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.

6th Kidbrooke Beer And Cider Festival

The 6th Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival is nearly here!  We’ll once again be at Charlton Park RFC.

Once again, we will have over 50 beers for you to sample, many of them from local breweries including Canopy, Bullfinch, Southwark, Spartan, and Anspach and Hobday, and featuring some special and one-off beers. We’ll also have a couple of dozen ciders, so there’ll be something for everyone.

Food will be provided by vendors including Wandercrust (pizza) and YamYam (Korean street food). Entertainment comes courtesy of Alamuti, who will be playing on Thursday evening, and of Dacre Morris on Saturday afternoon.

The festival is open from 23-25 May, from 12pm to 10.30 pm each day.  Buses 132 and 286 run close to the venue, which is about a 15-minute walk from Kidbrooke station – the route will be signposted.  The address is Charlton Park RFC, 60a Broad Walk, London SE3 8NB.  Admission is £1 for CAMRA members and £2 for non-members.

Whilst we don’t provide specific entertainment for children, they’re more than welcome to attend – soft drinks will be available at the club bar. The venue is also dog-friendly.

Update: We now have the beer and cider lists.

Branch Pub Of The Year 2019

The winner of the South East London CAMRA Branch Pub Of The Year 2019 is the River Ale House, East Greenwich.

The runner-up was the Dog and Bell, Deptford.

The River Ale House is also the South East London CAMRA Cider Pub Of The Year.

The inaugural Bottle Shop Of The Year winner is Water Into Beer, Brockley.

Congratulations to all the above who will be presented with their awards over the next few months.


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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