Events Coming Up

Autumn 2017
last updated 24th Septembert 2017

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

To comment on the WhatPub entries in our Branch area, please use this e-mail link

HELP is requested from local CAMRA Members, to assist with Worthing Beer Festival, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October. "Anyone who feels they can offer a few hours to serve one of the hundred of our lovely beers or 30 ciders? We are offering a free brewery trip later in the year, a splendid tee shirt and probably a few beers to quench the thirsty work of serving beer! For more details about the festival visit the web site at Volunteers can contact Clive Watson on"

Thursday 28th September, 8pm, Branch Meeting at Lewes Arms, 1 Mount Place BN7 1YH.

Thursday 5th October, 8pm Rottingdean Social from The Queen Victoria, 54 High Street BN2 7HF – then decide on night where next.

Thursday 12th October, 8pm, Brighton Marina Social at The West Quay, during the Wetherspoons Autumn Beer Festival, possibly returning via Post & Telegraph, Brighton.

Thursday 19th October, 8pm, Hove Social starting at The Neptune Inn 10 Victoria Terrace BN3 2WB, then on to Cliftonville Inn (JDW Beer Festival) 98 George Street BN3 3YE.

Thursday 26th October, 8pm, Branch Meeting at The Lord Nelson Inn 36 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4ED.

Thursday 2nd November Visit to Bedlam Brewery, Albourne (by minibus, 16 places available (only 6 left). Donation to CAMRA for expenses: £5 payable on the night)
6.35pm at Shoreham-by-Sea Station car park (to meet 6.35 train from Worthing)
6.45 pm Southern Cross (and various pick-up points on Old Shoreham Road as requested)
7pm Prince Albert, below Brighton station
7.30 approx. at Brewery
9pm at Bull (or White Horse) Ditchling
10.30pm Brighton station
11pm Shoreham station
To reserve your place come to September or October Branch Meeting OR (first come first served) e-mail Adrian Towler now with your name. a contact phone number and where you wish to be picked up. When bus is full you will be put on a waiting list. Anyone who reserves and does not turn up on the night will be severely chastised afterwards!

Thursday 9th November, 8pm, Brighton Social, West Hill Tavern (was Belle View) 67 Buckingham Place* (on hill up west side of Brighton Station) then Shakespeare's Head 1 Chatham Place BN1 3TP. *N.B.Thurs. is 'Jazz Night' so if too distracting, it may be a hasty retreat to next pub.

Thursday 16th November - 8pm, Portslade Social from Stags Head 35 High Street, Portslade village BN41 2LH then Stanley Arms, Wolseley Road.

Thursday 23rd November - 8pm, Social from Brighton Bierhaus 161 Edward Street BN2 0JB then to Mucky Duck 7 Manchester Street BN2 1TF.

Thursday 30th November, 8pm, Branch Annual General Meeting at Elephant & Castle White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Buffet as usual.

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.

30 and 1 Oct - Dark Star Hopfest at Partridge Green

5 to 7 - Eastbourne at Winter Garden
5 to 8 - Stag's Head, Portslade village, Brighton
Thurs 5: Roger Protz launching a new IPA book at Dark Star Brewery, 7.30pm, 18 ticket
6 to 8 - Steyning, at the Cricket Club - see October 6th here or an old 2015 entry here
7 - Brooksteed Alehouse, Worthing
13 to 15 - Albatross Club, Bexhill
Sat 14 - Kissingate Brewery Octoberfest
20, 21 – Worthing in the Assembly Hall
20 to 22 - Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells


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)
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 White Hill, Lewes All real ale £3 pint regardless of abv to CAMRA members
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) means a pub is in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2017.

Thursday 28 Brighton; Meet Queens Head (opp front of station) from 11.30 then on to Basketmakers (GBG). Heading up to the Southover area for a visit to Southover (GBG) opens 3pm.

Wednesday 4 Hunston, Donnington & Selsey; Meet Chichester bus station for 11.20 Stagecoach 51 to Hunston Post Office for Spotted Cow (Fullers). Then walk along canal towpath (maybe muddy) & road for 1.2 miles to Blacksmiths. Later return to Hunston for S/C 51 to Selsey for Crab Pot (Micro Pub ). Later return to Chichester.
Wednesday 11 Forest Row, Hartfield & East Grinstead; 10.20 Metro 270 from Brighton Churchill Square or 11.24 from Haywards Heath Perrymount road to Brambletye Hotel. Then 12.56 Metro 291 to Colemans Hatch for a 5 minute road walk to Hatch. Then 14.03 291 to Hartfield for Anchor (GBG). Then 291 to East Grinstead for Open Arms (Micropub). Return to Haywards and Brighton 16.25 Metro 270. There is a later 270 at 17.30 but only to Haywards Heath.
Saturday 21 Tunbridge Wells; Spa Valley Railway beer festival. Catch B&H 29 from either Churchill Sq at 10.15 or from Lewes Waitrose at 10.54
Thursday 26 West Chiltinton & Storrington; Catch 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from Worthing South St to Storrington bus stand, then 12.12 Compass 74 to West Chiltinton for Queens Head. Then 13.35 back to Smock Alley for Five Bells (GBG). Then either 15.08 or 16.08 Stagecoach 1 to return to Storrington for Moon.

Thursday 2 Uckfield & Isfield; Catch 10.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq or 11.24 from Lewes Waitrose to Ringles Cross then onto the Highlands. Later return to Laughing Fish.
Thursday 9 Lindfield & Haywards Heath; Meet Red Lion from noon then down the road to Stand Up Inn. Then 13.48 Metro 270 to HH for Lockhart Tavern and / or Savannah.
Friday 10: Train to London Pubs - West London. Details can be obtained nearer the time from Pete Brown, 01243 552908
Thursday 16 Micro Pub special. Meet Watchmakers (GBG) Hove at noon. Then walk down to seafront to catch Stagecoach 700 to Shoreham for Old Star (GBG) then back on to S/C 700 to Worthing for Anchored (GBG) then walk up to Brooksteed (GBG) then across to Green Man, finishing at Georgi Fin.
Thursday 23 Bognor, Felpham & Elmer; Meet Hatters (GBG) from 10.30 then 11.41 Stagecoach 600 to Felpham Village for Fox (Waterloo Road) then short walk to Old Barn. Then back on S/C 600 to Elmer for Cabin. Either return to Bognor or stay on the bus to Nyetimber for Inglenook (GBG & Branch Poty).

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. It therefore is in your best interest to join the mailing list at: beermatsRus.max@, 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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