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Launch of Bromley Pub Walks
August 16, 2019 at
Why not walk to the pub this summer?
To coincide with CAMRA’s Summer of Pub campaign, Bromley CAMRA has now launched the first phase of the ‘Bromley Pub Walks’, a series of simple guides to assist members to take self-guided walks between some of the many excellent pubs in the rural parts of Bromley.
The guides to 18 routes have now been published, with a further 10 routes to be added during the next few weeks.
There are many miles of footpaths and more than 30 pubs and clubs in the ‘rural’ areas of Bromley, plus a few more pubs ‘just over the border’ in Kent and Surrey. Bromley CAMRA has now identified a network of more than 30 paths and tracks which link them all together.
All of the Bromley and Kent pubs are accessible by public transport on at least 6 days of the week, so it’s really easy for drinkers and walkers to get to and from these excellent establishments without having to use a car, to get out into the fresh air, take some exercise and enjoy a drink or two.
The individual routes range in distance from less than a mile to about 4 miles, and it's possible to link several of the routes together to make longer circular or one-way walks.
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The guides now available cover the area bounded by Hayes Station, Keston, Biggin Hill, Cudham, Pratts Bottom and Farnborough. Seven of the routes include the attractive village of Downe, with its two pubs.
There is also a comprehensive general information sheet about walking in the area and a list of the pubs and clubs which can be reached by walking the Bromley Pub Walks network.
You can see all the Bromley Pub Walks information on the branch website at:
This superb pub is one of the more remote in the borough. But the R7 bus stops right outside the pub and can be caught near Chislehurst, Bickley, Petts Wood or Orpington stations. Bromley CAMRA members who are not on the committee are always welcome to attend committee meetings. Non-committee members planning to attend a meeting may request the Secretary (email@example.com) to prepare and print a pack of relevant committee papers to be made available at the meeting.Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN LATE SEPTEMBER FOR FINAL DETAILS. We are aware that there could be changes to transport timings or pub opening hours which could affect our route or schedule.This is a chance for micropub lovers to visit up to seven of them in one day! Despite a relatively small population, the Isle of Sheppey now boasts four micropubs, whilst there are three more within easy reach of Sittingbourne station.Our plan is catch the 10.27 from Bromley South (to Dover), leaving the train at Sittingbourne to connect with the 11.25 which will take us across the Swale (and off the English mainland) to Sheerness-on-Sea where we are scheduled to arrive at 11.43.From there a short walk from the station is needed to reach the first micropub – A.Y’s Man – a small micropub overlooking the seawall which opened in September 2018. The pub opens at noon. Another short walk [.....]
For the first time in many years, a beer from a reasonably local brewery has been voted “Beer of the Festival” at the 6th Beckenham beer festival which was held in July. We therefore hope that many of our members will take this rare opportunity to attend the presentation.The winning brewery is Five Points from Hackney, so we will be visiting their brewery outlet – the famous Pembury Tavern in East London – at which the winning beer (Railway Porter) is expected to be one of several Five Points beers available.Hackney Downs railway station is very close by, whilst Hackney Central station is also within comfortable walking distance.Bus routes 38 (from Victoria and Central London), 48 (from London Bridge) and 55 (passes closes to Farringdon Thameslink station) all pass very close to the pub, and all are very high-frequency.Since the best route to the pub will vary depending upon [.....]
This annual festival begins on the 10th at 6pm, which we understand will be a preview night, with access limited to OLC and CAMRA members only. The festival then opens at lunchtime on the Friday and Saturday, closing at 11pm on all three days. More details to follow. The club is a few minutes walk from Orpington station, directly opposite the entrance to the Tesco Extra car park. Several bus routes pass close by, including the 208 and 358. Don’t forget your CAMRA membership card as it is required for entry. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook
We are delighted that Orpington Liberal Club have retained the title of Club of Year for the CAMRA London region. The award will be presented by CAMRA Regional director Geoff Strawbridge.Please note that the event will coincide with the club’s beer festival which runs from the 10th to the 12th. More information about the festival when we receive it.The club is a few minutes walk from Orpington station, directly opposite the entrance to the Tesco Extra car park. Several bus routes pass close by, including the 208 and 358. Don’t forget your CAMRA membership card as it is required for entry.Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook
The Gordon Arms was sympathetically refurbished in autumn 2018 and is much improved as a result. All the seating and flooring has been replaced, but the pub has retained its traditional feel. The pub also now offers a wider range of cask ales. The pub can be reached from Beckenham Junction, Bromley South or Chislehurst stations by bus route 162, alight at the Gordon Arms. The same stop also serves route 160 the route of which is mainly outside our borough. Even closer is the terminus of route 61 at Green Lane/Belmont Lane. However please note that route 61 follows a very circuitous route (via Orpington from Bromley South) before it eventually arrives at Chislehurst. Routes 161 and 273 also pass relatively close by. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook
This large Ember Inn offers a wide range of mainly mainstream real ales which (as at the time of writing in September) are all priced at £2.49/pint on Mondays. This pub is a short walk from the Gordon Arms, and has a picturesque setting next to Chislehurst Pond, where you may wish to feed the resident Canada Geese.For those joining the crawl here, the pub can be reached from Bromley South by bus route 162, and is also served by routes 61, 160, 161, and 273. Alight at Chislehurst/Ashfield Lane if travelling northward away from Bromley and toward Mottingham – the stop will vary from the other direction. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook