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Ticket Outlets

The 29th Festival will be held on Fri 22nd - Sat 23rd March 2019 once again at Brighton Racecourse.

Here's a little more detail about our pub (and specialist beer shop) ticket outlets across Sussex, sorted by CAMRA branch region. Each outlet is a destination in its own right, so why not stop for a pint, a bite to eat or (if in Horsham) some beers to take home?

Descriptions and information, unless otherwise credited, has been sourced and adapted from the invaluable CAMRA Good Beer Guide (available here); if you'd like to add more detail, please contact us.

Arun & Adur CAMRA

Selden Arms, Worthing

Address: 41 Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DB (near Worthing Hospital & Aquarena).
Open: Mon-Fri 11am-11pm (11.30 on Fri); 12pm-11pm Sat; 12pm-10.30pm Sun.
Beers: Dark Star Hophead plus 5 ever-changing guests (usually including at least one mild, porter or stout)
Transport: Stagecoach Coastliner 700 (at Aquarena) and local buses from all areas stop at the Town Hall or Hospital (9 & Pulse plus Compass 16 & 106). Less than 1 mile from Worthing station.

A frequent winner of CAMRA Local Pub of the Year, this one-bar free house provides a continuously changing range of interesting ales on the five guest handpumps. The enthusiastic owners always stock a dark beer plus a selection of bottled Belgian beers. A January beer festival, generous pub lunches, occasional acoustic music and quiet TV sport are other attractions. Situated between the town centre, Aquarena and the hospital, several buses run close by. No lunches on Sunday. Local outlet for the CAMRA London Drinker magazine

Thanks to Stuart Elms of Arun & Adur CAMRA for the above details.

Brighton & South Downs CAMRA

Brewers Arms, Lewes

Address: 91 High St, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XN
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 12pm-10.30pm.
Web information:
Tel: (01273) 475524
Beers: Harvey's Sussex Best plus guests
Transport: Just steps from the Castle, in the heart of Lewes.

The Brewers Arms is an authentic pub, steeped in tradition.The pub consists of two contrasting environments. Those seeking a cosy, quiet atmosphere will feel at home in the front bar – a comfortable area with no piped music. The walls are adorned with historic photographs of Lewes, as well as the original building plans for the pub, and a list of licensees from 1744.

The back bar features a selection of recreational entertainments, including pool, darts, a jukebox, the old Sussex game of Toad in the Hole.

Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea

Address: 368 Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6RE
Open: Sun-Thurs 12pm-11pm; Fri & Sat 12pm-1am
Web information:
Tel: (01273) 441297
Beers: Dark Star Hophead, Dark Star seasonal and lots of interesting guests
Transport: walking distance from Shoreham-by-Sea station and by a bus stop.

Ex-Dark Star pub on eastern edge of Shoreham. Regular live music at weekends.

Evening Star, Brighton

Address: 55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3P
Open: 12pm-11pm (midnight on Fri & Sat)
Tel: (01273) 328931
Dark Star Hophead and seasonals, guest beers.
Transport: right outside Brighton station.

Popular multi-award winning Dark Star Brewery pub close to Brighton Station. Original site of the Dark Star Brewery (now at Partridge Green). Spartan furnishings and a veritable treasure trove of draught and bottled beers. Occasional live music and beer festivals. Can get busy, but well worth a lengthy visit!

Gardeners' Arms, Lewes

Address: 46 Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AN
Open: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12pm-10.30pm.
Tel: (01273) 474808
Beers: Harveys Sussex Best Bitter plus guests.
Transport: Lewes station.

Compact two-bar free house in the Cliffe area of Lewes (close to the Harveys brewery) offering Harveys flagship beer and an array of ever-changing guests from small independent and micro breweries, as well as at least one real cider. Traditional locally-produced pub grub such as sausage rolls, pasties and pies are also on offer.

North Sussex CAMRA

The Beer Essentials, Horsham

Address: 30a East Street, Horsham RH12 1HL
Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-7pm; Sun closed.
Tel: (01403) 218890
Beers: varies (draught beer available to take away)
Transport: Horsham train station and local bus routes

Long-established specialist beer outlet in Horsham town centre, offering a variety of ales (many locally-sourced) straight from the cask to take away and enjoy at home, as well as a wide range of bottled beers (both UK and foreign). Also organises a very popular beer festival in Horsham each year.

Brewery Shades, Crawley
Address: 85 High St, Crawley RH10 1BA
Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-12.30am; Fri & Sat 10am-1.30am; Sun 11am-12.30am
Tel: (01293) 514255
Beers: 4 house ales and 6 guest ales, plus a range of traditional ciders.
Transport: A short walk from Crawley railway station.

Historic town-centre pub with food served at lunchtimes and in the evening, and even its own ghost upstairs.

South-East Sussex CAMRA

Eagle, Eastbourne
Address: 57 South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4UT
Open: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11am-1am; Sun 11am-11pm.
Tel: (01323) 417799
Beers: Harveys Best plus 2 local and 2 national ales
Transport: A short walk from Eastbourne railway station

Corner pub in the Little Chelsea area of town with an unusual stained-glass window behind the bar. Pool table, dartboard and TV for sports, with food served at lunch and in the evening.

Tower, St Leonards
Address: 251 London Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6NB
Open: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11am-12am; Sun 11am-11pm.
Tel: (01424) 721773
Beers: Dark Star APA and Hophead plus 4 changing beers
Transport: Half a mile from St Leonards Warrior Square railway station

Describing itself as a 'proper boozer' with a friendly welcome, a wood burning stove and a convivial atmosphere. Frequent winner of branch pub of the year.

Western Sussex CAMRA
No current outlets - see Ticket Sales page for more information of how to purchase tickets (including postal sales)



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