Please note we are still holding Virtual Meetings on Zoom every Wednesday at 7.10pm

NEXT SOCIAL EVENT : Unfortunately The Bermondsey Mile due 23rd July had to be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Anew date will be arranged in the near future.

Our next Official Meet Up: 24th August – to be held at The Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

See below for full diary of events

Frothblowing at Brighton Bier Brewery Tap July 2021

Friends of the Frothblowers at The Swan Fittlewoth

Friends of the Frothblowers at The Swan Fittleworth

The annual Seaside Summer Sup Brighton 2019


March 19th Horsham Beer Festival

March 26th Brickmakers Arms Bexhill Beer Festival

April 14th FOFB Social Quench Burgess Hill from 11.30am

April 23rd FOFB 1st Micro Pub Crawl -details to follow

May 4th Official Meeting at The Brewers Arms Lewes 6.30pm

May 27th & 28th Southwick Beer Festival

June 11th – FOFB Hastings Old Town Treasure Hunt -meet at The John Logie Baird Hastings at 1pm

July 9th (changed from 2nd July) – FOFB Seaside Summer Sup Brighton -meet at The Grand Central Brighton (near the railway station) at 11.15 then bus to Palmeira Square

July 23rd – FOFB Social Bermondsey Mile – details to follow

August 6th – FOFB 2nd Micro Pub Crawl – Worthing venues – start at The Georgi Finn West Worthing at 12 noon

August 24th Official Meeting at The Brewers Arms Lewes 6.30pm

September 6th – FOFB Social London Trip – Kentish Town Pub Tour -start at The Pineapple from 12 noon

September 17th – FOFB Hackney Brewery Taps and Pubs tour – details to follow

September 23rd, 24th and 25th Bluebell Railway Beer Festival

October 6th 7th and 8th Spa Valley Ale Rail Festival

October 2nd – Watchmakers Cheese Sunday

October 7th – Eastbourne Winter Beer Festival

October ? – Visit to Tunbridge Wells and The Grove Tavern (The original date of the 22nd Oct to be changed)

December 3rd – FOFB Christmas Lunch -Venue TBA


November 24th – AGM to be arranged

November 9th – London Pub Crawl – details to be confirmed

September 29th – Official Meeting at The Brewers Arms Lewes

June 13th – Sunday meet up inside Group of Six at The Watchmakers Arms Hove from 12 noon (fully booked)

March 13th – Annual Micro Pub Crawl (1) Given this will be via Zoom we will go virtually farther afield – itinerary to be issued shortly.  This Social Event will start at 11.00am on Zoom on Saturday 13th March.


December – 2020 Christmas Lunch – watch this space (TBC) -will depend on limitations on group gatherings in place in December and venue availability/

October 25th Watchmakers, Urchin, Bison trip Hove from 12 noon -we hope on 25th October!!!

October 3rd Harvey’s Old Day Brewery Yard from 12noon. Meet JHT 11am (TBC) -event cancelled

August 8th Annual Micro Pub Crawl (2) West Worthing to Hove from 11am now a Virtual Event on Zoom

July 4th Annual Seaside Summer Sup Brighton. To be held on Zoom from 11.0am.

June 19th Lewes Beer Festival Lunchtime session. Pre book tickets – cancelled due to COVD-19

May 23rd Eastbourne Lawns Beer Festival Lunchtime Session-tickets available on line -cancelled due to COVID-19

April 18th Annual Micro Pub Crawl (1) CENTRAL WORTHING FROM 12 NOON -held as a Virtual Event 15th April

March 21st Spa Valley Diesel Rail Gala -cancelled due to COVID-19

March 7th Horsham Beer Festival Lunchtime session – tickets available on line

February 12th Official Meeting Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm


February 6th Official Meeting Fiddlers Elbow Boyce Street Brighton from 6.30pm

March 22nd Brighton Beer Festival. Meet up for Friday Lunchtime session

March 27th Official Meeting Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

March 29th Historic Pubs of London Tour. Meeting Farringdon from 11.00am in Sir John Oldcastle before starting the tour.

May 25th Eastbourne Lawns Beer Festival. Meet up for Saturday Lunchtime Session – tickets available on line

June 21st Lewes Beer Festival. Meet up for Friday lunchtime session. Pre book tickets

June 29th Annual Seaside Summer Sup Brighton. Meet at Grand Central Brighton from 11am to 11.30am then on to Holler Brewery Tap for 12 noon.

