Welcome to CAMRA Arun & Adur
Our branch covers the area between the rivers Arun (in the west) and Adur (in the east) and the A272 (in the north), with the sea being the southern boundary (see this map). This means that Arundel, Lancing, Littlehampton, Petworth, Pulborough, Steyning, Storrington, Worthing and the many villages, all form part of the branch. There are nearly 200 pubs and bars in our branch area and over 155 serve real ale, and there are over 800 branch members.
Local Pub News
Chris Shanahan, the longtime owner of the Sportsman, has confirmed that he has a new experienced lessee for the pub that will be re-opening on Friday 2nd March. Great news indeed !!
Black Horse, Amberley
Johnnie and Emma Kennedy are extremely excited to have started major refurbishment and look forward to transforming and reopening the pub. Emma describes the plans as follows The Black Horse will offer a traditional bar for the rural community, local residents, walkers and cyclists to enjoy local ale, lager and cider. The function hall … will become an elegant yet informal 80-seat restaurant with the original stunning fire places taking centre stage, and will be the perfect place to relax and enjoy our classic British menu. The pub will also offer a private dining room holding up to 20 people for small meetings, gatherings and celebrations. The garden room will be a new addition, which will be a cosy room with sofas and will be the ideal place for residents and customers to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner or work on their laptops while looking out over the South Downs National Park. The eleven bedrooms will be individually designed, offering exceptionally comfortable double or twin beds, quirky furniture sourced from local auction houses, plus luxury bathrooms.
2018 Worthing Beer Festival
The dates for the 2018 festival have been confirmed as the 26th and 27th of October. The venue is the Assembly Hall, the same as previous years.
There will be the usual great selection of local and national beers plus ciders and perrys. This year we have chosen St Barnabas House as our festival charity. St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults with life-limiting illnesses, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes across West Sussex.
More details will appear on our Beer Festivals page as they are finalised.
A new micropub, The Hornet Alehouse, is to open in Chichester hopefully on 18 April 2018. The address is The Hornet Alehouse, 23 The Hornet, Chichester, PO19 7JL. Their website is here and they are also on Facebook and Twitter.
Planning permission has been requested for a new micropub, The Dog and Duck, at 71 High Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1RZ. You can view the documents and comment on the planning application here.
Come to one of our meetings or socials and see how you can help promote real ale. All members are welcome. You can also look at our Facebook Page where you will find lots of pub and real ale information from the local area. Note that you don't need to be a CAMRA member or have a Facebook account to be able to view what is on Facebook.