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 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.


Planning is under way for the 6th Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place from 23-25 May at Charlton Park RFC.  We’re planning to keep the festival much the same as in previous years, so you can expect to find around 50 cask beers, many from local breweries, and 20 or more ciders.  If you’d like to volunteer at the festival, or have any suggestions for caterers or bands (or indeed anything else!), drop us a line at festivals@sel.camra.org.uk and we can chat.

2019 London CAMRA Branches Cider and Perry Festival

The 2019 London CAMRA Branches Cider and Perry Festival will be held at the Matchstick Piehouse Arches 213/214, Edward Street, New Cross SE8 5HD on Saturday 13th April (12pm-10pm).

We will publish a cider and perry list when available.


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.