Enjoy a healthy walk in the countryside and visit some excellent pubs en-route
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 30 were published in 2019. Further guides are being prepared and will be added to the website in later phases of this project; these will cover routes which cross the border into Bexley, Kent and 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 further routes for 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 is an Antic pub, with a much-improved range of real ales compared to its previous ownership. Bus users should use routes 75, 176, 227, 356 or 358 and alight at Penge/Pawleyne Arms. Alternatively, Beckenham Road tramlink stop is about 15 minutes walk away, whilst Penge East railway station is a similar distance.
The Brewery Tap is about ten minutes walk from The Goldsmiths Arms Usually two cask ales from the brewery are available, alongside a larger range of keg beers.The bar is about 10 minutes walk from Penge East or Penge West stations. Alternatively, bus routes 176, 197, 227 and 354 all pass close to the pub – alight at High/Street/Maple Road.
This large Wetherspoons pub usually offers the widest selection of real ales in the Bromley CAMRA branch area from its 17 handpumps. The pub is about 10 minutes walk from Kent House BR station. Alternatively, major bus routes including 194, 227 and 358 all pass close to the pub. Alight at the Clevedon Road stop which is 2 minutes walk from the pub. The pub is around 400 metres from The Southey Brewery Tap.
The pub which was Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year for 2017 isn’t close to any railway station, but can be reached using the 146 or 246 buses from Central Bromley. Alight at Keston/The Fox. Neither of these is a high frequency route, so it’s worth checking the timetable. 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 tea-house in the pub’s garden.
The club is comfortable and spacious, and there is a good range of mainly mainstream real ales. It is a short walk from Hayes station. Bus users should use routes 119, 138, 246, 314 or 353, and alight at Hayes Station. Your CAMRA card will be needed to guarantee access.
The Real Ale Way family-owned micropub opened in July 2018, and offers a most welcome new choice for local drinkers and rail commuters alike, with up to nine real ales potentially available dispensed by gravity from a cold room at the rear. The pub overlooks the entrance to Hayes station, and is served by numerous bus routes. The pub is currently a joint runner-up in the Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year competition.
This pub is close to the Market Square in the centre of Bromley, and is a few minutes walk from either Bromley North or Bromley South stations. Several bus routes pass close to the pub. This Greene King pub offers CAMRA members a 10% discount on purchases of real ale.
This pub is a short walk from the Swan and Mitre.This pub is close to the Market Square in the centre of Bromley, which is a few minutes walk from either Bromley North or Bromley South stations. Several bus routes pass close to the pub.
The Artful Duke is a new pub which has opened since lockdown on the premises previously occupied by Bar Sport. It is adjacent to The Barrel and Horn. Note that real ale is NOT expected to be available.
This well-known Fuller’s pub – a regular in the Good Beer Guide – is very close to the Artful Duke.The pub is close to the Market Square in the centre of Bromley, which is a few minutes walk from either Bromley North or Bromley South stations. Several bus routes pass close to the pub.