Bromley CAMRA originally planned a social to Folkestone on this date but we have revised our plans due to the railway strike which has been announced by the RMT union on this date. We hope to reschedule the Folkestone event when the railway dispute has been resolved.Instead we will visit the picturesque village of Downe which can easily be reached by bus and contains two well-regarded pubs which both serve cask ale. The village can be reached the 146 from Bromley North/South or the R8 from Orpington station and alight at the terminus in Downe Village. But the services are infrequent (approximately hourly for the 146 and every 90 minutes for the R8) so check the timetable, and in the case of the R8 check the return times as well because it doesn’t run at all after mid-evening.The social begins at the George and Dragon at 12.30 before continuing a few yards [.....]
The OLC Summer Cider Festival will be held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, starting on Friday 26th August through to Monday 29th August 2022. The club plans to have 16 different still ciders available, bottles of sparkling cider as well as their normal usual selection of draught real ales and other drinks.For more information about the festival please click here.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 will be needed for free entry to the festival.
The pub is close to Chislehurst Station. Bus travellers can use route 162 (Beckenham Junction to Eltham via Bromley South), 269 (Bromley North to Bexleyheath) or R7 (Chelsfield to Chislehurst via Orpington and Petts Wood. Alight at Chislehurst station. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to prepare and print a pack of relevant committee papers to be made available at the meeting.The meeting will be held in the pub’s upstairs function room.