July 27th Rye and Hastings trip. Train to Rye arrive 10.46 and meet at Cinque Ports then a walkabout until 4.30pm and on to Hastings for the Imperial and 1200 Postcards

August 10th Annual Micro Pub Crawl. Start at West Worthing at 12 noon at The Georgi Finn then The Green Man. Back via Worthing, Shoreham, Portslade and Hove.

August 31st Lindfield and Haywards Heath trip. Details to follow

September 8th Lewes Pub Treasure Hunt. Details to follow

September 19th Visit to the 3 Brighton Bier Haus. Details to follow

September 25th Official Meeting at The Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

September 29th Sunday Social at The Watchmakers Hove

October 5th Old Day Lewes. Meet at JHT from 11am

November 23rd Selsey/Chichester Ale Trail meet The Crab Pot 12.00

November 27th  FOFB AGM Elephant & Castle, Lewes from 6.30pm

December 7th FOFB Christmas lunch. Meet JHT Lewes from 1.00pm Lunch at 1.30pm

December 13th Harvey’s Brewery Trip -STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY

2018 Remaining dates:

FOFB Christmas Lunch  8th Dec John Harvey Tavern LEWES – meet at 12 noon

Please note the Eastbourne Autumn Beer Festival is not being held in 2018 due to refurbishment of the venue. It returns in 2019.


February 21st Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

March 23rd Brighton Beer Festival – meet up at lunchtime session. Brighton Racecourse

March 28th Official Meeting Quench Burgess Hill from 6.30pm

Ninkasi Burgess Hill 24th April
Beer Portfolio Tasting Harveys 4th May (Ticketed)
Crafty Thursday Ellie Lewes 10th May (Postponed)
PHS AGM Royal Oak London 12th May
FOFB Official Meeting Brighton 16th May (Venue Fiddlers Elbow Brighton)
Eastbourne Spring Beer Festival 26th May (Ticketed)
Lewes Beer Festival 22nd June (Tickets on sale in May)
Seaside Summer Sup Brighton 30th June-itinerary issued in May MeetingMinutes – start Grand Central (11am to 11.50am)
Ealing Beer Festival 11th July – Meet for start of lunchtime session at 12 noon
FOFB Ex Vats ale trail Brighton 14th July – Cancelled -to be rearranged
Lindfield Haywards Heath B/Hill 28th July Meet at The Stand Up Inn Lindfield from 12 noon
Micro Pub Crawl-Worthing/Hove 18th August-itinerary to be issued
FOFB Ex Vats Chichester 8th September

Harvey’s Old Day 6th October

Spa Valley Ale Rail Festival 19th October
Worthing Beer Festival 26th October
Historic Lewes 10th November Joint trip with The Pub History Society (Must book) Start at JHT from 11.30am
FOFB AGM 10th November The Walrus Brighton from 6.30pm
Ninkasi Burgess Hill 4th December at 7.30pm Meet at Quench from 6pm


December 9th Christmas lunch-venue John Harvey Tavern from 12 noon. Meal at 1pm (Fully booked)

December 5th Social at Ninkasi Bottl Shop Burgess Hill. Meet at Quench from 6pm Ninkasi around 7.30pm

November 29th FOFB AGM-venue The Walrus Brighton starts at 6.30pm

November 11th Bermondsey Mile Brewery Crawl

November 4th Pub History Society-Worthing to Hove micro pub crawl

October 21st AOFB Annual Dinner Simpsons in the Strand London

October 7th Eastbourne Beer Festival-meet at Winter Gardens for lunchtime session

September 6th Official Meeting Brewers Arms from 6.30pm

August 12th Annual Micro Pub Crawl (starts in Worthing travelling back to Hove)

July 15th FOFB Ale Trail trip Hove Vats

June 24th Annual Summer Sup Brighton (combining Old Vats) Meet at 12 noon at The Quadrant

June Social in Burgess Hill date to be arranged

June 1st Crafty Thursday The Ellie Lewes from 6pm

May 27th Eastbourne Lawns Beer Festival lunchtime session

May 10th Pub History Society AGM Royal Oak Tabard Street LONDON

May 3rd Official Meeting Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

March 24th Sussex Beer Festival lunchtime Brighton Racecourse (Book tickets in advance)

