Events Coming Up
Branch: BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS CAMRA
Period:

Spring 2017
last updated 16th February 2017

Social Secretary:

Adrian Towler

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

Postcodes are to help you locate pubs on
Streetmap uk, whatpub.com or Beer in the Evening website

To comment on the WhatPub entries in our Branch area, please use this e-mail link whatpub@brightoncamra.org.uk.

Thursday 16 February, note earlier time of 7.30pm, Good Beer Guide 2018 Selection Meeting, at The Elephant & Castle White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ

Thursday 23rd February, 8pm – Adventures in Haywards Heath!: Lockhart Tavern, the new Dark Star pub, 41 The Broadway RH16 3AS then Savannah Cafe Bar 44 The Broadway. NOTE: If Southern trains are erratic, Thameslink may be OK or we may get No. 272 bus back to Brighton, from South Road at 9.20pm with possible stop at Miller & Carter. in Patcham 9.54pm (which was Black Lion; Mitchells & Butlers). Watch this space for any updates.

Thursday 2nd Marchy, 8pm, The Quadrant then Post & Telegraph, Brighton

Thursday 9th March, 8pm, The Snowdrop then the Dorset, Lewes

Note: Since details were sent to What's Brewing, we have moved the Branch meeting to West Quay and will meet for a Social at The Schooner, as below.

Thursday 16 March, 8pm, Southwick social starting at The Schooner Inn, Souhwick then The Ship Inn.

Thursday 23rd March, 8pm Social at the Beer Festival, Brighton Racecourse

Thursday 30th March, 8pm, Branch Meeting at West Quay, Brighton Marina, with Wetherspoons Beer Festival.

Thursday 6th April, 8pm, Blind Busker then Sussex Cricketer, Hove

Thursday 13th April, 8pm, The Hills of Newhaven: Hampden Arms South Heighton then Flying Fish Denton. Get 12A bus at 7.03pm from Brighton station to Paradise Park and walk up Iveagh Crescent

Thursday 20th April, 8pm, Cliffe High Street social from John Harvey Tavern then Gardners Arms

Thursday 27th April, 8pm, Branch Meeting, venue tbc

Thursday 4th May, 8pm, Hanover crawl: The Reservoir then The Admiral, Brighton

Thursday 11th May, 8pm, Shoreham Old Village: Amsterdam Inn then Red Lion

Thursday 25th May, 8pm, Branch Meeting, venue tbc

Thursday 29th June, 8pm, Branch Meeting, The Quadrant, Brighton

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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.

February

March
Fri 10 to Sun 12 – Amberley Museum "Spring Ale Showcase" see www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
Thur 23 to Sat 25: CAMRA Sussex Branches Beer & Cider Festival 2017 at Brighton Racecourse. Official Website Tickets on sale now; see below.

Racecourse beer festival

 

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CAMRA DISCOUNTS & ADMISSION TO CLUBS ETC
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 TEMPORARILY CLOSED, 20 OCT. offers 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members (currently means all their real ales are the same price: £3.25 a pint for members, Aug 2016)
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
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
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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 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.

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)"

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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.

February
Thursday 16 Horsham; Meet Maltshovel (GBG) at noon, then on to Piries Bar (GBG) and Anchor Tap (Dark Star).
Friday 24 Littlehampton; Meet George (w/sp) at noon then a walkabout. Pubs to be visited to be decided on the day by the participants.

March
Monday 6 Bognor & Middleton; Meet Hatters (GBG) at noon then Stagecoach 600 to Middleton for Cabin. Possibilty of going to Inglenook (GBG) Nyetimber later via S/C 600. For those considering that option buy rail tickets to Chichester and catch S/C 700 to Bognor with a 10 minute frequency.
Thursday 9th – Train to London Pubs, Kingston, Hampton Court etc, details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908. Wednesday 15 Turners Hill & West Hoathly; Meet Haywards Heath Perrymount Rd bus stop for 11.55 Metro 272 to Turners Hill for Crown & Red Lion (both GBG) then 13.54 Metro 84 to West Hoathly (Bradfield) for a 7-8 minute road walk to Cat (GBG). Then 15.42 Metro 84 to Three Bridges, option of carrying on to Crawley for Brewery Shades (GBG).
Thursday 23 Ditchling & PlumptonPlumpton; Meet at Quench (GBG) Burgess Hill at 11.00 for the 11.45 Compass 167 to Ditchling for Bull & White Horse (GBG). Then 14.19 Compass 167 to Plumpton for Half Moon. Then 14.51 Compass 166 to Wivelsfield Green for Cock (GBG).
Thursday 30 Lodsworth & Midhurst; Meet Chichester bus station for 11.13 Stagecoach 60 to Midhurst then Stagecoach 1 to Halfway Bridge OR meet Worthing South st for 11.05 Stagecoach 1 to Halfway Bridge, for 0.8 mile road walk to Lodsworth for Hollist (GBG). Later return to Midhurst for Swan (Harveys) and finally to West Dean for Dean Ale & Cider House (GBG)

April
Thursday 6 Scaynes Hill & Newick; Meet at H H Perrymount rd for 11.48 Compass 31 to Scaynes Hill for Inn on the Green. Then 13.04 to Newick for Crown (GBG) and Royal Oak. Then 14.57 to return to Haywards Heath.
Thursday 13 West Chiltington & Thakeham; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from South St Worthing to Roundabout Lane for Five Bells (GBG). Then 1.5 mile footpath walk (muddy if wet) to Thakeham for White Lion. Then 1.7 mile (mainly) road walk to Ashington for 16.00 Metro 23 back to Worthing.
Thursday 20 Barnham, Yapton & Eastergate; Meet at Murrell Arms from 11.00 then 12.36 Compass 66 to Yapton for Maypole (GBG). Then 15.11 Compass 66 to Eastergate for Wilkes Head (GBG). Return to Barnham Station on Compass 66 either at 16.31 or 17.51 or Compass 85A at 16.52.
Friday 28 Lindfield & Horsted Keynes; Meet H H Perrymount Rd for 11.45 Compass 30 to Lindfield for Witch. Then 12.51 to Red Lion& Stand Up Inn. Then 14.24 Metrobus 270 to Horsted Keynes for Green Man. Catch 15.52 Metrobus 270 to return to Haywards Heath or Brighton

May
Thursday 4 Goddards Green, Henfield & Bramber; Meet Burgess Hill Church Rd for 11.11 Compass 100 to Gatehouse Lane for short walk to Sportsman. Then get the 12.20 to Henfield for the Plough and / or George . Then 13.38 to Bramber for Castle Hotel. Return to Burgess Hill at 15.30.
Friday 5th – Train to London Pubs, Leyton E10 etc, details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908.
Wednesday 10 Petersfield; Meet Chi bus station (south side opp Foundry pub / Rail Station) for 10.54 Emsworth & District 54 to Petersfield for various pubs including the Drum & Town House.
Thursday 18 Littlehampton, Wick& Arundel; Meet George (w/sp) at 11.00 then catch 11.42 Stagecoach 700 (destination Arundel) from Anchor Springs to Wick for Dewdrop and Locomotive. Later get 700 to Arundel for Red Lion & Kings Arms. Return to Littlehampton for New Inn (GBG)

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@ mypostoffice.co.uk, alternatively phone Max on 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

Brighton & South Downs Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844 John.Kirkland@btinternet.com

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