Events Coming Up

Summer-Autumn 2016
last updated 18th July 2016

Social Secretary:

Adrian Towler

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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Thursday 21st July, 8pm Lewes Crawl starting at Rights of Man, 179 High Street.

Thursday 28th July, 8pm Branch Meeting at The Bevy 50 Hillside, Brighton (No. 49 bus; Disabled access & toilets).

Thursday 4th August, 8pm Brighton Beer Dispensary, 38 Dean Street then Craft Beer Co., 22 Upper North Street, Brighton.

Thursday 11th August, "Train to Trevor": 7.30pm (due to train times) at Trevor Arms, Glynde then back (for 8.30) toThe King's Head, 9 Southover High Street, Lewes

Thursday 18th August, Minibus Trip to Downlands Brewery plus The Fox, Small Dole & probably Shepherd & Dog, Fulking. Cost will be £5 for the minibus (Treasurer's decision) and we need 10 people to be worthwhile. If we don't have 10 by Branch Meeting on 28th July it will be replaced by a local 'social'. To reserve a place if you have not signed the List at Branch Meetings please e-mail webmaster Adrian Towler
7pm Pick up from The Prince Albert (below Brighton Station)
7.15 Pick-up from Knoll School /Southern Cross Portslade
7.30 Pick-up from Shoreham /Green Jackets
7.45 Downlands Brewery
8.30 Fox at Small Dole
9.30 Shepherd & Dog at Fulking
10.15 depart, for return to the drop-off point

Thursday 25th August, 8pm Branch Meeting, at The Hanover, 242 Queens Park Road, Brighton

Thursday 1st September, 8pm Brighton Lanes Crawl: from Victory Inn. 6 Duke Street then to Hop Poles, 13 Middle Street, Brighton.

Thursday 8th September, to be arranged

Thursday 15 September, 7.30pm - Visit to Pin-Up Brewery Unit 3 Block 3 Chalex Industrial Estate, Manor Hall Road, Southwick BN42 4NH (just N of Fishersgate station) then on to Stanley Arms, Wolseley Road, Portslade.

Thursday 22 September: to be arranged

Thursday 29 September, 8pm Branch Meeting, at The Swan Inn, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD


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.


9-13 Great British Beer Festival, London

2-4 Ale at Amberley (Museum)

6 - 8 Eastbourne
14-15 Worthing


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

The Old Boot in Seaford now 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
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)"

Sussex ‘Bus-to-the-Pub’
featuring '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 2016.

Wednesday 20 Rye; 10.32 train from Brighton to Rye for Globe Inn Marsh & Ypres Castle ( both GBG ) + other good pubs as well.
Sat 23rd Train to London Pub (TTLP) – Tottenham area; details can be obtained from Pete Brown,
Thursday 28th July: Cranleigh. Catch the 11.51 Arriva 63 at Horsham bus station* – arrive Cranleigh 12.40 for the Three Horseshoes in the High St. Then either walk or wait for 13.40 bus to Park Hatch in Brookhurst Road. After here is a choice, either 14.50 to Rudgwick for Kings Head or head straight back to Horsham for the Malt Shovel or / and Anchor Tap. If people want to go to Rudgwick they can then catch the 16.08 from Rudgwick to Horsham. The Arriva 63 is the only bus we will be on. *Getting to Horsham: From Worthing catch the 10.30 Metrobus 23 from Worthing Pier. From Brighton catch the 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from Churchill Square - stop F. From Barnham catch the 10.48 fast Victoria service; arrive 11.15 – however in the light of Southern's woeful performance the 10.18 would be safer.

Thursday 4 Ditchling; 10.05 29B B&H from Churchill Sq. to Lewes bus station, then 11.00 Compass 167 ( towards Burgess Hill ) arrive Ditchling 11.24 OR train to Burgess Hill for 11.45 Compass 167 ( towards Lewes ) from Church Rd. Possibility of going on to Hurstpierpoint for White Horse and / or Poacher.
Friday 12 Snargate; 10.32 train from Brighton to Appledore, for Red Lion approx 1.5 mile road walk. Anyone with a yellow hi-viz jacket please bring it with them.
Thursday 18 West Chiltington & Barns Green; Meet Horsham bus station for 12.35 Compass 74 to West Chiltington for Queens Head. Then 14.45 to Storrington for Moon or Anchor. From there catch Compass 74A to Barns Green for Queens Head. Return to Horsham on 17.33 Compass 74A.
Friday 26 Fulking; 10.55 B&H 77 from either Brighton Palace Pier or 11.02 Churchill Sq. to Devils Dyke – bear left down slope to bottom into pub garden, Shepherd & Dog. A beer festival on the day. Return same route up to 18.00 B&H 77 from Dyke Hotel.

