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.


Catford Beer Festival 2017

Our next beer festival is approaching fast! The Catford Beer Festival, a joint endeavour between the Catford Bridge Tavern, Lewisham Council and SE London CAMRA, will be held at the Catford Bridge Tavern from 23 to 25 June.

We love cask ale, and there will be plenty to try at the festival. However, we also want to celebrate great beer in other forms, and so the festival will be a real mixture of cask, keg, bottled and canned beers, with an emphasis on local breweries. There will also be 10 real ciders.


See our festival page for further details. 


4th  Kidbrooke Beer & Cider Festival 2017

We are pleased to report that once again, the festival was a success, with over a 1000 visitors for the first time. Many thanks to everybody who attended.

The beer of the festival was Bullfinch Brewery’s special version of their Born To Be Mild ale. The cider of the festival was Eltham Outcider’s Eltham Gold.


SELCAMRA Pub of The Year 2017

After a close contest, last year’s runner-up the Long Pond in Eltham has been voted this year’s Pub of the Year winner. They have also won our Cider Pub of the Year.
Congratulations go to Mike and all the team who have worked to make this pub such a success over the last 2 years or so. The presentation took place on 3rd June 2017.

This year’s Pub of the Year runner-up is the Ivy House in Nunhead. They were presented with their award on 7th June 2017.



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.