Bromley CAMRA Branch Diary

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

Planned Events

Branch visit to Twickenham Fine Ales brewery
Oct 28 all-day

A chance to visit the Twickenham Fine Ales brewery . This is the oldest microbrewery in London, having been established in 2004. Bromley CAMRA have often featured their beers at our annual festival. After the tour, there will be a tour of local pubs, including the famous Sussex Arms.

Places are limited for the brewery tour. See website to book your place. Initially places will be exclusively offered to Bromley CAMRA members.

We will be meeting at Waterloo Station at 9.15 in order to catch the 09.33 train to Twickenham.

Committee Meeting at The Imperial Arms
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This attractively situated pub is less than 10 minutes walk from Chislehurst Station but the walk is sharply uphill. The walk can be avoided by catching the 162 (Beckenham Junction to Eltham), 269 (Bromley North to Bexleyheath) or R7 (Five Bells to Chislehurst) bus. In all cases alight at Susan Wood. The first two routes mentioned can be caught in Central Bromley, whilst the R7 passes through Orpington and Petts Wood.

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

Branch visit to the 13th Redhill (Merstham) beer festival
Nov 2 all-day

A regular and popular event on the Bromley CAMRA calendar. We will be meeting at East Croydon Station to catch the 11.34 train to Merstham (arrives 11.50). From there the village hall which hosts the festival is only about 5 minutes walk away. For more information about the festival see the link below:


London Regional Club of the Year Award Presentation and “Meet the brewer” (Goodys) evening
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

We are delighted that Orpington Liberal Club have regained the title of Club of Year for the London region. The award will be presented by CAMRA Regional director Geoff Strawbridge, and there will also be a chance to meet the brewers from Goodys, a successful young brewery located in Herne, Kent.

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.

Anerley and Crystal Palace social starting at The Mitre
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:25 pm

There are a variety of public transport options to reach the pub. Anerley rail and London Overground station is a few minutes walk away. Birkbeck rail and tramlink stop is a slightly longer walk, but is easier to get to from Central Bromley. Bus travellers should use the 75, 157, 197 or 356 bus routes and alight at Anerley/The Mitre. The nearest bus route from Central Bromley is the high-frequency 358. Alight at Anerley Road / Oak Grove Road (K).

continuing to Walker Briggs
Nov 14 @ 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This pub, located just outside the Bromley borough area, reopened in August 2017 as the Walker Briggs under the management of Antic. Legend has it that Queen Victoria once stopped here to drink a glass of water. It is the usual Antic shabby chic style with an extensive range of cask and craft keg beers.

We will take the bus from The Mitre to get here. For those joining the crawl here, Crystal Palace bus station is about 250 yards away.

finishing at The Westow House.
Nov 14 @ 10:00 pm – 10:45 pm

The crawl ends at another Antic pub, located almost opposite Crystal Palace bus station. Amongst the many bus routes which terminate here are the 227 and 358 which provide an easy way to get back to Beckenham and Central Bromley after the social. The 358 continues to Orpington via Bromley Common and Farnborough village.

Petts Wood Social, starting at The Royal British Legion Club
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:20 pm

This is our first social at the club since they agreed to welcome CAMRA members earlier this year. The range of real ales are from the Greene King stable.

The club is close to Petts Wood Station. Bus users should use the high frequency 208 route from Bromley or Orpington and alight at Queensway/Petts Wood Station. Local routes R3 and R7 also pass along Queensway, and there are other routes within comfortable walking distance.

finishing at The Daylight Inn
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The social continues to the Daylight Inn, a pub recognised by CAMRA as having a historic interior of regional importance. It also grade II listed nationally. Click on the link below for more architectural information:

Aside from the architecture, the pub normally has a decent range of up to five real ales.

This pub is a short walk to the other side of the railway from The Royal British Legion Club. 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.

Committee meeting at Graces
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The pub is adjacent to Birkbeck station which is served by Tramlink (from Croydon) and rail services (from London Bridge), both of which terminate at Beckenham Junction. Bus travellers should use the high-frequency route 356 (Sydenham to Eden Park) and alight at Birkbeck station. Route 354 (Bromley North to Penge) can also be used, alighting at the same stop, but this route is less frequent and doesn’t run on Sundays.

Bromley CAMRA members who are not on the committee are always welcome to attend committee meetings. This meeting will be held in a private function room at the rear of the pub.