Events Coming Up

Spring 2019
last updated 18th March 2019

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 SOCIALS: Please join us on these Thursday evening get-togethers in some of the nicest Sussex pubs (as listed on Enjoy a few tasty beers and some interesting conversation. Turn up, find us and introduce yourself. First pub 7.30pm to about 8.30. Second one 9 to 10pm. You don’t have to be a CAMRA member to come along, except at the monthly Branch Meetings. Any late changes will be on this website.

Our new Branch Pub of the Year for 2019 is The Brighton Bierhaus.
Our Rural Pub of the Year is The Swan, Falmer
Our Cider & Perry Pub of the Year is The Old Star in Shoreham-by-Sea.

Thursday 21st March – 7.30pm: HOVE, Neptune Inn, 10 Victoria Terrace BN3 2WB, then Cliftonville Inn (Wetherspoon).

Thursday 28th March – 8pm: BRANCH MEETING, Haus on the Hill, 58 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UF.

Thursday 4th April – 7.30pm: HOVE, Bees Mouth 10 Western Road BN3 1AE, then Robin Hood.

Thursday 11th April – 7.30pm: NEWHAVEN, Ark West Quay BN9 9PB, then Jolly Boatman.

Thursday 18th April – 7.30pm: SHOREHAM, Amsterdam Inn 467 Upper Shoreham Road BN43 5QW, then Red Lion.

Thursday 25th April = 8pm: BRANCH MEETING at Lewes Arms, 1 Mount Place, Lewes BN7 1YH.

Thursday 2nd May = 7.30pm: BRIGHTON, Holler Brewery & Taproom 19 Elder Place BN1 4GF, then Mitre Tavern.

Thursday 9th May – 7.30pm: HOVE-PORTSLADE, Foghorn micropub, 55 Boundary Road BN3 4EF, then Railway Inn.

Thursday 16th May – 7.30pm: SEAFORD, Old Boot Inn 16 South Street BN25 1PE, then Wellington.

Thursday 23rd May – 7.30pm: BRIGHTON, Bevy 50 Hillside BN2 4TF, then (using No.49 bus) Admiral.

Saturday 25 May: Third Adur Valley Beer Walk. Just start at one of the two breweries, Riverside or Adur, which will be open from noon to 6pm then walk from one to the other, passing up to seven local pubs. The No.2 bus to Steyning stops directly outside Riverside. Footpath info. will be on free leaflets at breweries & pubs and here, nearer the time.

Sunday 26 May - Launch Night for the 26th Brighton & South Downs summer Ale Trail. From 7.30 pm at a pub to be announced. Please note the date and watch this space. Free buffet, excellent beers, and of course your free Ale Trail Passport.

Thursday 30th May – 8pm: BRANCH MEETING at…venue tbc..

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

Assorted Beer Festivals (and events) 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.

Mon 4 March: Schooner, Southwick, Mondays promotion, see below under The Schooner in red,
Fri 22 & Sat 23: THE 2019 SUSSEX BRANCHES BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL at Brighton Racecourse; tickets now on sale, see

CAMRA DISCOUNTS & Admission to Clubs
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 Swan Inn, Falmer, 40p per pint off real ales.
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 (which meant all their real ales were £3.25 a pint for members; this may have changed) NEW: On Mondays (noon to 11pm) all Sussex cask ales will be £2.50 a pint, until further notice (from 4/3/19. No further discount on this!)
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 2019.

Friday 22nd Sussex Branches Beer & Cider Festival at Brighton Racecourse; Lunchtime session meet from 11am onwards.
Thursday 28th 99 Mystery Tour; Meet Chichester West St bus stop (opp Cathedral) for 10.45 Compass 99 (variable-route bus). Route to be confirmed minimum 6 days before travel and an email will be sent to the mailing list detailing where the bus will be going.

Friday 5th Portslade & Hove; Meet noon at Railway Inn then short walk to Foghorn (new Micro Pub) later catch B&H 49 to Westbourne.
Wednesday 10th Lancing & Sompting; Meet New Sussex Hotel at noon, then short walk to Stanley Ale House (GBG). Later on catch Compass 7 (hourly) for Marquis of Granby and Gardeners Arms.
Thursday 18th Fernhurst & Henley; Catch 10.43 Stagecoach 60 from Chichester bus station to Midhurst bus station then 12.00 Stagecoach 70 for Red Lion. Then 13.45 S/C 70 for Kings Arms. Later road walk to Duke of Cumberland (GBG). Later return to Midhurst hourly at 50 min past the hour. Choice of drinking in Midhurst or r/t to Chichester on S/C 60 at 30 or 00.
Wednesday 24th Lindfield, Danehill & East Grinstead; Catch 11.24 Metrobus 270 from HH Perrymount for Red Lion or Stand Up Inn. Then 12.29 Metro 270 for Coach & Horses (GBG). Then 13.35 Metro 270 for Engine Room and Open Arms (both Micro Pubs).

Wednesday 1st Dell Quay & Witterings; Catch 11.31 Stagecoach 52 from Chichester bus station (opp Foundry pub) then half a mile road walk for Crown & Anchor. Later r/t to bus stop for Stagecoach 53 to Old House at Home at West Wittering later onwards to Shore Inn at East Wittering (GBG).

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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