Events Coming Up

Summer 2017
last updated 21st May 2017

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 25th May, 8pm, Branch Meeting, The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton BN2 4TF

Saturday 27th May, 12 noon to 6pm. The First Adur Valley Beer Walk which can be a gentle stroll between Adur Brewery and Riverside Brewery (and eight pubs in between, selling some local beers). All welcome to join in - at your own pace fast or slow - let's hope the weather is good. B&H No 2 Steyning bus from Brighton or Shoreham takes you to directly outside entrance to Riverside Brewery, ('Shoreham Road' bus stop). Last bus back to Brighton from Steyning is 11.15pm. Download a PDF of the leaflet here

Sunday 28th May, 7.30pm, Ale Trail Launch at The Queen Victoria, 54 High Street, Rottingdean BN2 7HF. Come and collect your 2017 Passport for 'Cask Marx – a Real Ale Revolution'. (Am trying to update the Ale Trail page but having 'technical issues' at the moment. Wlll keep trying.)

Thursday 1st June, 8pm, Black Horse Lewes then Abyss Brewery/ Pelham Arms. then possibly Brewers Arms

Thursday 8th June, 8pm, Hove Crawl startig at The Neptune Inn then probably ending up at Wetherspoons, George Sreeet, Hove.

Thursday 15th June, 8pm, On the eve of our Beer Festival we suggest a Social starting at The Pond 49 Gloucester Road, Brighton.. Other pubs to be decided by the participants.

Friday 16 and Sat 17 June: OUR 21st BRANCH BEER FESTIVAL in Lewes
The 21st South Downs Beer & Cider Festival at Lewes Town Hall, Tickets now on sale from Harveys Brewery Shop, Brewers Arms and Gardener's Arms in Lewes, Evening Star in Brighton. Or by post -with a cheque and a stamped, addressed envelope. No envelope, no tickets - from 139 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3ES making cheques payable to 'South Downs Beer Festival;. Thank you.



Download a PDF of leaflet here.

Thursday 22nd June, 8pm, Hove Social, starting at The Westbourne, 90 Portlnd Road (cr. Westbourne St.) then Poets Ale & Smokehouse and/or The George Payne 18 Payne Avenue.

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

Thursday 6th July, 8pm, Lindfield Social, starting at The Stand Up Inn 47 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HN then Red Lion and possibly Witch Inn 1 Sunte Avenue RH16 2AB, on way back to Haywards Heath Station.


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 12 - Sun 14 Yapton
Fri 26- Sat 27: Southwick Community Centre, Fri 5.30 - 11pm, Sat 12 noon –11pm. tel 01273 597094

2 - 4 Glastonwick at Church Farm Coombes
16 - 17: 21st South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, Lewes Town Hall, more details on this website in due course

21st & 22nd: Beer and Bluegrass Festival, Victoria School Poole BH13 6A3 (bit of a way from Brighton area, but... )


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 offers 10% discount to card-carrying CAMRA members (currently means all their real ales are the same price: £3.25 a pint for members,
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
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’
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.

Monday 22 Halnaker, Chichester & Eastergate; Meet Chi bus station for 11.10 Stagecoach 55 to Halnaker for Anglesea Arms. Then 13.16 return to Chichester for Chichester Inn (GBG) then 14.50 Compass 85 to Westergate, for short walk to Wilkes Head (GBG). Then 17.56 Compass 66A to Barnham Station.

