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.


Branch AGM & Social

The Branch AGM will take place on Monday, January 22nd 2018. Once again we are returning to the Southwark Brewing Company, 46 Druid Street, London, SE1 2EX, England, which has proved to be a popular venue in the past. Everybody is welcome to attend though please note that only current South East London branch members can vote on the formal business or stand for the committee.


30 years in the Good Beer Guide for the Dog and Bell

The owner and retired landlord Charlie and new tenant Ellie were jointly presented with a certificate marking an incredible 30 continuous years in the Good Beer Guide at the recent annual Pickle Festival at the Dog & Bell, Deptford.

Congratulations to the Dog & Bell on this fantastic achievement – there is no other pub in our branch that comes close to matching this.

Thanks to John McLaughlin for the photo.


Justice For The Old Justice

A group of CAMRA volunteers together with local councillors and residents recently held a protest against the redevelopment of the Winnicott pub in Bermondsey, which was formerly known as the Old Justice.

See also Dec-Jan London Drinker for a report. 

Update: Historic England have recently added the Old Justice to their List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The building is now listed at Grade II.



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.