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. The beer list is still a work in progress, but we are proud to be showcasing offerings from the following:

Anspach & Hobday
Bianca Road
Brew Buddies
Gipsy Hill
Hop Stuff
Old Kent Road
Three Sods

Cider fans will also be well catered for, with ten or more real ciders on offer, including a number from South London producers rarely available elsewhere.

Food will be available each day, with offerings including paella and Middle Eastern food, among others. We also have entertainment on hand – live music from 7pm on Friday 23rd, with Champion Hillbillies playing from 8pm, followed by a DJ until 12; a Psych vs. Soul DJ on Saturday night from 5pm; and on Sunday live music from Little Beach at 7pm, followed by a DJ set from Tommy Karova. Limited edition festival glasses and t-shirts will be available to buy.

We’re open each day from 12 to 11pm and look forward to seeing you there.


4th Kidbrooke Festival

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.


Other Local Beer Festivals


Bromley Beer Festival, 20-22 July 2017, at Beckenham Rugby Club, Balmoral Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 3RD – for further details see https://bromley.camra.org.uk/beer-festival/

A schedule of all beer festivals within the London area can be found on the CAMRA London Region website.


The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) happens once a year in West London.