Events Coming Up

Spring 2018
last updated 19th April 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 19th April - 8pm: Anchor Inn, Lewes Rd., Ringmer BN8 5QE then (via 28 bus) Rights of Man, 178 High St., Lewes.
(N.B. Apologies – due to a meeting now scheduled in Lewes, Adrian will not be at Anchor. but at Brewers Arms (for mtg), then Rights of Man later, if anyone's interested!

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

Thursday 3rd May - 8pm: Upper North Street Crawl, Brighton: meet at The Windmill, 69 Upper North Street BN1 3FL then to The Hampton (No. 57) and/or Craft Beer Co (No 22).

Saturday 5th May - 4pm: (change of date) Publicity Crawl in Lewes for the South Downs Beer Festival. Meet outside Lewes railway station.

Thursday 10th May - 8pm: The Neptune Inn, 10 Victoria Terrace, Hove BN3 2WB then Cliftonville Inn, George Street (possibly via Better Half, 1 Hove Place)

Thursday 17th May - 8pm: Remembering Ruth, at Brewers Arms, 91 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XN, possibly moving on, but maybe not.

Thursday 24th May - 8pm: Old Boot, 16 South Street, Seaford BN25 1PE then Steamworks micropub at the station.

Saturday 26th May - 12 noon to 6pm, Adur Valley Beer Walk, (downloads a PDF of this year's leaflet) between Riverside Brewery Beeding Court Business Park BN44 3TN (No 2 bus stops outside) and Adur Brewery Charlton Court, Mouse Lane in Steyning, passing several pubs en-route.

Sunday 27th May - from 7.30pm, Ale Trail Launch, venue to be confirmed.

Thursday 31st May - 8pm: Branch Meeting, Swan Inn, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD.

Fri 22nd and Sat. 23rd June, our Branch Beer Festival at Lewes Town Hall, see poster below.

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.

4–6 Fem-Ale Beer Event at The Marlborough, Brighton (celebrating female brewers) with street party on Sat 5th (1–6pm)
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.

1–3 Glastonwick, at Church Farm Coombes. Beer, music, poetry, camping.
22 & 23 South Downs Beer Festival at Lewes Town Hall. Tickets on sale May 4th.


-------------------------------------------------------Lewes 2018 poster

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..

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.
Sat 26th Adur Valley Beer Walk; Catch 11.55 B&H 2 from Shoreham High St to Riverside Brewery at Upper Beeding. Then either walk or bus to Adur Brewery with various pubs enroute.
Thurs 31st Balcombe & Cuckfield; Catch 11.40 Compass 33 from HH Perrymount Rd for Half Moon then 13.27 for Talbot or / and White Harte.
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Fri 8th Rye; Catch 10.32 train from Brighton for Globe Inn Marsh,*Ypres Castle*, and Standard Inn* and Branch Poty. Thurs 14th Newick & Chailey; Catch 12.30 Compass 121 from Lewes bus station for Crown* & Royal Oak. Return on 15.02 (121) for Five Bells. 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. JULY 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). AUGUST 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.

*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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