Events Coming Up

Autumn 2015
last updated 31st August 2015

Social Sec:

Jack Wilkinson

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 3rd September, 8pm, Kemptown Social starting at The Hand in Hand, 33 Upper St James' Street, Brighton BN2 1JN. Ale Trail Pub

Thursday 10th September, 8pm, Rottingdean Social starting at The Queen Victoria (54 High St BN2 7HF) where we will drink a few toasts to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II beating Queen Victoria to become our longest reigning monarch! (we hope) See this. Ale Trail Pub - passports!

Thursday 17th September, 8pm, Brighton Social starting at The Victory Inn 6 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AH. Ale Trail Pub

Thursday 24th September, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Neptune Inn 10 Victoria Terrace, Hove BN3 2WB. Ale Trail Pub

Thursday 1st October, 8pm, Wetherspoons Beer Festival Social at The Cliftonville Inn, 98 George Street, Hove BN3 3YE

Thursday 8th October, 8pm –Social at Keymer & Hassocks Social Club - (to be confirmed, may be 15 Oct)

Thursday 15th October 8pm – Lewes Social starting at The Gardeners Arms, Cliffe High Street (to be confirmed; may be 8 Oct)

Thursday 22nd October, 8pm – Haywards Heath Social starting at The Savanah Cafe-Bar

Thursday 29th October, 8pm – Branch Meeting at The Hanover, 242 Quens Park Road, Brighon BN2 9ZB

Thursday 26th November, 8pm – Branch 2015 Annual General Meeting, location 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.


4–6 Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre (Sunday is drink-up day; free emtry for CAMRA members from 2pm & £1.80 a pint).
Fri 18 - Octavia Blues Band at The Cider House, Pump Bottom Farm Appuldram - south of Chichester
Sat 19 Sept: 2 to 4pm Dr Janet Pennington leads a "Pubs & Breweries of Steyning" walk, meet 2pm at Steyning Centre car park, Vicarage Lane BN44 3YB. Free (with time for stops!) and part of the Horsham District Food & Drink Festival.
Sat 19 & Sun 20: Steyning Beer Festival at Steyning Cricket Club, Vicarage Lane BN44 3YB. 12.30 to 10pm Sat and to 6pm Sun (free entry)


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 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-Pubs') 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

Wednesday 2 to Oving & Eastergate; either meet Barnham Stn. for 12.04 Compass 66 (11.53 from Sparks Cnr. Yapton) to Westergate then 12.20 C.85 ( or from Chi 10.45 or 12.45 C.85a) to Gribble Inn & brewery tap. Return on 15.07 C. 85 to Wilkes Head (GBG).
Monday 7 Around Hove; meet Nerptune (GBG) from noon then onwards west !
Thursday 17 to Pett area; 10.32 Train from B’ton to Hastings – or meet in General Havelock - then 13.10 St’coach 347 to Royal Oak (GBG) then on to Smuggler Pett Level.
Thursday 24th TTLP* probably central London area
Friday 25 to Crowborough; 10.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq. B’ton to Cross then 15-20min. road walk to Cooper’s Arms (GBG) ‘green hopped’ festival.

Thursday 1 to East Dean (WSx), Cocking & Chichester; meet Chi. West Street for 12.15 Compass 99 to Star & Garter (GBG) then easy road walk (1.8m) to Singleton then poss. Greyhound & return to Chi.
Thursday 8 to Arundel & Littlehampton; either 10.47 St’coach 700 from W’tg. (or from Chi. 10.45 Compass 85) to Riverside for Kings Arms and others then back to LA for Steam Packet and others.
Monday 12 to Crawley & Staplefield; either 10.27 Metro 23 from W’tg. (or 10.48 Metro 271from Ch’ill Sq. B’ton) to Brewery Shades then 13.20 return Metro 273 to Jolly Tanners (Both GBG)
Saturday 24 to Spa Valley Railway; 10.15 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq. B’ton to Tunbridge Wells west stn. for festival.
Monday 26 to Turners Hill & West Hoathly; 10.15 Metro 270 from Ch’hill Sq. to Hay. Heath Perrymount Rd. then 11.42 M. 82 to Red Lion (GBG) then13.58 M. 84 to Cat
Friday 30 to Crowborough; 10.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq. B’ton to Cross then 15-20min. road walk to Cooper’s Arms (GBG) ‘London Ales’ festival

Thursday 5 to Eastergate & Yapton; 11.32 Stagecoach 700 from L’ton to Sparks Corner for 11.53 Compass 66 (or 12.04 from Barnham Stn.) to Wilkes Head then return C. 66 at 14.56 to Maypole (both GBG).
Wedneday 11 Around Lancing & Shoreham; meet Stanley Alehouse from noon then Old Star & Wellie
Thursday 19 to Nyetimber and Chichester; meet Chi. Bus Stn. for 11.43 Stagecoach 60 to Inglenook (GBG) then return for Chi. Pubs.
Thursday 26 Carshalton Awayday; meet 11.00 at East Croydon Stn. for 11.18 TfL X26 to High Street then short walk to Hope (GBG) in West Street for their ‘winter ales’ festival.

Thursday 3
to Laughton then around Lewes; meet from 11.30 in JHT then 12.15 Compass143 to Roebuck then return to Snowdrop (GBG) & others.
Thursday 10 to Bexhill & St. Leonards; 10.32 train from B’ton to Bexhill (buy ticket to St.Leonards) for Albatross Club then St’coach Wave to Warrior Sq. for local bus to Tower (both GBG).
Wednesday 16 Around Worthing; meet Selden Arms (GBG) from 11.30 then onwards to Brooksteed Alehouse, Anchored and seafront
Monday 21 to Friday Street & Horsham; either 10.27 Metro 23 from W’tg. (or St’coach.17 from Ch’hill Sq. at 10.00) to Horsham Bus stn. for 11.49 Metro 93 to Kingsfold then footpath walk (approx. 1.5m) with some stiles to Royal Oak (GBG).
Wednesday 30 Around Brighton; meet Hand in Hand (GBG) from noon then Beer Dispensary and onwards

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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