Bromley CAMRA Branch Diary

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

Planned Events

Sep
24
Mon
Pre committee meeting social at The Jolly Woodman (Beckenham)
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

A chance to visit the Jolly Woodman, which boasts a range of up to six real ales, before the committee meeting follows at The Chancery near by.
Beckenham Junction railway station is 15 minutes walk away, so the bus may be a better bet.  From Central Bromley use the high-frequency 227 or the 367 and alight at Westgate Road, or the 162 and alight at Chancery Lane. 

Committee Meeting at The Chancery (Beckenham)
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This pub is only a few yards away from The Jolly Woodman where we are holding a pre-meeting social.

If you are coming here directly, Beckenham Junction railway station is 15 minutes walk away, so the bus may be a better bet. From Central Bromley use the high-frequency 227 or the 367 and alight at Westgate Road, or the 162 and alight at Chancery Lane.

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.

Oct
2
Tue
Social evening in Hayes beginning at the The Royal British Legion Club
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:20 pm

The club – which welcomes CAMRA members is comfortable and spacious, and there is a good range of real ales.   The club is a short walk from Hayes station.   Bus users should use routes 119, 138, 246, 314 or 353, and alight at Hayes Station. 

continuing to The Real Ale Way
Oct 2 @ 8:30 pm – 9:40 pm

A first Bromley CAMRA social at this family-owned micropub which opened in July 2018, and offers a most welcome new choice for local drinkers and rail commuters alike. The pub overlooks the entrance to Hayes station, and is served by numerous bus routes. 

This pub is a short walk from The Royal British Legion Club.

Oct
8
Mon
Bromley North social beginning at The Prince Frederick
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm

This traditional local pub is a few minutes walk from Sundridge Park station. Bus travellers should use routes 261 or 336 alighting at Plaistow Green, or 314 and alight at Plaistow Grove. These stops are about 5 minutes walk from the pub. All of these routes pass Bromley South station.

continuing to The Swan and Mitre
Oct 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:20 pm

This 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. At the time of writing, this pub offers CAMRA members a discount on purchases of real ale. Production of your membership card will be required.

finishing at The The Star and Garter
Oct 8 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This pub – which reopened in November 2016 having been closed for more than two years – 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.  It is currently the Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year.

It is located no more than 200 metres away from The Swan and Mitre.

Oct
12
Fri
London Regional Club of the Year Award Presentation at Orpington Liberal Club.
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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 11th to the 14th.   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.

Oct
20
Sat
Social at the 8th Annual Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival (Tunbridge Wells)
Oct 20 all-day

This event, which is run in conjunction with West Kent CAMRA was popular with everyone who attended last year, so we have decided to do a repeat visit.    This year the event includes 160+ Real Ales, 25+ Green Hop Beers, a craft beer bar featuring UK Keg & European Beers & 30+ Ciders

We will be meeting at Orpington station at 10.10 to catch the 10.26 train to Tunbridge Wells mainline station (arrive 10:58), from where a 15 minute walk is needed to the West station at the terminus of the preserved line to Eridge.   All of the four stations on the line will have beers available, but the widest selection will be at Tunbridge Wells West.

Members who wish to combine a visit to the beer festival with a trip on the preserved line can get more information from this link.

Oct
25
Thu
Afternoon social in Penge starting at The Goldsmiths Arms
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:40 pm

This is an Antic pub, with a much-improved range of real ales compared to its previous ownership.   Bus users should use routes 75, 176, 227, 356 or 358 and alight at Penge/Pawleyne Arms.  Alternatively, Beckenham Road tramlink stop is about 15 minutes walk away, whilst Penge East railway station is a similar distance.