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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
Our next social event is a crawl of several rural pubs in Pratts Bottom, Cudham and Halstead on Saturday August 2nd, starting at 12.00 at The Bulls Head in Pratts Bottom. We have another Saturday event on August 9th, when we have a branch visit to Maidstone - the historic county town of Kent. The train leaves Bromley South at 10.23, but any members wishing to benefit from Groupsave tickets should arrive by 10.00am, so that this can be arranged.
The next event within our own borough will be a social evening on July 21st in the Chatterton Village/Petts Wood area. This will start at 19.00 at The Chatterton, which will be the branch’s first visit to that pub. It will continue to Petts Wood, using the high-frequency 208 bus route.
Our next committee meeting will take place on Tuesday July 29th at The Greyhound in Keston starting at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held in the summer house in the garden. 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 July. August information will hopefully be added by the end of June.
There is also some non-CAMRA news coming up that members may be interested in:
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.
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.