Monday, 17 November 2014

Big Mike's Real Ale Charity Christmas Competition

Michael Taylor, the man behind Big Mike's Real Ale, is running a Charity Christmas Competition.

Details are as below. Enter, donate and have fun!


All of these wonderful brewers and ale related businesses have already donated prizes for the Charity Christmas Competition so don't delay, enter now for your chance to win some great goodies inclu...ding cases of ale, clothing, brewery tour tickets and much more.

To enter just go to and make a donation. Everyone who makes a donation, no matter how small, has the same chance of winning some great prizes. Winners will be drawn on Saturday 13th December.

If you would like to donate a prize please email me at

Together we can help the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) make children's lives better.



Big Mike's Real Ale's photo.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Lewes Con Club Beer Festival 2014

Doors open 12noon Friday 28th November.

Friday evening AC/DC tribute band 8pm - 11.30pm (£5)

As the South of England’s leading tribute to rock gods AC/DC since 1995, Bad Boy Boogie respectfully cover tracks from both eras - the late great Bon Scott and current legend Brian Johnson

Saturday Doors open 12noon. 3.00pm meet the brewer session in the bar featuring Matt from Hastings Brewery and Mark from Goldmark.
Saturday evening Kast Off Kinks 8pm - 11.30pm (£15)

A welcome return by The Kast off Kinks who were put together in 1994 by Mick Avory, the original drummer of The Kinks, and feature long term members of the legendary band. Having played on a regular basis at Kinks Fan Club Meetings and Charity Events, they decided to take the band around the country to have fun and keep the music alive.

Sunday Doors open 12noon. 3pm Moonshine band play in the bar.

Fiona our new bar manager will be providing a range of home cooked food and snacks.

Our pick of some of the best Sussex Light and Dark beers.

Something for all tastes - chunky dark beers, a smooth old, our favourite Sussex mild and a range of hoppy and traditional ales.
We are pleased to feature two brand new beers from Langham Brewery.


Ballards - Midhurst Mild
Hammerpot - Bottle Wreck Porter
Harveys - Old Ale
Hastings – Porter
Kissingate - Six Crows
Langham - Ægir


Burning Sky - Aurora
Goldmark - Liquid Gold
Harveys - Best Bitter
Hastings - Single Hop Mosaic
Langham - Season
360 Degree Pale #39

Lewes Constitutional Club
139 High Street
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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Telephone: 01273 473076

Lewes Constitutional Club, known to all as the Con Club, is a private club open daily to members and guests. Situated in the beautiful town of Lewes, county town of East Sussex, only 8 miles out of the city of Brighton and Hove, the Con Club has a large, spacious bar area, a professional music stage, a dining section and gardens. It is also the best live entertainment venue in Lewes!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Langham Ægir

The launch of Langham Brewery’s new beer, Ægir, takes place at this weekend’s Twickenham Beer Fest. This traditional, smooth, rich, malty, sweet, smouldering smoked Baltic Porter is named after the God of the ocean and King of the sea creatures, in Norse mythology.

A delicious dark beer with a tan head, it beautifully balances hop with caramel and liquorice malt flavours.

Ægir was also known for hosting elaborate parties for the Gods where he provided ale brewed in an enormous pot or cauldron.

His assistant brewers, the “Wave Maidens”, are his nine winsome daughters! Our ale is no myth!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Wandering Goose Craft Beer, Real Ale and Cider Festival

It’s on now and over the weekend! - Worthing’s Craft Beer, Real Ale and Cider Festival, celebrating the first anniversary of the Wandering Goose. Nathan and his team will be serving beer from breweries such as Magic Rock, Wild Beer, London Fields, Bristol Beer Factory, Tiny Rebel and more! There is live music, DJ’s and Pop Up Kitchens throughout the weekend. This is a free event and not ticketed.

The Wandering Goose, 18a Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3TP, tel 01903 203851.!/pages/The-Wandering-Goose/310869912385239?fref=ts

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Are YOU Bonkers for Conkers?

The 7th Annual Langham Brewery Conker Championship takes place at Langham Brewery, Langham Lane, Lodsworth, West Sussex (Find on Map) on Sunday 12th October 2014, from 12.00noon to 6.30pm.
  • Yummy hot food plus tea and cakes.
  • Great bar with traditional ales & cider.
  • Stalls.
  • Live music from Stanislauski’s Polka Band and other local musicians.
  • Steam rides.

In aid of Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice.
Caring for over 280 children locally.

Registration starts at 12.00noon.

Two categories:
Junior (8-13)
for Langham Brewery Junior Plate.
Adult (14+)
for Langham Brewery Cup.
Entry fee £2.50 payable on registration at the event. Rules of the World Conker Championship will apply and the Umpire's decision will be final! All participants will be required to sign a written disclaimer.

Submit a pre-registration form at

Match your skills against the pros, such as this man in the hat!

Bonkers for Conkers Logo

Monday, 15 September 2014

And Now For Something Completely Different

On Saturday 4th October the Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery are holding a tour that might interest Sussex Drinker readers. Conducted John Vaughan, the tour tells the story of many of Worthing's publicans, who are buried in the vast cemetery, and the pubs they ran, many of which have long since closed. Meeting at 10.45 for an 11.00am start, the tour includes some of Worthing's more interesting past publicans, outlining their life stories and detailing their eventual demise.

The tour is free of charge, there is no need to book in advance but it is advisable to arrive fifteen minutes before the start time. The tour should last about one and a half hours, refreshments will be available, as well as a tour booklet. Also present will be the lads from, staffing a stall showing photographs of Worthing Pub History, an occasion not to be missed. For something completely different meet at the Cemetery Chapels in South Farm Road, Worthing and find out that cemeteries can be entertaining!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Fundraiser Event at Long Man Brewery

The Long Man Brewery of Litlington, East Sussex has teamed up with the Curious Beer Club of Eastbourne to raise money for Eastbourne's fire damaged pier. The Brewery bosses, who grew up in Eastbourne have pledged all profits up to £10K from the sale of their Craft Pier beer to the Benevolent Fund set up to support businesses affected by the blaze.

The beer is a variation on the brewery's flagship Long Blonde beer, adding special ingredients including Phoenix hops. A fundraiser event at the Long Man Brewery, co-organised by the Curious Beer Club, will take place on Saturday 20th September, 2-5pm. 

CraftPierReturn coach from Eastbourne
Craft Pier charity beer*
Hog Roast
Live Music
Brewery Tour
Fundraiser event at
Long Man Brewery
£20 per person

(* 2 pints included. Other drinks and cash bar available – including soft drinks)
All profits from the event to Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund. Tickets only
available from The Dolphin Pub, South Street Eastbourne. After reserving your
tickets you must collect within 24h or they will go back on sale. Numbers
strictly limited.

The Long Man Brewery has pledged to donate up to £10,000 from sales profits of
Craft Pier to the Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund. This figure is in addition to
the money raised by this event. Email if you have any

Saturday 20th September (2-5pm)
Reserve tickets now​​
(Strictly limited)

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