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Bromley CAMRA are pleased to announce that we will be holding the first Eden Park beer festival at Club Langley from September 18 to 20. We are currently welcoming volunteer applications. Please click on the beer festival tab to volunteer online, or if you require more information. The festival tab will be updated with the latest news until it takes place. The next festival planning meeting will be held at The Shortlands Tavern on August 5th, starting at 7pm
We currently have a break in our calendar, whilst the CAMRA GBBF is on at Olympia.
So the next social event will be or Bromley Boundary crawl on Tuesday August 19th. This will start at the Hop and Rye in Bromley North at 7pm, before continuing to The Prince Frederick, and ending just outside our borough at The Baring Hall Hotel at Grove Park. The latter has recently opened as Antic pub following a long closure due to fire damage. Its attractions include an ever-changing range of beers on 12 handpumps. And it’s easy to get to back to Bromley afterwards, using either the train from Grove Park or the high-frequency 261 bus route afterwards which goes past the pub.
Our next committee meeting will take place on Tuesday August 26th at The Bickley in Chislehurst starting at 7.30pm. Non-committee members are always welcome to attend committee meetings.
Our branch diary includes more information about the events mentioned above and now lists all of our events up to the end of September.
There is also some non-CAMRA news coming up that members may be interested in:
The Railway Tavern at Bromley North is scheduled to reopen as a new Antic venue on Thursday August 14th at 6pm. The Whatpub entry will be updated next week after I’ve had a chance to take a look, and I’ll also add more details on this page.
Tickets are now available for the beer festival at The Orpington Liberal Club, on August 22nd and 23rd (Fri and Sat of the Bank Holiday weekend). Although entry to the festival is effectively free, the club need to sell tickets in order to ensure that numbers are controlled. So the tickets cost £5.40, but include tokens for two pints of beer. Early purchase is recommended, since recent festivals have sold out. Additional beers will all cost £2.70. More details, including a beer list here. Bromley CAMRA will be visiting the festival on the Saturday, but many members will also be there on the Friday.
Chislehurst Wines has reopened after a short closure for refurbishment. The store is now operated by Red Comb Inns who also run The Bickley which has recently reintroduced real ale after a drought of several years. The store intend to offer an increased range of UK and foreign bottled beers, including some bottle-conditioned ones. They are inviting comments on their range. Future plans include a “click and collect” service, and they are also considering selling draught real ale to take away. The store is located diagonally opposite The Bickley.
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.