Crawley Beer Festival: May 30 – June 1

May 30, 2014Jun 1, 2014

The Crawley Beer & Cider Festival will be at Three Bridges Football Club from Fri May 30 to Sat June 1. This is three weeks later than last year and is the weekend after the bank holiday so hopefully the weather will be drier and warmer. Thanks to those who braved that freezing cold Friday evening last year!

Crawley Beer & Cider Festival

The opening times will be: Fri May 30 17:00 – 22:30 (open to all this year) Sat May 31 11:00 – 17:00 and 17:00 – 22:30 (all one session this year, but split into two staff shifts) Sun June 1 11:00 – 15:00

The festival would be glad to welcome any help and assistance whether it be setting up, serving at the bar or front desk or taking down, either from yourselves or friends, and would welcome any suggestions as to how we can improve on last year, especially with regard to staffing.

The aim is to have tokens instead of cash and there may be some entertainment this year, such as morris dancers and/or a guitarist. Most beers will be from local micro breweries and ciders sourced from Middle Farm and will be available free to workers (so long as they can stand up!) The organisers will also look to improve the food (for both staff and drinkers) and may even introduce a BBQ for our hard working helpers.

Please let Nigel know on 07791 872289 if you may be able to kindly help again this year or know of anyone who might like to help. If not, hopefully they’ll see you on the other side of the bar!

Ticket prices: Friday & Saturday advance tickets £3; Sunday Advance £2. Tickets available from Swan, Crawley; Selden Arms, Worthing; Jolly Tanners, Staplefield; Beer Essentials, Horsham. Limited tickets on the gate £3.50 Fri & Sat; £2 Sunday.

40 Ales + 10 Ciders & Perries both local ales and further afield. All stuff under 6% abv @ £3 a pint.

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Beer Festival: Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea

May 1, 2014May 5, 2014

The Duke of Wellington in Shoreham-by-Sea is holding a beer festival from May 1 – 5. We don’t have any details on what beers will be available yet (but expect some Burning Sky!)

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Sorry for the downtime

Apologies for the site being broken the last few days — the hosting company performed an upgrade which caused it to break. We’ll see if we can get advance notice of upgrades in the future in order to avoid this sort of thing happening again.

(The fix was as simple as adding an ‘&’ in the right place :)

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Three Moles Beer Festival

Jun 20, 2014Jun 22, 2014

The Three Moles, Selham, is having its annual beer festival from Friday Jun 20 to Sunday June 22, starting at 4pm on the Friday and 12pm on the other days.

There’ll be music and food, but we’ve no other details at the moment.

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Social: Partridge, Singleton / Star & Garter, East Dean

Apr 29, 2014

Social, starting at the Partridge, Singleton, at 8:45. Then on to the Star & Garter, East Dean, probably finishing at the Dean, West Dean.

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Social: Victoria, West Marden / Coach & Horses, Compton

Apr 22, 2014

Social, starting at the Victoria, West Marden, at 8:45. Then on to the Coach & Horses, Compton.

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Social: Alex + Hatters, Bognor

Apr 15, 2014

Social, starting at the Alex, Bognor Regis, at 8:45. Then on to the Hatters.

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Formal: Maypole, Yapton

Apr 8, 2014

Formal meeting at the Maypole, Yapton, at 8:45.

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Social: Belle Isle + Dolphin & Anchor, Chichester

Apr 1, 2014

Social, starting at the Belle Isle, Chichester, at 8:45. Then on to the Dolphin & Anchor, probably finishing at the Chichester.

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Pub of the Year 2014: the Wilkes Head, Eastergate

Apr 5, 2014

The Wilkes Head, Eastergate, has won the Branch Pub of the Year award for the third year running. Congratulations — again! — to Trevor, Sonia, and the staff.

The LocAle-accredited, two-bar Wilkes Head sells Adnams Bitter as its regular beer, with up to three guests. Food is available in a separate dining area, and there’s a large beer garden.

The award presentation will be at 2:30pm on Saturday, April 5. All are welcome!

Stagecoach bus route 66 stops at the end of Church Road (get off near the petrol station/Elmtree Stores) or it’s about a 20 minute walk from Barnham station: turn left out of the station, then turn left into Church Road.

Map to the Wilkes Head
The Wilkes Head
The Wilkes Head
Western Sussex CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012
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