Bromley CAMRA Diary

Keeping you informed as to what's on and where. Come and join us!

Diary events may be subject to alteration or cancellation due to events beyond our control. We will attempt to inform members by email of any last-minute cancellations.

Apr
25
Thu
Pub of the Year runner-up presentation at the Three Hounds (Beckenham)
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Three Hounds is a relatively new bar/pub/shop which began life by operating a delivery service during the Covid lockdown.   Although the beer selection is mainly keg (up to 12 offerings), cask ale has gradually become more prominent, with up to three choices often available nowadays.
The pub is very close to Clock House railway station, or can be reached using bus routes 194, 227, 354 or 358.   Alight at Clock House.
The Pub of the Year (2024) runner-up award certificate will be presented during the evening.
Apr
30
Tue
Committee meeting at The Lord Holmesdale (Bromley)
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This committee meeting will be held in the upstairs room at the Lord Holmesdale which is situated opposite the main Bromley Tesco in Homesdale Road.   This is a pub which is trying to increase its real ale offering, so hopefully we can provide some encouragement in the form of cask ale sales.     To reach the pub, there is a 15 minute walk from Bickley station or to avoid that, use bus route 336 (Catford to Locksbottom via Central Bromley), and alight at the nearby Lord Homesdale  bus stop (yes I know that the bus stop spelling doesn’t match the pub name – take it up with TfL, not me!  – TW).
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.
May
9
Thu
Branch Social at Bexley CAMRA Beer Festival
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Venue : Old Dartfordians Sports Club, War Memorial Club House, Bourne Rd, Bexley DA5 1LW

A consistently excellent beer festival. The venue can be reached by train to Bexley station, or alternatively catch the 269 from Bromley North to Bexleyheath (via Bickley, Chislehurst and Sidcup) and alight at Bexley War Memorial.  Either way a walk of about 15 minutes is then needed, although a short journey on local bus routes 132, 229 or 492  from Bexley can be used to get closer.   Alight at Hartford Road.    (Note by TW – I looked into whether the new Superloop bus route SL3 would make the journey even easier.   It doesn’t!.    But if you just miss the 269 at Bromley North, and an SL3 arrives, the latter will probably overtake the former by Chislehurst or Sidcup as its a limited stop service).

There is more info about the festival at http://bexley.camra.org.uk/beer_festival.html

Use this link to see the WhatPub entry for the venue.

The festival runs from the 9th to the 11th, and opens at 2pm Thursday, 11am the other two days.  Admission is free to CAMRA members.

May
23
Thu
Branch Social at South-East London CAMRA Beer Festival (in Dulwich)
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Venue : Dulwich Hamlets Football Club, Champion Hill, Edgar Kail Way, London SE22 8BD

A different venue for the SEL festival this year at Dulwich Hamlets football club.   The festival runs from the 23rd to the 25th, and is open from noon to 10:30pm each day.  Up to 50 cask ales will be available  as well as around 25 ciders and perries.   Admission is £3 for CAMRA members and this includes a commemorative beer glass (which however cannot be returned for a refund).

For most members in our branch area, the most convenient way to reach the venue is by using the train to East Dulwich station which is little more than 100 metres from the venue.   This station can be reached by using the half-hourly stopping service from Beckenham Junction to London Bridge.   The service also stops in our branch area at Birkbeck and Crystal Palace.

There is more info about the festival on the SEL CAMRA website.