West sussex camra

The picture shows proprietors Garry and Ros receiving their award.During this period there are memories of when the National CAMRA Members’ Weekend was held in Eastbourne in 2009.The pub is a 15th century gem situated in The Mint, in the heart of Rye's citadel, apart from local microbrewery ales it offers high quality meals and comfortable accommodation in five B&B rooms.Also in July a branch visit to the Victoria Hotel, Eastbourne, was made to mark the achievement of ten consecutive years in the Good Beer Guide when it made its appearance in the 2017 edition.The picture shows Widdi, holding the certificate, and his colleagues, holding beer glasses, behind the temporary bar at the open day at the brewery.In June a number of branch members made a long awaited trip to Burgess Hill to meet up with the brewers of the Kiln Brewery in a bar, named Quench, a venue which regularly sells its beer and which ensured was stocking Bricks and Porter among others beers.Such was the popularity of the pub and its Harvey’s ales amongst the visiting members from around the country that the pub ran out of beer and emergency supplies had to be obtained from Harvey’s.

Brewer Widdi commented that this was a real honour, as there are so many good beers in Sussex.

Leonards won the award, ensuring that the title stayed in the Hastings & St. Landlady Louisa, pictured listening carefully to praise, stepped back behind her bar from maternity leave to accept the award, telling the enthusiastic assembled regulars and CAMRA members how pleased she was with three years, echoed loudly by the regulars.

Rapidly gaining a reputation for high quality local beer, the Standard Inn in Rye was visited by members in July for the presentation of the Loc Ale Pub of the Year in July.

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.

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