Archive for June, 2013

Social: Blue Bell, Cocking / Dean, West Dean

Jul 30, 2013
20:4523:30

Social, starting at the Blue Bell, Cocking, at 8:45. Then on to the Dean, West Dean.

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Social: Murrell Arms, Barnham / Wilkes Head, Eastergate

Jul 23, 2013
20:4523:30

Social, starting at the Murrell Arms, Barnham, at 8:45. Then on to the Wilkes Head, Eastergate.

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Social: Anglesey, Halnaker / George, Eartham

Jul 16, 2013
20:4523:30

Social, starting at the Anglesey Arms, Halnaker, at 8:45. Then on to the George, Eartham.

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Formal: Bull, Chichester

Jul 9, 2013
20:4523:30

Formal meeting at the Bull, Chichester, at 8:45.

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Social: Rising Sun + Black Fox, Milland

Jul 2, 2013
20:4523:30

Social, starting at the Rising Sun, Milland, at 8:45. Then on to the Black Fox.

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Yapton Beer of the Festival

The voting slips have been tallied: the winner of the 2013 Yapton Beer of the Festival is Redemption Trinity. In second place was Moncada Notting Hill Porter, with Brodies Kiwi (last year’s winner) finishing third.

The LocAle of the Festival award goes to **Harveys Sussex Wild Hop*, with Dark Star APA and Summer Meltdown sharing the honours for second place, and Dark Star Victorian Ruby Mild in fourth.

The win for Sussex Wild Hop is particularly impressive, as this was the beer’s first public outing! It was also first to sell out, so apologies to those of you who didn’t get to try any — it will be available at the South Downs Beer Festival in Lewes next weekend, but tickets seem to be almost sold out. Wild Hop should be available in Harveys pubs in July.

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The Wilkes Head does it again

The Wilkes Head, Eastergate, has once again beaten the competition to be named Sussex Pub of the Year — a clear winner, with all four branches that voted placing it first.

It goes on to face the Surrey Pub of the Year, the Surrey Oaks, Newdigate, in the regional championship.

Congratulations (again!) to Trevor, Nina, and their staff.

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Upcoming beer festivals

We’ve had notice of several beer festivals coming up in the near future:

The Chichester Inn has a beer festival on now — all beers £3.50/pint, and six beers on the stillage plus a changing range on the existing bar handpumps.

The Three Moles at Selham has a festival running from June 21–23 with ten beers, including Arapaho, Langham’s new American Pale Ale. The Stagecoach service 1 between Worthing and Midhurst stops at the Halfway Bridge, from where the pub is a 25 minute walk to the south. Alternatively, the Compass 99 should be bookable (01903 264776) to run direct to the pub on Friday night from West Street, Chichester, returning at 22:25.

Finally, the branch pub of the year, the Wilkes Head, Eastergate, is having a beer festival from July 5–7. No further details as yet, but expect about 15 beers on the stillage plus a changing range on the bar.

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