Yapton Beerex 2014

The 2014 Yapton Beerex — our 25th! — will take place from Friday, May 16 to Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Yapton Village Hall: this is situated on the B2233, 1.6 miles south east of Barnham railway station where all trains stop. The nearest bus stop is for the Stagecoach 700 service, 200 yards across the green at Sparks Corner. (See the map at the bottom of the page for better directions.)

We plan to have 65 beers from small, independent breweries (including plenty of specially selected golden, hoppy beers that so many people love — as well as beers from the north of England, we will be featuring new Sussex breweries as well this year). There will also be a range of bottled beers, both British and imported, and a lot more ciders/perries.

NEW! You can now download a preview of the Yapton 2014 programme — this is the final version that is the same as you’ll receive at the festival.

Opening hours are:

  • Friday: 6pm to 11pm
  • Saturday: 11am to 5pm, 7pm to 11pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 3pm

As in 2013, the hours have changed on Saturday from our traditional times: the lunchtime session now runs until 5pm, giving you an extra hour and a half to enjoy the beers, ciders and perries. The bus times will be changed to fit in with this — look for posters on the day.

The Saturday evening session now starts later, at 7pm, and will feature music from the Selham Ramblers. To make up for the reduced session length, admission to this session is now £4 (Sunday remains free; other sessions are still £5).

The usual refreshments of filled rolls, burgers and hot dogs will be available.

There are no advance tickets for Sundays — just turn up: entry will be free and there should be at least 25 beers still on. Tickets will be available on the door for all sessions, but the Saturday lunchtime session is usually sold out, so we advise the advance purchase of tickets for this session. However, in the event of fine weather on this session, many customers sit on the grass outside, and we can admit more people at the door.

To book, please send an SAE and a cheque payable to Western Sussex CAMRA to Western Sussex CAMRA, 22 Kingsmead Road, Middleton on Sea, PO22 6NG. (No personal callers, please.) Don’t forget to say which sessions you want tickets for!

You can also buy tickets over the bar at the Selden Arms in Worthing, the Bull in Chichester, and the Maypole Inn in Yapton.

The Yapton 2014 poster is available for download if you want to put your own copies up.

Finally, for those who don’t know how to get there, here’s a map. A vintage bus service runs from Barnham to the village hall during the Saturday lunchtime session; the bus will depart from outside the Murrell Arms (turn right out of the station and walk under the railway bridge on the right — approximately 300 yards). If we consider the weather suitable, the bus will be an open-topper.

Please note: there will be a small charge in both directions for a seat on the vintage bus (accompanied children free). Seats are allocated strictly on a first-come-first-served basis, and possession of a beerex admission ticket does not guarantee you a seat on any bus.

Approximate departure times from Barnham station are: 10:25, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55, 12:25, 12:55. The return timetable will be on display at the festival.

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