Bromley CAMRA Diary

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

Diary now reinstated as at August 2021 following the lockdown.

Sep
27
Mon
Committee meeting at Orpington Liberal Club
Sep 27 @ 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. 

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
2
Sat
Broadstairs Micropub social (Meet at Bromley South 9.30)
Oct 2 all-day

This is our first out-of-area social since lockdown eased up, and takes us to the picturesque Thanet town of Broadstairs, which now boasts a staggering SEVEN micropubs.    The plan is to meet at Bromley South station in order to catch the 9.57 train which is due to reach Broadstairs at 11.29.   Please arrive at around 9.30 if you interested in benefitting from a groupsave ticket.

From the station it’s about a 20 minute walk to the first pub – The Yard of Ale – which opens at noon.   This pub has won a host of awards, and reached the last four of CAMRA’s 2015  pub of the year competition.   The remaining six micropubs are grouped close together in the town centre and are also convenient for the station.

Click here to see a map of the town centre, showing all of the micropubs.

Oct
5
Tue
Afternoon Social in Farnborough starting at the Change of Horses
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This social provides an opportunity to visit the attractive village of Farnborough, together with its two excellent pubs.

We begin at The Change of Horses, which reopened in December 2019 following a lengthy closure for extensive refurbishment. Amongst other changes, the big screens for TV Sport are now gone as the pub moves upmarket. Cask ales from the three handpumps will normally include a beer from Tonbridge brewery. 

The pub is conveniently served by the high frequency 358 bus route (Crystal Palace to Orpington via Beckenham and Bromley). Alight at Farnborough High St/Church Rd. The pub is nearby.

continuing to The Woodman
Oct 5 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

The Woodman pub is a short walk from the Change of Horses, and offers a range of Shepherd Neame real ales, plus occasional guest beers.

For those joining us here, the pub is conveniently served by the high frequency 358 bus route (Crystal Palace to Orpington via Beckenham and Bromley). Alight at Farnborough High St/Church Rd. The pub is nearby.

Oct
14
Thu
Orpington Liberal Club Beer Festival (runs until the 17th)
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day

This festival, which was an annual event prior to lockdown, now makes a most welcome return.    The first night (Thursday) of the festival will be a preview night with access limited to OLC and CAMRA members only.    Doors open at 18.00.  Don’t forget your CAMRA membership card as it is required for entry.

The festival proper then opens at noon on the Friday and Saturday, closing at 11pm on both days.   It then concludes with an afternoon session on the Sunday from noon to 16.00.   Non club members must buy entrance tickets for each day in advance. They cost £1.00 per person and may be purchased from 1st October either over the bar or online. 

Entrance tickets are NOT required for CAMRA members for the preview night. 

This link provides more details of the festival from the OLC’s own website.

The club is a few minutes walk from Orpington station, and is situated directly opposite the entrance to the Tesco Extra car park. Several bus routes pass close by, including the 208 and 358.   

Oct
16
Sat
Social at the (new) Real Ale Way in West Wickham. @ 75 Station Road BR4 0PX West Wickham
Oct 16 @ 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

This is our first social at the second “Real Ale Way” to open in our borough, which is expected to operate in a similar manner to its well-known and well-liked predecessor in Hayes. At the time of writing this venue hasn’t yet opened its doors, so further details are not yet available.

Despite the address in Station Road, West Wickham station is about 15 minutes walk away. Buses will get you much closer. Use routes 119 (Bromley North to Purley) or 194 (Lower Sydenham to Croydon via Beckenham and Penge) and alight at High Street / Wickham Court Road.

Oct
23
Sat
Afternoon social in Penge starting at The Goldsmiths Arms
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 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. 

continuing to the (Southey) Brewery Tap
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Brewery Tap  is about ten minutes walk from The Goldsmiths Arms 

Usually two cask ales from the brewery are available, alongside a larger range of keg beers.

The bar 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. 

finishing at The Moon and Stars
Oct 23 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

This large Wetherspoons pub usually offers the widest selection of real ales in the Bromley CAMRA branch area from its 17 handpumps.  The pub is about 10 minutes walk from Kent House BR station.  Alternatively, major bus routes including 194, 227 and 358 all pass close to the pub.  Alight at the Clevedon Road stop which is 2 minutes walk from the pub. 

The pub is around 400 metres from The Southey Brewery Tap.

Oct
26
Tue
Committee Meeting at The Greyhound (Keston)
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The pub  which was Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year for 2017 isn’t close to any railway station, but can be reached using the 146 or 246 buses from Central Bromley.  Alight at Keston/The Fox.  Neither of these is a high frequency route, so it’s worth checking the timetable. 

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.

The meeting will be held in the tea-house in the pub’s garden.