March 18th Bexhill Charity Beer Festival De La Warr Pavilion lunchtime (Book tickets in advance)

March 8th London Drinker Beer Festival lunchtime meet at St Pancras at 11.30am (free entry)

March 1st Official meeting at Quench Burgess Hill

February 23rd Crafty Thursday at The Ellie Lewes from 6.30pm

January 12th Official Meeting The Fiddlers Elbow Brighton 6.30pm start


December 6th Bottle Beer tasting at the new offie Ninkasi in Burgess Hill. Grab those gifts for Christmas! Meet at Quench from 6pm. Starts at 6.30pm

November 23rd AGM at The Craft Beer Company Brighton 6.30pm start

October 8th AOFB Anniversary Dinner at Simpsons in The Strand

September 21st Official Meeting at The Brewers Arms Lewes meet from 6pm for 6.30pm start

September 17th Bermondsey Mile Brewery Crawl starting at 11am from South Bermondsey Station

August 13th Out Meeting FOFB West Sussex Micro Pub Crawl start in Worthing at 12 noon

July 30th Out Meeting Rail Trip to Rye and Hastings. Start at Cinque Ports from 12 noon

July 20th Official Meeting Craft Beer Co Brighton from 6.00pm for 6.30pm start

June 4th Seaside Special Summer Sup in Brighton start at The Cyclist Brighton station from 11.30am

May 28th A.O.F.B. Plaque wetting at Fittleworth Swan Inn from 12.15pm

May 21st Brighton Victorai Gardens and The Level Pub Crawl starting at BrewDog from 12.00pm

May 14th Out meeting at Pub History Society AGM The Royal Oak Tabard Street Borough London from 12.30pm

May 4th Official Meeting The Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

April 8th Back at The Wine Stand Burgess Hill for bottle beer tasting from 7.30pm (Meet at The Watermill from 6.30pm)

March 22nd Official Meeting The Fiddlers Elbow Brighton 6pm for 6.30pm

February 24th Out Meeting Portslade Meet at The Railway from 6pm proceed to The Stag Old Portslade

January 6th Official Meeting Twelfth Night at Quench Bar Burgess Hill from 6.30pm



January 27th – First official meeting of the New Year : Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

March 25th – Official Meeting-Quench Burgess Hill from 6:00pm

April – Official Meeting-The Watermill Inn Burgess Hill followed by Bottle Tasting at The Wine Stand

June 6th – Saturday Special Seaside Sup – a pub crawl round Brighton starting at The Cyclist Brighton Station from 11.30am

June 20th – an early morning Saturday visit to The Kernel Brewery Bermondsey plus a few others from 9.30am

July 22nd – Official Meeting-The Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

July 27th – Associates Out Meeting at Sheffield Tap from 11am.

August 15th Micro Pub Crawl. Worthing Shoreham and Hove. Starting at 12 noon at The Anchored in Worthing.

September 9th – Official Meeting at The Fiddlers Brighton from 6pm.

October 3rd Harveys Old Day, Harveys Brewery Yard from 12 noon

October 10th Eastbourne Beer Festival.

October 31st Worthing Beer Festival.

November 11th AGM – venue Brewers Arms Lewes from 6.30pm

November 14th Bermondsey Mile. Start at Kernel Brewery 9am (Off sales only)

December 2nd Xmas sup at The Wine Stand Burgess Hill from 7.30pm (Meet at the Watermill from 6.45pm)

December 11th Xmas Lunch John Harvey Tavern Lewes from 2.00pm


October 4th – Harveys Dancing in of the Old Ale will be held at Harveys Brewery Yard, Lewes from 12 noon to 1pm. Plus dont forget the beer festival at The Snowdrop Lewes in the afternoon

October 29th – First Annual General Meeting : Watermill Inn Burgess Hill from 6:30pm

November 25th – Out Meeting-inaugural meeting at new Vat : The Brewers Arms Lewes from 6:30pm

November 29th – Out Meeting-inaugural meeting at new Vat : Quench Bar Burgess Hill from 1.00pm

December 16th – Christmas Lunch : John Harvey Tavern Lewes at 2.00pm