Branch Diaries Dec/Jan 2019/2020

Welcome to our regular details of London CAMRA contacts and events, where branches say what is happening in their areas that might be of interest to drinkers across London.  Events for December and January are listed below.  Meetings, visits and socials are open to all – everyone is welcome to come along.  A complete calendar listing of CAMRA events within Greater London is available at www.london.camra.org.uk.

If you want to check on the areas covered by the branches shown below, please go to www.london.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=20208.

LONDON PUBS GROUP

Jane Jephcote, jane.jephcote@googlemail.com, 07813 739856

December – Wed 11 Evening tour of Battersea, Wandsworth, Southfields and Earlsfield: (7pm) Junction (formerly Windsor Castle), 36 St Johns Hill; (7.30) Falcon, 2 St Johns Hill; (8.05) Spread Eagle, 71 Wandsworth High St; (8.40) Park Tavern, 212 Merton Rd; (9.30) Country House, 2-4 Groton Rd. Public transport will be required at times.

January – Wed 15 (7.15 for 7.30) Mtg. Royal Oak (upstairs), Tabard St, SE1. All CAMRA branches and members interested in pub research and preservation welcome.

Website: www.londonpubsgroup.camra.org.uk

LONDON CIDER GROUP

Events are generally arranged for February, May and October; please check next edition.

Website: www.camra.org.uk/cider/campaigns/cider-and-perry-months/

YOUNG MEMBERS GROUP

Co-ordinator: Tori Bishop-Rowe, victoria.bishop.rowe@gmail.com

Email group: http://groups.google.com/group/london-camra-ym; FB: Greater London CAMRA Young Members Group

BEXLEY

Rob Archer, branch.contact@bexley.camra.org.uk.

December – Wed 11 (8.30) Mtg. Bexley CC/Burnt Ash Hockey Club, Manor Way, Bexley. – Fri 27 (12pm) Twixtmas soc: (12pm) Robin Hood & Little John, 78 Lion Rd for lunch, then on to other Bexleyheath pubs.

January – Wed 8 (7pm) Mtg. Tailors Chalk, 47-49 High St, Sidcup, inc. post Xmas/New Year meal.

Before attending socials or meetings we recommend checking as times/venues could change.

Website: www.bexley.camra.org.uk; Fb: camrabexleybranch/; Tw: @BexleyCAMRA

BROMLEY

Barry Phillips, social.secretary@bromley.camra.org.uk

December – Mon 2 (7.30) Beer Festival soc. Bricklayer’s Arms, 237 High St, Beckenham. – Tue 10 Young Members (U40s) soc. Real Ale Way, 55 Station App, Hayes. Pre-booking required via link on website. – Sat 28 Bromley BR1 Twixtmas soc: (12pm) Freelands Tavern, 31 Freelands Rd; (12.45) Red Lion, 10 North Rd; (1.40) Anglesey Arms, 90 Palace Rd; (2.30) Railway Tavern, 45 East St; (3.15) Partridge, 194 High St; (4pm) Star & Garter, 227 High St.

January –Wed 8 (8pm) Lock & Barrel, 18 London Rd, Bromley; (9.15) Star & Garter, 260-262 High St. – Tue 14 (7 for 7.30: prompt start) GBG selection mtg. Crown & Anchor, 19 Park Rd, Bromley. – Mon 20 Green Street Green BR6 soc: (2pm) Buff, Pinewood Drive; (3.30) Queen’s Head, 73 High St. – Sat 25 Dartford & Crayford soc: (12.30) Dartford Jug, 8 Market St; (1.45) Dartford Working Men’s Club, Essex Rd; (4pm) Penny Farthing, 3 Waterside, Crayford. – Tue 28 (7.30pm) Cttee mtg. Imperial Arms, Old Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5LZ.

Website: www.bromley.camra.org.uk

CROYDON & SUTTON

Social Sec: Terry Hewitt, 020 8660 5931, contact@croydon.camra.org.uk

December – Thu 5 (8.30) Croydon soc. Royal Standard, 1 Sheldon St. – Tue 10 (8.30) Mtg. Dog & Bull (upstairs), 24 Surrey St, Croydon. – Wed 18 (8.30) Carshalton soc. Hope, 48 West St.

