Events Coming Up

Winter - Spring 2018
last updated 19th January 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 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 1st February - 8pm, Lockhart Tavern, 41 The Broadway, Haywards Heath RH16 3AS then Savannah Cafe Bar or whatever is decided.

Thursday 8th February - 8pm, The Jolly Boatman, 133 Lewes Road, Newhaven BN9 9SJ, then The Ark.

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

Thursday 22nd February - 8pm, The Post & Telegraph, 156 North Street, Brighton BN1 1EA (Wetherspoons; meet upstairs) then The Quadrant.

Thursday 1st March - 8pm, to be decided

Thursday 8th March - 8pm, to be decided

Thursday 15th March - 8pm, to be decided

Thursday 22nd March - 8pm, Social at the Sussex Branches Beer Festival at Brighton Racecourse

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

Thursday 5th April -8pm, to be decided

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.



Fri 2 & Sat 3: Horsham Drill Hall, Denne Road
22 to 24 Sussex Branches Beer Festival at Brighton Racecourse. Tickets on sale from 18 January.




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 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..

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.
Wed 21st Littlehampton & Arundel; Meet George (W/spoons) from 11.00 then 12.47 Stagecoach 9 to Arundel for Red Lion, Kings Arms etc.

Thurs 1st Balcombe; catch 11.40 Compass 33 from Haywards Heath Perrymount Rd for Half Moon, then 13.27 to Cuckfield for Talbot or White Harte. Later r/t to HH.
Wed 7th Portslade & Hove; Meet noon at Railway Inn, later to Hove for Sx Cricketer* and other pubs inc Watchmakers*
Wed 14th Littleworth & Mockbridge; Catch 11.00 Stagecoach 17 from Churchill Sq then short road walk to Windmill. Later back to Mockbridge for Bull.
Fri 23rd Brighton; Social Meeting at Sx beer festival at racecourse full details in Sx Drinker.
Thurs 29th Stoughton, Walderton & East Ashling; Meet Chichester bus station (layby opp Foundry pub) for 10.55 Emsworth & District 54 to Walderton then 1.25m road walk for Hare & Hounds*. R/t to Walderton for Barley Mow.

Thurs 5th Plumpton & Ditchling; Catch 11.55Compass 166 from Lewes bus station for Half Moon (tell driver). Then 13.34 Compass 167 to Ditchling for Bull & White Horse*
Wed 11th Brighton; Catch 11.26 B&H 50 to Ditchling Rd (Rugby Rd stop) for Jolly Brewers later back to Gladsone (Lewes Rd).
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 10.48Compass 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.
Mon 14th Seaford; Meet noon at Steamworks micropub (tbc) then on to Plough. Option of going back to Newhaven for Jolly Boatman.

*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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