Bromley Branch News

Keeing you updated with the latest Bromley CAMRA Branch news.

Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019

Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019

Bromley CAMRA is pleased to announce that the Star & Garter has been awarded the title of Bromley Branch pub of the Year for 2019. This is the second consecutive year that this pub has won the award.

After being closed for a number of years the pub reopened under new management in November 2016 and now regularly offers a range of cask beers, many of which were previously rarely seen in Bromley, including beers from Arbor, Marble, Siren, Tiny Rebel and Wylam, all still currently being sold at only £3 a pint. With up to 7 beers on handpump, the selection normally includes at least one stout and/or porter. Draft cider, plus up to 16 craft keg and imported draft beers are also available.

The 2019 award will be presented to the pub on Tuesday 4th […..]

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Bromley CAMRA Club of the Year 2019

Bromley CAMRA Club of the Year 2019

Bromley CAMRA is pleased to announce that Orpington Liberal Club has been awarded the title of Bromley Branch Club of the Year for 2019.

The club has now won the Bromley title every year since 2013, it has also won the Greater London CAMRA Regional award in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and was a CAMRA National Club of the Year Finalist in 2014 and 2016.

Orpington Liberal Club is a small friendly club, which has been in the Good Beer Guide every year since 2013, is run entirely by volunteers. The club serves a regularly-changing selection of beers, mostly from small breweries, the large quantity of pump clips adorning the walls shows the large quantity of beers served over the past few years. Usually 3 or 4 beers are available, often including a stout or porter, together with […..]

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Branch AGM

The branch Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 30th March 2019, at Orpington Liberal Club. The meeting will start promptly at 15:00. Your CAMRA membership card needs to be shown when signing in.

In accordance with CAMRA rules, members of the Committee (‘branch officers’) are only appointed for one year at a time, therefore nominations are currently being sought for all of the posts on the Committee. Most of the existing Committee have indicated that they would be willing to continue in post for a further year, however some members have decided that it is time to stand down and there are some vacancies, see below.

The list of available positions has been updated, see here

Also we are always interested in having new people on the Committee, so if you are interested in a role where the current member is willing to […..]

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Judges for the 2019 Pub of the Year wanted

Thank you to those members who have already offered to be a judge in the 2019 Bromley Pub of the Year competition, however its not too late to volunteer.

As a judge you’d be asked to visit and judge the five shortlisted pubs during the period 30th Jan to 18th Feb. If you think that you may be interested in being a judge please send an email to (Closing date for volunteering is Saturday 26th January)

Help to select our 2019 Pub (and Club) of the Year



Bromley Branch are now inviting members to nominate their favourite pub and/or club to be the 2019 Bromley Pub or Club of the Year.



We are also looking for members to volunteer to be judges for the 2019 awards.

The closing date for nominations, and to volunteer to be a judge,  is 15th January 2019. More information about the 2019 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 2018 and previous-years is available on the Pub & Club of the Year page on this website.

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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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