August 2018 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for August 2018. Further news can be found in the August/September edition of London Drinker.

 

Branch events
  • There is no branch meeting during August, the September branch meeting is at The Bolton, 326 Earls Court Road (upstairs), on Tuesday 11th September. We'll be meeting from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting.
Other CAMRA events
  • The Great British Beer Festival 2018 will be held at Olympia in West Kensington on 7 to 11 August. Advanced tickets and full details are available from the GBBF website.
  • CAMRA's London Pubs Group will be having their next crawl of historic pubs on 22nd August in Bow. See the London Pubs Group website for details.
Branch and regional CAMRA news
  • The August/September 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 news
  • The Yardbird, W6 has recently closed.
  • The Squirrel, Maida Vale has recently closed, the future of it is unknown.

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July 2018 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for July 2018. Further news can be found in the June/July edition of London Drinker.

 

Branch events
  • West London branch will be joining the Union Tavern, 45 Woodfield Road, W9 for their Meet The Brewer event (brewery to be confirmed) on Tuesday 10 July at 7pm. Book with pub.
  • Sambrook's event at the Central Bar (Wetherspoons), West 12 Centre, Shepherds Bush Green (south), W12 8PH on 16 July at 7.30pm.
  • The July branch meeting is at the Star Tavern (upstairs), 6 Belgrave Mews West on Tuesday 24 July. We'll be meeting from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting.
  • West London branch will be joining the Union Tavern, 45 Woodfield Road, W9 for their Meet The Brewer event (brewery to be confirmed) on Tuesday 7 August at 7pm. Book with pub.

Other CAMRA events
  • The Great British Beer Festival 2018 will be held at Olympia in West Kensington on 7 to 11 August. Advanced tickets and full details are now available from the GBBF website.
  • CAMRA's London Pubs Group will be having their next crawl of historic pubs on 22nd August in Bow. See the London Pubs Group website for details.
  • Ealing Beer Festival is on 11 to 14 July. With almost 400 real ales from all over the country, including up to 15 in wooden barrels (with the assistance of the Society for Preservation of Beer from the Wood (SPBW)), an extensive range of cider and perries, a foreign beer bar, a wine and mead selection plus soft drinks there should be something for everybody!

Branch and regional CAMRA news
 Pub news

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March 2018 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for March 2018. Updates made since the beginning of the month are marked [NEW].

 

Branch events
  • The branch meeting for March is on Tuesday 13th March at the Star Tavern (upstairs), 6 Belgrave Mews West, SW1.
  • On 6 March, is the Union Tavern's Meet The Brewer evening.
  • [NEW]: The branch meeting for April is on Monday 16th April at 7pm for 7.30 at Sir John Balcombe, 21 Balcombe Street, Marylebone, NW1 6HE.
  • [NEW]: The branch AGM (annual general meeting) will be held at the Defector's Weld (upstairs), 170 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 8AA.
Other CAMRA events
 Pub events
  • The White Horse on Parsons Green is having its Over The Hop Beer Festival on 15th to 18th March, with 40+ hop forward beers. Their Facebook page has more information.
  • Hippo Inns are holding 'Hopfest' during March across their eleven pubs including four in the West London area - The Lillie Langtry (19 Lillie Rd, SW6), The Colton Arms (187 Greyhound Rd, W14), The Blue Anchor (13 Lower Mall, W6) and The Eagle (250 Ladbroke Grove, W10). A range of beers from London and further afield will be on offer during the festival, with a special price of £3.80 on Mondays and Tuesdays (£4.30 on other days).
Branch news
  • Voting for the branch pub of the year has now closed. Thanks to all those who voted. We'll be announcing the winners and making presentations to the winning pubs soon.
 Pub news
  • The Swan in Bayswater reopens on Friday 2nd March, following a refurbishment.
  • The Old Ship and Blue Anchor by the river in Hammersmith have both reopened after refurbishments.
  • The Imperial in Kings Road has reopened as the Imperial Arms.
  • The Victoria, Paddington is being refurbished and due to reopen on 26th March.
  • [NEW]: The Old Suffolk Punch in Hammersmith announced it is to reopen on 20th March. It is to be run by West Berkshire Brewery.
Pub preservation
  • Hammersmith & Fulham Council formally adopted their Local Plan on 28th February including a new pub protection policy.
National CAMRA news
  • [NEW]: CAMRA members should not forget to vote to have their say about the future of CAMRA with the proposed Revitalisation Project changes, and to vote for your preferred candidates for the National Executive. Votes must be received by midnight on 18th April. You should have received a booklet about the proposals and a voting form with your copy of What's Brewing, and you should have also received an email from CAMRA HQ with a link to vote online (if you provided an email address to CAMRA when you joined or subsequently).

 

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.

