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.

Autumn is here!

Autumn has finally arrived with a vengeance.  The evenings are already getting darker and sitting in a pub garden with a cold beer, or enjoying a couple of drinks with a barbeque at home, are starting to seem like a distant memory.  It’s not all bad though!  Now is the ideal time to cosy up in the pub, perhaps enjoying a red ale or (for the more adventurous!) a pumpkin-flavoured beer.  Pub quizzes, live music and card games are back on the agenda, so there’s plenty of reasons to support your local.  Or why not buy a copy of the Good Beer Guide (or download the app) and get out and about exploring?

As a Committee, we’re thinking ahead towards the end of the beer scoring year in November.  Beer scores are our starting point for longlisting pubs to be put forward for the Good Beer Guide, so it’s important that we get as many scores as possible.  Please support us by entering your beer scores online via WhatPub, or, for pubs in our area, drop a line to our Beer Scores Co-ordinator beerscores@sel.camra.org.uk

We’re also thinking ahead to Branch events in 2020.  After the success of our cider festival in April 2019, and our regular Kidbrooke beer festival in May, we’re hoping to put on even bigger and better events next year.  If you’d like to get involved in any way, contact us using this link: https://sel.camra.org.uk/about/committee/

Enjoy autumn!

The SEL CAMRA Committee


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.

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