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 Sat 18 Jun

Want to know more about how Asset of Community Value status affords pubs more protection and how to go about nominating a pub? Then come along to our workshop at the Dog & Bell, Deptford on Sat 18 Jun anytime between 2-4pm. We’ll even buy you a pint! More details to follow.


3rd  Kidbrooke Festival Beer & Cider Lists Published

Not long to go now until we complete our hat-trick of Real Ale & Cider festivals at Charlton Park RFC.  This year’s festival takes place from Thurs 26 to Sat 28 May and will be open 12-10.30pm each day (or until the beer runs out!).  With 50 real ales and 25 ciders/perry there will be something for everyone, so add the date to your diary now!  For further details see our festival page.


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.

Award presentation dates: 2 Jun – Long Pond; 6 Jun – Blythe Hill Tavern; 17 Jun – Pelton Arms


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.