July 2019 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for July 2019. Further news can be found in the June/July edition of London Drinker. Apologies for the recent delays to website updates.

 

Branch events
  • July
    • We'll be having a social at 4pm on Wednesday 10th July at the Ealing Beer Festival, Walpole Park, W5 5BG. Meet at the wine bar.
    • The July branch meeting is on Tuesday 16th July at the Star Tavern, 6 Belgrave Mews West, Belgravia (upstairs). We'll be meeting from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting.
    • Tue 30th, 4pm: Teatime at the Temple - social at the Temple Brew House, 46 Essex Street, WC2R 3JF.
  • August
    • Wed 7th, 4pm: Social at the Great British Beer Festival, Olympia. Meet at the glasses return stand.
    • Wed 14th, 7pm: 'Ammersmith Amble - Old Suffolk Punch, 80 Fulham Palace Rd, W6 9PL; 8.15pm Distillers, 64 Fulham Palace Rd, W6 9PH; 9.00pm Craft Beer Co, 17 Broadway Shopping Centre, W6 9YD; 10.15pm William Morris, 4 King St, W6 0QA.
  • September
    • Wed 11th 7pm: Made à Maida: Maida Vale Heritage Social: Warrington, 93 Warrington Cresc, W9 1EH; 8.00pm Prince Alfred, 5a Formosa St, W9 1EE; 9.15pm Warwick Castle, 6 Warwick Pl, W9 2PX; 10.15pm Bridge House, 13 Westbourne Terr Rd, W2 6NG.

    • Wed 18th 7/7.30pm Branch meeting: Carpenters Arms, 12 Seymour Place, W1H 7NE (nearest tube Marble Arch)

    • Thu 26th 2.30pm: At Leisure in Marylebone: Afternoon Social at the Thornbury Castle, 29a Enford St, W1H 1DN.


Other CAMRA events
  • Ealing Beer Festival is on from 10th to 13th July. For more information go to their website.
  • CAMRA's London Pubs Group will be having their next crawl of historic pubs on Wednesday 21st August in Holborn, Bloomsbury, Farringdon and Clerkenwell. See the London Pubs Group website for details.


Branch and regional CAMRA news
  • The June/July issue of London Drinker is out in pubs across London and online with all the latest news about pubs, CAMRA and beer related events.

 Pub and brewery news
  • We'll be adding pub and brewery news at a later date.

 

For the latest news check out our Facebook and Twitter pages! Also for news from CAMRA across London see London Drinker, and the London CAMRA Facebook page.

Presentation to the Victoria

As is usual at this time of year, we’ve been busy presenting the winners of the West London CAMRA Pub of the Year award with their certificates. The award is presented following a vote by branch members, and normally we present a third, second and first place award. The results were counted and this time we had a draw for second place!

The Victoria in Strathearn Place, W2 (a short walk from Paddington station) was one of the joint second place winners. It’s a great historic pub with a warm welcome, good food and well-kept beers including a wide range of Fuller’s beers and a guest beer. The ornate interior (featuring in CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors) is a wonderful survivor from the mid-Victorian period – refurbishments of other pubs from the late-Victorian period onwards mean that such pub interiors are very rare indeed.

Pictured is our branch chairman Les Maggs presenting the award. We’ve also presented the other joint second place award to the Temple Brew House, and I’ll be writing about that here soon. The final presentation to the overall winner, the Cask Pub and Kitchen, Charlwood Street, Pimlico will be on Sunday 9th June from 5pm.

May 2019 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for May 2019. Further news can be found in the April/May edition of London Drinker.

 

Branch events
  • May
    • We'll be presenting the second equal place certificate for West London CAMRA Pub of the Year to the Victoria, 10A Strathearn Place, Paddington, W2 2NH on Wednesday 8th May from 7pm.
    • We'll be presenting the second equal place certificate for West London CAMRA Pub of the Year to the Temple Brew House, 46 Essex Street, Aldwych, WC2R 3JF on Tuesday 14th May from 7pm.
    • The West London CAMRA annual general meeting (AGM) will be on Tuesday 28th May at the Defector's Weld, 170 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 8AA. We'll be having the meeting in the upstairs room. A buffet will be available after the meeting, a donation towards the cost will be requested. Please note that West London CAMRA members wishing to vote at the meeting must bring their CAMRA membership cards.
  • June
    • We'll be presenting the West London CAMRA Pub of the Year certificate (first place) to the Cask Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, Pimlico, SW1V 2EE on Sunday 9th June from 5pm.
    • The June branch meeting is on Tuesday 18th June at Portobello Brewery. We'll be meeting from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting.
  • July
    • The July branch meeting is on Tuesday 16th July at the Star Tavern, Belgravia. We'll be meeting from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting.


