Bromley Branch News

Keeing you updated with the latest Bromley CAMRA Branch news.

Special event at Orpington Liberal Club on Monday Dec. 9th

Congratulations to Orpington Liberal Club on being nominated as one of the four national finalists for the CAMRA Club of the Year 2020 award.

The club are pleased to announce a celebratory evening on Monday 9th Dec from 6:30pm, and welcome all CAMRA members to join them for some fine ales!

Beer Festival now on at The Bricklayers Arms (Beckenham)

The Bricklayers Arms beer festival is now in progress.   Bromley CAMRA have a social there on Monday evening (Dec 2nd).   In addition to the pub’s regular beers, the following will be available:

Box Steam Handlebar 4.4% Hogs Back TEA 4.2% Ringwood Boondoggle 4.2% Theakston Old Peculier 5.6% Bexley Own Beer 4.2% Southey Stout 5.5% Hepworth Pullman First Class 4.2% Reunion Opening Gambet 3.8% Westerham British Bulldog 4.1% West Berkshire Good Old Boy 4% Adnams Broadside 4.7% Old Dairy Blue Top 4.8% Courage Directors 4.8%

It’s time to start to select our 2020 Pub (and Club) of the Year

All members of Bromley Branch are now invited to nominate their favourite pub and/or club to be the 2020 Bromley Pub or Club of the Year.

We are also looking for members to volunteer to be judges for the 2020 awards.

The closing date for nominations, and to volunteer to be a judge, is 15th January 2019. More information about the 2020 awards and the nomination form can be found here.

Further information about the Bromley CAMRA Pub and Club of Year awards, including details of the winners in 2019 and previous years, is available on the Pub & Club of the Year page.

Bromley CAMRA Christmas Meal

Bromley CAMRA are pleased to announce that we will hold our branch Christmas lunch social on Saturday 21st December at The Chelsfield, 1 Windsor Drive Chelsfield BR6 6EY. This will be a 2 course meal at cost of £17.   The pub’s function room is booked for lunch for 1pm, so attendees are invited to meet up at the bar prior to dining.   All Bromley CAMRA members and their guests are welcome.

Full details, including the menu and booking information can be found in our latest newsletter.   The deadline for booking is November 29th.

Young Members’ event – Mondo Brewery

There are a limited amount of places left for the Young Members branch tour of the Mondo Brewery and Tap Room in Battersea next Thursday 17th October. It promises to be an entertaining and informative evening with the opportunity to purchase and enjoy some excellent beers in the tap room. The event is free and is aimed for members aged 40 and under. You must be registered to attend and can bring up to two guests. Further details and the registration form are here.

Launch of Bromley Pub Walks

Why not walk to the pub this summer? To coincide with CAMRA’s Summer of Pub campaign, Bromley CAMRA has now launched the first phase of the ‘Bromley Pub Walks’, a series of simple guides to assist members to take self-guided walks between some of the many excellent pubs in the rural parts of Bromley. The guides to 18 routes have now been published, with a further 10 routes to be added during the next few weeks. There are many miles of footpaths and more than 30 pubs and clubs in the ‘rural’ areas of Bromley, plus a few more pubs ‘just over the border’ in Kent and Surrey. Bromley CAMRA has now identified a network of more than 30 paths and tracks which link them all together. All of the Bromley and Kent pubs are accessible by public transport on at least 6 days of the week, so it’s really […..]

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Bromley CAMRA at House of Commons Lobby Day

Tuesday 30th October saw six intrepid Bromley CAMRA members join the national effort to speak to MPs about concerns for the future of our pubs. In particular we raised: • Reform of tax on beer • Fairer business rates for pubs • Make the “Pubs Code” work for tenants

We met first at Victoria Station, then registered ourselves with CAMRA at the Emanuel Centre in Marsham Street, and by 11 am we were outside Portcullis House for security clearance to lobby Bob Stewart, MP for Beckenham.

We did not have to wait long because Bob Stewart came out and found us in the queue. The Chancellor had delivered his Autumn Budget the day before, so there was plenty to talk about. Beer duty had been frozen, as had spirits, but wine duty was rising with inflation.

Bob is a long time supporter of CAMRA, having previously attended and opened […..]

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