New Members Welcome to Arun & Adur CAMRA!

To welcome to our new members we organised a coach trip for to Langham's Brewery on 24 February. As you can see from the photograph above it looks as though everyone enjoyed themselves.

Local Pub News
Sportsman, Amberley

Chris Shanahan, the longtime owner of the Sportsman, has confirmed that he has a new experienced lessee for the pub that will be re-opening on Friday 2nd March. Great news indeed !!

Black Horse, Amberley

Johnnie and Emma Kennedy are extremely excited to have started major refurbishment and look forward to transforming and reopening the pub. Emma describes the plans as follows The Black Horse will offer a traditional bar for the rural community, local residents, walkers and cyclists to enjoy local ale, lager and cider. The function hall … will become an elegant yet informal 80-seat restaurant with the original stunning fire places taking centre stage, and will be the perfect place to relax and enjoy our classic British menu. The pub will also offer a private dining room holding up to 20 people for small meetings, gatherings and celebrations. The garden room will be a new addition, which will be a cosy room with sofas and will be the ideal place for residents and customers to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner or work on their laptops while looking out over the South Downs National Park. The eleven bedrooms will be individually designed, offering exceptionally comfortable double or twin beds, quirky furniture sourced from local auction houses, plus luxury bathrooms.

2018 Worthing Beer Festival

The dates for the 2018 festival have been confirmed as the 26th and 27th of October. The venue is the Assembly Hall, the same as previous years.

There will be the usual great selection of local and national beers plus ciders and perrys. This year we have chosen St Barnabas House as our festival charity. St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults with life-limiting illnesses, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes across West Sussex.

More details will appear on our Beer Festivals page as they are finalised.

Micropub News

A new micropub, The Hornet Alehouse, is to open in Chichester hopefully on 18 April 2018. The address is The Hornet Alehouse, 23 The Hornet, Chichester, PO19 7JL. Their website is here and they are also on Facebook and Twitter.

Planning permission has been requested for a new micropub, The Dog and Duck, at 71 High Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1RZ. You can view the documents and comment on the planning application here.

Worthing Beer Festival raises over £1,000 for Guild Care's Ashdown Centre

Arun and Adur CAMRA’s Worthing Beer Festival had Guild Care as its chosen charity and raised an amazing £1,085 for its Ashdown Centre service which supports children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs.

The event, which was held on 20th and 21st October at Worthing Assembly Hall was a great success, hosting a wide selection of ale, cider and perry, food and cheeses and even had a sing-a- long with the Wurlitzer.

Peter Brereton, Chairman of Arun and Adur CAMRA said, “It has been a privilege to be associated with the Guild Care and we are delighted that we were able to raise funds to support the Ashdown Centre. Arun and Adur CAMRA are delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile local cause in providing outdoor play equipment for children with disabilities. The equipment will not only support group play but provide individual development and outdoor exercise opportunities.

The money raised will go directly to Guild Care’s Ashdown Centre to purchase outdoor toys and equipment for which the benefits of outdoor play help the young people to develop team skills, confidence building and a sense of belonging and purpose.

To find out more about the Ashdown Centre, visit: www.guildcare.org

Anchored In Worthing

Congratulations to Anchored in Worthing. The first Micro-Pub in Sussex, has just added CAMRA Sussex and Surrey pub of the year to their award for Arun And Adur Branch pub of the year. Well done Nigel and Debbie. They now go into the final sixteen for National pub of the year.

Jerry Marchant 11.7.48 - 02.02.16
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jerry Marchant. Jerry died in his sleep after losing his battle against cancer. An active member of CAMRA for many years, this “really good man” will be greatly missed.