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 Festival 2018

We ask the people who come to the Worthing beer festival to nominate their favourite beer and cider. We are pleased to announce that the beer of the festival was Tiramisu Stout produced by Sussex Small Batch and the cider of the festival was Rhubarb Rendezvous produced by South Downs Cider. Here's a photo of Jim Brown with his certificate for Beer of the Festival presented at the South Farm Road Christmas Market and Winter Food Fest.

People leaving the festival can donate their unused beer tokens to the festival charity. This year these amounted to £658 - which will be going to St Barnabas House. Our great thanks go to all who donated their tokens.

Micropub News

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

Beer No Evil - a craft beer shop and taproom at 82 Brighton Road is now open from 2pm to 9pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sunday.

The Old Bike Store at 65 Brighton Road is now open. Hours are 2pm to 10.30pm Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 11pm Saturday and 12pm to 6pm Sunday.

The Foghorn a new micropub in Portslade, will be opening soon (no date as yet, but hopefully in 2018) at 55 Boundary Road, Hove, BN3 4EF.

Well out of our branch area but a new micropub, Twelve Hundred Postcards, has opened in 80 Queens Road, Hastings.

A planning application has been raised for another new micropub in Worthing. This time on 114 Montague Street, the former Morans Butcher shop.

Country Pub News

Black Horse, Amberley will reopen on 2nd December after major refurbishment and several years of closure. Bar manager Johnny Robinson is keen to welcome drinkers with initially three cask ales - Langham Hip Hop will be the house beer branded as Amberley Bitter, also one or two beers from Arundel, possibly Black Stallion or Castle and Young’s Bitter

White Horse, Sutton will reopen on 1st. December again after extensive refurbishment throughout and several years of closure. The pub is locally owned and will welcome drinkers, locals and walkers alike as well as diners and as well having ensuite rooms. Bar Manager Billy Lewis-Bowker was previously at the well known Fisherman’s Joy, Siddlesham

Along and beyond the A24

Red Lion, Ashington has as a guest Purity Goose. Selsey Arms, Coolham has dispensed with Doom Bar and now has Purity Goose, Harvey’s Best and one from Longman all sourced in Pins. White Hart, Stopham: it might appear that their third hand pump has been used during the summer for cider but at present they are having a guest beer from Langham. Rising Sun, Nutbourne on a recent visit only had on Fullers London Pride and Goldmark Liquid Gold. White Horse, Mare Hill, Pulborough is a Fullers house that has rarely seen any of their interesting seasonal beers, so we were pleasantly surprised to find Red Fox rather than Dark Star Hophead that is now widely available in the brewers pubs. Queens Head, West Chiltington currently has on alongside Harvey’s Best, guests Skinners Betty Stogs and one from Robinson’s. White Lion Thakeham a dark beer, recently Daleside Winters Stay, can generally be found with.

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.