Welcome to the CAMRA South East Sussex Branch Website

Next Event:

All start 8pm unless stated otherwise.

Tuesday 11 April - Social - George Hotel, Hailsham; King's Head, Hailsham

See Branch Diary for all events



Our branch covers a large area of Sussex, from the Seven Sisters to Camber along the coast and up the Kent border to the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells to the north.

As the local CAMRA branch, we actively promote good real ale in local pubs. We campaign to save pubs and breweries from closure. Please see the national web site, http://www.camra.org.uk/ for full details of what CAMRA is about.

The Branch selects pubs and clubs to be listed in the national CAMRA Good Beer Guide, published annually. We collate data for the national Whatpub website, available to members and non-members alike for full information about pubs. Members also rate beer in pubs and clubs through WhatPub; we would invite all members to participate in this, by following this Whatpub link. In parallel with this, we make a number of awards to local Pubs and Clubs of the Year.

A highlight of our activities is the annual beer festival in Eastbourne, run in conjunction with the Events Team of Eastbourne Borough Council. This is a three day event held in early October, now in its twelfth year. The CAMRA branch takes responsibility for selecting, presenting and serving the beer. Beer of the Festival awards are made to local and far away breweries. See website: Eastbourne Beer Festival

We meet regularly in local pubs and welcome all members. For full details of Branch Activities, please follow the Branch Diary link.


Pub of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Louisa of the The Tower, St. Leonards , 2016 Branch Pub of the Year!!

Club of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Karen and Peter of the Albatross Club RAFA, Bexhill, 2016 Branch Club of the Year and additionally 2016 National Camra Club of the Year. A brilliant and most deserved achievement, beating more than 28,000 other clubs. See Camra Club of the Year Award Presentation 2016 for the presentation details and photos.

Latest News



Camra AGM and Members Weekend 2017 Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April. Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth. Register now to book your place for an enjoyable few days away. Get involved in the AGM discussions, visit local pubs and breweries and mix with members from all parts of the country. See article from Colin Valentine


Kent and East Sussex Railway Evening Real Ale Trains. Saturday 15 and 29 April; Friday 14 July and 4 August; Saturday 9 September. See Real Ale Train poster.



Eastbourne Beer Festival 2016 report

Visit to Three Legs Brewery 27 August 2016.      See Branch Reports for reports and photos.


Now available Good Beer Guide 2017


Out now Sussex Drinker Spring 2017


Bus to the Pub Follow the link for the 2016 programme of activities, avoid using the car and join a group of like minded members for enjoyable outings.


North East Sussex Sub-branch Twitter Follow their activities, local pubs and beer info here.


Albatross Club RAFA, Bexhill Bexhill and Sidley Working Men's Club welcome all Camra members. Just sign in and pay £1.


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  • Thursday, 14:11 : CAMRA members helped secure a win in the Lords ahead of a crucial vote on pubs. Contact your MP ahead of the vote: camra.org.uk/pubs-matter1