Thursday 1 Staplefield & Bolney; 11.58 Metrobus 271 from Brighton Old Steine or 12.59 from Haywards Heath Perrymount Rd for Jolly Tanners (GBG) then later via 271 & 273 to Bolney Stage via Handcross.
Friday 9 Hastings; Meet Alan at John Logie Baird (w/spoons ) at noon. Visiting various GBG pubs + the Jolly Fisherman & Franks Front Room.
Thursday 15 Worthing & Durrington; Meet Brooksteed (GBG) noon. Then Stagecoach 5 from station ( every 20 mins ) to Coach & Horses, Durrington. Back to Worthing town centre by route to be decided on the day.
Wednesday 21
Faygate & Horsham; 10.30 Metrobus 23 from Worthing or 11.28 from Horsham to Faygate. Then walk 35 mins part field with 3 stiles to Frog & Nightgown. Then onto Holmbush Inn. Return buses to Horsham run every 30 mins for Anchor Tap.
Thursday 29 Brighton; Either B&H 6 to Clarence Sq or 10 min walk to Hampton (Upper North St ) to meet Mike J at noon. Then to Temple Bar (Western Rd) further pubs to be decided on the day.

Thursday 6 East Hoathly & Halland; Meet Churchill Sq for 11.05 B&H 29B for Uckfield changing buses at the High St stop opposite the library, catch the 12.39 southbound Stagecoach 54 for Kings Head ( 1648 brewery tap ) (GBG) and Foresters Arms (Harveys). Return via Halland for Blacksmiths.
Thursday 13 Henley & Halfway Bridge; Meet 10.43 at Chichester bus station for Stagecoach 60 to Midhurst bus stand ( option of getting 11.15 but it’s a fairly tight connection ) then 12.00 Stagecoach 70 to Henley for Duke of Cumberland (GBG). Later return to Midhurst and catch Stagecoach 1 to Halfway Bridge for Halfway Bridge Inn, or / and a 1 mile road walk to Selham for Three Moles ( opens at 4pm ). An alternative is from Henley take a 4 mile cross-country walk to Halfway Bridge via Lodsworth and Hollist Arms (GBG). Return to Midhurst on S/C 1 (last bus is 18.33) then S/C 60 to Chichester.
Thursday 20 Findon & Worthing; 11.35 Stagecoach 1 from South St, Worthing to Findon for a choice of 4 pubs inc. Village House & Gun. Return to Worthing via Tarring for Parsonage (GBG) or Broadwater.
Saturday 22nd – Train to London Pubs, Thames Clipper to Woolwich Arsenal etc, details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908
Thursday 27 Snargate; Meet Brighton station for 10.32 Ashford train to Appledore. Then a 1.5 mile road walk to Red Lion (GBG) (National Inventory). Anyone who has a Hi-Viz jacket please bring it as it’s a very fast and narrow road.

Friday 4 Seaford & Newhaven; Meet Alan at the Old Boot, South St at noon. Then visiting other pubs inc the Wellington (GBG). Later catch B&H 12 / 12A to Newhaven for Jolly Boatman.
Wednesday 9 Maplehurst & Shoreham; Either 10.00 Stagecoach 17 from Brighton Churchill Sq to Monks Gate or 10.30 Metrobus 23 from Worthing Pier to Copsale turning. Then 2 mile road walk to White Horse (GBG). Then 13.45 Compass 108 to Partridge Green for Partridge (Dark Star) returning to Brighton on Stagecoach 17 – OR – remain on the bus to Shoreham for Old Star (GBG).
Thursday 17 Fulking & Poynings; Meet Churchill Sq stop N at 11.15 for 11.30 B&H 77 to Devils Dyke then descend down steep slope to Shepherd & Dog (stout shoes with good tread required!!). Later road walk to Poynings for Royal Oak then get bus Stagecoach 17 from the A281 to Brighton.
Thursday 24 Barnham, Yapton & Eastergate; Meet at Murrell Arms from 11.00, then 12.56 Compass 66C to Maypole lane, Yapton for Maypole (GBG). Then 15.08 Compass 66A to Eastergate for Wilkes Head (GBG). Return to Barnham station on the 16.51 Compass 66C or 17.56 Compass 66A, otherwise a 1.3 mile road walk.
Wednesday 30 Hove; B&H 6 from Brighton station to Norfolk Sq for Paris House (ex Western Hotel) 21 Western Rd at noon to meet Mike J, then to other pubs to be decided on the day .

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@, alternatively phone Max on 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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