Events Coming Up

Summer 2015
last updated 26th June 2015

Social Sec:

Jack Wilkinson

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 2nd July, 8pm – Hove Crawl starting at the new micropub 84 Goldstone Villas, just south of Hove station: The Watchmaker's Arms.

Thursday 9th July, 8pm – Social starting at The Craft Beer Co, Brighton.

Thursday 16th July, 8pm – Hanover Crawl starting at The Hanover, 242 Queens Park Road, Brighton

Thursday 21st July, 8pm – Portslade Social starting at The Blue Anchor, 81 Station Road, Portslade

Saturday 18th July from 12 noon – The Ale Trail Bus Trip, hurry only 5 tickets left as at Wed 24 June, see ALE TRAIL page for details, or the free Ale Trail Passport.
also same day...
Saturday 18 July – 2pm: Presentation at The Horns Lodge, South 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 for times and details, although it looks like minibus departs Lewes Train Station on Friday 17th: 19.45, 23.00. Sat 18th: 13.00, 17.45, 19.45, 23.00. Sun 19th: 12.45, 17.15 (but why anyone would want the 11pm ones from Lewes is anyone's guess!) You want the Sat 1pm one if you're going to our Presentation.

Thursday 30th July, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, Lewes

Thursday 6th August, 8pm, Seaford Social starting at The Wellington Hotel, 33 Steyne Rd. Seaford.

Thursday 13th August – no Social due to Great British Geer Festuval in London

Thursday 20th August, earlier time of 7.30pm – Shoreham Social starting at The Old Star Alehouse, Church Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Thursday 27th August, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Southover, 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.


Fri 17 to Sun 19 - Horns Lodge, Chailey

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)

4–6 Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre (Sun is drink-up day)


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

The Elephant & Castle, Lewes: all hand pump ales & cider £3 pint to CAMRA members during the Ale Trail, i.e. to 30 Sept (posibly longer?)
(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 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

June late changes in purple
Saturday 27 to Cuckmere Valley (no Berwick Inn festival); travel by 10.27 B&H No.12 from B’ton Churchill Sq to meet at Seaford Library for 11.42 CV 42 (or 47?) to Littlington. Milton Street & Wilmington.

Wednesday 1 to South Chailey, Mike & Ken may well be planning some alternatives (Ale Trail) pubs after the Horns Lodge possibly Wivelsfield Green & others rather than the Blacksmiths ! meet in Lewes at JHT from 11.30 then 12.30 Compass 121 to Horns Lodge (GBG)
Saturday 4th TTLP* Tottenham area
Thursday 9 Along Brighton’s Lewes Road area; meet Swan at Falmer (GBG) from noon then The 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: 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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