Bromley Branch News

Keeing you updated with the latest Bromley CAMRA Branch news.

Bromley In The Good Beer Guide 1974 – 2017

A history of Bromley Pubs, Clubs & Real Ale Shops in the Good Beer Guide from 1974 – 2017 has been complied with the help of various members.

This is the list of all pubs in Bromley which featured in the Good Beer Guide from 1974 to 2017. Some have since closed or been renamed. But why not re-live some history and take a look at some pubs of old and pubs of new.

Good Beer Guide History

Committee Meeting at The Five Bells

The next committee meeting will be at The Five Bells in Chelsfield on September 26 (Monday), 2016 @ 7.30PM – 10:30PM . Non-committee members are always welcome to attend committee meetings.

Please note that this committee meeting is scheduled for a Monday instead of the normal Tuesday.

This event is logged in the Branch Diary – View The Diary Event

Good Beer Guide 2017 Available For Order

CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2017 is fully revised and updated each year and features pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale.

Now in its 44th edition, this pub guide is completely independent with listings based entirely on nomination and evaluation by CAMRA members.

This means you can be sure that every one of the 4,500 pubs deserves their place, plus they all come recommended by people who know a thing or two about good beer.

Available for Purchase @ CAMRA STORE

3rd Beckenham Beer Festival Mobile Application

We have had an Android Mobile Application created By BeerFestBuzz for use for the 3rd Beckenham Beer Festival 2016.

This fantastic App list’s all the Beers Available at the Festival with tasting notes. So you can personally keep track of what beers you like. Has all the details of the venue, travel information and times as well.

If you have an Android Device this is the application for you! – Grab it here.

The Porcupine Mottingham London SE9 Porcupine Development Group

The Porcupine Development Group is a community group based in Mottingham London SE9. Our remit is to get our local pub, the Porcupine re-opened. The pub was purchased by Lidl in early 2014 and was promptly closed. We have campaigned to stop Lidl demolishing the Porcupine, and replacing it with a Lidl supermarket. Our campaigning has been successful (the site was registered as an asset of Community Value) and Lidl have had their application (and appeal) for planning permission turned aside. They have now decided to sell the site and have lodged an Owners Intention to Sell with Bromley Council. This triggers the interim moratorium period (to 8 August 2016) where we register our intention to be treated as a potential bidder.

We now have to start moving to work up our proposal to bid for the Porcupine site.

As a community based group we are serious in our intentions, […..]

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Volunteers needed for 3rd Beckenham Beer Festival 2016

To help make the 3rd Beckenham Beer Festival a success we need a number of volunteers to work in a number of different roles.

If you think that you can help please let us know by using our volunteer form on the Beer Festival page.

There is also a copy of the Health & Safety Document available.

Bromley Summer Beer Festival 2016

The 3rd Beckenham Beer Festival will be held at Beckenham Rugby Club from 21st – 23rd July 2016.

Entry is free for CAMRA Members and £3 for non-members, with free admission on 2nd and 3rd visits. £3 refundable glass deposit.

Opening Times: 21st – 3pm-10:30pm 22nd-23rd: 11am-10:30pm

Beckenham Rugby Club, Balmoral Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 3RD

Health & Safety Handbook for Beer Festival Volunteers

Volunteer Application Form

Orpington Liberal Club in final four of CAMRA’s National Club of the Year Competition

For the second time in four years the Bromley Branch Club of the Year, Orpington Liberal Club, made it to the ‘final four’ in CAMRA’s National Club of the Year Competition.  On Friday 3rd June they will be presented with their Finalist award certificate by CAMRA National Executive member Andy Shaw.

The bar opens at 18:00 that evening, with the presentation taking place at 19:30.  This will be followed by a ‘meet the brewer’ session with Locale brewery By The Horns; it is hoped that there will be at least 4 of their beers on the pumps for the evening.  There will then be live music to close the evening.

All CAMRA members are welcome to attend, but please remember to bring your CAMRA membership card with you, as this is required for licensing reasons.

Cider Social Event – May 10th

Bromley Camra will be hosting a Cider Social event on May 10th and includes visits to three venues where real cider (and real ale if you prefer) is always available.

This event is also going to be used to raise awareness for the Bromley Cider Festival on 21st May

Stop 1 – The Sovereign of the Seas – 7:30 pm – 8:25 pm

Stop 2 – One Inn The Wood – 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Stop 3 – Orpington Liberal Club – 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

3rd Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival

The 3rd Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival will run from 26-28 May 2016 at Charlton Park Rugby Club. Beer prices will be held at £3.00, £3.30 and £3.60 depending on the strength of the beer.

Admission is £1 to card carrying CAMRA members and £2 to non-members.

Around 50 real ales and 20 real ciders and perries will be available – one from as many SE London cask brewers as possible plus a number from around the country – this beer festival is not to be missed!

The festival will be held from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 May 2016, and will be open from 12 noon until 10.30pm.

Venue: Charlton Park RFC, 60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke SE3 8NB.

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