Events Coming Up

Spring-Summer 2019
last updated 18th May 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....

TEMPORARY ITEM on this website
for the Adur Valley Beer Walk, Saturday 25th May, noon to 6pm

these directions will be checked over the next day or two (May 20–21) and any updates added here

Riverside Brewery is easily reached by getting off the No. 2 bus to Steyning (from Shoreham or Brighton) at the ‘Shoreham Road’ bus stop (the one before The Rising Sun!). Walk into Beeding Court Business Park and the brewery is straight ahead.

Adur Brewery is reached by getting off the No.2 bus at Steyning ‘Clock Tower’ bus stop, then walk north along the HIGH STREET (same direction as the bus travels) about 400 yards. The Star Inn appears on your right. Take MOUSE LANE which is the road on the left on the corner, after the Model Bakery. In about a third of a mile you reach the brewery (after ‘Charlton Court Barn’).
OR instead of MOUSE LANE (which is fairly narrow with traffic) try a footpath: Just beyond Star Inn go left up SIR GEORGE’S PLACE (Model Bakery is on the corner). In 200 yards turn right down the footpath just before Court Mill. Over the little bridge turn right then right at the track and immediately left up a small footpath into the woods. Cross a stile and the footpath takes you through fields – follow the fence – to another stile and track down to the right. At the road (MOUSE LANE) go left uphill and Adur Brewery shortly appears on your right.
OR: Stay on the HIGH STREET
past the Star Inn, following it round the corner. In about 500 yards take the footpath left opposite the Sports Centre/ Grammar School. Over a stile and straight on. When you reach the big rusty tub go left past a metal gate. At the road (MOUSE LANE) go right 50 yards uphill to the Adur Brewery.

WALK To Adur Brewery from Riverside Brewery you could take a No 2 bus from outside the brewery, to Steyning ‘Clock Tower’ and follow directions above. But... only one bus per hour (5 past). OR – follow instructions below IN REVERSE (not easy!) OR pick up a new direction leaflet at Riverside Brewery and in a day or two this will be posted for you here.

WALK To Riverside Brewery from Adur Brewery (2.5 miles) Go left, straight down MOUSE LANE and in 20 yards a concreted ramp on the right leads to a metal gate. Take the track curving left of the gate, to a stile and footpath alongside horse fields to the village. At the fork bear left to a stile and down to join MOUSE LANE again, then right at the end (HIGH STREET). You can go along STEYNING HIGH STREET past Star Inn, the shops, Chequer Inn and White Horse, to CHURCH STREET then follow instructions at ? below. OR to avoid traffic and shoppers: go a short way to your right along the road then right up SIR GEORGE’S PLACE (Model Bakery on the corner) to a footpath on the left past the little lay-by with parked cars. At the tennis courts go left and round the corner. Eventually you will pass the back yard of Chequer Inn on your left (opposite a house called “AMBLESIDE – 1 THE GARDENS”). Then continue to the corner and follow the road left. The White Horse appears on your left. Cross over to CHURCH STREET and ? in 100 yards The Norfolk Arms appears on your left. Turn right opposite it down SCHOOL LANE past The Steyning Centre and up and along HOLLAND ROAD. When at the end cross to a footpath which bridges over the A283 then right-left along fenced footpaths and down CASTLEWAY; left-right to another footpath. At the end you can go left via the river or right via Castle remains. TO THE LEFT via river (1.3 miles): Walk along the gravel path to a kissing-gate. Follow the footpath towards a distant telegraph pole and at the metal gates go right, towards a footbridge over the river. You want to follow the river now to your right, but you can walk down either side, to Beeding Bridge at THE STREET in Bramber. Then take the left side of the river (and continue at ? below). TO THE RIGHT via Bramber Castle (1.2 miles): In 500 yards keep right along a track going down, and at the bend (when a road comes into view) turn left up the footpath, avoiding the horse field and stile on the right. Climb to a path along a ridge. This takes you round Bramber Castle remains to St. Nicholas’ Church. Follow the church fence down to THE STREET opposite The Old Tollgate Hotel. Left along the road past the Castle Inn Hotel, to cross the river and immediate right along the riverside. ? (The remains of The Bridge pub are on the corner, painted up). This footpath goes past the beer garden of The King’s Head. At the fork leave the river and go left across a field to a wooden kissing-gate. The third driveway on the right leads you to Riverside Brewery (Beeding Court Business Park).


BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS BRANCH 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..

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 The Lord Nelson, Trafalgar St. Brighton.. Free buffet, excellent beers, and of course your free Ale Trail Passport.

Thursday 30th May – 8pm: BRANCH MEETING at The Swan, Falmer.

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..

Fri 3 – Mon 6: Watchmakers Arms, Hove
Fri 3 – Mon 6: Jolly Tanners, Staplefield
Sat 25: (12-6pm) Third Adur Valley Beer Walk - between Adur & Riverside Breweries in the lovely Adur river valley, via 7 pubs if you wish.
Sun 26: Ale Trail launch Night, from 7.30pm at a pub to be confirmed.
Fri 31 – Sun 2: Glastonwick, Beer & Music Festival at Church Farm, Coombes, just north of Shoreham-by-Sea.

Fri 21 & Sat 22: South Downs Beer & Cider Festival at Lewes Town Hall
.Tickets now on sale, see below



Tues 6 to Sat 10th: CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, London .

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.

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..

The 99 Mystery Tour (was 28 March) now early May; date tbc. 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 31st: (TTLP) Train to London Pubs (South-West, Twickenham, Kingston?) More info from Pete Brown, 01243 552908.

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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