Bromley CAMRA Branch Diary

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

Planned Events

Post Xmas Social in Bromley North starting at The Anglesey Arms
Dec 29 @ 12:15 pm – 12:50 pm

What better way to get the excesses of Xmas out of the system than by a brisk walk between some of the best pubs in Bromley North!   Our event starts at The Anglesey Arms 

This attractive Shepherd Neame pub is located a short walk away from Bromley North Station/bus terminal and the Market Square.

continuing to The Red Lion
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

The Red Lion  which is a Good Beer Guide regular and which was Bromley CAMRA’s pub of the year in 2012 is a short walk from The Anglesey Arms.
For those joining the social here the pub is located a short walk away from Bromley North Station/bus terminal and the Market Square. 

continuing to The Railway Tavern
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:35 pm

The Railway Tavern  is a few minutes walk from The Red Lion .

For those joining the social here, this Antic pub is located directly opposite the main entrance to Bromley North station and very close to the Bromley North bus station. 

continuing to The Partridge
Dec 29 @ 2:45 pm – 3:40 pm

The Partridge is a short walk from The Railway Tavern.

This  superb Fuller’s 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. 

and finishing at The Star and Garter
Dec 29 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Where better to finish the social than at The Star and Garter which is the current Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year.

The pub is only a few yards away from The Partridge.

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.  

Bromley CAMRA GBG Selection Meeting at The Crown and Anchor
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Yes it’s that time of year again when we vote for those pubs which should be included in the 2020 (yes 2020!) guide. As usual the meeting will be held in The Crown and Anchor, which offers us the privacy we need.

All members of Bromley CAMRA are encouraged to attend and vote, but in order to vote you will need to show your current membership card. Please send any inquiries about this evening to

Chislehurst social starting at The Sydney Arms
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm

An attractive pub which used to be located on the main road from Bromley to Sidcup – until a new main road was built! So it is now rather hidden away on a minor road. The only nearby bus routes are the 269 (Bromley North to Bexleyheath) or the 160 if you are travelling from Central Chislehurst. Alight at Ashfield Lane. The 269 route also passes close to both Bickley and Chislehurst stations.

continuing to The Gordon Arms
Jan 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Gordon Arms has recently been extensively refurbished, and the range of real ales has been increased with more variety. More beers from small local breweries usually now available.   A revisit is recommended if you haven’t been here for a while.

The pub is about 15 minutes walk from The Sydney Arms, however the route crosses Chislehurst Common and parts may be dark.   An alternative is have a short journey an the 160 bus.

For those joining the social here the pub can be reached from Bromley South, Bickley or Chislehurst stations by bus route 162, alight at the Gordon Arms. The same stop also serves route 160 the route of which is mainly outside our borough. Even closer is the terminus of route 61 at Green Lane/Belmont Lane.  However please note that route 61 follows a very circuitous route (via Orpington from Bromley South before it eventually arrives at Chislehurst. Routes 161 and 273 also pass relatively close by. 

finishing at The Queens Head
Jan 14 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Queens Head is about 400 yards away from the Gordon Arms.

The pub is an Ember Inn, so as at the time of writing (Nov 2018), all real ales are priced at £2.49/pint, with Timothy Taylor Landlord often one of those available.

Afternoon social at The Real Ale Way (Hayes)
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Real Ale Way family-owned micropub opened in July 2018, and offers a most welcome new choice for local drinkers and rail commuters alike, with up to nine real ales potentially available dispensed by gravity from a cold room at the rear.   The pub overlooks the entrance to Hayes station, and is served by numerous bus routes. 

Due to the pub’s opening hours it’s not worth arriving early.   If you get there before the pub opens, the The Royal British Legion Club (Hayes) is close by and should be open.   A CAMRA card is needed for access.