Bus to the Pub

The Sussex Bus to the Pub group (BttP) has been running for some years and enables members from all parts of Sussex to visit pubs with good beer without having to rely on a car for transport. Varying pub numbers are visited during each trip but members can choose how many they wish to include. Routes are explained so that if walking any distance is involved or crossing difficult terrain such as muddy paths, members can make informed choices.

Please be aware that due to this programme being planned months in advance that bus time tables could be changed or worse still cut completely by the time any trip actually takes place. All members on the mailing list will be notified of any changes as soon as I know about them. It is for this reason that it is in your best interest to join the mailing list; at ku.oc.eciffotsopym@xam.suRstamreeb alternatively phone Max 01243 828394.

Local Bus Time Tables can be found at:

Brighton and Hove Buses                     

Compass Bus                    

Cuckmere Buses                     

Emsworth and District Buses                     

Metro Bus                     

Seaford and District Buses                    


Sussex Buses


Thursday 1st West Dean, Cocking & Midhurst. Catch 11.13 Stagecoach 60 from Chichester bus station to Dean Then onto Greyhound*, later to Swan*.

Wednesday 7th Newdigate & Crawley. 12.15 Metrobus 21 from Crawley bus station (stop H) to Parkgate (Newdigate) for Surrey Oaks* then r/t to Crawley for Brewery Shades*

Thursday 15th Falmer. 11.45 B&H 29 from Churchill Sq for Swan*. Later back to Lewes for choice of good GBG pubs.

Wednesday 21st Littlehampton & Arundel. Meet George (W/spoons) from 11.00 then 12.47 Stagecoach 9 to Arundel for Red Lion, Kings Arms etc.


Thursday 1st Balcombe. Catch 11.40 Compass 33 from Haywards Heath Perrymount Rd for Half Moon, then 13.27 to Cuckfield for Talbot or White Harte. Later r/t to HH.

Wednesday 7th Portslade & Hove. Meet noon at Railway Inn, later to Hove for Sx Cricketer* and other pubs inc Watchmakers*

Wednesday 14th Littleworth & Mockbridge. Catch 11.00 Stagecoach 17 from Churchill Sq then short road walk to Windmill. Later back to Mockbridge for Bull.

Thursday 15th Train to London Pubs (TTLP) North East London

Friday 23rd Brighton. Social Meeting at Sussex beer festival at racecourse full details in Sussex Drinker.

Thursday 29th Stoughton, Walderton & East Ashling. Meet Chichester bus station (layby opp Foundry pub) for 10.55 Emsworth & District 54 to Walderton then 1.25m road walk for Hare & Hounds*. R/t to Walderton for Barley Mow.


Thursday 5th Plumpton & Ditchling. Catch 11.55Compass 166 from Lewes bus station for Half Moon (tell driver). Then 13.34 Compass 167 to Ditchling for Bull & White Horse*

Wednesday 11th Brighton. Catch 11.26 B&H 50 to Ditchling Rd (Rugby Rd stop) for Jolly Brewers later back to Gladsone (Lewes Rd).

Thursday 19th Walberton & Yapton. Meet Barnham Station (bus stop opp) for 10.36 Compass 66a for Holly Tree. Later catch Compass 66c to Maypole Lane for Maypole.

Thursday 26th Heathfield & Framfield. Catch 10.48 Compass 31 from HH Perrymount Rd to Uckfield then change on to Seaford & District 231 to Heathfield for Heathfield Tavern, then 13.07 back to Framfield for Hare & Hounds.


Wednesday 2nd Warninglid & Bolney. Catch 12.17Compass 89 from HH Perrymount Rd for Half Moon. Then either 1.75m road & footpath walk or 89 bus to Bolney for Bolney Stage + other pubs if time permits.

Wednesday 9th West Chiltington & Thakeham. Catch 11.05 Stagecoach 1 from Worthing South St then short road walk to Five Bells*. Later footpath & road walk to White Lion.

Friday 11th – Train to London Pubs (TTLP) The 'Far North' of London

Monday 14th Seaford. Meet noon at Steamworks micropub (tbc) then on to Plough. Option of going back to Newhaven for Jolly Boatman.

*Star denotes GBG pubs. Inglenook Hotel is a Branch POTY and Anchored is the Regional Pub of the Year.