Events Coming Up

Spring 2018
last updated 18th March 2018

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

Thursday 22nd March - 8pm, Social at the Sussex Branches Beer Festival at Brighton Racecourse BN2 9XZ.

Thursday 29th March - 8pm: Branch Meeting at The Schooner Inn, 146 Albion St. Southwick BN42 4AU.

Thursday 5th April - 8pm: The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton BN2 4TF (Bus 49, then back to) The Admiral, 2 Elm Grove BN2 3DD.

Thursday 12th April - 8pm: Railway Inn, 2 Station Rd., Portslade BN41 1GA, then Blue Anchor 81 Station Rd or Victoria, 1 Victoria Rd., Portslade BN41 1XP..

Thursday 19th April - 8pm: Anchor Inn, Lewes Rd., Ringmer BN8 5QE then (via 28 bus) Rights of Man, 178 High St., Lewes.

Thursday 26th April - 8pm: Branch Meeting at Poets Ale & Smoke House, 33 Montgomery Street, Hove BN3 5BF.

Saturday 12th May - 4pm Publicity Crawl in Lewes for the South Downs Beer Festival. Meet outside Lewes railway station.

ALSO You may be interested to see events
on which
the Brighton Bier people are running

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.

22 to 24 Sussex Branches Beer Festival at Brighton Racecourse. Tickets on sale now.


18–20 Yapton.
Sat 26: not a Beer Festival but the date of the second Adur Valley Beer Walk, noon to 6pm. More details here, later.


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

Brighton Bierhaus
Edward Street, Brighton (opposite Amex offices), 10% off any Brighton Bier (cask or keg but not guest beers).
The North Laine Brewhouse
, 27 Gloucester Place, Brighton, all beers are £3.50 to CAMRA members. (Checked 28/12/17)
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 WStreet, Hill, Lewes 10% discount on all real ale.
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 Victory Inn 6 Duke Street Brighton may still have a discount scheme ? for CAMRA members – ask.
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 Pubs (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) or a • means a pub is in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2018..

Fri 23rd
Brighton; Social Meeting at Sx beer festival at racecourse; full details in Sx Drinker or here Sussex Branches Beer Festival.
Thurs 29th Stoughton, Walderton & East Ashling; Meet Chichester bus station (layby opp Foundry pub) for 10.55 Emsworth & District 54 to Walderton then 1.25m road walk for Hare & Hounds*. R/t to Walderton for Barley Mow.

Thurs 5th Plumpton & Ditchling; Catch 11.55 Compass 166 from Lewes bus station for Half Moon (tell driver). Then 13.34 Compass 167 to Ditchling for Bull & White Horse*
Wed 11th Brighton; Catch 11.26 B&H 50 to Ditchling Rd (Rugby Rd stop) for Jolly Brewers later back to Gladstone (Lewes Rd).
Thurs 19th Walberton & Yapton; Meet Barnham Station (bus stop opp) for 10.36 Compass 66a for Holly Tree. Later catch Compass 66c to Maypole Lane for Maypole.
Thurs 26th Heathfield & Framfield; Catch 10.48 Compass 31 from HH Perrymount Rd to Uckfield then change on to Seaford & District 231 to Heathfield for Heathfield Tavern, then 13.07 back to Framfield for Hare & Hounds.

Wed 2nd Warninglid & Bolney; Catch 12.17Compass 89 from HH Perrymount Rd for Half Moon. Then either 1.75m road & footpath walk or 89 bus to Bolney for Bolney Stage + other pubs if time permits.
Wed 9th West Chiltington & Thakeham; Catch 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from Worthing South St then short road walk to Five Bells*. Later footpath & road walk to White Lion.
Fri 11th – Train to London Pubs (TTLP) The 'Far North' of London
Mon 14th Seaford; Meet noon at Steamworks micropub (tbc) then on to Plough. Option of going back to Newhaven for Jolly Boatman.

*Star denotes pubs in the 2018 Good Beer Guide - - - - Inglenook Hotel is Branch Pub of the Year and Anchored in Worthing is Regional Pub of the Year. For further info on these trips phone Max on 01243 828394 or email

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. Any queries – 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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