Bromley CAMRA Branch Diary

Keeping you informed as to whats on and where. Come and join us.

Planned Events

Mar
25
Mon
(Monday) Committee meeting at The (Southey) Brewery Tap
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Brewery Tap for the Southey Brewery is a small and cosy bar, close to Penge High Street but rather hidden away.  The pub is about 10 minutes walk from Penge East or Penge West stations.  Alternatively, bus routes 176, 197, 227 and 354 all pass close to the pub – alight at High/Street/Maple Road.   Usually two cask ales from the brewery are available, alongside a larger range of keg beers. 

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 (secretary@bromley.camra.org.uk) to prepare and print a pack of relevant committee papers to be made available at the meeting. 

Mar
30
Sat
Bromley CAMRA Annual General Meeting at Orpington Liberal Club (14:30 for prompt 15:00 start)
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is our most important meeting of the year and all Bromley CAMRA members are encouraged to attend, especially with several committee vacancies up for grabs this year. The club bar will be open before the meeting, please try to arrive in sufficient time to enable the meeting to start promptly at 15:00

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. You may be required to present your CAMRA membership card.

Apr
2
Tue
Afternoon Social in Bromley starting at the Partridge
Apr 2 @ 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm

An afternoon social featuring two of the boroughs most popular pubs, both of which are grade II listed.
We start at The Partridge which is a well-known Fuller’s pub close to the Market Square in the centre of Bromley.  It is a few minutes walk from either Bromley North or Bromley South stations. Several bus routes pass close to the pub. 

The pub is scheduled to be sensitively renovated in late summer, so for those who don’t visit Central Bromley very often, it could be a chance to take a last look at it in its present appearance.

continuing to the Star and Garter
Apr 2 @ 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

The social finishes at our newly chosen Pub of the Year, which is located just a few yards from The Partridge, and we trust that the normal eclectic range of beers will be available.

Please note the pub doesn’t open until 4pm on weekdays.

Apr
8
Mon
Club of the Year presentation and “Meet the Brewer” at Orpington Liberal Club.
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bromley CAMRA will present the latest in a long sequence of local, regional and national awards won by this superb club which serves more than 200 different real ales every year. 

The club have arranged to combine the occasion with a “Meet the Brewer” evening, which will give us a chance to meet the team from the Spartan brewery in South Bermondsey.

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. 

Apr
13
Sat
Branch visit to the Greater London CAMRA cider and perry festival.
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event is the successor to the Bromley CAMRA Cider & Perry festival which was held for several years at the HG Wells centre at Bromley South.   It is now hosted by Greater London CAMRA.

The venue is a short walk from New Cross station which is served by trains from Orpington via Chislehurst and also by mid-Kent line trains from Hayes.

For the latest information about this event please contact social.secretary@bromley.camra.org.uk .

Apr
19
Fri
Easter Beer Festival at The Greyhound (Keston)
Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This is the biggest pub real real ale festival in the branch area, and traditionally takes place during the Easter weekend. Around 15 real ales will be available from around the country, none of which will be normally available in Bromley. Bromley CAMRA have a reserved table for at least eight people from 12.30. Last year rather more than that number of members attended but everyone found seats in the end.

The pub isn’t close to any railway station, but can be reached using the 146 or 246 buses from Central Bromley. Both routes pass Bromley South station. Alight at Keston/The Fox. The stop is only about 200 yards from the pub.

The beer list will be published here when available.

The festival continues until Sunday.

Apr
25
Thu
Petts Wood social beginning at the Daylight Inn
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm

This grade II listed pub is close to Petts Wood railway station, and can also be reached by the 208 bus from Central Bromley or Orpington.  The 273, R2, R3 and R7 routes also pass close by.  Alight at Petts Wood Station. 

Up to five cask ales are normally available, mainly from mainstream breweries.

continuing to One Inn The Wood
Apr 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:10 pm

This pub – Bromley’s first micropub and a previous winner of the Greater London Pub of the Year award – is close to Petts Wood railway station, and can also be reached by the 208 bus from Central Bromley or Orpington.  The 273, R2, R3 and R7 routes also pass close by.  In all cases, alight at Petts Wood Station. 

It is a short walk from The Daylight Inn.

finishing at the Sovereign of the Seas
Apr 25 @ 9:20 pm – 10:30 pm

This JD Wetherspoons pub is a short walk using the footbridge over the railway line from One Inn The Wood.