January – Thu 2 Addiscombe soc: (8.30) Builders Arms, 65 Leslie Park Rd; (9.45) Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Rd. – Wed 8 S. Norwood soc. (8.30) Craft Beer Cabin, 210A Selhurst Rd; (9.30) Shelverdine Goathouse, 7-9 High St. – Thu 16 (1pm) Soc. Green Dragon, 58 High St, Croydon. – Mon 20 (8.30) E Croydon soc. Cronx Bar, Boxpark, 99 George St. – Wed 29 (8.30) London Drinker pick-up. Hope, 48 West St, Carshalton.

Website: www.croydon.camra.org.uk

EAST LONDON & CITY

Branch Sec: Andy Kinch, 07757 772564, elacbranch@mail.com

December – Tue 3-Sat 7 Pig’s Ear Beer Festival, Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Rd/Lower Clapton Rd, Hackney E5. See page 13. – Tue 17 (8pm) First GBG 2021 selection & PotY mtg. Olde Rose & Crown, 53 Hoe St, Walthamstow. – Fri 20 (8pm) Xmas soc. LOSC, Oliver Rd, Leyton E10. Mighty Oak takeover. Doors open 5pm.

January – Mon 6 (8pm) Second GBG 2021 selection & PotY mtg. Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Way, Bethnal Green E2. – Tue 14 (8pm) Mtg. Eleanor Arms, 460 Old Ford Rd, Bow E3.

Website: www.pigsear.org.uk

ENFIELD & BARNET

Peter Graham, 07946 383498, contact@enfieldandbarnet.camra.org.uk

December – Wed 4 (8pm) Pig’s Ear Festival, Round Chapel E5 0LY. Meet at Glasses Stand. – Tue 10 Barnet EN5 survey 1: (8pm) Black Horse, Wood St; (9.15) Lord Nelson, 14 West End La; (10.30) Olde Mitre, 58 High St. – Wed 18 (8pm) N9 survey: (8pm) Stag & Hounds, 371 Bury St; (9pm) Beehive, 24 Little Bury St.

January – Wed 1 (12pm) Cobweb soc. New Crown, 80 Chase Side, Southgate. – Tue 7 (8pm) GBG selection mtg. Olde Mitre, 58 High St, Barnet. – Mon 13 (12pm) Soc. Orange Tree, Highfield Rd, Winchmore Hill N21. – Wed 22 Barnet EN5 survey 2: (8pm) Hadley Hotel; (9.30) Monken Holt, 193 High St. – Thu 30 Enfield EN2 survey soc: (8pm) Wonder, 1 Batley Rd; (9.30) Moon-under-Water, 115 Chase Side.

Website: www.enfieldandbarnet.camra.org.uk

KINGSTON & LEATHERHEAD

Clive Taylor 020 8949 2099, ctaylor2007@freeuk.com

December – Tue 3 (from 1pm) Pig’s Ear Festival. See page XX. Contact Adrian on 07774 859871 or akpalmer@talktalk.com for free group entry. – Wed 4 (8.15) Mtg. Royal Oak (upstairs), Coombe Rd, New Malden. – Wed 18 (7.30 for 8pm) Xmas Dinner. Canbury Arms, Canbury Park Rd, Kingston.  Menu choice (3 course £29.95, 2 course £25.95) and £10 deposit by 4 Dec. – Sat 21 (12.30) Kingston Xmas tour: (12.30) Whelan’s, Richmond Rd; (1.30) Grey Horse, Richmond Rd; (2.30) Bishop, Thames St; (3.15) Woody’s, Ram Passage; (4pm) Ram, High St; (4.45) Druid’s Head, Market Place; (5,45) Albion, 45 Fairfield Rd.

January – Thu 9 (8.15) Mtg. Albion, Fairfield Rd, Kingston. – Wed 15 Molesey KT8 meander: (12.30) Royal Oak, Walton Rd; (1.30) Lord Hotham: (2.30) Europa; (3.30) Poyntz Inn; (4.15) Bell, Bell Rd and pubs in West Molesey. – Wed 22 (8pm) Lick & stick eve. Black Lion, Brighton Rd, Surbiton. Come and help fill envelopes for forthcoming AGM mailout.

