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 email@example.com - messages sent to this address will be acknowledged and may be forwarded within Bromley or Head Office CAMRA as appropriate.
Our AGM was held on November 18th and we now have several new committee members. Others have changed roles. We had a good attendance and hope members had an enjoyable and interesting evening. We welcome all the new members and wish everyone well with their new or altered roles. Best wishes also to Paul Simpson who is leaving the Bromley area and has therefore stood down as membership secertary.
We are now looking forward to the 2nd Bromley CAMRA cider festival which will be held on the 6th and 7th March 2015 at the HG Wells Centre. Click here to see a copy of the festival poster.
Our next social event will be a crawl in Locksbottom on Monday December 1st. This will begin at (Ye Olde) Whyte Lyon at 8pm and continue to two further pubs.
As usual we won’t have a committee meeting in December, but in January we will have two meetings. The first will be on the 13th and will have the specific purpose of selecting pubs for inclusion in the 2016 Good Beer Guide. This meeting will be held at The Crown and Anchor in Bromley North. The next “normal” committee meeting will take place a fortnight later on the 27th at The Shortlands Tavern, next to the station of the same name. Both meetings will start at 19.30. Non-committee members are always welcome to attend committee meetings.
The diary includes more details about all events through to the end of January 2015.
There is also some non-CAMRA news that members may be interested in:
The Goldsmith’s Arms re-opened on November 20th. The pub becomes the second Antic outlet in our borough (the other is The Railway Tavern at Bromley North) and the choice of real ales has been much improved compared to the situation prior to its closure The pub will be re-surveyed for WhatPub purposes on 2nd December and WhatPub itself will be updated either that day or on the 3rd.
More excellent news from Antic is that they plan to take on the historic Royal Bell near the Market Square. This pub has been closed for many years and will need a huge refurbishment before it can re-open. Antic - as usual - are optimistic though. They describe it as “coming soon” on their website.
And the good news keeps coming. The Coney, which has been closed for nearly a year due to devastating flood damage, has just re-opened. Real ale is again available, with Deuchars and two other ales available earlier this week. I hope to do a new WhatPub survey early next week.
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.