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.



Committee meeting and social

There will be a Branch Committee meeting and social on Monday 8th November at the Blythe Hill Tavern from 7.30pm (meeting will start at 8pm).
We hope to see you there!

Reverse the change to Small Brewers Relief.

The Government is set to increase the amount of tax paid by some small independent breweries in the UK. This could lead to brewery closures and less choice at the bar for you.

To protect our small breweries, the beers they make, and your choice at the bar we are now asking CAMRA members to sign this petition on the UK Parliament petitions website, asking the Government to stop the changes.

The changes are going to be made to the Small Brewers’ Relief Scheme – CAMRA lobbied for the scheme to be introduced 20 years ago. It allows small brewers to pay less tax to compensate for the economies of scale in production enjoyed by larger brewers. Since Small Brewers Relief was introduced, the number of breweries has skyrocketed, along with choice at the pub.

Now the Government wants to take away tax relief from the brewers at the smaller end of the production scale so that larger ‘small’ brewers can pay less – it’s a ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax. We need to persuade the Government to think again.

Please click below to sign the petition – if 100,000 people sign it, it will be debated in Parliament. 



Branch Pub Of The Year 2020

This year’s winner of the SE London CAMRA Pub Of The Year is the Dog and Bell, Deptford.

The runner up is the Long Pond, Eltham.

For the second year running, our Cider Pub Of The Year is the River Ale House, Greenwich.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who voted.



Please note that due to the social isolation policy currently in place all branch meetings and socials are suspended until further notice. We will update you when we have any further developments.

For more info see the Diary.

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