Yapton Beerex 2017

The 2017 Yapton Beerex will take place from Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14, 2017, 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 over 60 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 the Yapton 2017 programme — this is the final version that is the same as you’ll receive at the festival.

Opening hours are:

  • Friday: 6pm to 11pm (admission £5)
  • Saturday: 11am to 9pm (admission £6 all day, £3 after 5pm)
  • Sunday: 12pm to 3pm (free admission, £1 charge for glass if you don’t have one. Usually 25 or more beers still on.)

There will be no music this year.

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

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, 19 Canal Road, Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0HD. (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 and the Brooksteed Ale House in Worthing, the Chichester Inn in Chichester, the Inglenook in Pagham, the New Inn in Littlehampton, the Wilkes Head in Eastergate, and the Maypole Inn in Yapton.

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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