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Our next social event is our traditional St George’s Day social which as usual will be held on Wednesday April 23rd at The Jolly Woodman in Beckenham starting at 19.30. Once again the evening will be enlivened by a performance by the Ravensbourne Morris men and women.
After that the next social event will be a branch visit to the 1st Kidbrooke Beer Festival (organised by SEL CAMRA) starting 8pm on Thursday May 1st. The festival itself runs for three days until May 3rd - for more information about it click here.
Our next committee meeting will take place on Tuesday April 29th at The Orpington Liberal Club starting at 7.30pm. Non-committee members are always welcome to attend committee meetings. A few days later, on Friday May 2nd, the club, will receive an award from national CAMRA for being one of three runners-up in the National Club of the Year competition. John and Christine Cryne together with Geoff Strawbridge are all expected to attend from CAMRA HO, and it would be great to also get a good turn-out from our own membership.
Our branch diary includes more information about the events mentioned above and also lists all of our events up to the end of May.
We have been advised that The Queens Head, (Chislehurst) will be having a “meet the brewer” event on Thursday April 24th starting at 18.30. The brewer is Woodforde’s (Norfolk) who have won several CAMRA awards for their beers since they were founded in 1981. Another Chislehurst pub - The Bickley - has now closed for around three months for a major refurbishment with reopening expected in early July.
We are delighted to announce that another pub has begun serving real ale. This time it’s O’Neill’s, located close to Beckenham Junction station and also close to several bus routes. The pub has had three handpumps installed which are currently dispensing Doom Bar, London Pride and Purity Pure UBU. We are intending that one of our summer social events will begin at this pub.
We haven’t had as many beer scores submitted this year as we had at this time last year. These scores are really important to us and are analysed in depth when we have to choose the branch entries for the Good Beer Guide. There are number of ways to submit scores, including the use of the beer scores form on this page. Members can also submit their scores using Whatpub. If you would prefer to use pen and paper, there is a form available in the downloads section. The completed form can be handed to any committee member.
If you have any questions about forthcoming events, or anything else concerning the branch or this website let us know. Please also feel free to send in your comments on any pubs in the Borough of Bromley at any time. If you are not in CAMRA but would like to join, click here.