stuart Elms & Mike Jacomb. Particularly good if you have a free bus pass. The abbreviation (GBG) means in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2014.
Wednesday 1 to Royal Oak Friday Street (GBG); either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from Brighton, or 10.27 Metrobus 23 from Worthing to Horsham Bus Stn then 11.49 Metrobus 93 to Kingsfold for footpath walk with some stiles (approx. 35 mins) to the pub.
Wednesday 8 to Turners Hill & Lindfield; 10.23 Metrobus 270 from Old Steine B’ton (Stop D) to Perrymount Road HH (adj Stn) for 11.42 Metrobus 82 to Red Lion (GBG) then return to HH for local bus to Stand Up.
Wednesday 15 to Yapton & Eastergate; Stagecoach 700 from Brighton or Worthing to the Maypole. (Compass have taken over from Stagecoach the 66 route so on 15th October you will need to ensure that the 700 you catch will arrive in Littlehampton by 11.23 for the 11.32 to Yapton Sparks Corner then await the 66 at 12.02 (or 11.55 at Barnham Stn) to Maypole Lane for Maypole then onto Wilkes Head (GBG).
Saturday 25 to Spa Valley Railway Beer Fest; 10.15 B&H 29 from B’ton Ch. Square to Sainsburys Tunbridge Wells for short walk to West Stn. for the ‘green-hopped’ beer festival
Friday 31 to Crowborough; 10.45 B&H 29 to C’boro Cross then walk or poss. local bus to Coopers Arms (GBG) London Beers Fest
Wednesday 5 to Crawley & Staplefield; either 10.27 Mertrobus 23 from W’tg or 10.48 Metro 271 from B’ton to Jolly Tanners then Brewery Shades (both GBG) or option from there for lane walk (1m) to Chequers Slaugham.
Wednesday 12 to Laughton** & Lewes; meet Lewes Bus Stn. for 12.20 Compass 143 to Roebuck then return for Lewes pubs. (** subject to pub re-opening so please check with Stuart.)
Wednesday 19 Brighton & Hove ; meet from noon at Evening Star (GBG) then Hand in Hand (GBG), Dispensary and on to Lion Mews Tavern (micro-pub if opened) in Richardson Road
Thursday 27 to Hope Carshalton Winter Beer Fest; Train to meet 11.00 at East Croydon then 157 bus from Bus Stn (adj. West Stn.) to West Street (stop opp. pond).
Wednesday 3 to Shoreham & Portslade ; meet noon at Old Star Micro-pub adj. to new footbridge then Duke of Wellington and on to Stanley Arms (both GBG)
Wednesday 10 Around Lancing (if Stanley Micro-pub opened) & Worthing; for Wandering Goose, Anchored, Brooksteed Alehouse, Selden etc.
Thursday 18 (Note corrected date) Around Lewes meet from 11.00 in Brewers Arms then onwards in search of Harveys Xmas Ale.
Monday 29 to Nyetimber & Chchester; meet Chichester Bus Stn. for 11.43 Stagecoach 60 to Inglenook Hotel then return to Bull (GBG) and other Chichester pubs.
Thursday 8 to Royal Oak Friday Street (GBG); either 11.00 Stagecoach 17 from Brighton, or 11.27 Metrobus 23 from Worthing, to Horsham Bus stn. for 12.35 Compass 52 to Rusper for footpath walk (approx. 25 mins) to the pub.
Wednesday 14 to Glynde & Barcombe; 10.52 train from B’ton to Trevor Arms then 13.24 Compass 125 to Royal Oak (GBG)
Wednesday 21 to Arundel, Barnham & Yapton; 11.00 Compass 85 from Worthing Pier to Swan & Kings Arms then onto Murrell & Maypole (GBG)
Wednesday 28 Angmering, Rustington & East Preston; 11.30 Stagecoach 9 from Worthing to Spotted Cow (GBG) then Windmill & Clockhouse
Wednesday 4 PotY presentation; TBA
Wednesday 11 to Hove & Shoreham ; meet from noon at Neptune (GBG) then Brunswick & Old Star
Thursday 19 to Turners Hill & West Hoathly; 10.15 Metrobus 270 from B’ton C’hill Sq. to Hay Heath Perrymount Road (adj. stn.) for 11.42 Metrobus 82 to Red Lion (GBG), then 13.58 M’bus 84 to Cat.
Wednesday 25 to Eastbourne South Street; meet 10.30 at C’hill Sq. for 10.37 B & H 12a to E.bne
Thursday 5 Awayday to Snargate; 10.32 train to Appledore (Kent) for easy road walk (approx. 1.5m) to Red Lion (GBG)
Wednesday 11 to Laughton** & Lewes; meet Lewes Bus Stn. for 12.20 Compass 143 to Roebuck then return for Lewes pubs. **= subject to pub reopening so pl. check with Stuart.
Monday 16 to Lancing & Sompting; meet from 11.30 am in Stanley Alehouse then onto Gardeners Arms (GBG)
Wednesday 25 to Staplefield & Crawley ; 10.48 Metro 271 from B’ton to Jolly Tanners then Brewery Shades (both GBG)
Thursday 9 tba
Wednesday 15 tba
Wednesday 22 tba
Monday 27 tba
Possible Summer trips :- Colemans Hatch & Hartfield Salehurst Halt Bexhill Pett Sussex Ox + Cricketers Berwick BF Hare & Hounds Stoughton Shore East Wittering Gribble Oving White Horse Maplehurst
For further info or to join their mailing list, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07817 058928
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