South East Sussex

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the CAMRA South East Sussex Branch Website

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Due to the advice from government, it is with great regret that we must cancel all CAMRA planned gatherings. The situation will be reviewed as circumstances permit

July Pub and Club Openings

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. The northern area, north of a line from Uckfield to Burwash, is covered by the North East Sussex sub-branch.

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 CAMRA national web site, 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.

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Pub of the Year 2020

Congratulations to David of the Waterworks Micropub Rye Branch Pub of the Year and also to Louisa of the The Tower, St. Leonards, runner up

Club of the Year 2020

Congratulations to Karen and Peter of the Albatross Club RAFA, Bexhill, Branch Club of the Year.

Cider/Perry Pub of the Year 2020

Congratulations to Jolly Fisherman, Hastings. Cider/Perry pub of the year and to George Hotel , Hailsham, runner up

Latest News

CAMRA Launches Pulling Together Campaign

Pubs, breweries and brewery bars are fighting for their very survival against the Coronavirus. Many are finding different and innovative ways to help their businesses weather the crisis -whether this is by launching hot food deliveries, encouraging locals to buy ‘gift cards’ for the summer or crowdfunding. There are plenty of ways that you can help support your favourite local business during this time of crisis, whilst adhering to the Government advice on social distancing measures. To find more pubs offering takeaway or delivery services, please visit CAMRA also has a list of breweries offering these services, which is available both on and Join the online community! Nothing can replace the local pub, but at CAMRA we are striving to bring people together to combat loneliness and isolation imposed by these times. Why join the online community? You can find us on Facebook at

Our Branch was Website Finalist 2019. We are very pleased with this significant accolade

Branch Pub and Brewery Presentations 2020. See Branch Reports for write up and photos.

Now available Good Beer Guide 2021

Out now Sussex Drinker Winter 2020 - due to Coronavirus, published solely as an on line edition.

Bus to the Pub Follow the link for the 2020 programme of activities, avoid using the car and join a group of like minded members for enjoyable outings.

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