Branch Diary

Branch Diary


  • 17th Social, a walk from the Fountain, Cowden to Markbeech for the Kentish Horse.


  • 3rd SVR Beer Festival planning meeting, Royal Oak, TW, 7.15pm
  • 9th Branch Business Meeting at the Chequers, Sevenoaks, 8pm
  • 19th – 29th Cask Ale Week
  • 28th Invitation social – Kingston branch are visiting TW and would like to meet our members on a pub crawl as follows – Ragged Trousers 1pm, Mount Edgcumbe Hotel 2pm, George 3pm, Fuggles 4pm, Opera House 5pm, Bedford 6pm.


  • Cider Month
  • 1st SVR Beer Festival planning meeting (last one before the festival), Royal Oak, TW time tbc

Events, Beer Festivals, etc.

  • Regular Event: Westerham Brewery Open Evenings 1st Thursday of each month. Next one 5 September. The brewery has lots of other events happening on a regular basis and they also have a Westerham Brew Club. You can also be a “brewer for a day” for £90. “Meet the Maker” on 17/10/19 will feature their new green hop brew.
  • 10th Aug – Tonbridge Calling Festival with Fuggles Beer tent and after party
  • 15th – 31st Aug – Fuggles Beer Café, TONBRIDGE & TUNBRIDGE WELLS – ‘AU-GEUZE-ST’ Festival of Sour, Wild, Funk & Mixed Fermentation! 
  • 16, 18th – 21st Aug – CAMRA Cricket Marquee, Canterbury
  • 23rd – 26th Aug – Local & Live Music Festival, TW with live music festival in Calverley Grounds Fri-Sun featuring craft and cask beer tents plus events in local pubs
  • 25th – 26th Aug – Warman Beer Festival 2019, The Warman Sports Trust, Bromley
  • 31st Aug – East Malling Beer Festival run by MMK CAMRA, East Malling Research, New Road, East Malling ME19 6BJ, 11am to 7pm, at least 75 real ales and 30 ciders & perries, free shuttle buses from Aylesford Station (every 30 minutes from 11.00) and West Malling Station (hourly from 10.50), live music from two bands, wide selection of food stalls. Please note: What’s Brewing shows incorrect dates for this event so don’t go by that!
  • 31st Aug – Cooper’s Arms, Crowborough Engineer Brewery Tap Takeover
  • 31st Aug – 1st Sept – Faversham Hop Festival
  • 5th – 8th Sept – Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend. Lots of events at several of our great pubs
  • 7th Sept – NE Sussex sub-branch have a trip to Rye on the 10.40 train from TW and I’m sure they would welcome any of our members and friends
  • 19th – 29th Sept – National Cask Ale Week
  • 27th Sept – 13th Oct – Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight
  • 28th Sept – Westerham Brewery – Oktoberwest beer celebration with Bavarian beer festival food, live Oompah music from BierKeller Brass and beer. Details here
  • 10th – 12th Oct – Eastbourne Beer Festival, Devonshire Park
  • 18th – 20th Oct – Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival
  • 31st Oct – 2nd Nov – 15th CAMRA Redhill Beer Festival


Pubs Officer Report

  • The The Tunbridge Wells Bar & Grill is closed and has been taken over by Young’s, who plan to reopen it under its old name of the White Bear.
  • The Stanhope Arms, Brasted has re-opened (Aug-19) under new management.
  • Fox & Hounds, Toys Hill is closed (July-19) and for sale as residential property.
  • Spread Eagle, Hawkenbury is closed for re-furbishment (Aug-19).