Events Coming Up

Winter 2016-17
last updated 7th December 2016

Social Secretary:

Adrian Towler

or Branch President Pete Coppard, 01273 683322

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

To comment on the WhatPub entries in our Branch area, please use this e-mail link

Thursday 8th December, 8pm Social in Lewes; meet up at The Rights of Man on the High Street.

Thursday 15st December, 8pm - Branch Meeting at The Neptune Inn, 10 Victoria Terrace, Hove BN3 2WB.

Thursday 22nd December, 8pm Social around Brighton Station. Meet at the Evening Star, Surrey Street.


Thursday 29th December, 8pm Lewes Social starting at The Black Horse 55 Western Road (top of High St.) then Brewers Arms, 91 High Street.


Thursday 5 January, 8pm, Hove-end-of-Brighton Crawl starting at the Lion & Lobster 24 Sillwood Street then Temple Bar or tbd.

Thursday 12 January, 8pm, Portslade Social starting Stag’s Head 35 High St., Portslade village then we find ourselves in the Stanley Arms.

Thursday 19 January, 7.30pm, GBG Nominations Meeting, at The Swan in Falmer.

Thursday 26 January, 8pm, London Road, Brighton, Crawl starting at The Mitre in Baker Street then London Rd pubs e.g. World’s End or Hare & Hounds.



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.


Sat 7: Wassail at Maplehurst (from the White Horse to JB's orchard etc.)


Thur 23 to Sat 25: CAMRA Sussex Branches Beer & Cider Festival 2017 at Brighton Racecourse. Official Website More detail will be released shortly.


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

NEW 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
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.

Friday 9 West Marden & Chichester; Meet at Chichester bus station ( front lay-by opp rail station & Foundry ph ) for 10.55 Emsworth & District 54 to West Marden for Victoria (GBG) Christmas Ales Festival on the day. Return to Chichester at 14.59 for Chichester Inn (GBG) ( bring CAMRA membership cards ) and Dolphin & Anchor (w/sp).
Thursday 15 Laughton & Lewes; Meet 11.30 at John Harvey Tavern then 12.20 Compass 143 to Laughton for Roebuck. Return to Lewes at 14.35 for Snowdrop (GBG) and other good pubs in search of Harveys Christmas Ale.
WEDNEsday 21st (change of date due to rail strike) Worthing; Meet Brooksteed (GBG & Sussex Poty) at noon. Then somewhat later Anchored (GBG) and other good pubs.
Thursday 29 Shoreham; Meet Piston Broke at 11.30 then onwards to Old Star (GBG) and Duke of Wellington (GBG).

January 2017
Thursday 5 Lewes; Meet Swan ( Southover High St ) at noon, then on to the Kings Head and a crawl round some of the pubs we rarely visit.
Thursday 12 Petworth & Byworth; Either 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from South St Worthing OR 10.45 Compass 99 from West St Chichester to Petworth square for a short walk to Stonemasons Inn (GBG). Return to the square for bus to Byworth for Black Horse (GBG).
Thursday 19 Brighton; meet Mike J at noon at Waggon & Horses for an interesting crawl to some of the Brighton pubs not often visited.
Wednesday 25 Newdigate; 12.15 Metrobus 21 from Crawley bus station (stop H) to Parkgate (Newdigate) for Surrey Oaks (GBG & East Surrey Poty). Return to Crawley at 14.21 for Brewery Shades (GBG).

Thursday 2
Steyning & Lancing; 11.55 B&H 2 from Shoreham High St to Steyning for Norfolk Arms (GBG), return to Shoreham at 13.40 then catch a Stagecoach 700 to Lancing and walk up to Stanley Ale House (GBG).
Wednesday 8 Newhaven & Rottingdean; Meet Alan at Lewes Bus Station for 11.05 Compass 123 to Newhaven for Hope (GBG) then on to Jolly Boatman. Then catch B&H 12 to Rottingdean for Queen Victoria (GBG). 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.

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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