Bromley CAMRA Diary

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

All diary events may be subject to alteration or cancellation due to potential future Covid restrictions.

Feb
1
Tue
Afternoon social starting at the Lock & Barrel @ 18 London Road Bromley BR1 3QR
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Central Bromley’s only micropub opened its doors for the first time on Friday 3rd May 2019. The name is derived from the ironmongers who previously occupied the premises. Several real ales are dispensed from a cold room behind the bar.

The pub is a few minutes walk from the Market Square in Central Bromley and bus routes 320 and 208 pass the venue. The nearest bus stop is Bromley Magistrates Court.

continuing to The Partridge
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This famous Fuller’s pub is a short walk from The Lock & Barrel.

The pub is close to the Market Square in the centre of Bromley, which is a few minutes walk from either Bromley North or Bromley South stations. Several bus routes pass close to the pub. 

Six cask ales normally available.

Feb
9
Wed
West Wickham Social starting at the Wheatsheaf
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Our social begins with a visit to the Wheatsheaf – a comfortable pub in the High Street.

West Wickham station is several minutes walk away. To reach this pub from central Bromley, use the high-frequency 119 bus and alight at High Street/Manor Road which is near the pub. From Beckenham use the 194, alighting at the same stop.

continuing to The Real Ale Way (West Wickham)
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This pub is a few minutes walk from The Wheatsheaf.

This is the second “Real Ale Way” to open in Bromley borough, and the third overall. The opening date was September 29, 2021. It operates in a similar manner to its well-known predecessor in Hayes, with up to seven cask ales, almost all of which are sourced from smaller breweries in Kent, dispensed by gravity from a coldroom. 

Feb
17
Thu
East London micropub tour, starting at Liverpool Street Station
Feb 17 all-day

This “out of area” social is a chance to visit three excellent micropubs which have sprung up in recent years, and includes a chance to visit the current Greater London CAMRA Pub of the Year – the Hop Inn.   All of the places can be reached with a zones 1-6 travelcard.

We will meet at 11.00am) at Liverpool Street Station (Platform 17) to catch 11:19 train towards Shenfield which we will leave at Gidea Park Station.   After that the pubs will visit are as follows:-

1. (12 noon) Gidea Park Micropub, 236 Main Road, Gidea Park RM2 5HA (opens at 12pm)
2. (2pm) Hop Inn Micropub, 122 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1SU. (opens at 2pm).   If you plan to join us here, the pub is a few yards away from Emerson Park London Overground station.
3. (4pm) Upminster TapRoom, 1b Sunnyside Gardens, Upminster RM14 3DT.   (opening hours 4-11pm Thu).   If you plan to join us here, the pub is a few minutes walk from Upminster rail/overground/tube station.

Feb
22
Tue
Pre-committee meeting social at the George and Dragon (Downe)
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

This pub is in one of the borough’s more rural locations and is best reached by bus. Get the 146 from Bromley North/South or the R8 from Orpington station and alight at the terminus in Downe Village. But the services are infrequent so check the timetable, and in the case of the R8 check the return times as well because it doesn’t run late.

Committee meeting at the Queens Head, Downe
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

 This superb pub is in one of the borough’s more rural locations and is best reached by bus. Get the 146 from Bromley North/South or the R8 from Orpington station and alight at the terminus in Downe Village. But the services are infrequent so check the timetable. 

Feb
28
Mon
Evening social at the Cockpit (Chislehurst) @ 4 Royal Parade Chislehurst BR7 6NR
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Cockpit is Chislehurst’s first micropub, and opened its doors for the first time in late December 2020. A range of at at least 5 non-mainstream real ales are normally available, served from a cold room at the rear of the pub. From Central Bromley, use buses 162 (Beckenham Junction to Eltham Station) or 269 (Bromley North to Bexleyheath). Both routes also pass Chislehurst station. From other parts of the borough routes 61, 160, 161 or 273 can be used. In all cases alight at Chislehurst War Memorial.

If any members wish to visit another pub, the well-known Bull’s Head Hotel is about 200 yards away, also in Royal Parade, and may well have Young’s winter warmer available.

Mar
8
Tue
Petts Wood social beginning at One Inn The Wood
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

One in the Wood was Bromley’s first micropub having opened in 2014 on a site previously occupied by a wine bar.   It has won an array of CAMRA awards, including Greater London CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2015.  

The 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.  In all cases, alight at Petts Wood Station.  

continuing to the Sovereign of the Seas
Mar 8 @ 9:20 pm – 10:00 pm

This Wetherpoon  pub is a short walk from One Inn The Wood.   For those joining the social here, the 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.