June 2018 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for June 2018. Further news can be found in the June/July edition of London Drinker.

 

Branch events
  • The June branch meeting is at Portobello Brewery, Unit 6, Mitre Bridge Industrial Estate, Mitre Way, London, W10 6AU on 12 June. We'll be meeting from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting.
  • West London branch will be joining the Union Tavern, 45 Woodfield Road, W9 for their Meet The Brewer event (brewery to be confirmed) on Tuesday 10 July at 7pm. Book with pub.
  • Sambrook's event at the Central Bar (Wetherspoons), West 12 Centre, Shepherds Bush Green (south), W12 8PH on 16 July at 7.30pm.
  • The July branch meeting is at the Star Tavern (upstairs), 6 Belgrave Mews West on Tuesday 24 July. We'll be meeting from 7pm for a 7.30pm start to the meeting.
  • West London branch will be joining the Union Tavern, 45 Woodfield Road, W9 for their Meet The Brewer event (brewery to be confirmed) on Tuesday 7 August at 7pm. Book with pub.

Other CAMRA events
  • The Great British Beer Festival 2018 will be held at Olympia in West Kensington on 7 to 11 August. Advanced tickets and full details are now available from the GBBF website.
  • CAMRA's London Pubs Group will be having their next crawl of historic pubs on 23rd June in Orpington, Cudham, Downe and Chelsfield. See the London Pubs Group website for details.
  • Ealing Beer Festival is on 11 to 14 July.
Non-CAMRA events
  • The London Brewers' Alliance are having a beer festival at Fuller's Brewery on 23rd June from 1pm to 7pm. Tickets can be bought at https://lbatickets.wearebeer.com/. CAMRA members in London region should check their emails for a discount code.
Branch and regional CAMRA news
 Pub news
  • The Newman Arms in Fitzrovia reopened on 16 May under management of Truman's Brewery. It features 12 keg and 4 cask beers including some guest beers. Takeaway growlers are available: the growler machine will fill 910ml cans with any draught beer on site, for customers to take away.
  • The Perseverance, Marylebone is reported to have reopened.
  • The Pillars of Hercules, Greek Street has reopened.
  • The White Swan, lower Pimlico, SW1 has been reported as closed. It's assumed they are refurbishing it, as there is no planning application for any change of use etc.
  • The Black Bull, 251 King St, Hammersmith seems to be closed currently.


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 2018 news

Here's an update on the latest news and information from West London branch of CAMRA for April 2018. Further news can be found in the new April/May edition of London Drinker. Updates since the beginning of the month are marked '[NEW]'.

 

Branch events
  • The branch meeting for April is on Monday 16th April at 7pm for 7.30 at Sir John Balcombe, 21 Balcombe Street, Marylebone, NW1 6HE. The pub offers a CAMRA discount on real ale, so remember your membership card!
  • The West London CAMRA Pub of the Year presentation at the Harp is to be held on Wednesday 18th April at 7pm. The Harp also has a CAMRA discount!
  • [NEW]: The third place presentation for the West London CAMRA Pub of the Year is to be held on Wednesday 2 May from 7pm at the Churchill Arms, 119 Kensington Church Street, W8 7LN (nearest tube Notting Hill Gate). All welcome.
  • [NEW]: The second place presentation for the West London CAMRA Pub of the Year is to be held on Tuesday 15 May from 7pm at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, SW1V 2EE (nearest tubes Pimlico, Victoria). All welcome.
  • The branch AGM (annual general meeting) will be held on Tuesday 22 May at the Defector's Weld (upstairs), 170 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 8AA.

Other CAMRA events
Branch and regional CAMRA news
  • The West London CAMRA Pub of the Year has been announced! First place was the Harp, WC2. Second place was the Cask Pub & Kitchen, SW1. Third place was the Churchill Arms, W8. We'll be holding presentations at each of the pubs.
  • The April/May issue of London Drinker is now out in pubs across London and online with all the latest news about pubs, CAMRA and beer related events.

 Pub news
  • The Swan in Bayswater reopened on Friday 2nd March, following a refurbishment.
  • The Victoria, Paddington has reopened following a refurbishment.
  • The Old Suffolk Punch in Hammersmith reopened on 20th March and is now run by West Berkshire Brewery.
  • [UPDATED] The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale is expected to reopen in May [new date], with a new name The Hero of Maida.
National CAMRA news
  • CAMRA members should not forget to vote to have their say about the future of CAMRA with the proposed Revitalisation Project changes, and to vote for your preferred candidates for the National Executive. Votes must be received by midnight on 18th April. You should have received a booklet about the proposals and a voting form with your copy of What's Brewing, and you should have also received an email from CAMRA HQ with a link to vote online (if you provided an email address to CAMRA when you joined or subsequently).

 

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.

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