Website www.camrasurrey.org.uk

NORTH LONDON

John Wilson, 07840 111590, jgwnw3@hotmail.com;

December – Tue 3 (7pm) Pig’s Ear Festival. See page 13. – Tue 10 (7-10pm) Xmas Quiz soc. Doric Arch, Euston Station Colonnade, 1 Eversholt St. – Tue 17 Kentish Town Road NW5 soc: (7.30) Bull & Gate, 389; (8.15) Assembly House, 292; (9pm) Oxford Tavern, 256; (9.45) Lady Hamilton, 289; (10.30) Lion & Unicorn, 42 Gaisford St. – Tue 24 Xmas Eve soc TBC. – Mon 30 Euston Road soc: (7.30) Euston Tap, West Lodge, 190; (8.15) Euston Tap, East Lodge; (9pm) Mabel’s Tavern, 9 Mabledon Pl; (9.45) Parcel Yard, West Side, King’s Cross Station; (10.30) Betjeman Arms, Upper Level Concourse (SE corner), Unit 53, St Pancras International Station.

January – Tue 7 Grays Inn Road soc: (7.30) Calthorpe Arms, 252; (8.15) Blue Lion, 133; (9pm) Duke, 7 Roger St; (9.45) Lady Ottoline, 11a Northington St; (10.30) Yorkshire Grey, 2 Theobalds Rd. – Tue 14 Kilburn NW6 soc: (7.30) Lillie Langtry, 121 Abbey Rd; (8.15) Priory Tavern, 250 Belsize Rd; (9pm) Old Bell, 38 Kilburn High Rd; (9.45) Cock Tavern, 125 Kilburn High Rd; (10.30) Sir Colin Campbell, 264 Kilburn High Rd. – Tue 21 (8pm) Winter PotS presn. Colonel Fawcett, 1 Randolph St, NW1. – Tue 28 (8pm) Mtg inc. GBG shortlist, PotY and CPotY shortlist. Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica St, Highbury N5.

Website: www.northlondon.camra.org.uk

RICHMOND & HOUNSLOW

Roy Hurry, 020 8570 0643(h), 07971 316469(m), rh014q5742@blueyonder.co.uk

January – Mon 13 (8pm) Branch Pub of the Year 2019 certificate presn. Masons Arms, 41 Walpole Rd, Teddington. – Tue 21 (8pm) Mtg & soc. White Cross, Riverside, Water La, Richmond.

Website: www.rhcamra.org.uk

SOUTH EAST LONDON

Neil Pettigrew, contact@sel.camra.org.uk; Social Sec: Andrew Sewell, social@sel.camra.org.uk

December – Mon 2 (7.30) Cttee mtg & soc (GBG selection). South London Theatre, Old Fire Station, 2A Norwood High St. – Mon 9 (7.30) Xmas Dinner (must be booked). Brookmill, 65 Cranbrook Rd, Deptford SE8. – Fri 20 Hackney Arches Xmas trip: (7pm) Brew Club, Arches 7-8 Hackney Walk, Bohemia Pl, followed by St. John’s of Hackney, Pressure Drop X & Verdent the Experiment, Devient & Dandy; (10.30) Chesham Arms, 15 Mehetabel Rd, E9.

January – Wed 8 (7.30) Cttee mtg & soc. Bull & Finch, 126 Gipsy Hill, SE19. – Wed 15 Quiz night. Morden Arms, 1 Brand St, Greenwich SE10. – Mon 20 (7.30) Branch AGM. Kings Arms, 65 Newcomen St, SE1 1YT.

Website: http://sel.camra.org.uk

SOUTH WEST ESSEX

Alan Barker, contact@swessex.camra.org.uk, 07711 971957 evenings or weekends only.

December – Wed 4 (7pm) Soc. Pig’s Ear Festival. See page 13. Free admission for SW Essex Branch Members on this day only. – Sat 7 Bus Running Day (Vintage buses on special routes X21, X55 & X81, £10 Day ticket TBC). X55 from Upminster Stn to Gravesend for 3 micropubs: Compass Alehouse, 7 Manor Rd, Three Pillars, 25 Wrotham Rd and Mole Hole, 17 High St. Also for the Iron Pier microbrewery, Units 6 & 7, May Ind Estate, May Ave, Northfleet. – Wed 11 (7.50) Xmas Dinner Soc & GBG nominations. Crumpled Horn, 33-37 Corbets Tey Rd, Upminster. Meet from 6pm, Upminster TapRoom, 1b Sunnyside Gdns (return afterwards at about 10pm). Bookings to Anne Radley at the ‘contact’ email address (above); GBG 2021 nominations must be received by tonight. – Fri 20 (7pm) Soc. Xmas Ale Gala/Mighty Oak tap takeover, Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Oliver Rd, Leyton. – Mon 30 (8pm) Soc. Eva Hart, 1128 High Rd/Station Rd, Chadwell Heath.

