Branch Diary

Branch Diary


  • 16th Social and presentation of award for 15 consecutive years in the GBG at the Halfway House, Brenchley. Travel by the 297 bus at 12.15 from Tunbridge Wells Railway station stop C. Lunch for those who require it (we have provisionally booked 10 places but can adjust so please advise if you’re coming and want lunch). Presentation to the Halfway House around 3.30pm. Choice of return bus at 16.53 or 18.23
  • 25th SVR BF wash-up meeting, Royal Oak, TW 7pm


  • 5th Christmas drinks social (TW crawl), details tbc

Events, Beer Festivals, etc.

  • Regular Event: Westerham Brewery Open Evenings 1st Thursday of each month. Next one 5th December. 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.
  • 12th Nov – The Anchor, Sevenoaks – Christmas Beer Tasting, free craft ale for all CAMRA members 8.30pm
  • 15th Nov – Fuggles Beer Café BOTH PUBS – Collabagedon 2019, multiple brewery collaboration
  • 18th Nov – 1st Dec – Fuggles Beer Café BOTH PUBS – Dark Life Festival of dark beers
  • 30th Nov – The Cooper’s Arms, Crowborough – Engineer Brewery Tap Takeover
  • 5th – 8th Dec – The Beer Seller, Tonbridge – Porter & Stout Festival, 15 real ales (other styles available too), cheese pots to match the beers
  • 21st Dec – Cellar Head Brewery, near Flimwell – Christmas Party 12.00 – 20.00, complimentary cheese buffet, mince pies, live music

Pubs Officer Report

  • The Real Ale Way, a new micropub opened at 23 High Street, Westerham on Thursday 7 November 2019.
  • The Wheelwright’s Arms, Matfield is the subject of a planning application for conversion to residential.
  • The Padwell Arms, Stone Street has been closed for some time and is now the subject of a planning application to demolish it and replace with residential.
  • The Windmill, Sevenoaks Weald is believed to be in danger of closing soon.
  • Bedford, TW has reintroduced its Cask Ale Club – all cask ales at £3.50 a pint from 5pm on Wednesdays.
  • Black Pig TW is currently closed (Nov 1st).
  • The Royal Oak, Crockham Hill is understood to be the subject of a potential community buy out, presumably to save the pub. If you are a local and/or want to get involved or support the initiative keep your ear to the ground and let us know what’s going on.
  • Elsie’s (the Queen’s Arms), Cowden Pound often has a guest beer these days (recently Pig & Porter Blackbird Stout).
  • The Tunbridge Wells Bar & Grill is now re-opened as The White Bear (its original name) having been taken over by Young’s; 3 x hand pumps.
  • 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. Possible target for a Community buy-out – let us know if you hear anything.
  • Spread Eagle, Hawkenbury is closed for re-furbishment (Aug-19)
  • The Primrose in Tonbridge has now been demolished

Check out WhatPub for other info.