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.

Henty Arms ACV Progress

The branch submitted a request to have the Henty Arms listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). Under the terms of the legislation, registration as an asset of community value covers four aspects:

  • Removal of permitted development rights for change of use and demolition of public houses: owners seeking to change a pub's planning use class or to demolish it must allow its users (for example, a pub's regular drinkers) to comment
  • Material planning consideration: ACV status is a material consideration in a planning application and can be used by the Planning Inspectorate as a factor in refusing planning permission for change of use or demolition
  • Community right to bid: this allows an ACV to be purchased by a group representing its users or the local community
  • Compulsory purchase rights: an ACV-registered building can be compulsorily purchased by the local authority or council "if the asset is under threat of long-term loss to the community"

The request was approved by Arun District Council but Punch Partnerships disagreed with the listing and asked for a review. It was then reviewed by Arun and again approved. Punch Partnerships have appealed and the case has now gone to a tribunal . We are awaiting the decision from the tribunal.

Branch Pubs 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 POTYs from the other Sussex branches are:

Brewers Arms, Lewes (Brighton and South Downs)

White Horse, Maplehurst (North Sussex)

Kings Arms, Rotherfield (North East Sussex)

Standard Inn, Rye (South East Sussex)

Crab Pot, Selsey (Western Sussex)

Micropub News

A map of the Sussex micropubs and showing the nearest railway stations can be found here.

Planning conditions for the new micropub in Southwick Square have been revised to allow the opening hours requested by the owners. The micropub will serve locally sourced beer and spirits from within a 30-mile area. It will be open, hopefully sometime in May, until 11pm from Monday to Thursday and 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

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 has received planning permission and construction is under way. Opening date to be confirmed soon.

Older news items can be found 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.