Bromley Branch News

Keeing you updated with the latest Bromley CAMRA Branch news.

Bromley Summer Beer Festival 2016 Beer List

A downloadable PDF Version of the Beer List is available below, as well as an interactive searchable table.

Beer Tasting Notes Beckenham 2016

The Porcupine Mottingham London SE9 Porcupine Development Group

The Porcupine Development Group is a community group based in Mottingham London SE9. Our remit is to get our local pub, the Porcupine re-opened. The pub was purchased by Lidl in early 2014 and was promptly closed. We have campaigned to stop Lidl demolishing the Porcupine, and replacing it with a Lidl supermarket. Our campaigning has been successful (the site was registered as an asset of Community Value) and Lidl have had their application (and appeal) for planning permission turned aside. They have now decided to sell the site and have lodged an Owners Intention to Sell with Bromley Council. This triggers the interim moratorium period (to 8 August 2016) where we register our intention to be treated as a potential bidder.

We now have to start moving to work up our proposal to bid for the Porcupine site.

As a community based group we are serious in our intentions, […..]

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Volunteers needed for 3rd Beckenham Beer Festival 2016

To help make the 3rd Beckenham Beer Festival a success we need a number of volunteers to work in a number of different roles.

If you think that you can help please let us know by using our volunteer form on the Beer Festival page.

There is also a copy of the Health & Safety Document available.

Bromley Summer Beer Festival 2016

The 3rd Beckenham Beer Festival will be held at Beckenham Rugby Club from 21st – 23rd July 2016.

Entry is free for CAMRA Members and £3 for non-members, with free admission on 2nd and 3rd visits. £3 refundable glass deposit.

Opening Times: 21st – 3pm-10:30pm 22nd-23rd: 11am-10:30pm

Beckenham Rugby Club, Balmoral Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 3RD

Health & Safety Handbook for Beer Festival Volunteers

Volunteer Application Form

The Coach & Horses In Beckenham LocAle accredited

The Coach & Horses In Beckenham is now LocAle accredited. They always have Sambrooks and Cronx on tap.

The Coach & Horses Burnhill Road Beckenham BR3 3LA

Orpington Liberal Club in final four of CAMRA’s National Club of the Year Competition

For the second time in four years the Bromley Branch Club of the Year, Orpington Liberal Club, made it to the ‘final four’ in CAMRA’s National Club of the Year Competition.  On Friday 3rd June they will be presented with their Finalist award certificate by CAMRA National Executive member Andy Shaw.

The bar opens at 18:00 that evening, with the presentation taking place at 19:30.  This will be followed by a ‘meet the brewer’ session with Locale brewery By The Horns; it is hoped that there will be at least 4 of their beers on the pumps for the evening.  There will then be live music to close the evening.

All CAMRA members are welcome to attend, but please remember to bring your CAMRA membership card with you, as this is required for licensing reasons.

Cider Social Event – May 10th

Bromley Camra will be hosting a Cider Social event on May 10th and includes visits to three venues where real cider (and real ale if you prefer) is always available.

This event is also going to be used to raise awareness for the Bromley Cider Festival on 21st May

Stop 1 – The Sovereign of the Seas – 7:30 pm – 8:25 pm

Stop 2 – One Inn The Wood – 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Stop 3 – Orpington Liberal Club – 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

3rd Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival

The 3rd Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival will run from 26-28 May 2016 at Charlton Park Rugby Club. Beer prices will be held at £3.00, £3.30 and £3.60 depending on the strength of the beer.

Admission is £1 to card carrying CAMRA members and £2 to non-members.

Around 50 real ales and 20 real ciders and perries will be available – one from as many SE London cask brewers as possible plus a number from around the country – this beer festival is not to be missed!

The festival will be held from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 May 2016, and will be open from 12 noon until 10.30pm.

Venue: Charlton Park RFC, 60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke SE3 8NB.

Committee Meeting at The Queens Head – May 31st

The next committee meeting will be at The Queens Head in Downe on May 31st @ 7.30PM – 10:30PM . Non-committee members are always welcome to attend committee meetings.

This event is logged in the Branch Diary – View The Diary Event

Committee Meeting at Graces – April 26th

The next committee meeting will be at Graces in Penge on April 26th @ 7.30PM – 10:30PM . Non-committee members are always welcome to attend committee meetings.

This event is logged in the Branch Diary – View The Diary Event