Thursday 1 West Marden, Compton & East Ashling; Meet Chichester bus station ( in the front lay by opp railway station / Foundry pub ) for 10.55 Emsworth & District 54 to West Marden for Victoria (GBG) then 0.9 mile pavement walk to Compton for Coach & Horses (GBG). Catch 14.57 E&D 54 back to East Ashling for Horse & Groom (GBG). Return to Chichester on 17.30 E&D 54, alternatively walk 1.7 miles ( may be muddy ) to Bosham Station or roundabout for Stagecoach 700.
Thursday 8 Worthing Meet Dave O at Brooksteed from midday. Then either a walkabout to various good pubs or a short bus ride to a pub(s) decision taken on the day.
Saturday 17 Berwick area; Meet Seaford library at 11.30. Catch Cuckmere Buses CB 47 at 11.42 to Wilmington for Giants Rest. Rejoin CB 47 at 13.03 to Berwick for Cricketers ( Harveys on gravity ). Walk fields (muddy if wet) to Alciston for Rose Cottage. Then either a 1m road walk or use footpaths to Selmeston for Barley Mow. Return to Lewes 15.13 Compass 125 or 1.5m walk to Berwick station via road & footpath.
Saturday 24 Hastings walkabout; 10.32 Train from Brighton, meet at John Logie Baird (w/sp) at 12 noon. Decide on day which pubs to visit.
Thursday 29 Withyham, Hartfield & East Grinstead; 11.06 Metrobus 291 from Three Bridges to Withyham for Dorset Arms. Then 13.09 Metrobus 291 to Hartfield for Gallipot. Then 14.12 Metrobus 291 to East Grinstead for Open Arms ( micro pub ). Return to Three Bridges on Metrobus 291.

Friday 7 Eastbourne walkabout; meet Dolphin (GBG) 11.30 onwards.
Thursday 13 Plumpton; Meet at JHT (GBG) Lewes from noon. Then catch 13.00 Compass 167 from Lewes bus station to Plumpton for Half Moon. Catch 14.51 Compass 166 to Plough. Either 16.08 Compass 166 or walk to Fountain. Return to Lewes via Compass 166.
Friday 21 Spa Valley R/W beer festival; Catch B&H 29 from either Churchill Sq at 10.15 or 10.54 at Lewes Waitrose.
Friday 28 Goddards Green: Meet Quench (GBG) Burgess Hill from 11.00 then catch Compass 100 to Gatehouse lane for short walk to Sportsman. Then walk to Hickstead to catch the 13.27 Metrobus 273 to Sayers Common for Duke of York. Afterwards options include going to Hurstpierpoint White Horse etc or return to either hassocks or Brighton.

Thursday 3 Lewes; Lewes & Barcombe: meet Lewes bus station for 11.35 Compass 122 to Barcombe for Royal Oak. Return to Lewes on 13.55 Compass 122 to Brewers Arms (GBG) in search of Harveys Bonfire Boy.
Thursday 10 Lagness & Bognor; Meet Chichester bus station to catch 11.38 Stagecoach 600 to Lagness for Royal Oak ( Fullers ) then carry on into Bognor for Hatters (GBG). Later back to Nyetimber for Inglenook ( GBG & Branch POTY ). Return to Chichester via Stagecoach 600 which runs every 20 minutes until 18.40.
Wednesday 16 Billingshurst & Horsham; Either 10.27 Metrobus 23 to Washington for 11.12 Compass 100 to Billingshurst OR 11.03 train from Barnham. Visiting both the Kings Head & Kings Arms. Buses depart for Horsham hourly at 58 past the hour for Malt Shovel (GBG) or Anchor Tap ( Dark Star ).
Wednesday 23 Brighton; Meet Quadrant from 11.30 onwards. Choice of pubs to visit decided on the day by the participants.

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. All members on the mailing list will be notified of any changes as soon as I know about them. It is for this reason that it is your best interest to join the mailing list; at alternatively phone Max 01243 828394. Local Bus Time Tables can be found at: Brighton & Hove Compass Bus, Metro Bus , Seaford & Dist. Stagecoach Sussex Bus

Brighton & South Downs Branch Contact: John Kirkland 01293 519844

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