Events Coming Up

Spring 2018
last updated 26th May 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...

Please note, after a vote at our April 26th meeting, we're starting 'Socials' at the earlier time of 7.30pm (instead of 8pm which will appear in What's Brewing). Of course, we may still be in the first pub if you arrive at 8pm, as before.

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 at The Schooner Inn, 146 Albion Street, Southwick BN42 4AU (No.700 bus or Southwick station.) Come and collect your free Passport to the Trail. Fine beers with a 10% discount for card-carrying CAMRA members and a free buffet (while stocks last!).

Thursday 31st May - 8pm - BRANCH MEETING at The Swan, Falmer

Thursday 7th June - 7.30pm: Old Star Ale & Cider House, Church Street, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DQ then Duke of Wellington. Remember your Ale Trail passport.

Thursday 14th June - 7.30pm: Lansdown Arms, 36 Lansdown Place, Lewes BN7 2JU then Gardeners Arms. Remember your Ale Trail passport.

Thursday 21st June - 7.30pm: Basketmakers Arms, 12 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD then The Mitre Tavern. Remember your Ale Trail passport.

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

Thursday 28th June - 8pm: Branch Meeting at The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton BN2 4TF (No 49 bus). Remember your Ale Trail passport.

Thursday 5th July - 7.30pm: to be announced, but... Remember your Ale Trail passport.

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.

Sat 26: not a Beer Festival but the date of the second Adur Valley Beer Walk, 12 noon to 6pm, Adur Valley Beer Walk, (downloads a PDF of this year's leaflet).

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

--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..

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. ..

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.

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).

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.
Thurs 16th West Marden, Compton & Chichester; Catch 11.25 Stagecoach 54 from Chichester bus station (bay 7) for Victoria (GBG) then short road walk to Coach & Horses (GBG). Return to Chichester at 14.47 for Hornet Ale House Micro Pub.

*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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