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Bromley Pub Walks
There are many miles of footpaths in the rural parts of Bromley borough. These areas also contain several pubs and even a few clubs; Bromley CAMRA has now identified a network of more than 30 paths and tracks which link them all together.
There are more than 30 pubs and clubs in the ‘rural’ areas of Bromley, plus a few more ‘just over the borders’ in Kent and Surrey. All of the Bromley and Kent pubs are accessible by public transport on at least 6 days of the week, so it’s really easy for drinkers and walkers to get to and from these excellent establishments, to get out into the fresh air, take some exercise and enjoy a drink or two.
Bromley CAMRA is publishing a series of brief guides to each of these walks, which range in distance from less than a mile to about 4 miles. The Bromley Pub Walk Guides will briefly describe the route and terrain, list the pubs/clubs that you can visit, and provide information about public transport.
The guides for Route Numbers 1 to 18 were published during July/August 2019. Further guides are also being prepared and they are being added to the website in phases 2 & 3 of this project, which cover the rest of the Bromley walks and those that cross the border into Kent or Surrey.
Some suggestions to make longer walks (or ‘crawls’) by linking several of the routes together to make a circular or one way linear walk (Still in preparation)
For more information about Bromley Pub Walk Guides, or if you have any comments or questions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bromley Pub Walks team would welcome assistance in preparing phases 2 and 3 of the walking guides. So, If you enjoy walking, visiting pubs and have a few hours to spare, why not join us? More information is available here.
This recently refurbished pub can be reached using one of several buses that pass along Beckenham High Street, including routes 54, 227, 354 and 367. Alight at Kelsey Square. Alternatively Beckenham Junction railway station is about ten minutes walk away. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook
This pub is a few minutes walk from The George Inn.For those joining the social here, the pub can be reached using one of several buses that pass along Beckenham High Street, including routes 54, 227, 354 and 367. Alight at Kelsey Square. Alternatively Beckenham Junction railway station is about ten minutes walk away. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook
This pub is a short walk from the Coach and Horses.The pub – which faces Beckenham War Memorial – can be reached using one of several buses that pass along Beckenham High Street, including routes 54, 227, 354 and 367. Alight at Beckenham War Memorial. Alternatively Beckenham Junction railway station is about ten minutes walk away. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook
This is a rare chance to visit a genuine Kentish village beer festival which can relatively easily be accessed by public transport. Given that the festival doesn’t open until 5pm, we will also take the chance to visit two of the local hostelries first. Here’s the plan.We will be taking the 12.23 train from Bromley South to Sevenoaks, and from there the 13.13 service to Marden, arriving at Marden at 13.34.Our first port of call (at about 13.45) will be The West End Tavern, an 18th century grade II listed building close to the station. Two real ales normally available.From there we will move on to The Unicorn – a traditional village local which serves food throughout the afternoon. Three real ales are normally available. We are aiming at arrive at about 15.15.We then plan to arrive at the festival shortly after it opens at 17.00. The venue is Marden [.....]
A pub which has twice been runner-up in the Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year competition in the last few years. The pub – which offers a diverse and changing range of up to six real ales – is located next to Shortlands railway station and is also passed by the 227 and 358 routes from Bromley to Crystal Palace. Alight at Meadow Road. 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 (email@example.com) to prepare and print a pack of relevant committee papers to be made available at the meeting.The meeting will be held in the upstairs function room. The stairs are quite steep and narrow.Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook
A chance to visit some SE London hostelries, finishing in Catford so as to give Bromley members a choice of rail and bus routes home. The pubs we plan to visit are as follows:-19.00 Brockley Barge, 184 Brockley Rd SE4 2RR. This is a JDW outlet.19.40 Crofton Park Tavern, 330-332 Brockley Rd, SE4 2BT. Former Antic pub, now under new management.20.30 London Beer Dispensary, 389 Brockley Rd, Brockley SE4 2PH. Cask beers mainly, but not exclusively, from Southey.21:50 Blythe Hill Tavern, 319 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill SE23 1JB. Winner of multiple CAMRA and SPBW awards, including SE London CAMRA Pub of the Year for 2018.Share this:PrintTwitterFacebook