Events Coming Up

Winter 2017-18
last updated 5th December 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

Thursday 7th December - 8pm, Southwick Social from The Schooner Inn then The Ship.

Thursday 14th December - 8pm, Lewes: John Harvey Tavern then The Gardener's Arms.

Thursday 21st December - 8pm, Hove: The Blind Busker followed by maybe The Sussex Cricketer, or The Bee's Mouth.

SAVE THE GREYS in Hanover, Brighton. For those of you who might be interested in supporting this campaign, here's the link:– they only have until 28th December to buy it.

Merry Christmas everyone

Thursday 28th December - 8pm, Social from Evening Star, Brighton then to wherever is decided on the night.

Happy New Year 2018

Thursday 4th January - 8pm, Rottingdean Social starting at The Queen Victoria then probably The Black Horse.

Thursday 11th January - earlier time 7.30pm: Good Beer Guide 2019 Nominations Meeting at The Hanover, 242 Queens Park Road, Brighton BN2 9ZB.

Thursday 18th January - 8pm, Norfolk Square Crawl starting at: Lion & Lobster 24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PB then Robin Hood, 3 Norfolk Place or Temple Bar 121 Western Rd

Thursday 25th January - 8pm, The Kemptown Trio: starting at The Sidewinder, 65 St. James' Street, Brighton BN2 1JN then The Crown then Hand in Hand.

Thursday 15th February - earlier time 7.30pm: Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting at The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes.

Thursday 29th March - 8pm: Branch Meeting at The Schooner Inn, Southwick.

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.

5–9 Pig's Ear, Hackney, London


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)
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 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 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) or a • means a pub is in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2018..

Mon 4 Ringmer; 10.55 B&H 29b from Churchill Sq to Cock then onto Anchor.
Wed 13 Stopham & Petworth; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from Worthing South St for White Hart. Later to Petworth for Stonemasons.
Thurs 21 Worthing; Meet Anchored* at noon. Later walk or S/C 700 to Egremont* (* denotes in current Good Beer Guide)
Thurs 28 Shoreham; Meet Royal Sovereign from 11.30 then onto Old Star* and Duke of Wellington*

January 2018
Thurs 4 Lewes; Meet Swan at noon. Then onto Kings Head and Lansdowne.
Wed 10 Lancing & Sompting; Meet New Sussex Hotel at noon. Then short walk to Stanley Ale House*. Later Compass 7 to Marquis of Granby.
Saturday 13: Train to London Pubs. Details can be obtained nearer the time from Pete Brown, 01243 552908
Thurs 18 Fishbourne, Nutbourne & Emsworth; 11.02 Stagecoach 700 from Chichester bus station for Bulls Head. Then on to Barley Corn. Later S/C 700 for Blue Bell* & Coal Exchange*
Wed 24 Hove; Meet Neptune* at noon then to Westbourne*. Later to Portslade for Stags Head* & Stanley Arms*.

Thurs 1 West Dean, Cocking & Midhurst; Catch 11.13 Stagecoach 60 from Chichester bus station to Dean. Then onto Greyhound*, later to Swan*.
Wed 7 Newdigate & Crawley; 12.15 Metrobus 21 from Crawley bus station (stop H) to Parkgate (Newdigate) for Surrey Oaks* then r/t to Crawley for Brewery Shades*
Thurs 15 Falmer; 11.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq for Swan*. Later back to Lewes for choice of good GBG pubs.

*Star denotes GBG pubs - - - - 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. 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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