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Our branch visits pubs (and beer festivals) often. There's lots of choice as we cover such a large area, 313 pubs at the last count! However, we are trying (as part of the National Campaign) to draw attention to Quality - the Quality of the Pubs, and the Quality of the Beer! Why not support your local Branch by joining us at our regular weekly Social Events.

Exclamation MarkBrewery Trip

We have arranged a visit to DARK STAR BREWING on Saturday 8th July 2017. The brewery is situated on Star Rd, Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8RA.

The shop at the Dark Star Brewing company

We intend to travel on the 9:06 from London Victoria to Horsham, arriving at 9:55. It’s about a 10 minute walk to Carfax where we will get the 10:24 bus, number 17 from bus stop H. This should get us to Partridge Green at 11:04 and then a half mile walk to the brewery.

The return fare will cost you £7.80, unless you have a bus pass.

Allowing a couple of hours for the trip, this takes us to around 13:30, we plan to walk back to the village and spend an hour or so in the Partridge pub which is the Dark Star Brewery Tap and does food up to 14:30.

The buses back to Horsham are 17 and 47 past the hour, if we get the 14:47 we will be back to at 15:15 and there are 3 GBG pubs which may well be worth a look in:

The Lynd Cross - which is a Wetherspoon
The Malt Shovel - which is the local branch POTY
Piries Bar - a 15th Century pub

Exclamation MarkAll aboard for the beer and buses weekend

This year’s annual Branch weekend trip is to the Isle of Wight from the 12th – 16th October 2017. We are combining our weekend away with the 4th Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend, which takes place on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October.

A vintage double decker bus parked up outside a pub on the Isle of Wight

Our Accommodation has already been organised for those who are going, at the Wight Hill Hotel in Sandown. Travel arrangements are yet to be agreed, but will need to be finalised about 3 months before departure.