Events Coming Up

Summer 2018
last updated 20th June 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...

What is the ALE TRAIL referred to below? Click here

Thursday 21st June - 7.30pm: Basketmakers Arms, 12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD then The Mitre Tavern. Remember your Ale Trail passport.

Fri 22nd and Sat. 23rd June, our Branch Beer Festival at Lewes Town Hall, see poster below (The Friday lunchtime session is sold out, still tickets for other sessions).

Thursday 28th June - 8pm: Branch Meeting at The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton BN2 4TF (No 49 bus). Remember your Ale Trail passport.

Thursday 5th July - 7.30pm: Stag's Head, Portslade then Stanley Arms. Remember your Ale Trail passport.

Thursday 12th July - 7.30pm: Anchor Inn, Ringmer then Rights of Man, Lewes.

Thursday 19th July - 7.30pm: Southover then Hanover, Brighton.

Thursday 26th July - 8pm: Branch Meeting in downstairs bar at Ferry Rigg Inn, Shoreham-by-Sea.

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 & 23 South Downs Beer Festival at Lewes Town Hall, as below. Beer List as below
Friday 11am to 3pm session all sold.
Tickets are available for the other sessions. For a PDF of the Beer List click here

--Lewes 2018 poster

BEER LIST below at end of this page

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 22nd Lewes beer festival, lunchtime session.
Wed 27th Danehill, Forest Row, Upper Hartfield & East Grinstead; Catch 11.24 Metrobus 270 from HH Perrymount Rd for Coach & Horses* then 12.43 to Swan at Forest Row, 13.56 Metrobus 291 to Gallipot* and finally 15.12 on to Open Arms. R/T to Brighton 16.25 on 270 option of longer stay if going back to HH.

Fri 6th Hastings; Meet John Logie Baird (W/spoons) noon. Then short walk to Imperial. Later visit various GBG pubs + Jolly Fisherman.
Thurs 12th Laughton & Ringmer; Catch 12.20 Compass 143 for Roebuck, return 14.35 for Anchor.
Thurs 19th Nutbourne & Petworth; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from Worthing South St to Nutbourne Rd then 1 mile road walk for Rising Sun. Then onto Petworth via Welldiggers or Black Horse at Byworth.
Thurs 26th Littlehampton & Bognor; Meet Steam Packet at noon. Later catch Stagecoach 700 for Dog & Duck Micro Pub. Later return to Littlehampton possibly via Felpham for Old Barn or / and George. Also, the option of an early doors drink at George @ Littlehampton (W/spoons).

Thurs 2nd Snargate; Meet Brighton station for 10.32 Ashford train to Appledore then 1.5 mile road walk to Red Lion*. Please bring (and wear!) Hi Viz yellow jackets as it’s a very fast, narrow road.
Thurs 9th Isfield & Lewes; Catch 10.35 B&H 29B for Laughing Fish*, later return to Lewes for Snowdrop* and various other GBG pubs.
Thurs 16th West Marden, Compton & Chichester; Catch 11.25 Stagecoach 54 from Chichester bus station (bay 7) for Victoria (GBG) then short road walk to Coach & Horses (GBG). Return to Chichester at 14.47 for Hornet Ale House Micro Pub.

*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


or, for a PDF of the Beer List click here

Brewery - Beer - ABV - Style...
B:Bitter, M:Mild, I:IPA, P:Pale, G:Golden Ale
O:Old/Porter/Stout, U:Unusual, S: Strong Ale

360 Degrees Blood Orange IPA 4.9% I
360 Degrees NZ Pale 3.5% P
Adnams Ghost Ship 4.5% B
Adnams Southwold Bitter 3.7% B
Arran Dark 4.3% M
Barngates Tag Lag 4.4% B
Bedlam Golden Ale 4.2% G
Bedlam Smash 4.4% P
Blackedge Session Pale 3.5% P
Bradfield Farmers Blonde 4.0% G
Brentwood Best 4.2% B
Brighton Bier Heydaze 4.0% P
Brighton Bier West Pier 4.0% P
Burning Sky Aurora 5.6% P
Burning Sky Plateau 3.5% G
Castle Rock Elsie Mo 4.7% B
Cellar Head English Summer Wit 3.9% U
Cellar Head Flapjack 4.7% O
Coach House Gunpowder Mild 3.8% M
Dark Star Imperial Stout 10.5% S
Dark Star Not Into Yoga 4.5% P
Derventio Cleopatra 5.0% U
Downlands Godiva IPA 5.3% I
Downlands Root Thirteen 3.6% P
Elland 1872 Porter 6.5% O
Elusive Brewing Sphere of Destiny 4.4% I
Engineer English Pale Ale 4.2% P
Exmoor Gold 4.5% B
Franklins Born to be Mild 4.0% M
Franklins Mamma Knows Best 4.1% B
Fyne Jarl 3.8% G
Grafton Apricot Jungle 4.8% U
Great Oakley Welland Valley Mild 3.6% M
Green Jack Mahseer IPA 5.8% I
Gun Parabellum 4.1% O
Gun Scaramanga 3.9% P
Hand Low Five 3.8% P
Hand Tickler 4.2% U
Harvey's Copperwheat 4.8% U
Harvey's Dark Mild 3.0% M
Harvey's Sussex Nuptial Ale 6.0% I
Hawkshead Windermere Pale 3.5% G
Heathen Honeyed West Coast IPA 5.4% I
Heathen ISA 4.4% P
Heavy Industry Collaborator 5.0% O
Heritage St Modwen's 4.2% G
Holler Cheat Mode 3.8% P
Holler Loot 5.5% I
Hurst Founders Best 4.2% B
Hurst Keepers Gold 4.4% G
Iron Pier Perry St Pale 3.7% P
Iron Pier Rhytes 4.5% U
Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2% B
Kiln Boardwalk 3.5% O
Kirkby Lonsdale Crafty Mild 3.6% M
Kissingate Black Cherry Mild 4.2% M
Kissingate Stout Extreme Jamaica 6.0% O
Lacons Encore 3.8% B
Lacons Legacy 4.4% B
Loud Shirt Ecstasy Stout 6.6% O
Loud Shirt Hypnosis Pale 4.5% P
Mauldons Blackberry Porter 4.8% O
Mauldons Micawbers Mild 3.5% M
Moor Union Hop 4.1% P
Mordue Workie Ticket 4.5% B
Nethergate Umbel Ale 3.8% B
Peerless Knee Buckler IPA 5.2% I
Phipps NBC Midsummer Meadow 3.9% G
Pin-Up Gold Rush 4.2% G
Pin-Up Session IPA 4.1% I
Purple Moose Ysgawen 4.0% U
Redemption Trinity 3.0% P
Rudgate Ruby Mild 4.4% M
Settle Nine Standards No. 3 Porter 4.7% O
Springhead Outlawed 3.8% P
St Austell Proper Job 4.5% G
Taylor Landlord 4.3% B
Three B's Stokers Slake Mild 3.6% M
Top-Notch Flare-Path 5.5% U
Triple fff Pressed Rat & Warthog 3.8% M
Weltons Buckland Shag 4.7% U
Weltons Magog Sundance 4.1% I
Wolf Sirius Dog Star 4.4% O
York Guzzler 3.6% B



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