Welcome to the South East London Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. Our area covers the boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich, and the parts of Lambeth with an SE postcode.


ACV  Workshop

If you didn’t manage to attend our workshop on 18 Jun but want to know more about how Asset of Community Value status affords pubs more protection and how to go about nominating a pub, you can download our info pack here.


3rd  Kidbrooke Beer & Cider Festival

Thanks go to all our volunteers and the 850 visitors that helped make another successful festival this year at Charlton Park RFC.  We virtually sold out of all 50 beers and 25 ciders/perries – that’s over 3,500 pints served! Joint winners of Beer of the Festival were Anspach & Hobday’s The Stout Porter and Bullfinch Brewery’s South Eastern Bloc Stout. Hartland Perry was voted Cider/Perry of the Festival.

Read Blackheath Revolt’s festival review here.


Branch  2016 Pub of The Year Winners

After another closely fought contest, Branch members voted the Pelton Arms in Greenwich as the winner of our Pub Of The Year, closely followed by the Long Pond in Eltham.  Our Cider Pub Of The Year award once again goes to the Blythe Hill Tavern in Forest Hill.  Congratulations to all three great pubs.


30  SE London Pubs Now Registered as ACV

Click here to view the growing list of SE London pubs successfully registered as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) by our Branch or other local groups. Making an application is easier than you might think and SE London CAMRA can help. More info


Read  All About It!

Our Jan 2016 Branch newsletter includes an update on plans for this year’s beer festival, details of how Asset of Community Value registration can protect our pubs, and an overview of how we select pubs for entry in the Good Beer Guide.  Download a copy here.



Step  Out in Style in a Branch Poloshirt!

Our rather stylish poloshirts featuring the branch logo on the front and reverse are now available to order online. This season’s must have fashion accessory!



During the course of a month, we usually have a Branch meeting (where we discuss the branch business), 2/3 social meetings and some months a beer festival planning meeting. All members are welcome at any meeting.

For more info see the Diary.


We are currently without a Young Members representative on the committee. If you are willing to step up for this role, please let us know.

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