Bromley Branch News

Keeing you updated with the latest Bromley CAMRA Branch news.

Your branch needs you to help save The Chelsfield Pub

Your support is urgently needed to assist in the campaign to save The Chelsfield Pub from closure, demolition and redevelopment. Any comments on this planning application have to be with the council by 14th November.

The pub is owned by Punch, but has in recent years been operated by Gladewood Taverns. At the end of October Punch gave notice to the pub’s operators that they had submitted a planning application for the ‘Demolition of existing building and redevelopment to create a replacement public house and landlord accommodation; A1 convenience store; 10x residential apartments; reconfiguration of the car park and bin/cycle storage’.

The Chelsfield, built in the 1930s, is a distinctive brick building of an unusual design, with a number of original internal features still in place. The pub has a loyal following from the local community who are outraged at the potential loss of their ‘local’, not least because […..]

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Beer List for Fifth Beckenham Beer & Cider Festival 2018

Bromley Camra are pleased to announce the Ale, Cider and Perry list for the Fifth Beckenham Beer & Cider Festival 2018.

There are plenty of local Ales, such as those from Bexley Brewery, Westerham Brewery, Southey Brewery and many more from other parts! We also feature some local Ciders from Eltham and Maidstone.

Have a look at the list and make a note of the ones you wish to try. Then track them down at the Beckenham Beer & Cider Festival 2018 from 26th– 28th July. Doors open Noon!

Beer Tasting Notes

5th Beckenham Programme

London Pubs Group tour of Bromley pubs of architectural interest.

The CAMRA London Pubs Group was established in the early 1990s to promote the preservation of historic and architecturally important London pubs.  The tours usually concentrate on historic pubs but occasionally new or refurbished pubs are included in order to assess the quality of the design.  All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not. 

The tour starts at noon on Saturday 23 Junel 2018 at The Daylight Inn.   

This grade II listed pub is very close to Petts Wood railway station, and can also be reached by the 208 bus from Central Bromley or Orpington.  The 273, R2, R3 and R7 routes also pass close by.  Alight from the bus at Petts Wood Station.

The full route is shown below:

noon Daylight Inn, Station Sq, Petts Wood, BR5 1LZ 1.15pm Partridge, 194 High St, Bromley BR1 1HE 2.45pm Star & Garter, 227 High St, […..]

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Fifth Beckenham Beer & Cider Festival 2018

The fifth Beckenham Beer Festival will be held at Beckenham Rugby Club from 26th– 28th July 2018.

Entry is free for CAMRA Members, those under 26 years of age (ID Required) and New Members joining at the festival. There is an entry fee of £3 for non-members.

£3 refundable glass deposit.

For further information and the Festival Flyer please check the Festivals Page

Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018

Bromley CAMRA is pleased to announce that the Star & Garter in Bromley town centre has been awarded the title of Bromley Branch Pub of the Year 2018.

After being closed for a number of years the pub reopened under new management in November 2016 and now offers a range of cask beers, many of which were often previously rarely seen in Bromley, including beers from Arbor, Marble, Siren, Tiny Rebel and Wylam and others, all currently being sold at only £3 a pint. With up to 5 beers on handpump, the selection normally includes at least one stout and/or a porter. Draft cider, plus up to 16 quality ‘craft keg’ and imported draught beers are also available.

The pub has probably one of the most imposing exteriors of any pub in the Bromley area, including a very prominent sign projecting over the pavement, however inside the pub is in […..]

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Bromley CAMRA Members Survey

The Committee of Bromley CAMRA is seeking members’ opinions and views on how we communicate with you and about the social events that we organise.

As a Committee we run the branch on behalf of our members. We really want to know what you think and will be very grateful if you could take the time to complete this short survey, which should take no more than 5 mins to complete.

Please note that this survey is anonymous, unless you chose to include your contact details when answering the question about becoming more active in the branch.

Bromley CAMRA Survey

Bromley CAMRA AGM 2018

Bromley CAMRA’S 7th Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, 27th January 2017, from 2.30pm for a 3.00pm start.

This is our most important meeting of the year and all Bromley CAMRA members are encouraged to attend. In previous years the event has been held in November, but we have decided to move it to February so that members can be presented with the most up-to-date set of accounts possible.


The meeting is going to be held at:

Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Rd, Orpington BR6 ORZ. View on WhatPub

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.

You may be required to present your CAMRA membership card.

If you wish to nominate for a position please fill in the “Nomination Form

Further Information is […..]

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Winter Newsletter 2017

Bromley CAMRA have published their Winter Newsletter for 2017. Please have a read.

There is some important information inside. Which covers our upcoming AGM and Job Positions available.

We would particularly like to encourage nominations for the following posts, which have been vacant for the past year: Public Affairs Officer Cider Representative Under 30s Representative

There’s also news about upcoming festivals as well as an important member survey, plus Pub and Club of the Year 2018 nominations.

If you want to catch-up on the latest events and whats happening give the news letter a read.

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Autumn Newsletter 2017

Bromley CAMRA have published their Autumn Newsletter for 2017. Please have a read.

There is some important information inside. Which covers our upcoming AGM and Job Positions available. There’s also congratulations in order. Beth Lewis, Newsletter Editor  and Festival Staffing Manager, who became a Church of England priest on Saturday.

If you want to catch-up on the latest events and whats happening give the news letter a read.

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Greater London CAMRA Regional Club of the Year 2017

Bromley CAMRA are pleased to be able to announce that CAMRA Greater London Region have selected Orpington Liberal Club as their Regional Club of the Year for 2017.  This is the 2nd time that the club has received this award, having previously held the title in 2015, when it subsequently went on to reach the ‘final four’ in the national award.

The award presentation will be made by Geoff Strawbridge, London Region Director, on Monday 6th November at approx 20:30. The club has also arranged a ‘pump takeover’ and ‘meet the brewer’ event for the same evening with Goody’s Brewery.  All members are welcome to attend for the evening, but please remember to bring your CAMRA membership card with you to access the club as a guest.