Events Coming Up
BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMRA
last updated 28th May 2015
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Thursday 4th June, 8pm – Social at The West Quay (Wetherspoons), Brighton Marina
Thursday 11th June, 8pm – Social at The Stag in Portslade village, Brighton
Monday 15th June is NATIONAL BEER DAY: To do something special we had hoped to visit Pin-Up Brewery and then go to The Stanley Arms (nearby) for its 'Cellar Night'. However Pin-Up cannot do that date (we hope to go there in the Autumn) so please go straight to The Stanley Arms, Wolseley Road, Portslade, for 8pm. The Cellar Night runs from 7 to 9pm, so you may prefer to be there a bit earlier. Beer is reduced price and you can visit the cellar during those times.
Tickets are now on sale (Friday night in short supply) for our annual Beer & Cider Festival in Lewes... at Harveys Brewery Shop, Gardeners Arms and Brewers Arms in Lewes and The Evening Star in Brighton
Thursday 25th June, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Swan Inn, Falmer
Thursday 2nd July, 8pm – Hove Crawl starting at the new micropub just south of Hove station: The Watchmakers.
Thursday 9th July, 8pm – Social starting at The Craft, Brighton.
Thursday 16th July, 8pm – Hanover Crawl starting at The Hanover, Brighton
Thursday 21st July, 8pm – Portslade Social starting at the Blue Anchor, Portslade
Saturday 18th July from 12 noon – The Ale Trail Bus Trip, see ALE
TRAIL page for details, or the free Ale Trail Passport.
Saturday 18 July – 2pm: Presentation at The Horns Lodge, Chailey, of their Country Pub of the Year Certificate. As their Beer Festival will be on at the same time there is a Minibus planned to run from Lewes train station; see www.hornslodge.com for times and details, nearer the time.
Thursday 30th July, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Elephant & Caste, Lewes
Thursday 27th August, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Southover, Brighton? tbc.
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 29 - Brighton Beer Festival, Hove Lawns www.brightonfoodfestival.com
Th 4 to Sun 7 June - Crawley Beer Festival at Crawley Civic Hall. Info at www.thecrownturnershill.co.uk
Fri 19 & Sat 20 - South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, Town Hall, Lewes - see poster above
Fri 17 to Sun 19 - Horns Lodge, Chailey www.hornslodge.com
Fri 7 to Sun 9 – The Hope Inn Newhaven "We are holding a beer festival again this year and were wondering if it can be listed in the Sussex Drinker - all day each day" (it's a bit late for SD but we've put it here)
CAMRA DISCOUNTS & ADMISSION TO CLUBS ETC
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)"
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 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
Friday 29 Around Kemp Town; meet Crown from 11.30 then a wander including the Hand in Hand (GBG).
Thursday 4 to East Wittering and Selsey; 10.03 train from B’ton to Chi. for 11.01 Stagecoach 52 to Shore then onto Seal (both GBG)
Thursday 11 to Rudgwick; meet Horsham Bus Stn. for 11.31 Arriva 63 to Kings Head and nearby Firebird Brewery tap. Thursday 18 Micro-pub wander; meet Watchmaker’s Hove from noon, then head west
Monday 22 to Laughton; meet from 11.30 in Lewes in the JHT then 12.15 Compass 143 to the Roebuck Inn then back to Snowdrop (GBG)
Saturday 27 to Cuckmere Valley and the Berwick Inn festival (tbc); either travel by B&H 12x from B’ton to meet at Seaford Library for 11.42 CV 42 to Littlington. Milton Street & Wilmington and on to Berwick; or meet Lewes Bus Stn for 13.05 Compass 125 to Berwick turn and walk (approx. 1m) to pub or train to Berwick.
Wednesday 1 to South Chailey, Offham & Lewes; meet in Lewes at JHT from 11.30 then 12.30 Compass 121 to Horns Lodge (GBG) then back to Blacksmith’s Arms and finish at Brewer’s (GBG)
Saturday 4th TTLP* Tottenham area
Thursday 9 Along Brighton’s Lewes Road area; meet Swan (GBG) from noon then ‘Bevy’ & Gladstone.
Friday 17 to Compton, West Marden, Walderton & Stoughton; 09.33 train from B’ton to Chi. for 10.50 E&D 54 (from outside bus stn) to Coach & Horses (GBG) then Victoria, Barley Mow & Hare & Hounds (GBG) with short road walk.
Thursday 23 to Salehurst and Battle; meet B’ton stn. for 10.32 train to St.Leonards Warrior Sq. then 11.46 St’coach 305, or train, to Robertsbridge for short walk (approx .1.5 m) to Halt thenback to Bull (both (GBG)
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
Thursday 24th TTLP* probably central London area
For further info or to join Stuart's e-mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org 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