Events Coming Up

Winter 2020
last updated 15th February 2020

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....

Brighton & South Downs Branch THURSDAY SOCIALS: Please join us on these Thursday evening get-togethers as we explore some of the nicest local pubs.

Thursday 20th February – 8pm: Dyke Ale House & Kitchen Brighton then Prestonville Arms.

Thursday 27th February – 8pm: Southwick Beer Engine then Schooner. Inn

Thursday 5th March – 8pm: Barley Mow, Kemptown Brighton then Hand in Hand.

Thursday 12th March – 8pm: Lion & Lobster, Brighton then Robin Hood.

Thursday 19th March – 8pm: Stand Up Inn, Lindfield then Bent Arms or Red Lion

Thursday 26th March – 8pm: BRANCH MEETING at Poets Ale & Smokehouse, Hove. All members welcome.

Thursday 2nd April – 8pm: Post & Telegraph, Brighton (for Wetherspoon Beer Festival) then ??

Thursday 9th April – 8pm: Lockhart Tavern Haywards Heath then Savannah Cafe Bar or Star.

Thursday 16th April – 8pm: Jolly Brewer, Brighton then Roundhill.

Thursday 23rd April – 8pm: Basketmakers Arms Brighton then North Laine Brewhouse (or somewhere else if impossibly noisy!)

Thursday 30th April – 8pm: BRANCH MEETING at venue tbc.

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..

28 to 1 March – Dark Beer Festival at Gardeners Arms, Lewes.

Sat 6 & Sun 7: Horsham Equinox Festival, Drill Hall Dene Road


Fri 15 to Sun 17: Yapton
21 to 25: Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea
Sat 23: Adur Valley Beer Walk, noon to 6pm
Fri 22 to Sun 24: Eastbourne, Western Lawns

Fri 5 to Sun 7: Glastonwick at Church Farm, Coombes.
Fri 19 & Sat 20: South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, Lewes
Fri 19 to Sun 21: Wilkes Head, Eastergate PO20 3UT

CAMRA DISCOUNTS & Admission to Clubs
please let me know webmaster Adrian Towler if these are no longer vald as they have a horrible habit of changing and it's hard to keep very up-to-date.

The Vintage Inn pubs give 20p per pint discount. These are DEVILS DYKE - FRIARS OAK - THE CUCKMERE - THE SMUGGLERS REST

The Lord Nelson Inn, Trafalgar St Brighton (not sure about discount - ask)

Haus on the Hill 58 Southover Street, Brighton
Free Haus 1 Howard Rosd, Brighton
The Red Lion, Lindfield
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.
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) 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 5% 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 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 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..

Thursday 20th Nutbourne & Stopham; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from Worthing South St. to Nutbourne Rd stop, for 20 minute walk to Rising Sun. Then back for S/C 1 (hourly) for White Hart.
Friday 28th Brighton; Meet noon at Evening Star (GBG) then walk or Compass 37B from Brighton Station (stop D) hourly at 10 past the hour to Southover St for Haus on the Hill (GBG).

Thursday 5th Cocking & West Dean; 11.43 Stagecoach 60 from Chichester bus station to Cocking Post Office for Blue Bell. Later r/t for Dean Ale & Cider House. Later still r/t to Chichester for various good pubs.
Wednesday 11th Staplefield & Haywards Heath; 10.08 Metrobus 271 from B/ton Old Steine (stop D) or 11.09 from HH Perrymount for Jolly Tanners (GBG). Then 14.12 Metro 271 for Lockhart Tavern (GBG).
Thursday 12th – Train to London Pubs (TTLP) South East London Micropubs – details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908.
Friday 20th Hove; Meet noon at Watchmakers then walk / bus to Neptune. Later walk / bus to Blind Busker. All GBG pubs.
Thursday 26th Thakeham & Horsham; 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from Worthing South St to Storrington bus stand for 12.19 Compass 74A for White Lion. Then 13.53 Compass 74A for Kings Arms (GBG) + others.

Thursday 2nd Emsworth & Fishbourne; 11.22 Stagecoach 700 from Chichester bus station (bay 9) to Emsworth Sq for Coal Exchange and Blue Bell (both GBG). Later r/t for Bulls Head. Then r/t to Chichester for more pubs.
Wednesday 8th Newdigate & Crawley; 12.15 Metrobus 21 from Crawley bus station (stop H) for Surrey Oaks. R/t at 14.15 for Brewery Shades. Both GBG pubs.
Friday 17th St. Leonards & Bexhill; Meet noon at Tower (GBG). Later back to Albatross club (GBG) and Brickmakers Alehouse (new Micro Pub)
Friday 24th Rustington & East Preston; 11.15 Stagecoach 700 from Worthing Marine Parade for new Georgi Fin Micro Pub then back for Standard P (new Micro Pub). Later r/t to Worthing for even more micro pubs.
Thursday 30th Scaynes Hill, Newick & Lindfield; Meet at Savana at H. Heath from 10.30 onwards, then 11.49 Compass 31 for Farmers. Then 13.05 for Crown (GBG). Then 14.57 back for Stand Up Inn.

May ...
Thurs 7th: West Marden & South Harting
Friday 29th – Train to London Pubs (TTLP) Kew & Ealing area – details from Pete Brown, 01243 552908.

For all enquiries about trips please contact Max on or ring on 01243 828394

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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