This is the website of the Bromley branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org - messages sent to this address will be acknowledged and may be forwarded within Bromley or Head Office CAMRA as appropriate.
Are you interested in helping Bromley CAMRA? We have a large committee and there are usually some vacancies - experience is normally not needed. Please click on the “Vacancies” tab for more information
We will have a choice of social events on Wednesday April 16th. Firstly we are having an evening crawl in the Forest Hill/Catford area starting at 19.00 at The Sylvan Post in Forest Hill. Although the crawl is slightly outside the borough boundaries we hope that many members will join us to try a series of excellent venues. The route of the crawl ends in Catford which has good rail and bus connections back to Central Bromley and other parts of the borough. SE London and other members are welcome to join us.
The other event is in support of CAMRA's "Community pubs month". Our women's representative Lisa Wadlow is hosting a shopping event for women at The Black Horse from 7.30pm onwards. The Black Horse have given us an area in the pub for this and we have a handful of local women who have set up small businesses selling items - sometimes designing and making the items themselves. These range from Jewellery, gift cards and prints for the home. We hope the event will help raise awareness of both CAMRA and the part pubs play in our heritage.
Although these are the only Bromley CAMRA events for the week, members might wish to note that The Shortlands Tavern will be holding an Easter beer festival from April 18th to 21st. I’ve requested a beer list, and will publish it here as and when I receive it.
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.
Our branch diary includes more information about the events mentioned above and also includes information about 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 - will close for around three months for a major refurbishment with reopening expected in early July. The closure date is expected to be April 12th.
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.