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White Swan, Bosham reopens Friday

The White Swan in Bosham, which has been closed since being flooded by the heavy rain earlier this year, will reopen this Friday (September 21) at 5:30. The restaurant will be up and running from noon on Saturday (September 22).

Welcome back!

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Beer Festival at the Wilkes Head, Eastergate

The Wilkes Head, Eastergate (Sussex Pub of the Year, don’t forget!) will be having a beer festival from October 4–6.

No more information available yet, but the Wilkes Head website should have more details, including a beer list nearer the time.

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Wilkes Head is Sussex Pub of the Year

After the Wilkes Head in Eastergate won Western Sussex Pub of the Year, it went forward to the all-Sussex stage of the competition. Against strong competition (the Sportsman in Amberley, the Swan in Crawley, the Brewers Arms in Lewes, and the Robin Hood in Icklesham) it was voted a clear winner.

The Wilkes is now up against the Surrey Oaks in Newdigate for the Surrey/Sussex title.

Congratulations to Trevor and his staff!

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Beer Festival at the Eastgate, Chichester

The Eastgate in Chichester is having a beer festival from Thursday, July 12 (that’s today!) to Sunday, July 15. All beers will be £3 a pint (not sure if this includes the regular ones on the bar as well, though).

There will be a rock/blues band on Friday night, and a jazz band on Saturday night. There’s also a barbecue every night between 6 and 9pm — hopefully the weather won’t disrupt that!

The beer list includes beers from Oakham, Harviestoun, Blue Monkey, Kelham Island, Dark Star, Ballards and Thornbridge (Jaipur, no less…)

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White Swan closed by floods

The White Swan in Bosham was badly affected by the recent rains, being flooded to a depth of 18 inches in places. As a result, the pub is likely to be closed for six to eight weeks.

There are pictures of the flood and its aftermath on the White Swan’s website.

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Pub of the Year: the Wilkes Head, Eastergate

Mar 24, 2012
13:0014:00

We’re delighted to announce that the Wilkes Head, Eastergate, has been voted Pub of the Year for 2012 by an overwhelming majority.

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.

We’ll be presenting the award on March 24 at 1pm, so why not join us then? 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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New LocAle pubs

The following pubs have been added to the branch’s LocAle scheme.

Anglesey Arms, Halnaker
Chichester Inn, Chichester
Seal, Selsey
Swan, Midhurst
Wilkes Head, Eastergate
Duke of Cumberland Arms, Henley
Stag’s Head, Westbourne
Black Fox, Milland
Four Chesnuts, Chichester
White Swan, Bosham
Gribble Inn, Oving (very definitely LocAle, since all the beers are brewed on site!)

We’ll be adding more pubs to the scheme in the future.

Please note that the Bell, Chichester, was listed in an earlier revision of this article. This was an error: the pub has not asked to be a member of LocAle, though they do frequently have a local beer available.

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Four Chesnuts Beer Festival

Feb 24, 2012Feb 26, 2012

The Four Chesnuts in Chichester will be having a beer festival from Feb 24–26.

Unfortunately I don’t have any more details at the moment; I’ll update this article when I get them.

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LocAle scheme launched in Western Sussex

We’re delighted to announce the launch of CAMRA’s LocAle scheme in Western Sussex. Currently we have five pubs signed up, but will be rolling the scheme out across the branch area over 2012. (Sadly, we weren’t able to get LocAle surveying classified as an Olympic event…)

Pubs that commit to keeping at least one local real ale available — where “local” is defined as “within a 25 mile radius of the branch boundary” — will receive posters and other material, and will be listed on the Western Sussex CAMRA LocAle page.

If you’re looking to reduce your “beer miles”, why not look for the LocAle symbol on the handpump?

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Beer Festival at the Globe Inn, Chichester

The Globe Inn, Chichester (just outside the station) is having another beer festival, running from Thursday December 1 to Sunday December 4. We currently don’t know which ales are going to be on — based on experience with Yapton, any list this far out would end up changing anyway — but hopefully we’ll have more details nearer the time.

They’re also having a fifth hand pump installed to add to their current range of Brakspear, Hobgoblin, Doom Bar and Pedigree.

Congratulations to the Globe on the recent success in the Great British Pub Awards, too: it’s now officially Britain’s best sports pub!

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