Welcome to the CAMRA South East Sussex Branch Website

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Meet at 19:30 unless otherwise shown. For two pub socials (including a presentation or scoring) meet at 19:30, second pub 21:00. For three pub socials meet at 19:30, second pub 20:10, third at 21:00. Beer Festival session times published separately.

Saturday 29 February - Cider PoTY Tour -      Start 11.30 George Hotel Hailsham, then to Rye, Hastings & St. Leonards.

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 2019

Congratulations to Louisa of the The Tower, St Leonards Branch Pub of the Year and also to Annabelle and Adrian of the Hurst Arms, Eastbourne, runner up

Club of the Year 2019

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

Cider/Perry Pub of the Year 2019

Congratulations to George Hotel , Hailsham. Cider/Perry pub of the year and to David of Waterworks Micropub, Rye, runner up

Latest News

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

See informative Brickmakers Article about its opening days.

Branch Pub and Brewery Presentations 2019. See Branch Reports for write up and photos.

Now available Good Beer Guide 2020

Out now Sussex Drinker Spring 2020

Bus to the Pub Follow the link for the 2019 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.

Beer & Cider Staffing form 2020