January – Sat 4 (12.10) Denise’s New Year tour of Gospel Oak, Kentish Town & Camden GBG pubs: (10amfor breakfast) Barking Dog, 61 Station Pde, Barking, then 11:18am train from Barking to Gospel Oak; (12.10) Southampton Arms, 139 Highgate Rd; (1.15) Tapping the Admiral, 77 Castle Rd, Kentish Town. For further details, see website. PotY 2020 nominations must be received by tonight. – Wed 8 (8pm) Soc. White Horse, 173 Coxtie Green Rd, CM14. – Wed 15 (8pm) Soc. Jono’s Bar, 37 Cranbrook Rd, Ilford. – Tue 21 (8pm) Soc. Theobald Arms, 141 Argent St, Grays. – Wed 29 Soc: (8pm) Colley Rowe Inn, 54-56 Collier Row Rd, RM5; (9.30) Moon & Stars, 99-103 South St, Romford.

Website: swessex.camra.org.uk

SOUTH WEST LONDON

Mike Flynn, 07751 231191, mike.flynn@camraswl.org.uk.

December – Thu 12 Xmas soc. John Hatch’s Phoenix Brewery. Numbers are limited. Anyone wishing to attend MUST contact the Social Secretary to book and for full details and cost: philip.blanchard@camraswl.org.uk or 07720 432802

January – Wed 8 GBG 2021 shortlisting (and deletion) mtg. (7.30) Cat’s Back, 86-88 Point Pleasant, Wandsworth. – Thu 23 Open Cttee mtg. (7.30) Trafalgar Arms, 148-156 Tooting High St.

Website: camraswl.org.uk;  Fb: CAMRAswl;  Tw: @CAMRAswl

WATFORD & DISTRICT

Mark Fried, 07515 414944, branch@watford.camra.org.uk

December – Thu 5 (8.30) Xmas soc. Regent Club, 227 St Albans Rd, Watford.

January – Wed 1 (1pm) ‘Get away from the family’ soc. Nascot Arms, 11 Stamford Rd, Watford. – Mon 13 (8pm) Mtg. Wellington Arms, 2 Woodford Rd, Watford. – Fri 17 (6pm) Annual ‘Pre-Xmas’ tour, starting at Waterloo Tap, Sutton Walk, SE1 8RL.

Website: www.watford.camra.org.uk

WEST LONDON

Paul Charlton, 07835 927357, contact@westlondon.camra.org.uk; Social Sec: Stuart Duncan, 07432 132933, socials@westlondon.camra.org.uk

December – Sun 1 (12pm) Old Ale Festival soc. White Horse, 1 Parsons Green, SW6. – Tue 10 (from 7pm) Xmas ale/pizza night. Albion, 121 Hammersmith Rd (charge for food).

January – Tue 14 (7pm/7.30) Mtg. Harp (upstairs), 47 Chandos Pl, WC2. – Thu 23 Fitzrovia W1 soc: (7pm) Jackalope, 43 Weymouth Mews; (8pm) Stag’s Head, 102 New Cavendish St; (9pm) Ship, 134 New Cavendish St; (10pm) King & Queen, 1 Foley St.

Website: www.westlondon.camra.org.uk

WEST MIDDLESEX

info@westmiddx-camra.org.uk: Social Sec: Thomas Black, 07936 062730

December – Fri 20 (7pm) Soc. J.J. Moon’s, 12 Victoria Rd, Ruislip.

January – Tue 8 (8pm) Mtg. West London Trade Union Club 33-35 High St, Acton. – Thu 16 Greenford soc: (8pm) Bridge Hotel, Western Ave; (9pm) Black Horse, 425 Oldfield La. – Fri 24 St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 soc: (8pm) New Inn, 62; (9pm) Red Lion 13; (9.30) Rose & Crown, Church Pl; (10.15) Castle, 36.

Website: www.westmiddx-camra.org.uk

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