Yapton Beerex 2018

The 2018 Yapton Beerex will take place from Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Yapton Village Hall: this is situated on the B2233, 1.6 miles south east of Barnham railway station where all trains stop. There is a footway all the way. A map and other transport options are below.

We again plan to have over 60 beers from small, independent breweries (including plenty of specially selected golden, hoppy beers that so many people love). At the time of posting, the anticipated beer range is still being worked on, but we aim to post the programme here as soon as it is available. There will also be a range of bottled beers, both British and imported, plus a good choice of ciders/perries.

NEW! You can now download the Yapton 2018 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 will still be 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, the Maypole Inn in Yapton, and the Crab Pot in Selsey.

The nearest bus stop is for the Stagecoach 700 service is 200 yards across the green at Sparks Corner. This service runs between Littlehampton and Chichester. (See the map at the bottom of the page for better directions.) The 700 service runs between Brighton and Portsmouth, but you have to change buses at Littlehampton and sometimes at Chichester. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the last (hourly) 700 bus from Sparks Corner to Bognor and Chichester departs at 22:43 and at 22:10 for Littlehampton.

During the Saturday lunchtime/afternoon session, a vintage bus service will run from Barnham to the village; the bus will depart from outside the Murrell Arms (not from Barnham Station as indicated on our posters and advertisements). 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 is no fare for the journey, but in both directions there will be an opportunity to donate towards the cost of this vintage bus. A suggested donation of £1/head for each direction should almost cover this. 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 the bus. There is no standing permitted on the 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.