Updated Branch News

Branch Diary
May
• Mild Month / Cider Month
• 21st SVR Beer Festival Planning Meeting, Royal Oak, TW, 7pm. Please note date changed.
• 23rd Sevenoaks Pub Crawl – starting at the Sennockian, 8pm.
• 24th May – 26th Aug – Summer of Pub, a new CAMRA campaign to promote and support pubs throughout the summer www.camra.org.uk/summerofpub/
June
• 13th Invitation Social at the Anchor, Sevenoaks in celebration of landlord, Barry’s 40th year in the pub trade
• 15th Beer Day Britain www.beerdaybritain.co.uk
• 17th – 20th CAMRA Cricket Tent at TW Cricket Week in the Nevill Ground. Volunteers needed to help run and staff the tent.

Events, Beer Festivals, etc.
• Regular Event: Westerham Brewery Open Evenings 1st Thursday of each month. Next one 6 June. The brewery has lots of other events happening on a regular basis and they also have a Westerham Brew Club. https://westerhambrewery.co.uk/events/#/all
• May – Mild Month – The Sennockian will be featuring Milds as will other pubs
• 20th May – Orpington Liberal Club – Five Points Brewery Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover from 6pm (including Railway Porter!!)
• 23rd May – Fuggles Beer Café, TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Chorlton Brewing Co – Sour Beer & Cheese Matching Event, 7pm, tickets £10
• 23rd – 25th May – Kidbrooke Beer & Cider Festival www.sel.camra.org.uk
• 24th May – 26th Aug – Summer of Pub, a new CAMRA campaign to promote and support pubs throughout the summer www.camra.org.uk/summerofpub/
• 24th – 26th May – Eastbourne Beer & Cider Festival www.eastbournebeerfestival.co.uk
• 24th 26th May – Crabble Corn Mill, Dover Beer Festival www.crabblecornmill.org.uk
• 24th – 27th May – Westerham Brewery 15th Birthday Celebration Weekend with marquee and music events at the brewery. Includes a Beer Festival on the Saturday https://westerhambrewery.co.uk/events/#/all
• 24th – 27th May – The Halfway House, Brenchley – Beer Festival 12-11pm, 80 real ales, 20 ciders
• 25th May – Spring National Young Members Forum hosted at Cambridge Summer Beer Festival in the Garden Room 12.30pm. All young members invited
• 25th May – The Coopers Arms, Crowborough – Tap Takeover by Engineer Brewery from noon
• 27th May – Fuggles Beer Café, BOTH PUBS – Broaden & Build – UK Launch & Tap Takeover
• 14th – 15th June – Kent & E Sussex Railway 11th CAMRA Beer Festival, Tenterden www.camra-afrm.org.uk
• 15th June – Beer Day Britain
• 17th – 20th June – CAMRA Cricket Tent at TW Cricket Week in the Nevill Ground. Volunteers needed to help run and staff the tent
• 19th June – 6th July – The Sevenoaks Society’s Heritage Exhibition in the Kaleidoscope (Sevenoaks library), featuring the town’s heritage buildings including its historic pubs and inns: the Black Boy, Anchor, Chequers, Half-way House, Rifleman, Oak Tavern and White Hart, and some of those which have closed their doors: Amherst Arms, Dorset Arms, Royal Oak, and Vine Tavern. The accompanying book is now available for £10 if bought direct from the Sevenoaks Society – contact Keith Wade kwc@keithwadeconsulting.co.uk for details
• 21st – 22nd June – 23rd South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, Old Corn & Hop & Corn Exchange, Lewes Town Hall www.brightoncamra.org.uk
• 27th June – The Beer Seller, Tonbridge – Meet the Maker with Chris McKenzie, founder of Cellar Head Brewery, 7pm, tickets £5 include 4 third pints of CH beer
• 5th – 6th July – SIBA South East Beer Festival at Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club, The Slade, Tonbridge TN9 1HR, 180 cask ales plus Ciders www.tj-beerfest.com
• 5th – 7th July – This Ancient Borough, Tenterden, a new (micro?) pub that we visited on our recent trip to Old Dairy – Beer Festival in association with The Spirit of Tenterden in the recreation ground, Fri 4-10, Sat 10-10, Sun 11-5, 40 real ales and ciders, gin and wine bar, 2 music stage, craft and food stalls, etc.
• 12th – 14th July – Sevenoaks Lions Club – Beer on the Vine – Vine Gardens, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UH (behind the Vine Cricket Club), real ales, ciders, live music, cricket, free entry, 5-11 Fri, 12- 11 Sat, 12-5 Sun
• 18th – 20th July – CAMRA Kent Beer Festival www.kentbeerfestival.com
• 20th July – The Miller, 96 Snowsfields, London Bridge, SE1 3SS – Ciderdog Festival, London’s biggest cider festival with 100 ciders at £3.50 a pint
• 6th – 10th Aug – Great British Beer Festival www.gbbf.org.uk
• 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
• 19th – 29th Sept – Cask Ale Week
• 27th Sept – 13th Oct – Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight
• 18th – 20th Oct – Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival

Pubs Officer Report

The Royal Wells Hotel, TW no longer sells real ale. Apparently the “handpumps” are fake and deliver keg.