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.
We are now beginning to prepare for our AGM which will be held on November 18th at the HG Wells Centre (aka Bromley Labour Club). This is the most important event of the year for our branch and will include the election of a new committee. We hope as many local members as possible will attend, and that maybe some of you will volunteer to help us in the year(s) to come. Please click on the “AGM” tab for more information.
Sadly the first Eden Park beer festival is now over. Bromley CAMRA hope that all our guests visitors enjoyed their visit. Please click on the beer festival tab for details of the beers and ciders which won the festival awards
Our next social event will be a visit on Saturday November 1st to our neighbours to have a crawl in Bexley Borough. Although this is a Bromley CAMRA event we hope that we will be joined by many of the local CAMRA members. The crawl begins at the New Cross Turnpike (which is actually in Welling) at midday. For public transport information please see the Branch Diary.
There is then a flurry of events the following week. The first of them takes places at The Greyhound at Bromley North. The pub has recently received CAMRA LocAle accreditation, and to celebrate are holding a “meet the brewer” event with Portobello on Monday November 3rd starting around 18.30. Local MP Bob Neill, Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins and Rob from Portobello Brewery are expected to be in attendance from around 19.00. The pub are planning to hold further “meet the brewer” events in the months ahead.
Then the next night Tuesday November 4th, Bromley CAMRA are making a first visit to The Pickhurst for a social evening starting at 19.30. This event has been organised in view of suggestions that we should occasionally have events that don’t involve frequently moving from venue to venue.
And then on Wednesday November 5th another “meet the brewer” event is taking place. This time the brewer is Tonbridge and the event is taking place at the Orpington Liberal Club. Starting time is 20.00.
The first meeting for our new committee will take place a week after the AGM on Tuesday November 25th at The Chelsfield next to the station of the same name. Non-committee members are always welcome to attend committee meetings.
The diary includes more details about all events through to the end of November. December events will be added after approval at the October committee meeting.
There is also some non-CAMRA news that members may be interested in:
The Chancery - formerly the Oakhill Tavern - has now reopened and does include a drinking area separate from the restaurant. Four real ales are normally available. We have done a new survey for Whatpub.
The Coney, which closed toward the end of last winter due to devastating flood damage, is scheduled to re-open in November. More information about this as we get it.
We also understand that The Goldsmith’s Arms - currently being refurbished after being taken over by Antic - will re-open on November 5th.
If you have any suggestions for events that could be included on these pages, or 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.