Events Coming Up

Winter 2019
last updated 10th November 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....

Brighton & South Downs Branch THURSDAY SOCIALS: Please join us on these Thursday evening get-togethers as we explore some of the nicest local pubs.

Thursday 14th November – 7.30pm: Rights of Man, 179 High Street, Lewes then Brewer's Arms.

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November –from 3 to 7pm, collect your Ale Trail T-shirts, Polo shirts or Sweatshirts at The Brewers Arms, Lewes..

Thursday 21st November – 7.30pm: Stag's Head, 35 High Street, Old Portslade then Stanley Arms.

Thursday 28th November – 7.30pm (note earlier time): ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes. Free Buffet. Beer discount for members. Guest speaker is EMMA INCH who contributes to Good Beer Guide (p.14-15) and Beer magazine this month, runs Brighton Beer Week etc.

Thursday 5th December – 8pm: Steamworks, Seaford station then Wellington Hotel or Old Boot.

Thursday 12th December – 8pm: Brighton Beer Dispensary, 38 Dean Street Brighton BN1 3EG then Freemasons Arms.

Thursday 19th December – 8pm: Unbarred Brewery Tap*, 19 Elder Place, Brighton BN1 4GF then Mitre Tavern. (*Note, quite expensive and beer generally served as two-thirds of a pint. Maybe only two cask beers on; the rest will be keg. Some may prefer to visit Worlds End on London Road then The Mitre.)

. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thursday 2nd January 2020– 8pm: Piston Broke, 88 High Street Shoreham BN43 5DB, then Buckingham Arms.

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

Beer Festivals (and events) that we know of...
I'll add details here if you let me know of any webmaster Adrian Towler
The Arun & Adur Branch also maintains a list so also have a look at theirs..




CAMRA DISCOUNTS & Admission to Clubs
please let me know webmaster Adrian Towler if these are no longer vald as some have not been checked for a while.

The Vintage Inn pubs give 20p per pint discount. These are DEVILS DYKE - FRIARS OAK - THE CUCKMERE - THE SMUGGLERS REST

The Lord Nelson Inn, Trafalgar St Brighton
Haus on the Hill 58 Southover Street, Brighton
Free Haus 1 Howard Rosd, Brighton
The Red Lion, Lindfield
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.
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) 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..

Wednesday 13th East Preston & Ferring; 11.25 Stagecoach 700 from Worthing Marine Parade to East Preston (Fairlands stop) then 10 minute walk to Clock Tower and Seaview. Later S/C 700 back for Henty Arms.
Friday 15th Train to London Pubs (TTLP) – details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908
Thursday 21st Lodsworth & Midhurst; 11.13 Stagecoach 60 from Chichester bus station to Midhurst bus stand then 12.30 S/C 1 to Halfway Bridge and 20 minute road walk to Hollist (GBG). Then return to bus stop for 16.29 S/C 1 for Swan (GBG).
Wednesday 27th Colmans Hatch & East Grinstead; 10.10 B&H 29 from Churchill Square to Uckfield then 11.30 Compass 261 for Hatch or 11.00 Metrobus 291 from Crawley bus station (stop D). Then 14.15 Compass 261 for Engine Room.

Friday 6th Lancing & Sompting; meet Beach Green Hotel (New Sussex) from 11.00 then 10 minute walk to Stanley Ale House (GBG). Later catch Compass 7 (hourly) for Gardeners.
Thursday 12th Barnham, Yapton & Eastergate; Meet Murrell Arms (from station turn right under railway bridge) from 11.45. Then 12.57 Compass 66C from opp station (Tesco’s) to Maypole lane for Maypole (GBG) Then 15.12 Compass 66A to Eastergate for Wilkes Head (GBG). Return to Barnham station either on 16.55 Compass 85A or 17.11 Compass 66C.
Friday 20th Portslade; Meet noon at Railway then short walk to Foghorn.
Saturday 28th Worthing; Meet Georgi Finn (GBG) from noon, then to Green Man (GBG) and other micro Pubs.

January 2020
Friday 3rd Lewes; Meet noon at Swan (Southover St) then Kings Head, and Lansdowne (GBG).
Thursday 9th Chichester, Walderton & Stoughton; Meet Dolphin & Anchor (W/spoons) from 11.30 then 12.54 Stagecoach 54 from Cathedral C1 stop to Walderton Bridge for Barley Mow (GBG). Later a 1 mile road walk down the lane to Hare & Hounds (GBG).
Thursday 16th Horsham; Meet noon at Malt Shovel (GBG) then to Brewhouse & Kitchen, Piries (GBG) and Anchor Tap (GBG).
Friday 24th Isfield & Ringmer; 11.10 B&H 29 from Churchill Square for Laughing Fish (GBG) then 13.22 B&H 29 for Cock.
Thursday 30th Steyning & Shoreham; 10.51 B&H 2 from Churchill Square (11.48 Shoreham High St) to Star then return for Old Star and Duke of Wellington (GBG).

Wednesday 5th Turners Hill & East Grinstead; 11.08 Metrobus 272 from B/ton Old Steine (12.09 HH Perrymount) for Red Lion (GBG) and Crown. Then 13.54 Metrobus 84 for Engine Room.
Friday 14th Eastbourne; 10.41 B&H 12X from Churchill Square (stop K) for Crown (GBG) then Bottle Grove and others.

For all enquiries about trips please contact Max on or ring on 01243 828394

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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