Beer drinking and beer festivals in Sussex
The Jolly Tanners Beer FestivalHeld at the Jolly Tanners Pub in Staplefield, south of Crawley, in May. Music and food available.
Sussex Beer & Cider Festival
Sussex's big beer bashA fine annual Beer Festival held in March and generally scheduled for Hove Town Hall.
The Sussex Beer and Cider Festival adopts a charity each year and has a strong emphasis on Sussex beers - and quite rightly too.
A very enjoyable indoor beer festival.
Chichester Real Ale & Jazz FestivalPromoted by Chichester Hockey Club and with around 30 real ales and great music.
Petersfield Real Ale & Music FestivalBeer festival jointly promoted by the Rugby Club, the Round Table and the Ladies Circle and taking place in early July.
Ropetackle Beer FestivalBeer festival at the Ropetackle in Shoreham, with live music and around 25 or so ales to sup. Generally takes place in the winter time.
Sussex branches of CAMRA
Arun & Adur CAMRAArun & Adur CAMRA describe their site as "a 'one-stop-shop' for information and news about pubs, real ale and branch events" and that seems fair enough
Brighton CAMRAFine site full of beer information. Includes details of many event including the Summer Beer Trail.
Also allows you to download pdfs of the well known Sussex Drinker magazine.
Western Sussex CamraCovers an area of West Sussex taking in Chichester, Bognor Regis and Midhurst.
Runs the brilliant Yapton Beerex each year.
Other West Sussex beer sites we like
Horsham Pub GuideUseful and clear guide to country pubs near Horsham
- Arundel Guide
- Bognor Guide
- Burgess Hill Guide
- Chichester Guide
- Crawley Guide
- East Grinstead Guide
- Haywards Heath Guide
- Horsham Guide
- Littlehampton Guide
- Midhurst Guide
- Petworth Guide
- Shoreham-by-Sea Guide
- Steyning Guide
- Worthing Guide