Bromley CAMRA Branch Diary

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

Planned Events

Post Xmas Social in Bromley North starting at the Red Lion
Dec 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:25 pm

What better way to get the Xcesses of Xmas out of the system than by a walk between some of the best pubs in Bromley North. Our social event starts at The Red Lion, a GBG regular and Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year not long ago.

The pub is located a short walk away from Bromley North Station/bus terminal and the Market Square.

continuing to the White Horse
Dec 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

This pub is a short walk (100 metres or so) from The Red Lion.

The pub – which reintroduced real ale in late 2016 – is located a short walk away from Bromley North Station/bus terminal and the Market Square.

Remaining detail of the crawl to be advised.

Bromley CAMRA GBG Selection Meeting at The Crown and Anchor
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Yes it’s that time of year again when we vote for those pubs which should be included in the 2018 (yes 2018!) guide. As usual the meeting will be held in The Crown and Anchor, which offers us the privacy we need.

All members of Bromley CAMRA are welcome to attend and vote, but in order to vote you will need to show your current membership card. Please send any inquiries about this evening to

Locksbottom Social, starting at (Ye Olde) Whyte Lyon
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

This well-maintained Sheps pub has a stop nearby on the high-frequency 261 and 358 routes. Alight at Farnborough Common / PRU Hospital. Or use the 61, 336 or 353 routes and alight at Locksbottom/St Michael’s church. All of these routes except the 353 also pass Bromley South station.

continuing to The Black Horse
Jan 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

This spacious Ember Inns pub is a short walk from (Ye Olde) Whyte Lyon, and at the time of writing operates a Monday “cask ale club”, with all of their real ales (normally a choice at least six) priced at £2.49/pint.

For those joining the crawl here , the 61, 353, R2, R3 and R4 bus routes all pass near the pub – alight at Crofton Road/Starts Hill Road. All of these bus routes also pass Orpington railway station. The 261, 336 and 358 routes also have stops within a few minutes walk of the pub.

Festival Planning Meeting at The Shortlands Tavern
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This meeting is primarily intended for those involved in preparing the Beckenham 2018 beer festival. However, if you are interested in volunteering to help, you would be very welcome.

The pub is located next to Shortlands railway station and is also passed by the 227 and 358 routes from Bromley to Crystal Palace. Alight at Meadow Road.

Committee meeting at The Chelsfield
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The pub is about five minutes walk from Chelsfield station. Alternatively it can be reached by bus R1 from Orpington Station – alight at Chelsfield Centre. The pub has recently increased its range of real ales to five, and also now operates a discount scheme for CAMRA members.

Bromley CAMRA members who are not on the committee are always welcome to attend committee meetings.

Bromley CAMRA Annual General Meeting
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is our most important meeting of the year and all Bromley CAMRA members are encouraged to attend. In previous years the event has been held in November, but we have decided to move it to February so that members can be presented with the most up-to-date set of accounts possible.

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.