Croydon & Sutton

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the Croydon & Sutton Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale

Our branch covers the London Boroughs of Croydon and Sutton

Notice of branch Annual General Meeting

The branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 15 May at 8:30pm at Cryer Arts (Watercress Suite), 39 High Street, Carshalton, SM5 3BB. Membership cards required for voting.

Cryer Arts Centre

Pub of the Year 2024

Congratulations to our 2024 Pubs of the Year:

Croydon borough - Claret & Ale, Addiscombe;

Sutton borough - The Hope, Carshalton.

Presentations will be scheduled in due course.

Following the decision made at our 2023 AGM, the pub that went forward to the London regional round last year cannot go forward this year. Therefore in 2024 the Claret & Ale will go into the London regional round.

Claret & Ale, Addiscombe

London Drinker

Click the image below for the April-May 2024 edition of London Drinker. Printed copies have been distributed to pubs and we will aim to keep them topped up subject to stock being available.

London Drinker April-May 2024

Click London Drinker outlet list for a list of Croydon & Sutton pubs where you should be able to find London Drinker magazines. Please note the disclaimer at the top of the list.

Watch out for fake handpumps

Handpump Hijack

Join CAMRA here


How good was that beer?

We can all usually tell a good beer from a bad one, but only a few members tell CAMRA what they think. That's a shame, because we need to know, and use the information to help choose which pubs go into the Good Beer Guide each year. It's a lot easier than you think to 'score' a beer and we'd love it if you would help by recording your scores. You don't need any particular expertise, so why not give it a go, next time you have some cask ale? More information is available on this page: Beer Scoring

Beer Scoring poster

Help keep WhatPub? up to date

When visiting pubs, please continue to let us know any relevant updates, changes and information by using the feedback form on the pub's page on

Membership Discounts

Go to the Members' Area page (CAMRA login required) for a list of pubs which offer a CAMRA discount.

Website Contributions

Contributions to the website (articles, photos) always welcome - please send to ku.gro.armac.nodyorc@retsambew

Social Media

C&S Facebook page (Facebook logon required)

Instagram: croydoncamra

Website coordinator: Steve Thompson - e-mail: ku.gro.armac.nodyorc@retsambew