Other CAMRA events


Branch and regional CAMRA news
  • The April/May issue of London Drinker is out in pubs across London and online with all the latest news about pubs, CAMRA and beer related events.

 Pub and brewery news
  • The Compton Cross, Soho has been acquired by Shepherd Neame from Marmalade Pub Company. After a brief closure it reopened in April. A refurbishment is planned for July.
  • The Cheshire Cheese, Little Essex Street also recently acquired by Shepherd Neame (as previously reported) reopened in April following a refurbishment.
  • The former Eel Brook, Wandsworth Bridge Road has reopened as the Brook House.
  • The Devereux near the east end of the Strand, has now reopened following a refurbishment.
  • The new Craft Beer Co in Hammersmith (formerly the Yardbird) has announced it is to reopen on Thursday 9th May.
  • The Audley has a long-term closure from 15th April.
  • The Richmond Arms, NW8 has reopened as the Three Falcons. Real ale has been reinstated (Fuller's London Pride).

For the latest news check out our Facebook and Twitter pages! Also for news from CAMRA across London see London Drinker, and the London CAMRA Facebook page.

April 2019 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for April 2019. Further news can be found in the April/May edition of London Drinker.

 

Branch events
  • April
    • The April branch meeting is on Tuesday 16th April at the Bolton, 326 Earls Court Road, SW5 9BQ. We will meet from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting. The meeting will be in the upstairs room.
  • May
    • The West London CAMRA annual general meeting (AGM) will be on Tuesday 28th May at the Defector's Weld, 170 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 8AA. We'll be having the meeting in the upstairs room.

Other CAMRA events


Branch and regional CAMRA news
  • The April/May issue of London Drinker is out in pubs across London and online with all the latest news about pubs, CAMRA and beer related events.

 Pub and brewery news
  • The Compton Cross, Soho has been acquired by Shepherd Neame from Marmalade Pub Company. After a brief closure it is due to reopen on Monday 15th April. A refurbishment is planned for July.
  • The Cheshire Cheese, Little Essex Street also recently acquired by Shepherd Neame (as previously reported) is due to reopen during April following a refurbishment.
  • The former Eel Brook, Wandsworth Bridge Road has reopened as the Brook House.
  • The Devereux near the east end of the Strand, is reported to be reopening at some point in 2019 after a refurb.
  • The former Yardbird, W6 is planned to reopen in May as a Craft Beer Co pub.
  • The Audley is closed for a long-term from 15th April.
  • The Richmond Arms, NW8 has reopened as the Three Falcons. Real ale has been reinstated (Fuller's London Pride).

For the latest news check out our Facebook and Twitter pages! Also for news from CAMRA across London see London Drinker, and the London CAMRA Facebook page.

March 2019 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for March 2019. Further news can be found in the February/March edition of London Drinker.

 

Branch events
  • March
    • We're joining the Union Tavern, Westbourne Park for their regular Meet the Brewer event at 7pm on Tuesday 5th March. Must book with pub.
    • The March branch meeting is on Tuesday 19th March at the Speaker, 46 Great Peter St, SW1P 2HA. We will meet from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting.

Other CAMRA events


Branch and regional CAMRA news
  • The February/March issue of London Drinker is out in pubs across London and online with all the latest news about pubs, CAMRA and beer related events.

 

National CAMRA news
  • The national CAMRA Members' Weekend, AGM & Conference for 2019 will be held on 5th-7th April in Dundee. All members are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is now open.

 

 Pub and brewery news
  • The Craft Beer Co. has bought a site at Hammersmith due to open in March. The Craft Beer Co. operates seven pubs in London and one in Brighton, well known for their wide range of beers.
  • As you may have heard, Fuller's have entered into an agreement to sell their brewing business (which also includes Dark Star brewery) to Asahi of Japan. The pubs however are being retained by Fuller's.
  • The Old Bank of England, Fleet Street is now managed by McMullen's.

For the latest news check out our Facebook and Twitter pages! Also for news from CAMRA across London see London Drinker, and the London CAMRA Facebook page.

Please note that our contact form is currently unavailable, please use the contact details published in London Drinker if you wish to contact the branch in the meantime.