Welcome to Arun & Adur CAMRA
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.
We have a beer festival every year, the dates for 2018 are the 26th and 27th October and more details can be found here
Henty Arms ACV
You have probably seen articles in the press and on Facebook about the successful appeal to have The Henty Arms Ferring listed as an asset of community value. I've delayed posting this news as it was possible up to today for Punch Partnership to go to a higher tribunal on a point of law (only).
We are delighted for the community of Ferring and surrounding areas that they have won and have therefore retained their community pub. Too many pubs are being closed and redeveloped to simply fuel speculators' greed without a care for assets of community value. We hope our success on this case persuades others from embarking on similar community asset stripping. Well done everyone who supported our campaign for real ale!
The branch would particularly like to thank Bruce Webster for all the hard work that he put into the original ACV application and the subsequent appeal defence. Arun District Council, particularly Nat Slade the head of Technical Services and Louisa Green the head of Legal Services, were very helpful and supportive. The branch is very grateful to those members who provided evidence, and to the local pubs who supplied and collected nomination forms: The Henty Arms, the Clockhouse Bar and the British Legion in East Preston, the New Inn and Steam Packet in Littlehampton, and the Georgi Fin, Green Man Ale & Cider House, and Anchored in Worthing in Worthing.
For those who enjoy reading legal documents the decision of the tribunal is here.
Branch/Sussex Pub Of The Year
Our Pub Of The Year and Cider Pub Of The Year for 2018 is the Green Man Ale & Cider House 17 South Street, Tarring, BN14 7PA. Just a minute's walk from West Worthing station there are usually at least four ales available on any given day and almost always a dark ale. There is also plenty of choice from a range of six or more real ciders. Congratulations to Les for winning these awards.
The White Horse in Maplehurst has been chosen as Sussex Pub of The Year (PoTY). Our own branch PoTY, The Green Man Ale & Cider House, came a very respectable third. The Surrey Oaks in Newdigate has been chosen as Surrey Pub of the Year. The Clubs of the Year are once again for Surrey the United Services Club, Egham and for Sussex the Albatross RAFA Club, Bexhil
The Regional Cider Pub of The Year is the Brewery Shades, Crawley. The Surrey Cider Pub of the Year is The Star, Godalming.
A map of the Sussex micropubs and showing the nearest railway stations can be found here.
A planning application has been raised for a new micropub at 65 Brighton Road, this was formerly The Bike Store next to what was the Royal Oak (to be relaunched as the Cow And Oak).
The Southwick Beer Engine at 2 Southwick Square, Southwick, BN42 4FJ opened on 6 July. The micropub (although they don't consider themselves as a true micro pub due to the size of the premises) serves locally sourced beer and spirits from within a 30-mile area. Opening hours are: closed Monday, Tuesday to Thursday 12 to 22:00, Friday and Saturday 12 to 23:00, Sunday 12 to 20:00.
The Hornet Alehouse in Chichester opened on April 18 at 12 noon. The regular opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon - 9.30 pm, Sunday 5 pm to 9.30 pm, Closed on Mondays.
The Dog and Duck, the new micropub in Bognor opened on 1st June. The regular opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday 11:30 to 14:30 and 16:30 to 21:30, Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 21:30, Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays.
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.