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 2019 are Friday 25th October and Saturday 26th October. You can view a slideshow of some photographs taken at the 2018 festival here
Beer scoring is very important to the branch as it helps us decide on our GBG entries and chose our Pub of the Year.
Details of how to do this and a link to the current monthly snapshot of scores (for May) can be found here here.
Branch Pub of the Year 2019
Our Pub of the Year for 2019 is The Green Man Ale & Cider House, Tarring. The results were very close, and so we have given a Highly Commended award to The Steam Packet, Littlehampton. The Green Man was also chosen as our Cider Pub of the year.
Here's a photograph of Les and Colin our Pubs Officer with the certificates
The presentation to The Steam Packet was made on Saturday 9th March with branch and Western Sussex members in attendance.
Here's a photograph of the owners and Colin our Pubs Officer presenting the certificates
We've also made the draw for the prizes for those surveying the pubs and the winners have been notified.
Pub and Brewery News
The New Amsterdam (formerly The Swan) is now open after refurbishment.
Delays in the planning application for the Beechwood Hall may mean that reopening will be delayed, possibly until next year.
The Fox and Finch in the Tarring/Salvington area of Worthing at 8-10 Littlehampton Road has been granted their Change of Use application and the building work will start soon, hopefully opening in summer 2019.
A map of the Sussex micropubs can be found here.
A map of the Sussex breweries 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.