Welcome to the Arun & Adur branch of CAMRA

Here you'll find all you need to enjoy your experience of real ales and traditional pubs. Whatever you need, we’re here to help and to share our common love for all things related to real ales. We hope you enjoy looking around this website as much as visiting our yearly beer festival.

Follow this link to find more details of our branch and CAMRA as a national organisation. 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.

The Committee is looking at a possible new venue for the branch to hold a festival in late October 2022. There is also at least one Club in our area that has asked our Branch for expertise in putting on a Beer Festival.

Beer scoring is very important to the branch as it helps us decide on our GBG entries and chose our Pub of the Year. Here are details of how to do this, why it is important, and the current monthly snapshot of scores for April..

Hand Brew Co

The team behind Hand Brew Co and the Hand in Hand pub have opened a second venue in Worthing!

Formally known as The Castle Alehouse, The Toad in the Hole delivers a fresh, inviting atmosphere that mirrors their product offering - traditional with a contemporary twist. Creating a space for a varied clientele, but - much like the Hand in Hand in Brighton - focussing on the local community, who will feel welcome and comfortable in the updated venue.

Pub of the Year

Our Pub Of The Year for 2022 chosen by our members is the Selden Arms at 41 Lyndhurst Rd, Worthing, BN11 2DB. The results were very close again this year and we have given a 'Highly Commended' award to The Brooksteed Alehouse at 38 South Farm Rd, Worthing, BN14 7AE. Our congratulations go to both places. We didn't award a cider pub of the year this year

Next Year's Good Beer Guide

There are two processes here. We will ask for GBG nominations at our next Branch Social and Meeting on Saturday 19th February at 1.00pm, at the Selden Pub on Lyndhurst Road, Worthing. (Close to Waitrose). Stagecoach, Metro and Compass all have bus services connecting into Worthing at this time. For details go to https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/13221/wsussex_county_map.pdf

Ideally we ask for Members to come along and explain why they want their nomination to go forward. However, we understand some Members might be reticent at present to attend a meeting so there is space on the Pub of the Year Form to make a GBG nomination if you wish.

Once we have the Nominations we will arrange for a Member to visit and update all the information required and assess the Pub. The Branch will then have a Selection Meeting in the first half of April to agree on those Pubs to be in next year's GBG.

You can also look at our older news items.

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.